Toyota recalls 420,000 vehicles in the United States

2004 Lexus RX

Toyota announced today that is recalling 420,000 cars in the United States due to a potential problem with the power steering. The recall consists of approximately 283,200 Toyota models and 137,000 Lexus models where the company will replace the crankshaft pulley on the V6 engine.

“There is a possibility that the outer ring of the crankshaft pulley may become misaligned with the inner ring, causing noise and/or illumination of the discharge warning light,” Toyota said. “If this condition is not corrected, the belt for the power steering pump may become detached from the pulley and the driver may notice a sudden increase in steering effort. There are no reports of accidents or injuries related to this condition.”

The vehicles involved are certain:

  • 2004 Avalon
  • 2004 and 2005 Camry, Highlander, Sienna, and Solara
  • 2006 Highlander HV
  • 2004 and 2005 ES330 and RX330
  • And 2006 RX400h

– By: Omar Rana