Toyota Announces Recall of 280,663 Vehicles Due to Unforeseen Movement

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Toyota to Recall 280,663 Vehicles for Software Update

A US auto safety regulator announced on Tuesday that Toyota will recall 280,663 pickup trucks and SUVs to address concerns over unexpected movement in neutral without brakes applied. Dealers will provide a free software update for the transmission control ECU software, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall includes certain Tundra, Tundra hybrids, and Lexus LX600 vehicles produced between 2022 and 2024, as well as Sequoia SUVs manufactured last year.

History of Toyota

Toyota’s origins trace back to the Japanese weaving industry when Sakichi Toyoda invented the world’s first automatic loom. This led to the establishment of the Toyoda Spinning and Weaving Company in 1918. The principle of equipment stopping automatically and highlighting issues immediately (jidoka) is still pivotal to the Toyota Production System. The company’s journey continued with the launch of its first passenger car, the Model AA, in 1936, and the establishment of Toyota Motor Company in 1937. Toyota’s global expansion started in 1959 in Brazil, and the company now manufactures vehicles and components under the Toyota and Lexus brands worldwide.

Explore the history of Toyota, from founder Sakichi Toyoda’s innovations to the milestone of selling the two millionth Prius hybrid.

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