Toyota RAV4, Lexus HS 250h Recalled for Suspension Issue
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.
Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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