Posted on: February 10, 2011
Toyota is recalling a small fleet of vehicles in the United States because of faulty drive shafts, according to news reports .
Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 50 Venza and Sienna vehicles because they are at risk of suddenly losing power if the drive shaft breaks.
The vehicles included in the recall are: 34 Venza wagons and 16 Sienna minivans.
“The Japanese automaker said its supplier GKN Plc had notified it on March 11 that it had supplied drive shafts from a plant in North Carolina that were defective because they had not been sufficiently heat treated,” according to news reports.
The recalled vehicles were reportedly produced in Indiana and Kentucky between March 7 and March 10.
No personal injuries have been reported in connection to this recall.
As a Charleston car accident attorney , I urge drivers with this vehicle to get it fixed as soon as possible to avoid any future car accidents or personal injuries. Toyota said it will notify owners of the recalled vehicles in mid-June. I’m glad Toyota was able to recall this vehicle before any car accidents or injuries occurred.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in Charleston .