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Toyota recalls '03 Sequoia for stability control issues

2003 Toyota Sequoia

2003 Toyota Sequoia

Toyota's recall woes continue. The Japanese automaker announced it is recalling 50,000 2003 Toyota Sequoia SUVs "to upgrade program logic in its vehicle stability control system."

The current software can cause a lag in acceleration.

"In vehicles without the upgrade, the VSC system could activate at low speed [approximately 9 mph] for a few seconds after acceleration from a stopped position and, as a result, the vehicle may not accelerate as quickly as the driver expects," Toyota said in a press release.

Toyota says it has received 96 complaints, but there have been no reported injuries or accidents.

The recall affects 2003 model year Sequoias built earlier in that model year. Toyota was aware of the problem and issued a software update midway through production.

This latest issue comes at the heels of other major safetey recalls with the Toyota Prius, Corolla, the Lexus Lexus GX 460, and the record $16.4 million fine Toyota was fine by the U.S government.

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