The Function Toyota Recalls Serve

February 10th, 2017 by

You may have found yourself the recipient of an unexpected letter in the mail. Coming from Toyota USA, it might originally look like an advertisement…until you take a closer look. You might be on the receiving end of a notice, informing you of Toyota recalls.

If you have received a recall notice, it can be disheartening. One reaction is to be upset that your Toyota doesn’t live up to its standards, or you could be frightened that your vehicle is unsafe to drive. You might even think that Toyota isn’t worthy of your trust. But that will change when you realize why Toyota recalls exist.

Peace of Mind

Nearly every recall that Toyota has issued comes on the recommendation of Toyota itself. After millions of miles of testing, a flaw or deficiency may show up that couldn’t be determined any earlier.

In very rare instances, recalls are issued because safety concerns, accidents, or loss of life has occurred. That’s incredibly uncommon — nearly all Toyota recalls are for your peace of mind and your potential to experience the issue is minuscule.  

Minor Toyota Recalls

And, when Toyota recalls are issued, the problem it corrects is almost always a minor repair. It could be as simple as an update page in your owner’s manual, correcting a typo. It could be just a software update in your onboard computer. It might be a small replacement part like a floor mat hook. Or, it may be just an inspection to verify that your Toyota’s part is in good shape.

Emissions Standards

Perhaps the most common Toyota recall is related to computer software. Emissions standards are ever-changing, and in an effort to stay at the forefront of efficiency and environmental responsibility, Toyota may issue a recall to update the emissions-related systems in your car. The software update could even save you money at the gas station!

Whether you’ve received a recall notice on your Toyota or not, take comfort that Toyota recalls are intended to improve your vehicle’s longevity and ensure your safety. It’s due to Toyota’s own stringent ongoing testing, a part of Toyota’s commitment to your complete satisfaction.

If you have a recall, don’t hesitate to contact Jay Wolfe Toyota for more information or to schedule a visit. We’d be happy to help put your mind at ease.

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