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2010 LEXUS HS 250 HYBRID RECALL (SUSPENSION:REAR)

Make: Lexus
Model Year: 2010
Model: HS 250 HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign Number: 12V373000
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 780,584
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 08/02/2012
Record Creation Date: 08/02/2012

2010 Lexus HS 250 HYBRID DEFECT SUMMARY

Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006 through 2011 RAV4 and 2010 Lexus HS250h passenger vehicles manufactured from October 2005 through September 2010. If the nuts for adjusting the rear wheel alignment are improperly tightened during service, the rear suspension arm (rear tie rod) may develop unwanted movement and rust, leading to thread damage and eventual failure. Failure of the rear tie rod will cause an abrupt change in the vehicle's alignment.

2010 Lexus HS 250 HYBRID DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

Failure of the rear tie rod could cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

2010 Lexus HS 250 HYBRID RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear tie-rod nut for looseness and replace any suspect tie-rod found loose. Dealers will also affix instructions in multiple places to prevent improper servicing in the future. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus at 1-800-255-3987.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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