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Toyota recalling RAV4 vehicles due to faulty back-up camera system

Posted: 3:56 AM, Aug 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-21 06:49:33-04
2019 Toyota RAV4

PLANO, Texas — Toyota is recalling certain RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid vehicles due to a faulty back-up camera system.

The recall involves approximately 18,000 2019 model year vehicles in North America.

The RAV4 is equipped with a back-up camera system to show the area behind the vehicle when it is shifted into reverse.

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Toyota reports there is a possibility a damaged connector in the audio display unit is causing the back-up camera system not to activate. Drivers who do not check their surroundings before putting an affected RAV4 into reverse could be at an increased risk of a crash.

Dealers will check RAV4 vehicles to determine if the backup camera system is inoperative and replace the audio display unit if required at no cost to customers.

Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by mail by early October.

For any additional questions, customers can call the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 800-331-4331.