Toyota has announced a recall of approximately 700 model-year C-HR SUVs due to an issue with the rear axle bearing bolts. Some of the rear axle bearing bolts may not have been tightened sufficiently on some vehicles during the manufacturing process, which could damage the rear brake components or could cause the rear wheels to detach, resulting in reduced brake performance or a potential loss of vehicle stability and increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will begin notifying owners in early November. Owners can call the automaker at 800-331-4331 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To fix the problem, dealers will check the rear axle hub bearing bolts and if necessary replace the rear axle hub bearing assembly and rear axle carrier sub-assembly with new ones.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.