11/16/2012 Update: Yep, I got letter from Toyota that my 2010 RAV4 is part of the recall. Crap!
My brother recently alerted me to this. Evidently the Rav4 rear suspension arm might come loose if the nuts holding it together are not tightened correctly.
Here is link to Toyota’s announcement about it.
Check VIN here to see if your Rav4 is part of recall.
August 01, 2012
Toyota Announces Recall of Certain RAV4 and Lexus HS 250h Vehicles
TORRANCE, Calif., August 1, 2012 — Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving 2006 to early 2011 model year RAV4 and 2010 model year Lexus HS 250h vehicles sold in the U.S. No other Toyota or Lexus vehicles are involved.
Approximately 760,000 Toyota RAV4
Approximately 18,000 Lexus HS 250h
Toyota has determined 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 this were to occur, the threaded portion of the rear suspension arm may wear and cause the arm to separate.
Toyota is currently developing a remedy. Once the remedy is available, we will send a notification letter by first class mail advising owners to make an appointment with an authorized Toyota or Lexus dealer to have the remedy performed at no charge.
Detailed information and answers to questions are available to customers at www.toyota.com/recall and the Toyota Customer Experience Center (1 800-331-4331) or www.lexus.com/recall and Lexus Customer Satisfaction (1 800-255-3987).
Vehicle Safety and Quality Communications
Brian R. Lyons (310) 468-2552
John Hanson (310) 468-4718
Katy Soto (310) 468-8068
Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. Media Line (310) 468-5297