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Toyota Recalls 760K RAV4s and 18K Lexus HS 250hs

The automaker says it's working on a solution for the safety issue


Toyota Motor (NYSE:TM) announced Wednesday that it is recalling approximately 760,000 Toyota RAV4s and 18,000 Lexus HS 250hs for safety reasons.

“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,” the company said in a press release.  “If this were to occur, the threaded portion of the rear suspension arm may wear and cause the arm to separate.”

The recall only includes 2006 to early 2011 model year RAV4 and 2010 model year Lexus HS 250h vehicles sold in the U.S. The automaker says it’s working on finding a solution for the problem.

RAV4-owners can obtain more information about the recall at or by calling (800) 331-4331.

Lexus HS 250h-owners should visit or call (800) 255-3987 for further assistance.

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