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The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently announced a recall which will affect 550.000 vehicles worldwide because of an issue which may suddenly affect the steering, leading to a possible crash in different circumstances.

According to the Japanese automaker, the vehicles affected by the recall are the 2004 Avalon, the 2004 and 2005 Camry, the 2006 Highlander HV, the 2004 Lexus ES330, the RX330 and the 2006 RX400h, and about 80 percent of the vehicles are in the United States.

“If this condition is not corrected, the belt for the power steering pump may become detached from the pulley and the driver may notice a sudden increase in steering effort”, as Toyota said in an official statement.

Toyota says that no reports of crashes or injuries have been received because the steering issue and owners of the above mentioned vehicles will have to take a trip back to the dealerships to replace the crankshaft pulley on the V6 engine.

This isn’t the only recall of Toyota or Lexus vehicles and the Camry sedan owners had to “fix” their problems with unintended acceleration in 2009 and 2010, while another recall involving 1.7 million units of both brands has been announced in January for defects in fuel pipes and pumps, pressure sensors and spare tire carriers.