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Recall 05V227000

Potential Loss of Steering Ability

Recall Details

The steering yoke may not have been welded to the steering shaft. In this case, the yoke may come loose from the shaft, resulting in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the steering yoke and shaft weld condition and replace the steering column assembly as necessary. This recall is expected to begin on May 2, 2005. The Toyota recall number is SSC 50F.

 

Our Quick Take

Steering ability may be lost, increasing the risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Please contact your Toyota dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, May 2, 2005

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 2, 2005
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4,855
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
05V227000
Component
STEERING:COLUMN
Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE STEERING YOKE WAS NOT WELDED TO THE STEERING SHAFT. IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN THIS CONDITION, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE YOKE MAY COME OFF FROM THE SHAFT, AND COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE STEERING CONTROL.
Consequence
LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING YOKE AND SHAFT WELD CONDITION, AND REPLACE THE STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 2, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
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TOYOTA RECALL NO. SSC 50F.CUSTOMERS 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.
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