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Got a notice on the Toyota.com/owners website that the last suspension recall wasn't adequate to solve the lower suspension arm corrosion issue, and that now the rear suspension will be epoxied in position, and no longer adjustable. I'm going to try to get local dealer to throw in a 4-wheel alignment for the trouble I've gone through.
 

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Looks like no remedy yet:

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At the present time, Toyota is developing a remedy for this safety recall.
What is the Condition? In the Rear Suspension Arm No.1 Assembly ("arm"), if the nuts for adjusting the rear wheel alignment are not tightened following the proper procedure and torque specification when vehicle alignment service is performed, backlash may develop at the thread portion of the arm (shaft and turn-buckle), followed by formation of rust. If this occurs, threads may wear, causing the arm to separate, which could result in the loss of vehicle control.
When will the Remedy be Available: Toyota anticipates that it will take several months to prepare the remedy. At which time, Toyota will re-notify owners of covered vehicles by first class mail. If a driver hears an abnormal noise from the rear of the vehicle the driver should contact any authorized Toyota dealer for diagnosis."
 

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makes me want to get an alignment done before the epoxy is applied.
But I did not want to buy new tires until next year.
May be I'll wait until after I buy new tires and get a 4-wheel alignment. I suppose this will be a limited time recall; will have to wait and see what they do in Canada.
 

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I'm just about to pull the trigger for a new set of Michelins. My OEM Toyos, while noisy, have worn completely evenly so I'm not looking for an alignment. I will not allow them to epoxy any adjustments on my RAV.
 

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Got a notice on the Toyota.com/owners website that the last suspension recall wasn't adequate to solve the lower suspension arm corrosion issue, and that now the rear suspension will be epoxied in position, and no longer adjustable. I'm going to try to get local dealer to throw in a 4-wheel alignment for the trouble I've gone through.
Where does it say that they will apply epoxy? It does not make sense what so ever.
 

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Is it too early to ask how Toyota will compensate owners for the permanent removal of a vehicle feature (adjustability of the suspension arms)?
 

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Mine said there is no remedy at this time and I'll be notified via mail when they figure one out.
 

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This second recall is for the birds. Toyota is saying they can't trust their own mechanics to get the job done right so we'll just glue it instead and make bucks on replaced control arms. Screw the customer! I've never heard such BS. I'll wait till there's a final remedy. Had an alignment done a few months ago. They had to adjust the driver's side rear. Had I had this second recall done they would have had to replace the arm. I watched them tighten it back up. It was done correctly. There's no rust here in southern Cal. Screw this GD recall!
 

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man this is crazy...this is my first winter with the rav, when it snows around DC/MD/VA area they use so much salt for the roads. i hope this doesnt accelerate any rusting issue that can be caused by this recall.
 

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i got my recall in the letter several days ago. just wondering how many of you guys have scheduled an appointment with the dealer and got it done? i feel iffy about having them use epoxy to take away the adjustable suspension.
 

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The recall is being performed by State. You will be notified by mail when it's your States turn...I haven't received a notification yet either.
 

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To say I find Toyota's remedy to this problem unsatisfactory is an understatement! I doubt I will be allowing my vehicle to be dealt with by way of an 'Epoxy' fix unless they give me a written undertaking that should my vehicle require to be re-aligned regarding the rear suspension arms at any time in the future, that they will bear the full cost of replacing the arms. My understanding of this 'fix' with the epoxy, renders any further adjustment of the arm impossible. In the meantime I have sprayed the arms with 'Rust Check' fluid to combat the build up of rust on this component, something I do with all suspension parts. I do this twice a year, it a pretty cheap and easy job to do and it seems to keep things looking pretty good rust wise. Here's hoping Toyota come up with something better than their current 'boot strapping' fix. Quite frankly it makes them look pretty inept if this 'epoxy' effort is the best they can do and hardly engenders confidence in the product by current vehicle owners, not to mention prospective customers.
 

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Anyone received any updates on this? I got a call from the dealer saying there was a recall of the recalled arms and they would be replacing them again but they do not have any parts in stock so they will call me when they do. No mention of epoxy.
I got the same story from my dealer...what the hell is taking so long!
 
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