TOYOTA FJ CRUISER 2014: STEERING

Make : TOYOTA Model : FJ CRUISER Year : 2014
Build Dates : 2013-08-07 - 2013-08-20
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V081000
Date Owner's Notified: 2015-03-06 Date Received by ODI: 2015-02-10 Date Added to Database: 2015-02-10
Manufacturers Involved: Toyota Motor Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 116
Summary:
      Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing "Toyota" is recalling certain model year 2014 FJ Cruiser vehicles manufactured August 7, 2013, to August 20, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the intermediate steering shaft which connects the steering wheel and the steering gear box may have an inadequate weld.
Consequence:
      If the intermediate steering shaft weld fails, there would be a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy:
      Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the intermediate steering shaft, free of charge. The recall began on March 6, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.