Toyota announced another large recall Thursday. This time, 373,00 Avalon sedans have been recalled due to a steering problem. The recalled models were built between 2000 and 2004.
Toyota said that a component of the steering lock system can crack. It is at the most risk when the sedan is steered hard to the right.
There have been 6 reports of problems in the U.S. No injuries have been reported. The fix takes approximately two hours to complete.
In addition, Toyota also announced they would recall 39,000 of its Lexus brand LX 470 SUVs between the 2003 and 2007 years. The SUVs have a steering shaft condition unrelated to the Avalon problem. There are no reported accidents related to this issue.
This brings the total recalls for Toyota up to about 9 million!