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Recall 15V081000

Steering Shaft Weld Fails Causing Loss Of Steering Control

Recall Details

The weld on the intermediate steering shaft may fail, resulting in the loss of steering control. Dealers will replace the intermediate steering shaft free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The weld on the steering shaft could fail, resulting in a loss of vehicle steering control.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Toyota vehicle must be performed by a Toyota dealership. Toyota notified owners of affected vehicles in March, 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Toyota dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Suspension & Steering, February 10, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 10, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
116
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V081000
Component
STEERING
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2014 FJ Cruiser vehicles manufactured August 7, 2013, to August 20, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the intermediate steering shaft which connects the steering wheel and the steering gear box may have an inadequate weld.
Consequence
If the intermediate steering shaft weld fails, there would be a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the intermediate steering shaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2015. 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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