Toyota issues US recall over wheel alignment problems

11th September 2013

Toyota has issued a recall for around 780,000 crossover and hybrid vehicles in the US in a bid to repair suspension problems that have an impact on wheel alignment.

It is the second time these vehicles have been recalled as the defect was not correctly fixed during a mass recall in August 2012.

The 2006-2011 Toyota RAV4 crossover and the 2010 Lexus HS250 hybrid were recalled last year to correct a problem with the rear suspension, which had the potential to cause rust and lead to a collision.

However, Toyota has found that the nuts used to adjust the rear wheel alignment may not have been tightened correctly.

The Japanese manufacturer will recall the models in stages, due to a limited number of parts.

Potholes, speed bumps or kerbs can all knock the wheel alignment of a vehicle out and drivers concerned about their vehicle should get it checked over by a trained technician.

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