Toyota is recalling roughly 7,100 Highlander crossovers from the 2016 model year to address a problem that could diminish the vehicle's braking power.
That problem is rooted in a wiring harness associated with the Highlander's brake fluid reservoir sensor. According to Toyota, there's a chance that some vehicles may have been built without connecting the wiring harness.
Ordinarily, a driver would be notified of low brake fluid levels via a warning light on the instrument panel. If the wiring wasn't connected, however, no such warning would be triggered, allowing owners to continue driving with dangerously low levels of brake fluid.
Toyota will mail recall notices to owners of affected vehicles in early November. At that time, owners will be able to take their Highlanders to Toyota dealers, who will ensure that the wiring to the brake fluid reservoir sensor is properly connected.
If you own a 2016 Toyota Highlander and have further questions, you can visit Toyota.com/recall and enter your vehicle identification number for additional information. You can also call Toyota Customer Service at 1-800-331-4331.