Toyota and Lexus Recall

By Matt Hicks

Toyota and Lexus Recall

August 1, 2012 Updated Aug 2, 2012 at 10:36 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) M ore than 750,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles are being recalled after it was discovered that a car repair may be putting drivers in jeopardy.

The following is a statement from Toyota:

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., Wednesday announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving 2006 to early 2011 model year RAV4 and 2010 model year Lexus HS 250h vehicles sold in the U.S. No other Toyota or Lexus vehicles are involved.

•Approximately 760,000 Toyota RAV4
•Approximately 18,000 Lexus HS 250h

Toyota has determined that if the nuts on the rear suspension arm are not tightened following the proper procedure and torque specification during a rear wheel alignment service, excessive play may occur at the threaded portion of the arm, followed by rust formation. If this were to occur, the threaded portion of the rear suspension arm may wear and cause the arm to separate.

Toyota is currently developing a remedy. Once the remedy is available, we will send a notification letter by first class mail advising owners to make an appointment with an authorized Toyota or Lexus dealer to have the remedy performed at no charge.

Detailed information and answers to questions are available to customers at Toyota Recall the Toyota Customer Experience Center 1-800-331-4331 or
Lexus Recall and Lexus Customer Satisfaction 1-800-255-3987.

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