Toyota Camry Recall 98V155000
Toyota Recalls 1994 Camrys Due to Steering Problems
Suspension & Steering, August 10, 1998
RepairPal Expert Overview
Toyota is recalling 1994 Camry models because the steering wheel set nut may not have been sufficiently tightened, which may cause steering vibration and looseness. The nut may eventually come off, allowing the steering wheel to separate from the steering shaft. This can lead to a loss of vehicle control, which can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will re-tighten the steering set nut.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 1994
Manufacturer's Report Date: August 10, 1998
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 98V155000
NHTSA Action Number: EA97014
Component: STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
Potential Number of Units Affected: 104,928
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES BUILT IN JAPAN. THE STEERING WHEEL SET NUT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUFFICIENTLY TIGHTENED CAUSING STEERING VIBRATION AND LOOSENESS.
Consequence: THE NUT CAN EVENTUALLY COME OFF ALLOWING THE STEERING WHEEL TO SEPARATE FROM THE STEERING SHAFT, LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, AND INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL RETIGHTEN THE STEERING SET NUT.
Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 1998.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