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Gav 18

EPB Malfunction

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This morning the wife started my 19-plate CHR Hybrid and got several warning messages alternating on dashboard:

"EPB Malfunction. Visit Your Dealer."

"Antilock Brake System Malfunction. Visit Your Dealer."

And something about braking power being low (didn't get a photo of that message).

She also reported the car felt like it had no power.

I've got the car booked in with dealer tomorrow, but will it be safe to drive there?  Anyone else had these problems?

I've found threads that refer to a Skid control ECU software update fixing the issue, but these seem to date back to a 2017-ish recall, possibly just in America?

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According to the DVSA website there are no recalls on 2019 C-HR hybrids.

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Thanks Frosty.

Sounds like it might be a genuine fault then 😞

When I phoned up to book in, I was told there was an outstanding recall (apparently just released, so may not be on DVSA site yet?) regarding some work on the rear axle?

Still not sure if I should drive it, or have it recovered though...

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You can also use Toyota's recall checker, the introductory page of which mentions a rear axle recall for models produced between June and August 2018 - https://www.toyota.co.uk/owners/vehicle-information/recall-checker

This will also check for any voluntary customer service campaigns (issues that haven't been serious enough for formal recall action).

As regards driving the car, I'd check with the dealer.

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1 hour ago, Gav 18 said:

but will it be safe to drive there?

I would check with the dealer to see what they say and also maybe as a precaution take on a test drive where you can do low speed to be sure?  that's if it's practical where you live!

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