|Vehicle Make / Model:
LEXUS / HS 250 HYBRID
TOYOTA / RAV4
Manufacturer: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Mfr’s Report Date: AUG 01, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V373000
NHTSA Action Number: PE12013
Potential Number of Units Affected: 778,000
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006 through 2011 RAV4 and 2010 Lexus HS250h passenger vehicles manufactured from October 2005 through September 2010. If the nuts for adjusting the rear wheel alignment are improperly tightened when an alignment is performed, the thread portion of the arm (shaft and turn-buckle) may become loose and rust. This may lead to thread wear in the turn-buckle, causing the arm to separate, which could result in a loss of vehicle control.
Failure of the rear tie rod could cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Toyota is currently developing the remedy and will provide a notification schedule when it becomes available. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus at 1-800-255-3987.