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One or both rear tie rods could fail resulting in loss of vehicle control.
Due to parts availability, Toyota will notify owners of affected vehicles in phases, from September 2013 through February 2014. If don't receive notification and you feel you should, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. Please note: This recall supersedes the previous recall, number 12V-373. Vehicles inspected under the previous recall will need to be re-inspected and have the updated remedy completed.
If the nuts for adjusting the rear wheel alignment are improperly tightened during service, the rear tire rod may develop unwanted movement and rust, leading to thread damage and eventual failure. Failure of the rear tie rod could cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the tie rods and replace any that have rust or corrosion on the alignment adjustment threads. All rear tie rods will then be encased in an epoxy to prevent future environmental damage.