Toyota is recalling about 670 model-year 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid and Camry Hybrid sedans.
As many as 42 of them may have been equipped with a misassembled front drive shaft. That’s a big issue because it can cause vibration and ultimately drive shaft components could separate. If that happens, it would result in a loss of propulsion while driving and also the car’s transmission wouldn’t stay in the park position. Also, if the driver exits the vehicle without putting on the parking brake, the vehicle could roll with the transmission in park. All of those situations aren’t safe and could lead to a crash.
Toyota will begin notifying owners by mail in early August. Owners can call the automaker at 800-331-4331 or visit www.toyota.com/recall for more info.
Dealers will check the serial numbers of both front drive shafts and replace them with new ones, if necessary, for free.