2009 Toyota RAV4 Suspension Rear Recall

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2009 Toyota RAV4 Suspension Rear Recall

 NHTSA Recall #93976
NHTSA Compaign #12V373000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerToyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
 Model Year2009
 Date of notification30/11/12
 Begin date of manufacuring01/10/05
 End date of manufacturing31/08/10
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received02/08/12
 Report created02/08/12
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units780584
 Defect summaryToyota is recalling certain model year 2006 through 2011 rav4 and 2010 lexus hs250h passenger vehicles manufactured from october 2005 through september 2010. If the nuts for adjusting the rear wheel alignment are improperly tightened during service, the rear suspension arm (rear tie rod) may develop unwanted movement and rust, leading to thread damage and eventual failure. Failure of the rear tie rod will cause an abrupt change in the vehicle's alignment.
 Consequence summaryFailure of the rear tie rod could cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionToyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear tie-rod nut for looseness and replace any suspect tie-rod found loose. Dealers will also affix instructions in multiple places to prevent improper servicing in the future. The recall began on november 30, 2012. Owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or lexus at 1-800-255-3987.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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