Toyota announces voluntary recall on 7,300 2010 Camrys

Hidden within the press release about the Toyota Prius recall, ToMoCo announced a “˜voluntary safety recall” on approximately 7,300 early production 2010 Camrys.

The excerpt from the press release is as follows:

Separately, Toyota will conduct a voluntary safety recall on approximately 7,300 early production – 2010 model year Camry vehicles equipped with the 4 cylinder engine to inspect for a power steering hose that may be in contact with a front brake tube. This contact could lead to a hole in the brake tube and cause a brake fluid leak, increased brake pedal stroke and greater vehicle stopping distance. Owners of the involved 2010 Camry vehicles will be notified by mail starting in the middle of February.

Read after the jump for a series of FAQ”s regarding the latest wave of recalls.

FAQs About the 2010 Camry Voluntary Recalls

1. What is the problem with the Camry?

On certain early production 2010 model year Camry vehicles equipped with the 4-cylinder engine, a power steering pressure hose in the engine compartment may be the incorrect length.  If this condition exists, a crimp on the power steering pressure hose may come in contact with the No. 7 front brake tube.

Should this condition continue, a hole may wear in the brake tube and deplete the brake fluid in the vehicle.  As a result, the brake pedal
stroke will increase and lead to greater vehicle stopping distance.

2. Which and how many vehicles are involved?

Approximately 7,300 Camry vehicles in the U.S. are involved.

3. Are there any warnings that this condition exists?

No, there are no specific warnings that this condition exists.

4. What is Toyota going to do?

Any Toyota dealer will inspect and, if necessary, adjust the space between the brake tube and the power steering pressure hose crimp.  Based upon the inspection results, the dealership may need to replace the brake tube.

The inspection/adjustment and, if necessary, the brake tube replacement, will be performed at no charge to the vehicle owner.

5. When will Camry owners be notified?

Toyota will notify owners by mail starting in mid-February 2010.

6. Where can I get more information on this recall?

Information for Toyota customers can be found at www.toyota.com/recall and at the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

Information for Lexus customers can be found at lexus.com and at the Lexus Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-255-3987.

– By: Stephen Calogera


Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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