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2021-2024 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series transmission recall: Potential control module issue could confuse drive modes in market-leading Nissan Patrol rival

The recall relates to 28,491 examples of the LandCruiser 300 Series. (Image: Glen Sullivan)

It’s been a three-row SUV family favourite for generations with a hard won reputation for space, reliability and performance on- and off-road.

But now the current 300 Series version of the Toyota LandCruiser (and its Lexus LX sibling) has been recalled for a potential fault in one of the modules controlling its 10-speed automatic transmission.

According to an alert issued by The Federal Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communication and the Arts: “Due to a design issue, the transmission control module may not operate as intended. 

“If this occurs, the automatic transmission may continue to transfer engine power to the wheels when shifted to the neutral position.”

In a worst case scenario the department says: “If the brake pedal or park brake are not applied it may result in unintended vehicle movement if (the) shift lever is not moved to (the) Park position.”

The recall relates to 28,491 examples of the LandCruiser 300 Series registered in Australia from the car’s launch in late 2021 to this year.

The recall relates to 28,491 examples of the LandCruiser 300 Series registered in Australia. (Image: Glen Sullivan)

At the same time, 1360 examples of the closely related Lexus LX have been nominated for recall, as well as the Toyota Tundra full-size 4x4 pick-ups currently in the hands of 280 customers participating in the Tundra Insider evaluation program.

The department says prior to updating the transmission control module software, owners should use the Park position rather than Neutral.

1360 examples of the closely related Lexus LX have been nominated for recall (Image: Marcus Craft)

It says owners of affected Toyota and Lexus vehicles will be contacted by the respective brands and “are asked to make an appointment to update the transmission control module software, free of charge”.

Impacted Toyota owners can access the brand’s Recall Assist Support team - 1800 987 366 / recallsupport@toyota.dataresponse.com.au or https://toyota.com.au/owners/service/online-service-booking to schedule an appointment.

For Lexus owners contact details are - Lexus Customer Assistance Centre - 1800 023 009 / enquiries@lexus.com.au

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