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I'm in the midst of a battle with Toyota about a rear alignment now that my car has been epoxied. I'm curious how many other people have been through this. Please reply to the poll below so we know a little more about this situation.
 

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Rav4 suspension recall fix needs fixing

We have a 2010 Rav 4 with the suspension recall. Since the"fix" , the rear wheels have gone out of alignment twice ruining one set of tires( cupping) . After purchasing new tires we had Toyota realign wheels at our expense. Since only Toyota can do the alignment it is $250. Had the car in for our free oil change and the rear wheels are out of alignment again and Toyota wants $250 to realign the tires . Prior to the fix we had the tires aligned at the brake shop for $90. Since the fix we'll have had two alignments in six months. This appears to be a fairly common occurance if you search on-line. Can anybody say , " Class Action " . Toyota had better do the right thing re. this issue or a long time Toyota driver will start driving a Honda. We are dealing with Chuck Patterson Toyota in Chico, CA. Anyone experiencing similar issues?
 

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I received this recall last fall, but when I went to my Toyota dealership they told me they had to order the parts, and they would let me know when they came in. That was 5 months ago. Every time I call, they tell me that they are still waiting for the parts.
 

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I received this recall last fall, but when I went to my Toyota dealership they told me they had to order the parts, and they would let me know when they came in. That was 5 months ago. Every time I call, they tell me that they are still waiting for the parts.
Steven, I suggest you forget about this recall as I have done. Living in FL, you will never have road salt corroding these parts. And once it is done, you can no longer have the rear end aligned. I've heard too many stories about how they epoxy these parts and then it's discovered that the rear alignment is off. Very expensive to have it fixed then.
 

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Need new arms again can't do alignment

Going through this fix now. I purchased a used 2009 RAV4 sport for my son I was told all recall work had been done and that the car had run flats when I asked for a spare tire. Well after 2,000 miles my son got a flat and the car had to be towed. I found out tires were not run flats. I purchased two new tires. 6,000 on new tires had an oil change done and was told I needed new tires they were showing radial belts on the inside rear tires and they were not safe to drive on. I take it too a different dealership for alignment. I'm told they did everything and it can't be aligned without new arms. I call Toyota and after a long time they agree to pay the dealer to do the work. Supposedly the arms were replaced in 2014 with 90,000 miles on the vehicle. It now has 101,000 and needs new arms again. We have owned the car for 16 months and put 10,000 miles on the car. Toyota said they are paying out of good faith since we don't know how the car was treated before we bought it. I have no faith that the fix will work for more than another 10,000 miles. I can't afford new arms and new tires every time he needs an alignment! The repair work is only warranted for 1 year. These new arms will be epoxied and will not be adjustable. :mad:
 

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Has there been any updates on this? I'm in the same boat now - need an alignment after paying for new tires. Can't have the $70 tire shop alignment performed. Am getting the run around by my local dealership and told by Toyota corporate that it's my responsibility to have the dealership re-align and re epoxy the suspension arms. I just can't wrap my mind around how this is my responsibility!!!!!

Has any one had success getting Toyota to pay for this?
 

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Going through the same thing. Has anyone tried replacing stock with moog adjustable rear suspension parts? 2009 RAV with 250K on it..
 

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I ended up using https://m.ebay.com/itm/121655067368 Specialty Products 67805 Adjustable Rear Toe Arm for 06-12 Toyota RAV4 FWD/AWD
I bought them off eBay and had installed by mechanic. Had no issues with getting an alignment after they were installed.

Still pissed that I had to pay for all of this....
 

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Pardon my ignorance but..... are there two to replace or just one?
Two, one on each side. Best price I found on eBay is around $150 for a pair.
 

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Mine needed an alignment. I made Toyota replace my recalled epoxied ones with adjustable ones when I found out.

I went for an alignment at a non-Toyota place since they owned me an alignment and was told it was already aligned.
 

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Moog tech support tells me that they sell upper and lower adjustable arms for the 2009 rear. Seems odd that Toyota only provides a adjustable lower and then of course epoxies it so it cant be adjusted again. I do see a different supplier on the net that sells an adjustable upper as well. I need a really good alignment shop. Also I am a little worried that if I install the moog parts, will that duplicate the condition that initiated the Toyota recall in the first place?
 

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Rav4 suspension recall fix needs fixing

We have a 2010 Rav 4 with the suspension recall. Since the"fix" , the rear wheels have gone out of alignment twice ruining one set of tires( cupping) . After purchasing new tires we had Toyota realign wheels at our expense. Since only Toyota can do the alignment it is $250. Had the car in for our free oil change and the rear wheels are out of alignment again and Toyota wants $250 to realign the tires . Prior to the fix we had the tires aligned at the brake shop for $90. Since the fix we'll have had two alignments in six months. This appears to be a fairly common occurance if you search on-line. Can anybody say , " Class Action " . Toyota had better do the right thing re. this issue or a long time Toyota driver will start driving a Honda. We are dealing with Chuck Patterson Toyota in Chico, CA. Anyone experiencing similar issues?
 

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Seems apparent the dealer chicotd is subjecting his RAV4 to is TOTALLY ALIGNMENT INEPT.
My dealer, Valenti in Westerly RI gives a free alignment check with a printout to every car that comes in for any service. By doing that a couple times and making adjustments myself in between I've gotten mine darn near perfect and the tires are wearing just fine.
 

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Did the rear suspension arm "fix" involve the epoxy part which permanently set in place the adjustments on the suspension arms? If so and if the arms have not been replaced then no alignment involving those arms is possible and your Chico dealer is charging you for aligning only the front at an exorbitant rate.


Hey did you ever get anything done with your Rav4? I am having the same problem
 
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