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Toyota recalls 760,000 RAV4s
August 1, 2012 / 9:50 PM / in 5 years

Toyota recalls 760,000 RAV4s

(Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it is recalling about 760,000 Toyota RAV4 utility vehicles and 18,000 Lexus HS 250h hybrid vehicles in the United States to correct a defect in rear suspension.

A Toyota RAV4 is displayed at Boch Toyota in Norwood, Massachusetts January 27, 2010. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The RAV4 cars were made from model years 2006 through 2011, while only 2010 models of the HS 250h were affected.

Toyota said it had not yet developed a fix for the problem, which it said involves rust formation that could lead to wear and eventual separation of the rear suspension arms.

Toyota said it will notify owners when a solution is available.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in a defect investigation opened June 4 into a similar problem with 2006-2008 Toyota RAV4s, said the rear suspension arm assembly “may fail due to corrosion, potentially causing a loss of vehicle control.”

The federal agency said at the time it was probing about 460,000 RAV4s. NHTSA said it had received seven complaints alleging corrosion-related failure of suspension arms on the RAV4.

Reporting By Paul Lienert in Detroit; Editing by David Gregorio

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