Monday, September 9, 2013

Toyota Recalls Lexus and RAV4 for Suspension Problem

Toyota to recall 780,000 vehicles again after fix fails.

The New York Times (9/9, Jensen, Subscription Publication, 9.44M) reports that Toyota is recalling 780,000 vehicles for a second time because its previous efforts to address a handling problem created by a failure of the rear tie rod on the suspension. The recall includes 18,000 2010 Lexus HS 250h vehicles while the rest are 2006 through 2011 Toyota RAV4 SUVs. The Times notes that the issues of a second recall is rare and that “Toyota, once seen as a benchmark in quality and reliability, has seen that image undermined in recent years.” Toyota will now attempt a different repair after learning that some vehicles still had problems after the previous recall.

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