• Kyodo


Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 396,000 vehicles in North America to repair a suspension issue that could result in loss of control when driving.

The recall involves models of the RAV4 sport utility vehicle made from 2006 to 2011, and the Lexus HS 250h sedan from 2010. The action is the third time these vehicles have been recalled for suspension-related issues, following recalls in 2012 and 2013.

Toyota said rust can form on the suspension arm threads if the nuts for adjusting rear-wheel alignment were not tightened correctly. Continued rust damage could lead to the suspension arm separating from the vehicle and a loss of control.

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