Toyota Recalls 280,000 Vehicles Due to Transmission Concerns: What Owners Need to Know

Mudassir Ali
By Mudassir Ali
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Toyota Recalls 280,000 Vehicles Due to Transmission Concerns: What Owners Need to Know

Toyota has issued a recall affecting around 280,000 vehicles due to a potential transmission issue that could cause them to “inadvertently creep forward at a low speed” while in neutral. This safety concern has prompted the automaker to take action to address the risk of accidents.


The vehicles affected by the recall include certain 2022 to 2024 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia models, as well as Lexus LX600 vehicles. While the specific versions of these models were not detailed in Toyota’s announcement, it is crucial for owners of these vehicles to be aware of the potential issue.


Although Toyota did not specify the exact part of the transmission responsible for the issue, it appears to be related to a software glitch rather than a hardware malfunction. This distinction suggests that the problem can be rectified through a software update rather than requiring mechanical repairs.

Remedial Action

To address the transmission issue, Toyota and Lexus dealerships will update the software in affected vehicles at no cost to the owners. This proactive measure aims to ensure the safety and reliability of the vehicles on the road. Owners can expect to be notified of the recall by late April 2024.

Recall Status

For owners concerned about whether their vehicle is included in the recall, Toyota provides several avenues for verification. By visiting or and entering their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or license plate information, owners can quickly determine if their vehicle is affected. Additionally, they can contact the Toyota Brand Engagement Center or the Lexus Brand Engagement Center for assistance.


It’s worth noting that the Toyota Tundra and Lexus LX600 underwent redesigns for the 2022 model year, while the Toyota Sequoia was redesigned for 2023. Despite these updates, it appears that certain transmission software issues have emerged, prompting the recall.


While Toyota has not reported any crashes or injuries related to the transmission problem, it is essential for affected vehicle owners to take prompt action upon receiving notification of the recall. By addressing the issue promptly, owners can ensure the safety and performance of their vehicles on the road.

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