79 reports dating back to 2007 has prompted Toyota to initiate a recall of 550,00 cars for a steering problem.
The latest recall is due to the possibility that the outer ring of the engine's crankshaft pulley may become misaligned with the inner ring, causing noise or a warning signal to light up, the company's U.S. sales unit said in a press release. If the problem isn't corrected, the belt for the power steering pump may become detached from the pulley, making it suddenly more difficult to turn the steering wheel.
In the US the recall affects 238,000 Toyota cars, including 2004 and 2005 Camry, Highlander, Sienna, and Solara and the '04 Avalon and '06 Highlander HV. It affects 137,00 Lexus vehicles including '04 and '05 ES330 RX330 and the '06 RX400h. Read more here
As it stands now, Toyota is still fighting numerous lawsuits from the sudden acceleration issues it has faced over the past couple years.