That’s right ladies and germs, per a followup from an article that I had posted a few weeks ago, Toyota has formally announced that it is recalling 778,000 total units, most of those comprising of the Toyota RAV4 (760,000), as well as the Lexus HS 250h (18,000). Talk about a huge Toyota recall! I know it’s shocking to think that that many people paid $34,000 for a Lexus Corolla. Besides the fact that the design alone could induce bouts of drowsiness (do not operate heavy machinery while looking at one…it’s best to avoid a Lexus dealer during your commute altogether), now this major recall will hopefully get them to reconsider trading it in on something else, like a new BMW 3 series.
Anyways, the Toyota recall is for loose suspension fasters…or more specifically, the units sold above may not have had the nuts torqued to the correct specification during the manufacturing process (alignment).
For those units that were affected, this could cause excess wear, which over time could lead to rust and eventually…separation. Not a good thing to happen, especially while driving down the road at a high rate of speed.
There is something that I don’t understand though…although Toyota has formally issued a total recall, they do not have a solution at this time. No, that’s not a misprint…they don’t even know how to fix their own problem! They did say that once they come up with a solution, they’ll notify the owners via snail mail to make an appointment with their local Toyota dealer (I highly recommend going to the dealer that you purchased the vehicle from, if possible), and they will fix it…for free, of course.
In the meantime, please exercise caution and drive carefully, driving at low speeds and on paved roads if possible. Be safe out there, and for the latest Toyota recall, be sure and bookmark this site!
News Source: Autoblog