Description: Toyota is recalling approximately 760,000 certain model year 2006 through 2011 RAV4 and around 18,000 model year 2010 Lexus HS250h passenger vehicles manufactured from October 2005 through September 2010.
Hazard: If the nuts for adjusting the rear wheel alignment are improperly tightened when an alignment is performed, the thread portion of the arm (shaft and turn-buckle) may become loose and rust. This may lead to thread wear in the turn-buckle, causing the arm to separate, which could result in a loss of vehicle control. Failure of the rear tie rod could cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Toyota is currently developing the remedy and will provide a notification schedule when it becomes available. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus at 1-800-255-3987.