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2006-2011 Toyota Rav4 Rear Lower Suspension Arm Recall G0V

Discussion in 'Recalls' started by OishiiJPN, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. OishiiJPN

    OishiiJPN Administrator

    This is a 3rd time Recall for this concern because some vehicles were found to not be repaired properly with the first two attempts. The first two were the C0J and then CSJ.


    Safety Recall G0V - Remedy Notice
    2006 to 2011 RAV4 Vehicles Rear Lower Suspension Arm (No. 1) Assemblies

    On August 10th , Toyota filed an amended Defect Information Report (DIR) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) informing the agency of our intent to change the remedy on certain 2006 to 2011 model year RAV4 vehicles.

    Safety Recall G0V applies to a specific population of 2006-2011 model year RAV4 vehicles involved in Toyota’s previous recall related to the Rear Lower Suspension Arm No. 1. The previous recall included the inspection of the suspension arm assemblies for corrosion and, if necessary, replacement of the suspension arm assemblies on the subject vehicles. In some cases, corroded arms may not have been identified and replaced. Moving forward, any vehicle that has not already had both rear lower suspension arms replaced under the previous recall remedy are now included in this new Safety Recall. Customers with these vehicles will be asked to return to the dealership for the revised remedy procedure. This remedy will be performed at NO CHARGE to the customer.

    In the earlier action, if the nuts for adjusting rear wheel alignment were improperly tightened when an alignment was performed, rust could form on suspension arm threads. If this occurs, and if the condition is not identified and remedied during servicing or repair under the existing remedy procedure, the threads can wear over time, causing the arm to separate, which could result in a loss of vehicle control. Remedy The remedy will involve the replacement of BOTH suspension arms and encasing them in epoxy. An alignment will be performed, as well, and warning labels will be applied.

    Covered Vehicles:
    There are approximately 329,000 2006-2011 RAV4 vehicles covered by this Safety Recall. There are approximately 9,400 vehicles covered by this Safety Recall that were distributed to Puerto Rico.

    Owner Letter Mailing Date:
    Toyota will notify owners in September of 2016.

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