» » Toyota Recalls 2000 Vehicles Due to Weak Rear Axle

Car Recalls

Toyota recall 00V154000

Toyota Recalls 2000 Vehicles Due to Weak Rear Axle

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
Toyota Avalon 2000
Camry 2000
Solara 2000

Suspension & Steering, June 30, 2000

RepairPal Expert Overview

Toyota is recalling 2000 Avalon, Camry, and Solara models because an improper heat treatment may cause the rear axle to be weaker in some areas. After extended use of the vehicle, the rear axle shafts could fail or break. Dealers will inspect and replace the rear axle hub assemblies.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V154000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SUSPENSION:REAR

Potential Number of Units Affected: 541

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO IMPROPER HEAT TREATMENT, THE REAR AXLE MAY NOT HAVE ADEQUATE STRENGTH IN SOME AREAS.

Consequence: AFTER EXTENDED USE OF THE VEHICLE, THE REAR AXLE SHAFTS COULD FAIL OR BREAK.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE REAR AXLE HUB ASSEMBLIES.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 30, 2000.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration