Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—June 3, 2011
Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2011 Venza and Sienna passenger cars manufactured from March 7, through March 10, 2011. There is a possibility that the front, right, drive shaft may break due to insufficient heat treatment.
Consequence: Should the drive shaft break during vehicle operation, the vehicle will lose power without prior warning. Loss of motive power without warning may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Toyota will notify owners and dealers will inspect the drive shaft, and, if the drive shaft is identified as one that may not have been correctly manufactured, it will be replaced with a new one at no charge. The Safety Recall is expected to begin mid-June 2011. Owners may contact Toyota at 800-331-4331.
Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.