Toyota has issued a recall for approximately 751,000 of its Highlander and Highlander Hybrid vehicles, spanning the 2020 to 2023 model years, due to a risk of parts detaching during operation. The car manufacturer disclosed the recall in a statement on Thursday, highlighting a fault with the mounting tabs on the vehicle’s bumpers.
The affected vehicles are equipped with resin-made front lower bumper covers. Toyota has identified that minor impacts can lead to the detachment of the mounting tabs, potentially causing parts of the bumper to fall off while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.
In response to this issue, Toyota dealers are set to inspect and potentially reinforce the bumper covers. For vehicles with no current damage, Toyota has designed improved retention hardware to secure the bumper. If damage is already present, dealers will replace the entire upper and lower front bumper cover at no charge to the owner.
The automotive giant has committed to informing all affected customers by December. In the meantime, owners can proactively verify the recall status of their Highlanders by using the VIN or license plate information on Toyota’s or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recall websites, or by contacting Toyota’s dedicated support center.
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