Home / Auto News / News article: Toyota RAV4, Lexus HS 250h Recalled for Suspension Issue - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Aug 01 2012, 6:38 PM

Toyota has announced a recall on 2006-2011 RAV4 and 2010 Lexus HS 250h models sold in the US for a possible issue with the suspension.

In total, approximately 760,000 RAV4s are impacted while only 18,000 HS 250h vehicles are affected. The issue arises when the nuts on the rear suspension arm is not tightened following the proper procedure and torque specification during a rear wheel alignment service. If that has occurred, excess play could result on the threaded portion of the arm causing rust to form. As a result, the rear suspension arm may have excess wear and can even separate under certain conditions.

The Japanese automaker is currently developing a fix and will be contacting owners so that they can have their vehicle remedied for no charge.