News - Toyota - LandCruiser 70
Toyota 70 Series LandCruiser recalled
Potential issue with brake hose bracket forces Toyota 70 Series LandCruiser recall
4 Apr 2014
TOYOTA Australia has issued a recall for 13,800 examples of its rugged 70 Series LandCruiser range after discovering an issue that could affect the vehicle’s brakes.
The recall affects the vehicles built between May 2012 and March 2014 and relates to the 70 Series LandCruiser VDJ7# equipped with ABS brakes in single- or double-cab utility, wagon or Troop Carrier body-styles.
A statement on the Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) product recalls website said that under certain conditions, “the flexible brake hose bracket located on the front differential may fracture around the securing bolt and break, possibly resulting in the leakage of brake fluid.”
The statement said if the defect occurred, a potential hazard was a reduction in braking effectiveness which could increase the risk of a collision.
Owners are advised that they should avoid driving on corrugated roads at speeds greater than 80km/h.
The Japanese car-maker's local arm said in a statement that there have been 27 reports of the issue in Australia and one low-speed accident but there have been no reported injuries.
Toyota Australia has sent letters to owners at their last known address advising them to book their vehicle in to their local Toyota dealer to fix the issue at no charge.
The recall covers vehicles with the VIN numbers JTE EV73J# 00008761 – 00010163, JTE RV71J# 00005989 – 00006736, JTE RV73J# 09001428 – 09001708, JTE BV71J# 04000001 – 04005420, JTE LV71J# 00028750 – 00033096, and JTE LV73J# 09010556 – 0901421.
3rd of August 2012
Toyota LandCruiser dual-cab from SeptemberAustralia first to get fleet-friendly new Toyota LandCruiser 70-Series dual-cab ute
30th of July 2010
Toyota recalls Lexus LX and LandCruiserMore than 4000 Lexus LX470s and 100 Series LandCruisers recalled in Australia
17th of August 2009
Airbags but no ABS for LandCruiser 70Toyota raises LandCruiser prices again as it updates 70 Series
28th of March 2007
Revised LandCruiser 70 Series arrivesNew direct-injection intercooled turbo-diesel V8 engine goes standard across range
Click to share
LandCruiser 70 pricing
Motor industry news