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Recall 14V732000

Potential Loss of Vehicle Control

Recall Details

56 vehicles are being recalled because the rubber boot on the front suspension lower control arm ball joint may have been damaged during manufacturing. The damaged boot could leak lubricant resulting in premature wear and/or failure. A failed ball joint may separate from the steering knuckle resulting in loos of vehicle control. Dealers will inspect and replace the suspect ball joints as necessary to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

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

What Should You Do?

Toyota will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning December 15, 2014. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, November 13, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 13, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
56
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V732000
Component
SUSPENSION
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2011 Toyota Camry vehicles manufactured March 8, 2011, to July 20, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the rubber boot on the front suspension lower arm ball joint may have been damaged during manufacturing. The damage could cause the boot to leak lubricant grease which could then cause the ball joint to wear and loosen prematurely.
Consequence
A loosened ball joint may separate from the knuckle and could cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the ball joint, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or around December 15, 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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