TOYOTA RAV4 2007: SUSPENSION:REAR

Make : TOYOTA Model : RAV4 Year : 2007
Build Dates : 2005-10-31 - 2010-09-07
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V596000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-10-03 Date Received by ODI: 2016-08-12 Date Added to Database: 2016-08-12
Manufacturers Involved: Toyota Motor Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: Toyota G0V Lexus GLK
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 337449
Summary:
      Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing "Toyota" is recalling certain model year 2006-2011 Toyota RAV4 vehicles manufactured October 31, 2005, to September 7, 2010, and 2010 Lexus HS250h vehicles manufactured July 6, 2009, to August 26, 2010. The affected vehicles have rear suspension arms "rear tie rods" with adjusting lock nuts that may have been improperly tightened after servicing. As a result of being loose, the arm may have thread damage and may rust, possibly leading to the failure of the arm and an abrupt change in the vehicle's alignment.
Consequence:
      Failure of the rear tie rod could cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Toyota will notify owners and dealers will replace both rear suspension arms and encapsulate the locknuts, free of charge. The recall began on September 30, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for this recall are G0V for Toyota vehicles and GLK for Lexus vehicles. Note: This recall supersedes recall 13V-383, in which some vehicles were only inspected, sealed, and did not have both arms replaced. The affected vehicles were previously recalled under 13V-383, but did not have both rear suspension arms replaced at that time. Those vehicles need to have both arms replaced as part of this recall remedy.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
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.