facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Toyota recalls 778,000 vehicles

Aug. 2, 2012 at 2:59 PM   |   Comments

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Japanese automaker Toyota said it would recall 778,000 vehicles that could collapse due to suspension problems.

The company said 760,000 RAV4 models were involved in the recall. In addition, 18,000 Lexus HS 250h sedans were being recalled, Slashgear reported Thursday.

Toyota said the rear suspension arm was the source of the problem, as some of the nuts were not properly tightened or could be improperly tightened after a rear-wheel alignment.

Incorrectly tightened nuts could allow rust to develop. Should the nut then fall out, the suspension arm could separate, causing the vehicle's suspension to collapse.

Toyota said it would fix the problem free of charge.

The recall specifically recalls model year 2006 to early 2011 RAV4 and 2010 HS 250h vehicles.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Northrop Grumman developing reusable space plane for lifting spacecraft into orbit
2
Iran wants to develop mini-LNG plants
3
Slovakia plants seed in Ukrainian gas sector
4
Twitter to remove pictures of deceased on family's request
5
Iraq worried by terrorist ties to oil
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback