Toyota Recalls 5,650 Vehicles, Dec. 14, 2014

Washington, DCā€”(ENEWSPF)-December 14, 2014.

SUMMARY: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2014 Toyota Camry, Camry HV, Avalon, and Avalon HV vehicles equipped with 16-inch and 17-inch rims. In the affected vehicles, the left-side front suspension lower arm may have been incorrectly manufactured. As a result, the left side lower arm may not have enough clamping surface area for one of the bolts that secures the lower arm to the lower ball joint.

CONSEQUENCE: Because of the insufficient clamping force, the lower arm may separate from the ball joint, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left side lower arm, free of charge. The recall will begin around mid-December 2014. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Source: dot.gov