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Huge Toyota Recall for Avensis and Corolla

By raccars Published

Toyota has issued another massive recall for some 2.8million cars worldwide. The company, which has seen quite a few recalls in recent years, will clearly be worried about the negative PR a huge recall causes, but it seems an essential move seeing as the fault is to do with a steering issue.

Thankfully, Toyota claims the drivers of the Avensis and Corollas built from July 2001 to March 2009 are in no immediate danger because no accidents have been caused due to the fault. But it’s clear, if you do have one of the aforementioned cars, you should go and get the fix.

A spokesman for the company said: "Due to insufficient hardness treatment of some of the extension shafts, the splines that connect the extension shaft to the steering gearbox may deform if the steering wheel is frequently and forcefully turned to the full left or full right position while driving at slow speeds.

"This deformation may create increased internal clearance and the splines may eventually, over time, wear out."

Let’s hope Toyota can sort out these recalls and cut down on them. Their reputation as one of the world’s most well-built and reliable car makers could well be in jeopardy if this continues.

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