TORONTO, ON., ( March 11, 2015) – Toyota Canada Inc. today announced it will conduct safety recalls of approximately 12,043 Model Year 2015 Camry, Camry Hybrid, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, and 2014-2015 Model Year RAV4 vehicles.
In the involved Camry, Camry Hybrid, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid and RAV4 vehicles, a circuit board for the electric power steering (EPS) may have been damaged during its manufacturing process. This can result in the loss of power steering assist; an instrument panel warning lamp will also come on. Manual steering is maintained, but the loss of power steering assist results in increased steering effort at low vehicle speeds and increases the risk of a crash.
Owners of the involved vehicles will receive a notification by first class mail. Toyota dealers will inspect the steering column assembly and replace the power steering electronic control unit, if it falls within the affected range.
Toyota is not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities caused this condition.
Information is available to customers by calling the Toyota Customer Interaction Centre at 1-888-TOYOTA-8 (1-888-869-6828).
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