The Toyota FJ Cruiser vehicles are the subject of a recent recall which has been announced by the Japanese based automaker, because of a problem with the steering.
Toyota has recently issued a recall for several units of the FJ Cruiser. According to the company, the affected vehicles have a problem with the steering which might result in the loss of control and the increased risk of a crash.
“The steering system contains an intermediate shaft, which connects the steering wheel to the steering gear box. In the involved vehicles the intermediate shaft could have received an inadequate weld. Under some circumstances, the weld could separate, resulting in the loss of steering control and increasing the risk of a crash”, as the carmaker is saying in its official press release.
According to the company, no reports of crashes, injuries or fatalities have been received related to this condition. The affected vehicles are from the 2014 model year and there are approximately 120 units affected. Owners of these models will be notified by Toyota by first class mail and the company’s dealers will be replacing the intermediate shaft free of charge. The carmaker hasn’t provided an exact date for when the recall will begin. For more details on the subject, owners of these models can contact Toyota Customer Service at 1 800 331 4331 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Assistance Vehicle Hotline at 1 888 327 4236.