Toyota Issues Yet Another Recall
The recall includes 373,000 Toyota Avalon sedans with model years 2000 to 2004. According to Toyota, a component of the steering lock system can crack. It is at the most risk when the sedan is steered hard to the right. Six incidents have been reported in the US, but no injuries have been reported. Toyota will cover the fix, which takes about two hours.
39,000 Lexus LX 470 SUVs, model year 2003-2007, have also been recalled. The SUVs have a separate steering shaft problem, unrelated to the issue prompting the Avalon recall.
This brings the total number of Toyota recalls to a whopping 9 million. To stay abreast of current and any future Toyota recalls, which seem to be becoming commonplace, visit http://www.toyota.com/recall/.