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Toyota recalls 280,000 Tundras, other vehicles over transmission issue

Toyota is recalling approximately 280,000 vehicles because certain parts of the transmission may not immediately disengage when the vehicle is shifted to the neutral position, the automaker said Wednesday.

According to the company, this can allow some engine power to continue to be transferred to the wheels and can allow the vehicle to "inadvertently creep forward at a low speed when it is on a flat surface and no brakes are applied, leading to an increased risk of a crash."

The affected models include certain 2022-2024 model year Toyota Tundra and Tundra Hybrid, 2023-2024 model year Sequoia and 2022-2024 model year Lexus LX 600 vehicles in the U.S., according to the company.

Toyota and Lexus dealers will update the software for the transmission at no cost to customers, the automaker said, and owners of involved vehicles will be notified by late April 2024.

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For any additional questions, customers are encouraged to call Toyota customer support at 1-800-331-4331 for Toyota vehicles and Lexus customer support at 1-800-255-3987 for Lexus vehicles.

USA TODAY recall database: See all the latest recalls here

Other recent vehicle recalls

Volkswagen is recalling over 260,000 vehicles due to issues with the cars' fuel tank suction pumps, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The automaker said that due to a problem with a suction jet pump seal inside the fuel tank, fuel may "flow into the evaporative emissions (EVAP) system and possibly leak out of the charcoal canister." The NHTSA said a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

The recall affects certain front-wheel drive models of the following vehicles:

  • 2015-2020 Audi A3 Sedan

  • 2015-2019 Audi A3 Cabriolet

  • 2019-2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

  • 2018 Golf Sportwagen GP

  • 2018-2019 Golf Sportwagen A7

  • 2015-2017 Golf Sportwagen

  • 2015-2020 Golf GTI

  • 2015-2020 Golf A7

Ford has also issued two recalls of more than 150,000 vehicles in total, the latest safety notices issued by the carmaker this month.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says models impacted by the most recent recalls include certain Ford Expeditions and Transits, as well as Lincoln Navigators. Previously reported recalls involved Explorers and E-350/E-450s.

In total, Ford has issued four recalls this month for reasons ranging from suspension and steering issues to malfunctioning seat belts. As with most recalls, Ford has advised affected customers that inspections and repairs will be carried out for free at dealerships as necessary.

Contributing: Mary Walrath-Holdridge, USA TODAY

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Toyota recall: Tundra, other vehicles recalled over transmission issue