Toyota Recalls RAV4 and Lexus HS 250h to Fix Rear Suspension Issue — NYTimes.com

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Toyota Recalls RAV4 and HS 250h to Fix Rear Suspension

By MICKEY MEECE August 2, 12:35 pm

Toyota Motor The 2008 RAV 4 is part of Toyota’s recall.

Toyota is recalling a of 778,000 RAV4 and Lexus HS models sold in the United to fix a problem in the rear suspension it says arises when the are serviced.

The recall involves RAV4s from the 2006 to 2011 model years and Lexus HS 250hs from the model year.

The recall, announced on Wednesday, the investigation begun in June by the Highway Traffic Safety into possible suspension involving some 460,000 from 2006-8.

In its news Toyota said its own investigation had “that if the nuts on the rear arm are not tightened following the proper and torque specification during a alignment service, excessive may occur at the threaded portion of the followed by rust formation.”

If rust builds up, “threads may causing the arm to separate, which result in loss of vehicle Toyota wrote in a report to the agency on Wednesday.

“In the United there are nine crashes and minor injuries alleged to be to this condition,” a Toyota Brian R. Lyons, said in an

Toyota concluded in July the issue was caused by the “improper of the lock nut during adjustment of a alignment in the field,” according to its to the agency. Toyota added it decided to announce a recall “to proper tightening of the lock

Lexus HS

The automaker said it was developing a to fix the defect, which was not present in any Toyota or Lexus vehicles.

In N.H.T.S.A. said that its of Complaints had received seven about corrosion-related failure of the or right rear suspension arm on Four complaints said the occurred while driving at at 35 or greater, causing a temporary of vehicle control.

Toyota said it received a in May of a customer who “alleged loss of control, while driving on the resulting in an accident.”


The automaker it inspected and analyzed the scene of the and the vehicle. As a result, Toyota in its letter to the agency that it “the left arm separated at the side of the turn-buckle.”

It said it could not determine that failure happened. according to the customer’s allegation a loud noise was heard the vehicle swerved, the arm could separated before the accident.”

concluded that improper during a rear-wheel alignment have caused the issue to leading to the recall.

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