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Recall 17V462000

Front Drive Shaft Separates From Drive Train

Recall Details

The front drive shaft of the vehicle may separate, resulting in a lack of propulsion and the vehicle possibly rolling away without the parking brake securely actuated. Dealers will inspect the serial number of the vehicle's drive shaft and replace any affected ones free of charge to resolve the concern. 

Our Quick Take

The front drive shaft of the vehicle may separate from the drive train. This would cause a lack of vehicle propulsion, and the vehicle could also roll if not securely stopped by the parking brake. Both scenarios can increase risk of an accident. 

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Toyota must be performed by a Toyota dealership. Toyota will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in August, 2017. If you do 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 incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Toyota recall number is H0M.

Drive Train, July 20, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 20, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
671
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V462000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2016 Camry Hybrid and Avalon Hybrid vehicles. The front drive shaft may separate.
Consequence
A front driveshaft separation would result in a loss of propulsion while driving, and if the driver exits the vehicle without applying the parking brake, the vehicle may roll. Both scenarios can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will check the serial number of the vehicle's drive shaft, replacing any that are affected, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 11, 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is H0M.
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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