Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall of 778,000 Cars

August 2, 2012

Approximately 760,000 Toyota RAV4 and 18,000 Lexus HS 250h vehicles are being recalled, according to Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.

The company announced the 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.

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 a notification letter by first class mail advising owners to make an appointment with an authorized dealer to have the repair performed at no charge.

Source: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

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