2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Stop-Sale Order Announced

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, Automotive Editor - June 25, 2024
2024 Toyota Grand Highlander

Shoppers looking to purchase a 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander or the Lexus TX will have to wait a little bit longer. Toyota has issued a safety recall that affects approximately 145,000 Grand Highlanders and TX SUVs because of a faulty driver’s side curtain shield airbag that may not deploy in the case of an accident. A stop-sale order has been issued for the SUVs and includes both the gas-powered and hybrid models, reports Automotive News.

Toyota officially announced the recall for the SUVs on June 20, 2024, and issued the stop-sale order at the same time. The Japanese automaker will start to inform customers of the recall starting in the middle of August. According to the outlet, Toyota does not have a fix prepared for the recall and has halted production of the SUVs “until a remedy can be determined.”

Specific information on what’s wrong with the Grand Highlander and TX’s driver-side curtain shield airbag hasn’t been announced yet. Toyota did share that the airbag may not deploy in an accident if the driver’s window is open. This increases the risk of a passenger getting injured and means that Grand Highlander and TX aren’t compliant with federal safety regulations.

2024 Lexus TX

Both the Toyota Grand Highlander and Lexus TX share a lot of the same components, including the same platform, and both are built at the same plant in Princeton, IN. Both SUVs are all-new for 2024 and the model year marks the first full production year for both the Grand Highlander and TX. So far, Toyota has sold 48,840 Grand Highlanders and Lexus has sold 18,965 units of the TX.

At the moment, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website has one complaint regarding the Grand Highlander’s airbags. An individual in Valley Springs, CA complained that the Grand Highlander’s driver-side airbag failed to deploy in an accident where the SUV was T-boned by another vehicle. The NHTSA does not have any complaints about the TX’s airbags.

A stop-sale order is required under federal law when new, undelivered vehicles are part of a recall. Just like it sounds, a stop-sale order requires that automakers stop selling vehicles until they can be fixed. A vehicle must be deemed to be safe by the NHTSA before sales can resume.

Pictured: 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander (Top), 2024 Lexus TX (Middle)

Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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