Common Problems With Toyotas
- The Toyota Motor Company dates back to 1937. It has since gone on decade after decade to produce reliable, efficient and safe vehicles. The downside to mass production, which includes lots of modern technology, is that automobile production rarely goes off without a hitch. Many problems and issues in development turn into recalls, as is the case with many Toyota models manufactured from 2005 to 2010.
- Sometimes problems come in the form of equipment labels on vehicles. In 2010, a recall was placed for more than 270,000 Corollas manufactured from 2005 to 2010. These vehicles failed to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110 regarding rim and tire selection. The problem vehicles didn't have equipment labels designating the load carrying capacity of the vehicle.
- Sometimes recalls don't take place in the thousands or even hundreds of thousands, but in the millions. Such was the case with a January 2010 recall of more than 2.23 million vehicles, including the Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Sequoia and Tundra. The problem occurred in the accelerator, where friction between the pedal and the pedal sensor should normally be smooth, allowing proper interaction between the two. If condensation occurred during cold weather, friction between the two could increase, making the pedal difficult to compress and possibly stick.
- In August 2009, a recall over a brake problem in Toyota Corollas and Scions was issued. When driving in low temperatures, a potential brake fault can occur. The intake manifold has the potential to become blocked as a result of freezing condensation. This can prevent a vehicle from stopping in a sufficient amount of time, making the event of a crash more likely.
Another recall took place in February 2010 that affected 7,314 Camrys. The power steering hose was too short, resulting in a gap between the tire-pressure hose crimp and the brake tube. This could lead to the brake tube potentially interfering with the crimp. The perforated tube could potentially cause brake fluid to leak, rendering the brakes less functional.