Toyota Announces Recalls on almost 300,000 vehicles due to Transmission Fault 

Toyota, the world’s biggest automaker, has announced a transmission fault affecting 280,000 vehicles across their pick-up and SUV range. Read on to find out if your vehicle is affected and what you need to do next.

Transmission Issue Explained

The Japanese automaker has announced that the engine may not disengage fully when the vehicle is in neutral. When parked in neutral there is a risk of affected vehicles creeping forward. Toyota representatives have explained that engine power can be transferred to the wheels as the transmission fails to fully engage the neutral gear.

Toyota has explained that a creep forward could occur even when stopped on a level surface, in neutral gear, and with no brakes applied, therefore increasing the risk of a crash.

Which Models Are Affected?

Three popular models are affected across the Toyota and Lexus lineup. Toyota Tundra pick-up, Toyota Sequoia SUV and Lexus LX 600 SUV built between 2022 and 2024 are the models affected, spanning 280,000 vehicles in total.

According to NHTSA data, this adds to Toyota’s total of 4.2 million vehicles being recalled in 2023. The majority of those came from a separate recall where around one million vehicles had electrical issues that may have prevented airbags from deploying.

What Customers Need to Do Next

Toyota plans to issue a recall notice to all affected owners by the end of April. From here, affected owners will need to take their vehicles to the respective Toyota or Lexus dealership where a software update will fix the issue.

To find out if your vehicle is one of the affected models, or to check any other recalls initiated for your Toyota or Lexus vehicle then head to or and enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or license plate information.

How Consumers Can Take Back Control

This latest announcement from Toyota, the world’s biggest car brand by volume, affects a critical transmission feature that may cause accidents. Affecting three major models in their lineup and almost 300,000 vehicles in total, it is a significant setback for the automaker. Whilst free software updates have been announced for the affected vehicles, many owners continue to be unhappy with the solutions provided by automakers. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, just like this – underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

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About the Author
Sepehr Daghighian is a partner with CCA that is well-versed in all aspects of lemon-law litigation. A 2005 graduate of Loyola Law School, Mr. Daghighian has been practicing litigation throughout the state of California for over 13-years. In this time, Mr. Daghighian has advocated on behalf of California consumers in hundreds of lemon law cases throughout our great state. Mr. Daghighian has also successfully tried numerous such cases to verdict in both Federal and State Court.