WASHINGTON - Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. is recalling 53,000 of its 1998-2001 Camrys to replace an accelerator cable that may fail, causing the car's engine to stick at idle or at operating speeds.
The recall affects cars with V-6 engines and cruise control from one assembly line at Georgetown, Ky.
Toyota spokesman Sam Butto said the company is aware of 10 cable failures but has received no reports of crashes. Dealers are to replace the cable between the cruise control actuator and throttle body on the affected vehicles.The cable housing was deformed during assembly, and the cable inside the housing can wear and break, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
NHTSA, in its report of safety recalls, said also that owners of nearly 28,000 Daewoo Lanos cars from the 2000-01 model years should return them for a wiring harness repair.
The agency said wiring under the carpet on the front passenger side of the vehicle can be damaged from rubbing against a body seam in the floor, and the car's engine may suddenly stall. Dealers are to reposition the wiring and attach it so that it cannot be damaged, NHTSA said.Here are other recalls reported by NHTSA:
2000-01 BMW M5; 2001 BMW 740I, 740IL, 750IL; ALL WITH 18-INCH WHEELS
Problem: Factory's mounting machine damaged sidewalls of tires, which may suddenly fail.
Fix: Replace tires.
2001 MERCEDES-BENZ CL CLASS, S CLASS
Problem: Sheathing on electrical connection to heated hose of windshield washer bottle melts nearby plastic and insulation.
Fix: Replace windshield washer bottle hose assembly.