Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Toyota Announces Voluntary Safety Recall of Certain Toyota and Lexus Vehicles

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. has today announced that it will schedule
a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 283,200 of its Toyota
and 137,000 Lexus vehicles to replace the crankshaft pulley on the V6
engine. The announcement follows reports that there may be a possibility
that the outer ring of the crankshaft pulley may become misaligned with
the inner ring, causing noise and/or illumination of the discharge
warning light; a condition which may result in the belt for the power
steering pump become detached from the pulley and the driver may notice
a sudden increase in steering effort if the situation remains unchecked.
According to the statement made available on the Toyota's website, so
far there are no reports of accidents or injuries related to this
condition and Toyota is currently working on obtaining the necessary
replacement parts
The vehicles involved are:
* 2004 Avalon

* 2004 and 2005 Camry, Highlander, Sienna, and Solara

* 2006 Highlander HV

* 2004 and 2005 ES330 and RX330

* And 2006 RX400h

The statement further says that no other Toyota or Lexus vehicles or
these Toyota models with 4 cylinder engines are involved. Information
and answers to various questions relating to the recall have been posted
at for customers to access.

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