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Toyota safety recalls 460,000 vehicles over stability control issue

Toyota is recalling about 460,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix a software problem that can inadvertently disable the electronic stability control system.

The software error could prevent the “vehicle stability control system” from automatically turning on when the car is restarted, according to a statement by the company. That can disable the system, which uses a computer to individually brake wheels to help drivers keep control.

The recall covers the 2020 to 2022 model years in the U.S. and involves these Toyota brands: 

• Venza

• Mirai

• RAV4 Hybrid

• RAV4 Prime

• Sienna HV

• Highlander HV

And these Lexus models:

• LS500h

• LX600

• NX350h

• NX450h-plus

Aaron Fowles, a Toyota spokesman, described the problem this way: “Due to an incorrect programming of the Skid Control ECU software, the VSC will not return to the default ON setting at the next ignition cycle. Unless the precise operating input conditions are followed that will prevent the VSC from returning to the default ON setting at the next ignition cycle, the VSC will automatically return to the default VSC ON setting at any subsequent ignition cycle.”

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