Faulty radar could cause some Toyota C-HR 2021 to lose frontal collision avoidance technology

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Not everyone who ordered a frontal collision avoidance system on the 2021 Toyota C-HR got it, and worse, a malfunction means the system could fail without warning the driver. This leads to the recall of the vehicle, according to documents of the National Road Safety Administration.

The problem is with radar sensors that have not been properly initialized at the car assembly plant some C-HR built between June 12, 2020 and July 26, 2021. The good news is that although the number of Toyota cars recalled potentially affects 36,558 cars, only 0.03 percent of them are expected to be affected by a faulty sensor.

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Unfortunately, the nature of the problem means that the vehicle will not display an error message and the owner will not be notified that something is wrong with its front collision avoidance system. In addition to denying the customer the function they ordered, it can also lull them into a false sense of security.

Vehicles whose sensors have not been properly initialized are unable to detect the vehicle in front of them and therefore cannot provide warnings or braking assistance as intended.

Toyota expects to start notifying the owners of the fault on April 11, and they will be asked to take their car to the dealership. All participating vehicles will test the radar sensors and, if necessary, initialize them properly free of charge.

Faulty radar could cause some Toyota C-HR 2021 to lose frontal collision avoidance technology

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