Toyota Recalls 880,000 RAV4 SUVs, Lexus Sedans Again

DETROIT (September 9, 2013)-- Toyota is recalling 880,584 RAV4 SUVs and Lexus HS 250h sedans in the U.S. and Canada because a repair announced last year may not have corrected a safety problem.

RAV4s from the 2006 through 2011 model years and 2010 Lexus HS250hs are involved in the recall.

Toyota says if rear suspension nuts on the vehicles aren't tightened properly after a wheel alignment, the arms can rust and separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

At least nine crashes and three injuries related to the problem have been reported.

Toyota recalled the vehicles last August for the same issue, but a spokeswoman says the repair procedure wasn't correct.

Toyota is recalling 780,584 vehicles in the U.S. and 100,000 in Canada.

Owners will be notified over a six-month period starting this month.


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