Recall Alert: Over 372,000 Toyota Avalons Could Suffer From Steering Problem

April 5th, 2010

Toyota has a recall for the popular Avalon Sedan by sending a potential problem. The recall affects Avalon from 2000 – 2004 model years.

According to a release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall centers on “improper casting the steering wheel bar. There is a possibility that one minute crack can develop on the surface of the lock bar. Such a crack may extend over a long period of repeated locking and unlocking operations, and ultimately allowed the lock bar to break. “Should that occur, the steering wheel can lock the driver’s ability to steer, which sounds like a crash in the making would impede.

The recall affects some 372,593 vehicles, although no word of any accidents caused by the error. It seems that Toyota proactive steps to take to address the problem – for reasons that are probably obvious to everyone who has been following the car maker long, drawn-out saga remember.

A fix for the problem steering lock bar will be available in late August. If you have questions in the meantime we recommend your local dealer or call Toyota customer service line at 800-331-4331 call. You can also dial 888-327-4236 and reference NHTSA campaign ID number 10V345000.

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