TORONTO, ON., (February 5, 2015) – Toyota Canada Inc. today announced it will conduct a safety recall of approximately 36 Model Year 2014 FJ Cruiser vehicles.

 

The steering system employs an intermediate shaft, which connects the steering wheel to the steering gear box.   In the involved vehicles the intermediate shaft could have received an inadequate weld.  Under some circumstances, the weld could separate, resulting in the loss of steering control and increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Toyota is not aware of any crashes, injuries, or fatalities caused by this condition.

 

Owners of the involved vehicles will receive a notification by first class mail.  Toyota dealers will replace the intermediate shaft with a new one.

 

Information is available to customers by calling the Toyota Customer Interaction Centre at 1-888-TOYOTA-8 (1-888-869-6828).

 

 

About Toyota Canada Inc.


Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles.  Celebrating its 50th anniversary in Canada, Toyota has sold over 4.6 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 285 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive.  TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.  Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada which build popular Canadian vehicles: Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid and just celebrated production of its 6 millionth vehicle.

 

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