Toyota is recalling nearly 800,000 RAV4 and Lexus vehicles in a six-year span dating to 2006 because of potentially suspension arms. The recall includes 760,000 Toyota RAV4 vehicles from 2006 to 2011 and 18,000 Lexus HS 250h vehicles from 2010.
The manufacturer announced 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 the problem occurred, the threaded portion of the rear suspension arm may wear and cause the arm to separate.
Toyota said it's developing a solution and when available it will contact owners by mail with direction to make Toyota or Lexus dealer appointments.
Further information is available online at www.toyota.com/recall or www.lexus.com/recall or via phone via Toyota 1 800-331-4331 or Lexus 1 800-255-3987.