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2009 TOYOTA RAV4 Recall - Campaign #13V383000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2009 TOYOTA RAV4 RECALL - #13V383000

RECALL FOR SUSPENSION : REAR

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 during service, the rear suspension arm (rear tie rod) may develop unwanted movement and rust leading to thread damage and eventual failure. Failure of the rear tie rod will cause an abrupt change in the vehicle's alignment.

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Recall Details
Vehicle 2009 TOYOTA RAV4
Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Manufactured between 10/1/2005 - 8/31/2010
Recalled on 8/28/2013
Influenced by OFFICE OF DEFECTS INVESTIGATION
Owners Notified on 8/27/2013
# Affected 780,584
Recalled for SUSPENSION:REAR
 
Description 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 during service, the rear suspension arm (rear tie rod) may develop unwanted movement and rust leading to thread damage and eventual failure. Failure of the rear tie rod will cause an abrupt change in the vehicle's alignment.
Consequences Failure of the rear tie rod could cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective action Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tie rods and replace any that have rust or corrosion on the alignment adjustment threads. All of the rear tie rods will then be encased in an epoxy to prevent future environmental damage. Due to limitations in parts, the recall remedy will be launched in phases from September 2013 through mid-April 2014. All owners will receive notification of the recall, with most receiving second notifications when parts are available in their area. IMPORTANT: This recall supersedes Toyota and Lexus recall 12V-373. All vehicles that have been inspected and remedied under the previous recall need to be re-inspected and have the appropriate remedy applied.
Notes Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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