Toyota is recalling Highlander and Lexus Hybrids and Rav4s and Lexus Sedans.
The recall of the 2006-2010 Highlander hybrid vehicles and 2006-2008 Lexus RX400h vehicles is due to problems with the hybrid propulsion system. The Intelligent Power Module (IPM) inside the inverter module may contain transistors that have higher operating temperatures than the solder can support and the transistors may be heat damaged by the solder. If this occurs, various warning lamps, including the malfunction indicator lamp, slip indicator light, brake system warning light, and master warning light, will be illuminated on the instrument panel. For the complete recall information, click here.
The 2007-2011 Lexus GS350, 2006-2011 Lexus IS350 and 2010-2011 Lexus IS350c vehicles are equipped with the 2GR-FSE engine. They use bolts to secure the housing and sprocket of the Variable-Valve Timing (VVT) system gear assembly. These bolts could become loose due to abnormal impacts generated within the gear assembly immediately after a cold start-up. For the complete recall information, click here.
The recall of the 2006 through 2011 RAV4 and 2010 Lexus HS250h passenger vehicles is for a suspension problem. If the nuts for adjusting the rear wheel alignment are improperly tightened during service, the rear suspension arm (rear tire rod) may develop unwanted movement and rust leading to thread damage and eventual failure. Failure of the rear tire rod will cause an abrupt change in the vehicle’s alignment. For the complete recall information, click here.