Toyota has added the 2011 Venza to the automaker’s list of recalls. This recall impacts roughly 50 vehicles and it only affects Venzas manufactured between March 7, 2011 and March 10, 2011.
Toyota issued the recall due to an improperly heat-treated right-front drive axle. The documentation states that the axle can break without warning, leading to a loss of power to the wheels. This loss in power could take a driver by surprise and result in a crash.
Toyota is notifying all affected owners and will replace any improperly heat-treated axles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration anticipates the recall to begin sometime near mid-June.
Owners can locate the manufacture date of a particular Venza on the vehicle information placard affixed to the driver’s doorjamb.
Concerned 2011 Venza owners can contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.