The newest in Toyota recalling is affecting 880,584 of their RAV4 crossovers and Lexus HS 250h sedans. Both these recalls are taking affect in both the U.S. and Canada. The reason for these recalls is because a repair announced last year may have not solved one of their safety problems. The RAV4s from 2006 through 2011 model years as well as the 2010 model year of the Lexus HS 250h are involved in this recall. The safety issue is that the rear suspension nuts aren’t tightened properly after the wheel alignment. The rear lower suspension arm can rust and separate from the car which increases the risk of a crash.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at least nine crashes and three injuries are related to the safety problem, and at least 131 owners have complained about the issue to both Toyota and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The first recall for the same issue for the vehicles was last August, but the repair for the last recall was incorrect according to spokeswoman Cindy Knight. Because of this, technicians are receiving additional training.
Overall, Toyota is recalling 100,000 cars in Canada and the remaining 780,584 in the United States. Owners will be notified over a six-month time period starting in the beginning of the month of September. Technicians will inspect the vehicles and will replace the suspension arms for free.
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