Recall roundup: Toyota Tacoma, Camry and Venza image

The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently announced a recall for the Tacoma, the Camry and the Venza models, because of electronic problems.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 500,000 units of the Tacoma pickup trucks, made from model years 2005 to 2009, will be affected by this recall and owners of the vehicles will have to take a trip back to the dealerships because of a problem with steering-wheel vibration. The car manufacturer says that the Tacoma models, made between September 2004 and August 2008, have to be taken to the dealerships because over time, the vibration might damage the spiral cable assembly or clockspring, which is powering the driver’s side airbag module, and if this is damaged, the airbag can deactivate.

Besides the Tacoma pickup trucks, the automaker has also announced a recall for the Camry and Venza models. Toyota says that 70,000 units of the Camry and 116,000 units of the Venza have to be taken back to the dealers to replace the stop-lamp switch, because during the installation of the lamps at the plant, the silicone grease might have reached the inside of the switch and the instrument panel could light up, the shift level may not move from the “park” position and the vehicles might not start. Owners of the above mentioned models can contact Toyota at 800-331-4331.