Toyota recalls thousands of vehicles

Posted at 9:35 PM, Aug 02, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-02 21:35:36-04

The recall includes 760, 000 Rav4 SUVs with model years between 2006 and 2011.

The automaker says it's also recalling 18,000 Lexus H-S 250h models from 2010.

Toyota says the move is due to a suspension problem that could cause crashes.

The automaker says that if the nuts on the rear suspension arms of these vehicles aren't tightened properly during a wheel alignment service, the arms may loosen or separate.

A Toyota spokesman says the issue may be connected to nine crashes and three minor injuries in the US.

The automaker says it's working on a fix for the problem.

It says dealers will repair the issue for free.