Los Angeles – California
Toyota Motor Corp. intends to recall almost 700,000 vehicles as a result of a number of safety issues.
Chrysler Group also announced a big recall.
Toyota said it will recall 495,000 Tacoma trucks from the 2005 to 2009 model years to replace the steering wheel spiral cable assembly.
The automaker has detected friction within the cable assembly that can disconnect the driver’s airbag, preventing deployment in a crash.
Additionally, Toyota will recall 2009 Camry sedans and 2009 to 2011 Venza vehicles to exchange the stop lamp switch. Approximately 70,500 Camrys and 116,000 Venzas are covered by this recall. The Camry is the best-selling passenger car in the United States.
Toyota said that in the installation of the switch at one of its American assembly lines, silicon grease could possibly have reached within the switch and caused a rise in electrical resistance.
“If this occurs, warning lamps on the instrument panel might be illuminated, the vehicle might not start, or even the shift lever might not shift from the ‘park’ position. In some instances, the automobile stop lamps could become inoperative,” the automaker said.
Meanwhile, Chrysler is recalling about 210,000 Jeep Liberty sport utility vehicles originally in Midwestern and Eastern Seaboard states which use road salt during the winter months. Corrosion issues with rear lower control arms could cause a motorist to lose control of the SUV.
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