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Lexus ES330, Lexus RX330, Lexus RX400H, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry, Toyota Solara, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Sienna Recalls

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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
LEXUS ES330 2004-2005
LEXUS RX330 2004-2005
LEXUS RX400H 2006
TOYOTA AVALON 2004
TOYOTA CAMRY 2004-2005
TOYOTA CAMRY SOLARA 2004-2005
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2004-2005
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID 2006
TOYOTA SIENNA 2004-2005
Manufacturer: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.Mfr's Report Date: NOV 09, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V539000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 420,326
Summary:
 TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004 AVALON VEHICLES; 2004 AND 2005 CAMRY, CAMRY SOLARA, HIGHLANDER, AND SIENNA VEHICLES, 2006 HIGHLANDER HYBRID; 2004 AND 2005 LEXUS ES330 AND RX330; AND 2006 LEXUS RX400H VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 1, 2004 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2005, EQUIPPED WITH THE 1MZ-FE OR 3MZ-FE ENGINE. THE AMOUNT OF ADHESIVE AGENT APPLIED BETWEEN THE OUTER RING AND THE TORSIONAL RUBBER DAMPER (INNER RING) IN THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY MAY BE INADEQUATE. IF THE ADHESIVE IS INSUFFICIENT, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE OUTER RING MAY BECOME MISALIGNED AND IT MAY NOT PROPERLY ROTATE WITH THE INNER RING, CAUSING NOISE AND/OR ILLUMINATION OF THE BATTERY DISCHARGE INDICATOR LIGHT.
Consequence:
 IN SOME CASES, THE BELT FOR THE POWER STEERING PUMP MAY BECOME DETACHED FROM THE PULLEY WHICH COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF POWER STEERING AND A SUDDEN INCREASE IN STEERING EFFORT, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL CHECK THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY TO IDENTIFY WHETHER IT WAS PRODUCED BY THE U.S. SUPPLIER. IF SO, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE PULLEY WITH A NEW ONE
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