Safety Ratings

Frontal Moderate Overlap Test Results
GOOD
Rear Crash Protection Results
MARGINAL
Rollover Rating Test Results
ACCEPTABLE
Side Impact Test Results
GOOD
Frontal crash ratings - Driver
Frontal crash ratings - Passenger
Side crash ratings - Driver
Side crash ratings - Passenger
NHTSA Rollover Resistance Rating

Recalls

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 12V373000
Mfg's Report Date: AUG 01, 2012
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 780,584


Summary:
Toyota 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 tire rod) may develop unwanted movement and rust leading to thread damage and eventual failure. Failure of the rear tire rod will cause an abrupt change in the vehicle's alignment.

Consequence:
Failure of the rear tie rod could cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Toyota is currently developing the remedy and will provide a notification schedule when it becomes available. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus at 1-800-255-3987.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Disclaimer

The safety ratings and information is provided directly from the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)


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