Toyota recalling 778,000 RAV4, HS 250h units for loose suspension fasteners

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Default Toyota recalling 778,000 RAV4, HS 250h units for loose suspension fasteners

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Toyota Announces Recall of Certain RAV4 and Lexus HS 250h Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif., August 1, 2012 -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A.,
Inc., today announced that it will conduct a 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.

Approximately 760,000 Toyota RAV4

Approximately 18,000 Lexus HS 250h

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,
we will send a notification letter by first class mail advising owners
to make an appointment with an authorized Toyota or Lexus dealer to
have the remedy performed at no charge.

Detailed information and answers to questions are available to
customers at and the Toyota Customer Experience
Center (1 800-331-4331) or and Lexus Customer
Satisfaction (1 800-255-3987).

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