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Toyota recalls hybrids for driveshaft problems

2016 Avalon Hybrid and Camry Hybrid may have misassembled driveshafts

Published: July 21, 2017, 10:30 PM
Updated: July 26, 2017, 7:16 AM

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Toyota is recalling 2016 Avalon and Camry hybrid sedans that could have a badly assembled front driveshaft.

2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Toyota knows the problem may exist in 42 of the hybrid sedans, and is recalling all 671 to deal with a misassembled front driveshaft assembly, which could cause vibration in the front end. Certain components could also separate, leading to loss of propulsion and/or the automatic transmission to not hold in the Park position. Either of those scenarios could increase the risk of a crash and resultant damage to persons or property.

In early August, owners of Avalon Hybrid and Camry Hybrid sedans will be asked to return their vehicles to Toyota dealerships who will first check the serial numbers of both front half shafts to ascertain if they have been identified as the potentially faulty parts. If they match the list, they will be replaced.

Owners can also check the status of their vehicles at www.toyota.com/recall or by calling Toyota Customer Service at (800) 331-4331.