2010 Toyota Avalon Recall July 29, 2010 | Toyota Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2000-2004 Avalon Vehicles. Due

2010 Toyota Avalon Steering Recall | July 29, 2010

Toyota Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2000-2004 Avalon Vehicles. Due To Improper Casting Of The Steering Lock Bar, There Is A Possibility That A Minute Crack May Develop On The Surface Of The Lock Bar. Such A Crack May Expand Over A Long Period Of Repeated Lock And Unlock Operations, And Eventually The Lock Bar Could Break.

Should The Steering Lock Bar Break, The Steering Wheel Would Lock And The Driver Would Lose The Ability To Steer The Vehicle, Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Replace The Steering Interlock Device Free Of Charge. The Safety Recall Began On September 7, 2010. Owners May Contact Toyota At 1-800-331-4331.

Toyota Safety Recall No. Aoh.owners May Also Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline At 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), Or Go To http://www.safercar.gov .

This recall was issued on July 29, 2010 for 2010 Toyota Avalon, manufactured by TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC., in response to Steering problems.