2006-2011 Toyota Rav4 Rear Lower Suspension Arm No.1 Recall C0J


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As previously announced, in August, 2012, Toyota filed a Defect Information Report (DIR) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) informing the agency of our intent to conduct a voluntary Safety Recall on 2006 to early 2011 Model Year RAV4 Vehicles.

In the Rear Suspension Arm No.1 Assembly (”arm”), if the nuts for adjusting the rear wheel alignment are not tightened following the proper procedure and torque specification when vehicle alignment service is performed, backlash may develop at the thread portion of the arm (shaft and turn-buckle), followed by formation of rust. If this occurs, threads may wear, causing the arm to separate, which could result in the loss of vehicle control.