Manufacturing Error Could Cause Total Steering Loss in 2014 Vehicles

A manufacturing error could lead to total steering loss in 5,650 Toyota cars from the 2014 model year.

Toyota says a bolt hole in the left front lower suspension is much bigger than specifications allow. That means the bolt going through that hole can — and most likely will — loosen over time:

Toyota says the impacts from road surfaces could be enough to cause the lower arm to separate from the ball joint. Any separation of the lower arm could cause a driver to lose the ability to steer the car.”

The affected models are the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, and Avalon Hybrid. Full details of the recall are available on our site.