Toyota Announces Recall of Certain RAV4 and Lexus HS 250h
TORRANCE, Calif., August 1, 2012 -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A.,
Inc., today 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
- 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 www.toyota.com/recall and the
Toyota Customer Experience Center (1 800-331-4331) or www.lexus.com/recall and Lexus
Customer Satisfaction (1 800-255-3987).