Toyota to recall 280,663 vehicles in US on concerns over unexpected movement, says NHTSA

(Reuters) – A U.S. auto safety regulator said on Tuesday Toyota will recall 280,663 pickup trucks and SUVs and issue a software update to address concerns over unexpected movement caused when vehicles are in neutral and brakes are not applied.

Dealers will issue a free software update on impacted vehicles for the transmission control ECU (electronic control unit) software, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

The recall includes certain Tundra, Tundra hybrids and Lexus LX600 vehicles produced between 2022 and 2024 as well as Sequoia SUVs manufactured last year.

Reporting by Nathan Gomes in Bengaluru; Editing by Shilpi Majumdar