Toyota Recall: More than 780,000 Vehicles affected

One year later Toyota is again announcing a huge recall due to suspension problems.

Toyota is again starting a new recall. 880,584 vehicles are affected by Toyota recall in the US and Canada. Affected are model-years 2006-2011 RAV4 sport utility vehicles and model-year 2010 Lexus HS 250h sedans.


The RAV SUVs affected by the recall were manufactured between 2006 and 2011 and the Lexus sedans were built between October 2005 and September 2010.


The vehicles are being recalled because a recall that was announced last year (August, 2012) may not have eliminated the safety problem. So now, Toyota recall includes 100,000 cars in Canada and 780,584 in the US.


The problem with the vehicles is that if the rear suspension nuts are not tightened in a proper way, the rear lower suspension arm may undergo rust and get detached from the vehicle thus increasing the risk of a crash.  


Nearly 130 Toyota owners have already complained about the problem to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and about 9 crashes have been reported due to the defect.


Now, the owners of the above mentioned vehicles are advised to take their cars to the dealerships for inspections. Even those vehicles that have been fixed during the last year’s recall should be taken to the dealerships for additional inspections, as the safety problem may have not been solved yet.


Toyota recall will start between September 2013 and February 2014. All the owners are encouraged to take their cars to the dealers for free repairs.

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