Toyota is recalling more than 1,300 C-HR crossover utility vehicles which could damage rear drivetrain components significantly.
On certain 2019 C-HRs, one or more of the rear axle hub bearing bolts may not have been sufficiently tightened during the build process. If one of the bolts become loose or detach while the vehicle is being driven, it could damage brake components or the wheels, resulting in either reduced braking effectiveness or loss of vehicle stability, or both. Either way, it increases the chance of the driver losing control of the vehicle, and could lead to a crash.
The recall affects about 1,300 C-HR compact crossovers in North America, 609 of which are in Canada.
Owners will begin receiving notifications in early November, asking them to return the vehicles to dealerships to have the rear axle hub bearing bolts checked. If one is found to be loose or detached, both the rear axle hub bearing assembly and rear axle carrier sub-assembly, will be replaced with new ones.
Customers can get more information on recalls at Toyota.ca/recall or by theToyota Customer Interaction Centre at (888) 869-6828.