Transmission Problems in Around 280k Toyotas Causing Movement While in Neutral

Feb. 23, 2024
Toyota has issued a recall on pickup trucks and SUVs due to a transmission problem causing engine power to be shifted to the wheels when in neutral.

Drivers of certain Toyota pickups and SUVs may experience trouble putting their vehicles into neutral, according to the Associated Press.

Toyota has issued a recall for certain Toyota Tundra pickups and Lexus LX 600 SUVs from the 2022 and 2023 model years, as well as 2023 and 2024 Toyota Sequoia SUVs. It’s estimated that about 280,000 vehicles are affected by the recall.

The recall surrounds a problem with the automatic transmission, with certain components not initially disengaging when the car is shifted into neutral. This can cause engine power to be shifted to the wheels, resulting in movement on flat surfaces while in neutral.

Dealers will be instructed to implement a transmission software update to remedy the problem. The automaker said that owners will be notified by late April.