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Toyota and Lexus announce new recalls

Toyota announces voluntary safety campaign involving replacing the crankshaft pulley certain Toyota and Lexus vehicles

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) today announced that it would conduct a voluntary safety campaign for replacing the crankshaft pulley V6 engine about 17,505 vehicles Toyota and Lexus vehicles 5498.

It could be that the amount of adhesive applied between product outside ring and the torsion damper rubber (inside ring) of the crankshaft pulley is inadequate. If there is insufficient adhesive, it is possible that the outside ring misaligned with the inner ring, causing noise and / or activation of the witness of discharge. In some cases, the belt from the power steering pump may become detached from the pulley, which could cause a sudden increase in the effort required to steer.

This campaign affects certain vehicles of the following models:

    Avalon 2004

    Camry, Camry Solara, Highlander and Sienna 2004 and 2005

    Highlander HV 2006

    ES 330 2005

    RX 330 2004 and 2005

    And RX 400h 2006

This campaign does not affect any other Toyota or Lexus vehicle, or any vehicle of this year, Toyota models are equipped with a 4-cylinder engine.

Toyota strives to obtain the necessary spare parts for. Once the replacement parts have been produced in sufficient quantities, Toyota will send by first class mail a notice inviting the owners to make an appointment at a dealership authorized Toyota or Lexus to inspect and, if necessary, replace the pulley crankshaft, without costs. Notices will be mailed to the owners by first class mail from the beginning of 2012.

Customers who have questions are asked to contact their Toyota or Lexus dealer with Toyota Canada at 1 888-TOYOTA-8 (1 888 869-6828) or Lexus of Canada at 1-800-26-LEXUS (1,800,265 - 3987).

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