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After Crashes, GM & Toyota Launch Recalls

Many news reports have claimed that both Toyota and General Motors have launched auto recall campaigns associated with crashes. Both campaigns have also been named in crashes.

According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Toyota has recalled all units of the 2006 through 2011 Toyota RAV4 vehicles as well as the 2010 Lexus HS 250h. The campaign was launched after the company learned that the recalled vehicles come with lock nuts on their rear suspension arms that may have been improperly tightened. If that’s the case, the nuts may end up becoming loose, which could increase the risk of rust buildup. The suspension arms may also fail as a result. If these issues take place, the driver may lose control of the vehicle.

While this recall was launched in 2012, the remedy then did not include the replacement of suspension arms.

After the first recall was launched, the company learned that four motorists had lost control of the vehicles. At least nine collisions have also been associated with the recall.

In order to avoid being another number, make sure to have your vehicle repaired as soon as Toyota contacts you. If you’re not contacted and you own one of the 337,000 vehicles impacted by this recall, contact a dealer immediately.

But Toyota is not the only company to have launched recalls tied to crashes.

According to several news reports, General Motors has launched an auto recall campaign that impacts all units of the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain SUVs after the firm learned that a problem with the vehicles’ windshield wipers has already led to crashes.

The official reports show that the ball joints in the windshield wiper module may end up corroding too quickly over short periods of time, increasing the risk of wipers becoming inoperative. If that occurs, the driver may have issues seeing the road ahead.

This issue has been associated with at least one accident that led to an injury.

While the remedy to this issue is still being developed, consumers with the recalled vehicles are urged to contact a dealer if they have further questions or concerns. Do not let this issue put you or a loved one in danger. Ask a dealer what you should do to avoid visibility issues that could lead to crashes until your vehicle can be fully repaired.

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