More than a year after Toyota Motor Corporation recalled 780K vehicles to fix a problem in the rear tie rod, the company has recalled the vehicles again after reports that the problem remains, reported The New York Times. The company had recalled 18K 2010 Lexus HS 250h autos and 760K Toyota RAV4 SUV of model years 2006 to 2011 in Aug 2012, following several complaints.
Inspections by Toyota and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that the nuts on the rear suspension arms were not fixed firmly, which could lead to corrosion and cause the arms to separate. While Toyota believed that the problem had been solved after the recall, some dealers reported otherwise.
Recently, Toyota recalled 369,000 vehicles worldwide, including about 235,000 in the U.S., roughly 74,000 in Japan and 37,500 in Europe to fix a hybrid-system problem. The SUV transistors get overheated in the hybrid system, which makes the vehicle halt abruptly.