All you 2000-2004 Avalon owners driving happily into the sunset of your years will soon be notified to bring your cars in to have a steering defect fixed. Since there are 373,000 of you, please don’t descend on your Toyota dealers all at once.
Here is yet another instance of Toyota’s dedication to making things right after putting unsafe cars on the road. Said Steve St. Angelo, Toyota’s North American chief quality officer: “Toyota is continuing to work diligently to address safety issues wherever they arise and to strengthen our global quality assurance operations….”
Oh yes, and you 39,000 owners of 2003-2007 Lexus LH 470 SUVs who thought you were driving a robust vehicle can also prepare for a recall—for steering problems, too, though a different part is involved. And it is reported that another 41,000 Land Cruiser 100s, on which the Lexus is based, will be recalled.