Recall roundup: Toyota Camry for suspension problems image

The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently announced a global recall for the Camry because of a problem with the suspension system.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of just 56 units of the Toyota Camry affected in the United States. Toyota says that all the affected vehicles have been produced at the Tsutsumi Plant in Aichi, Japan, and they have been exported to the United States territories of Guam and Saipan. The recall had to be announced because of the faulty rubber boot on the front lower ball joint, which might have been damaged by the insufficiently maintained equipment.

The car manufacturer is saying that if the rubber boot will be damaged, the lubricant grease inside the ball joint might leak out and cause the ball joint to wear and loose prematurely. The joint might separate from the knuckle and this might cause the loss of car control. Toyota says that no crashes or injuries have been related to this problem. Globally, there are a total of 170,000 units of the 2011 Toyota Camry affected. The company’s dealerships will be inspecting the rubber boots and replace the ball joint, free of charge.