Toyota Recalls Half a Million Vehicles

POSTED: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 2:33pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 5:22pm

Toyota is recalling more than half a million vehicles around the world, most of them in the United States.

The 2004 and 2005 Camry, Highlander, Sienna, and Solara are being recalled, along with the 2004 Avalon and the 2005 Highlander.

Owners of the '04 and '05 Lexus ES 330 and RX 330, and the 2006 RX 400H are also affected.

There's a problem with those vehicles' power steering. Toyota has had 79 reports of the defect since 2007. In January, owners will get notification of the recall in the mail, asking owners to make an appointment for a free repair.

If owners hear a strange noise coming from the engine compartment before receiving the notice, Toyota says to have the vehicle inspected at any dealership.

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