"Saudi Arabia": 400,000 Toyota Vehicles to be recalled to overcome "unattended acceleration"

23 Dec 2013

After several meetings the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) had with Toyota Motor Corporations (TMC) and it's local agent Abdul Latif Jameel Company (ALJ), MCI announced the commitment of both TMC and ALJ on the mandatory recall c​ampaign to install the Break Override System on Toyota cars in Saudi Arabia. The total number of cars in this to be recalled exceeds 400,000 cars. TMC and ALJ are also required to carry out an awareness campaign for drivers in Saudi Arabia, to explain the effective use of the system and how to deal with inability to control or stop their vehicles. Saudi Arabia is the second country, after the United States of America, to take such measure, while Canada is awaiting to do similar actions.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry had several meetings in the past two months with both TMC and ALJ to determine the scope of this mandatory recall campaign and the mechanism of implementing the Break Override System in the Kingdom. The accompanying awareness campaign will be a joint efforts between MCI and ALJ with the participation of relevant authorities, to raise awareness about dealing with unattended acceleration of vehicles.

Year of Make

Car Model


Lexus RX

2007 - 2011

Lexus ES


Lexus IS300

2005 – 2007


2007 – 2011


2009 – 2011


2008 – 2010


2006 – 2009


2008 – 2011

Land Cruiser LC200

2008 - 2011

Land Cruiser LX

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry had recently stated that it compel Toyota Motor Corporation and its local agent Abdul Latif Jameel Company to conduct a campaign to install break override system on Toyota cars in the Kingdom, to reduce the risk of sudden unattended acceleration without the ability to stop or control it. Similar to actions taken by the Toyota Motor Corporation in the United States.

The Ministry reinstated and emphasized that any action car manufacturing companies take internationally, will be a mandatory action in Saudi Arabia.​

Last Modified 26 Dec 2018