Toyota is recalling 2000–2004 Avalon models due to improper casting of the steering lock bar, which may cause the bar to crack or even break. If the bar breaks, the steering wheel will lock, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering lock device free of charge.
Recalls are issued for cars with safety-related defects or problems
2003 Toyota Avalon recalls
Suspension & Steering, September 7, 2010
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