2006-'11 Toyota RAV4 Recalled a Second Time for Suspension Problem | Edmunds

2006-'11 Toyota RAV4 Recalled a Second Time for Suspension Problem


TORRANCE, California — Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. is recalling approximately 337,000 2006-'11 Toyota RAV4 SUVs and 2010 Lexus HS 250h sedans to redo a suspension repair from an earlier recall, the automaker announced on Thursday.

Toyota said it is changing the remedy.

"Dealers will replace both rear suspension arm assemblies with new ones at no cost to customers," Toyota said in a statement. "In addition, an epoxy will be applied to prevent future arm adjustment during vehicle service."

The recall will begin in late September, Toyota spokesman Victor Vanov told Edmunds.

He said Toyota will not disclose any reports of injuries, crashes or fatalities linked to the recall.

In the earlier recall, if the nuts for adjusting the rear-wheel alignment were improperly tightened when an alignment was performed, rust could form on suspension arm threads. The threads can wear over time, causing the arm to separate, which could result in a loss of vehicle control.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said dealers inspected the rear tie-rod nut for looseness and replaced any loose tie rods in the first recall.

The NHTSA has not posted any information about the latest recall.

Owners can contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987.

Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles who have an immediate concern should contact their dealer now. Others can wait until they receive a formal recall notice and then schedule a service appointment.

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