2011 Toyota Camry Recall: Premature Ball Joint Wear
NHTSA Recall Campaign Number: 14V732000
2011 Toyota Camry Recall Overview: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling selected model year 2011 Toyota Camry vehicles manufactured March 8, 2011, to July 20, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the rubber boot on the front suspension lower arm ball joint may have been damaged during manufacturing. The damage could cause the boot to leak lubricant grease which could then cause the ball joint to wear and loosen prematurely.
Just What Is a Car Recall? Car Safety Recall Definition – A safety recall is an automotive manufacturer’s way of notifying vehicle customers that their product has a flaw. The automobile problem is serious enough that if you do not correct the flaw your and/or your passengers’ safety could be at risk. Generally recalls are initiated by the US Government, but sometimes individual car manufacturers will pre-emptively initiate a recall.
Where Do I Find My VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)? Look on the lower left of your car’s windshield for your 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Your VIN is also located on your car’s registration card, and it may be shown on your insurance card.
Auto Tip – How Do I Find Out If My Vehicle Has A Recall? ==> An easy way to determine if you have an active car recall is to just enter your VIN number at the top of this page and CarFax will report if there are any issues at all with your vehicle. The CarFax Report image looks like this:
Manufacturer Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC
Recall Component: Suspension
2011 Toyota Camry Recall – Potential Number of Units Affected: 56
2011 Toyota Camry Recall Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the ball joint, free of charge. The recall began on December 16, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.