A number of complaints from Toyota Fortuner owners have prompted the company to upgrade the SUV's brakes. Its brakes were found woefully inadequate when we tested the SUV back in September last year.
And buyer feedback confirms this. According to dealers, the Fortuners delivered after February are equipped with improved brakes which are essentially larger and have thicker front discs similar to the Prado' specs.
The existing Fortuner owners need not worry. Toyota is upgrading the brakes for its existing customers as well, but on a case-to-case basis. Manvendra Singh, an automotive historian, had his Fortuner's brakes upgraded and says, “the difference is amazing. I no longer have to pump the brakes. The new brakes are just brilliant.”
Now actually isnt this also supposed to be a recall??