Toyota US changes fix for RAV4/ Lexus models recalled in 2013
Toyota in the US has announced that it is changing the fix for approximately 337,000 model year 2006, 2011 Toyota RAV4 and model year 2010 Lexus HS 250h vehicles involved in a 2013 recall. Dealers will replace both rear suspension arm assemblies with new ones at no cost to customers. In addition, an epoxy will be applied to prevent future arm adjustment during vehicle service.
In the earlier action, if the nuts for adjusting rear wheel alignment were improperly tightened when an alignment was performed, rust could form on suspension arm threads. If this occurs, and if the condition is not identified and remedied during servicing or repair under the existing remedy procedure, the threads can wear over time, causing the arm to separate, which could result in a loss of vehicle control.
All known owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail.
Toyota points out that information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time. For the most up-to-date safety recall information on Lexus, Toyota and Scion customers should check their vehicle's status by visiting http://www.toyota.com/recall and entering the vehicle identification number (VIN). Safety recall inquiry by individual VIN is also available at the NHTSA site: safercar.gov/vin. For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling Toyota Customer Service at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987.