Electrical issue grounds Toyota C-HR

Toyota C-HR vehicles built in 2016/17 being recalled

A recall of the popular Toyota C-HR compact SUV/crossover has been initiated after a possible electrical fault was identified.

The recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and involves Toyota C-HR vehicles built between the 26th of July 2016 and the 10th of October 2017.

Is your Toyota C-HR being recalled? Check your VIN here.

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The recall notice advises that the Skid Control Electronic Control Unit may incorrectly identify a small increase in circuit resistance of the Electronic Park Brake (EPB) motor as an open circuit.

If this occurs, the EPB warning light will illuminate and the EPB may not work.

What are the hazards?

If the vehicle is parked on an incline with an inoperative parking brake and in a shift position other than “Park” (automatic transmission), or in “N” (manual transmission), the vehicle could move, increasing the possibility of a collision.

What should affected C-HR owners do?

Affected owners will be contacted by direct mail and are being asked to contact their nearest Toyota dealer to arrange for an inspection and repair of the vehicle.

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