Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. announced yesterday that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving 2010 model year Lexus HS 250h vehicles sold in the U.S.
The recall touches approximately 18,000 cars.
Toyota has determined that if the nuts on the rear suspension arm are not tightened following the proper procedure and torque specification during a rear wheel alignment service, excessive play may occur at the threaded portion of the arm, followed by rust formation. If this were to occur, the threaded portion of the rear suspension arm may wear and cause the arm to separate.
The same recall also touches approximately 760,000 2006 to early 2011 model year RAV4.
Toyota is currently developing a remedy. Once the remedy is available, Toyota will send a notification letter by first class mail advising owners to make an appointment with an authorized Toyota or Lexus dealer to have the remedy performed at no charge.