Toyota plans to recall a set of cars yet again, as they discovered problems in their Avalon and Lexus LX 470s models. Specifically, the problems involve the steering lock bar. With the current design, a crack could develop, which can grow over time, and will ultimately break the bar.
The breaking of this bar will make unlocking the steering wheel very difficult, especially when the car is stationary. Furthermore, this is also very dangerous when the driver turns to the right very quickly. When this happens with a broken lock bar, this can alter the steering maneuver and lock the steering wheel.
In other news, BMW reported that their 5 Series sedan has been awarded by the IIHS or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as being in the top list of safe cars. Several tests were done by the IIHS, including roof crush, side impact and front impact. For all of these tests, the BMW cars received a rating of good.
Aside from these models, other BMW models are in the list, including the 3 Series and the X5 and X4. This validates the claim made by Jim O’Donnell, who is the president of the North American chapter of BMW, who stated that the top priority of BMW is Safety.