2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Specs Photo: Motor1

Toyota recalls RAV4s and RAV4 Hybrid vehicles with power steering fault

*The cars may lose electric power steering assist

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing is recalling 46 model year 2019-2020 RAV4s and model year 2020 RAV4 Hybrids with electric power steering (EPS).

Report indicates that water may enter through the steering gear box cover and cause a loss of electric power steering assist while in motion.

A loss of power steering assist could increase steering effort at low vehicle speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

Regarding the mode of rectifying the error in the affected vehicles, Toyota will notify vehicle owners, and dealers will replace the power steering gear box free of charge, according to ConsumerAffairs.

This recall is expected to begin August 10, 2020, and owners may contact Toyota Customer Service on (888) 270-9371.

Toyota’s number for this recall is 20TB11 / 20TA11, the report said.

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