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Toyota recalling 760,000 RAV4's due to crash risk - Aug. 1, 2012
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Is the recall referring to wheel alignment procedures done at the factory, or to those performed after the vehicles have been sold, with alignments done subsequently?

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Is the recall referring to wheel alignment procedures done at the factory, or to those performed after the vehicles have been sold, with alignments done subsequently?
The way I read it is for bolts that were improperly tightened following a wheel alignment after leaving the factory. So for those who never had a wheel alignment done, you should be OK. Unfortunately, I had the dealership do just that back in March 2011.

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The way I read it is for bolts that were improperly tightened following a wheel alignment after leaving the factory. So for those who never had a wheel alignment done, you should be OK. Unfortunately, I had the dealership do just that back in March 2011.
That's the way I read it as well. At 162,000 miles I think I had 2-3 alignments, one by the dealership.

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Sigh, yet another Rav issue. . I think I had a wheel alignment also. After after three months of ownership I've had a number of problems with my Rav all noted on this forum. My 2005 $10k focus "banger" has had none, go figure.

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How common is it to get a rear wheel alignment?

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Sigh, yet another Rav issue.
Well, I already have an appointment to go back for the oil leak test results, and just last week I got my flappy sunvisor replaced. At this point, I can't believe Toyota has made any profit off of my RAV4.

The dealer has done ok with all the warranty work, I suppose....
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How common is it to get a rear wheel alignment?
Most shops today do a 4 wheel alignment, especially with FWD or 4WD vehicles. You might be able to get by with just a front wheel alignment with an old school design like a Ford Crown Vic, but that's the exception these days.

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