Thursday, December 23

Chronology of a Car Recall

I found details of the recent recall for the Lexus RX 330 and the 2004 Prius, which is due to the corrosion of a switch used for the Brake Lights.

Page 3 of the PDF has a chronology of events. It turns out the corrosion only happens when a) The switch is used with LED Lights, not Incandescent Bulbs b) volatile Silicone is in the air (as used in the production of the seats). Thus their recall is only for their 2 models that use LED brake lights, rather than all cars that use the switch.

I havn't received a letter from Toyota yet, though my car is in the affected date range.

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