2014 Toyota Camry Among Vehicles Recalled for Possible Loss of Steering Control

TORRANCE, CaliforniaToyota Motor Sales U.S.A. is recalling approximately 5,650 2014 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon and Avalon Hybrid cars to fix a suspension problem that could lead to a loss of steering control, the automaker said on Tuesday.

"In the involved vehicles, the left front suspension lower arm may have an improperly manufactured bolt hold where it connects to the ball joint," Toyota said in a statement.

"This could affect bolt clamping force. If this condition exists, in the event of a severe impact to the lower ball joint, which could result from varying road surfaces during normal driving, the lower arm could separate from the ball joint.

"Separation of the lower arm can cause a loss of steering control."

Toyota said it is not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities linked to the recall.

No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.

Toyota dealers will replace the left front lower suspension arm with a new one. A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Edmunds says: If you own one of these cars, schedule a service appointment with your dealer once you receive your recall notice. If you have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer now.

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