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The lower ball joint may separate from the knuckle causing loss of steering control and a crash could occur.

Suspension — Front — Control Arm — Lower Ball Joint

Summary
On certain sport utility vehicles, due to a manufacturing issue in the front suspension lower ball joint, there is a possibility that the surface of the ball of the joint may have been scratched. The ball joint may eventually experience excessive wear and looseness, resulting in increased steering effort.
Actions
Dealers will replace the front suspension lower ball joints free of charge. The recall began on July 5, 2005. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
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Date Announced
MAY 17, 2005
Vehicles Affected
768,379
Toyota Recall #
50J
NHTSA Campaign #
05V225000
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