Recall: 2000-2003 Tundra: STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

07FX4Chick

LIFETIME SUPPORTER
Lifetime Supporting Member
Joined
Jan 6, 2010
Posts
10,522
Reaction score
0
Location
Des Moines, WA
[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]61984,61985,61986,61987[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]TOYOTA
Model: TUNDRA
Model Year: 2000-2003
MFG Campaign #: SSC90/90M

Description: STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Begin Date of MFG: 1/13/1999
End Date of MFG: 9/13/2003
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

Number of units affected: 110,000
Date owner notified by MFG: 5/3/2010

Recall Initiator: ODI
MFG's of Recalled Vehicles/Products: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

Defect Summary: TOYOTA IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2000-2003 TUNDRA VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE FOLLOWING STATES: CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. EXCESSIVE CORROSION OF THE REAR CROSS MEMBER MAY CAUSE THE SEPARATION OF THE SPARE TIRE STOWED UNDER THE TRUCK BED WHICH WOULD PRESENT A ROAD HAZARD THAT COULD CAUSE A CRASH. ALSO, CORROSION OF THE REAR CROSS MEMBER COULD AFFECT THE REAR BRAKE LINES AND THE PROPORTIONING VALVE RESULTING IN DIMINISHED BRAKING CAPABILITY.

Consequence Summary: SEPARATION OF THE SPARE TIRE AND DIMINISHED BRAKE CAPACITY COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary: TOYOTA IS ASKING OWNERS OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLES TO REMOVE THE SPARE TIRE FROM UNDER THE VEHICLE UNTIL A REMEDY CAN BE OBTAINED. DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE REAR CROSS MEMBER AND RELATED COMPONENTS, INCLUDING THE BRAKE LINES, AND REPLACE THEM IF NECESSARY. IF THE CROSS MEMBER DOES NOT NEED TO BE REPLACED, IT WILL BE SPRAYED WITH A CORROSION PROTECTION COMPOUND. THESE SERVICES WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE, HOWEVER MULTIPLE VISITS TO THE DEALER MAY BE REQUIRED. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT APRIL 30, 2010. OWNER MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

Recall Notes: TOYOTA RECALL NO. SSC90/90M. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).[/FONT]
 

Members online

Latest posts

Forum statistics

Threads
28,729
Posts
1,103,013
Members
4,702
Latest member
Wendell
Back
Top