Toyota Recalls 110,085 Newer Model Vehicles Due to Power Steering Failure

Toyota will recall 110,085 newer model Toyota Camrys, Highlanders, and RAV4s due a manufacturing processing error of the electric power steering component.  The subject vehicles are equipped with an electric power steering (EPS) system consisting of an EPS electronic control unit (ECU) and a steering column assembly with an attached power steering motor, rotation angle sensor, and torque sensor.   During the manufacturing processing, a component of the electric power steering (EPS) electronic control unit (ECU) may have been damaged.  This is a result of a manufacturing error.  Over time, this defect may result in failure of the electric power steering system.  During driving, there could be an unexpected loss of power steering.

The vehicles affected by this recall include the 2015 Camry, the 2015 Highlander, and 2014-2015 RAV4.  These vehicles were manufactured between August 2014 to November 2014.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the serial number of the EPS ECU or steering column assembly.  If the number is within the affected range, the EPS ECU will be replaced, free of charge.  The recall is expected to begin in April 2015.  Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.

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