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Recall 14V715000

Left Front Suspension Failure

Recall Details

The left side lower control arm is a component of the front suspension. One of the bolts may not properly secure the control arm to the ball joint. This could cause the control arm can fail unexpectedly resulting in loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the left side lower control arm to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

A component of the left front suspension can fail unexpectedly resulting in loss of vehicle control.

What Should You Do?

Toyota will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning mid-December 2014. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your Toyota dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.

Suspension & Steering, November 07, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 07, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
5,650
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V715000
Component
SUSPENSION
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2014 Toyota Camry, Camry HV, Avalon, and Avalon HV vehicles equipped with 16-inch and 17-inch rims. In the affected vehicles, the left-side front suspension lower arm may have been incorrectly manufactured. As a result, the left side lower arm may not have enough clamping surface area for one of the bolts that secures the lower arm to the lower ball joint.
Consequence
Because of the insufficient clamping force, the lower arm may separate from the ball joint, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left side lower arm, free of charge. The recall will begin around mid-December 2014. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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