Toyota Recalls RAV4s and Lexus Sedans

by Monty Yolles on February 5, 2013

While Toyota is on the hot seat in the public eye for pending wrongful death and personal injury claims related to unintentional accelerating problems in several vehicle models it manufactures, we’ll remind our readers about another Toyota safety recall in case you missed it.

Toyota recalled more than 778,000 vehicles in the U.S., specifically the 2006 to 2011 year model RAV4 SUVs and 2010 Lexus 250h sedans due to the potential for loose nuts on the vehicles’ rear suspension arms.  Improperly tightened nuts can cause “excessive play” in the suspension arms, leading to premature wear and separation.

An additional 100,000 similar Toyotas in Canada have been recalled for the same reason.

Toyota says it has traced the issue back to improper maintenance work on the vehicles, claiming some mechanics performing rear wheel alignment were not tightening the rear suspension arms nuts to proper torque specifications.

Regular vehicle maintenance can help improve safety. Maintaining adequate tire pressure is a critical factor in vehicle safety.  Regardless of potential manufacturing defects, as an underinflated tire can cause the sidewalls to flex and heat up excessively, compromising vehicle performance and safety and possibly leading to a blow out while driving.

Visit our website today at www.YollesLaw.com for more information and to sign up to receive a free tire pressure gauge and an e-guide. Or, simply send an email to monty@yolleslaw.com to request a free tire pressure gauge.

At the Yolles Legal Group, we are dedicated to restoring people’s lives and will seek justice for those injured due to another person or company’s negligence.  If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving a potentially defective Toyota, Toyota-made Lexus, or other vehicle, contact the Yolles Legal Group for a consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.

Monty Yolles, founder of THE YOLLES LEGAL GROUP, is an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney.  Let us review your case and help you navigate the legal system on your road to recovery.  Call Monty Yolles today at (301)670-0443 to discuss your case, or send an email inquiry to monty@yolleslaw.com.

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