Toyota is recalling approximately 550,000 vehicles due to problems that can make them difficult to steer.
Over 283,000 Toyota models are included in the United States recall. The following models are affected: the 2004 and 2005 Camry, Highlander, Sienna, and Solara; the 2004 Avalon; and the 2006 Highlander HV. Approximately 137,000 Lexus models are also being recalled, including the 2004 and 2005 ES330 and RX330 and the 2006 RX400h.
Toyota will mail owners a notification instructing them to make an appointment with an authorized dealer to have their car inspected. If necessary, parts will be replaced free of charge.