Toyota Motor Co. is recalling 420,000 cars in the U.S. because of a potential problem with the power steering.
A belt for the cars’ power steering pump can become separated from a pulley, causing the power steering system to fail. If that happens, the car could suddenly become much harder to steer.
2004 Toyota Avalons
2004 and 2005 Camrys, Highlander SUVs, Sienna Minivans, Solara convertibles, Lexus ES330 sedans and RX330 SUVs
2006 Lexus RX400h hybrid SUV is also included in the recall. All the affected by the recall are powered by V6 engines.
550,000 cars are being recalled by Toyota worldwide for this problem.
No accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of the problem.
Toyota said in an announcement that once they have enough replacement parts to fix the cars, owners will be notified to bring their vehicles to dealers for inspection and repair, if needed, at no charge.
Toyota’s Recall Release