Toyota has announced a voluntary safety recall of 760000 units of Rav4 small SUV. The recall involves 2006 to early 2011 model year Toyota Rav4 vehicles.
Toyota has determined that if the nuts on the rear suspension arm are not tightened to recommended torque specification during a rear wheel alignment, excessive play may occur at the threaded portion of the arm, followed by rust formation. If this were to occur, the threaded portion of the rear suspension arm may wear and cause the arm to separate.
Closer at home, 6628 units of affected model year Rav4s are being recalled by Al Futtaim Motors, the UAE distributor for Toyota vehicles. According to a statement issued by Simon Frith, managing director, no incidents related to this fault have been reported in the United Arab Emirates.
Al Futtaim Motors has initiated a service campaign to address the issue. The Rav4 owners are being contacted directly by their customer service team to set up appointments for a service check. Alternatively, customer care team at Al Futtaim Motors -MSN