Toyota, while climbing back up as the top automaker in sales certainly isn’t having a good summer in regard to keeping their vehicles on the road. It seems there has been about one report a week in regard to some Toyota version or another being recalled from everything to fuel line links to pedal interference. This latest recall involves 778,000 Toyota RAV4 models and 18,000 2010 Lexus HS 250h units. This newest problem discovered specifically effects these vehicles produced from 2006 through 2011. They are being recalled because the fasteners may not have been torqued to the proper specification during alignment. While that might not sound like a big deal, what is happening is the issue is causing excess wear that creates rust and separation and become a risk for causing accidents.
Now every automaker faces a recall from time to time, some of them more dangerous than others, but this collection of recalls from Toyota has us thinking something is seriously wrong with their quality control standards. Toyota has announced that it is working on a solution to repair the Toyota RAV4 and 2010 Lexus HS 250h models that are affected under this latest recall. They will notify owners when they come up with something. At that time, drivers will be able to bring their vehicles in for repair, at no cost to them of course.
This recall is coming in part because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had announced an investigation it started last month for Toyota RAV4 models for the issue they are being recalled for. It seems the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was getting complaints about tie rod failures due to rust.
While you wait to see if Toyota is going to contact you, if you drive any of the models currently going through a recall, you can learn more about the latest recalls and other information at www.toyota.com/recall, or call the Toyota Customer Experience Center (1 800-331-4331). Lexus owners can check in at www.lexus.com/recall, or call the Lexus Customer Satisfaction (1 800-255-3987).