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Recall: 2001-2002 Sequoia: WHEELS

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]20155,20156[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]TOYOTA
    Model: SEQUOIA
    Model Year: 2001-2002

    Description: WHEELS

    Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: SOUTHEAST TOYOTA DISTRIBUTORS
    End Date of MFG: 5/20/2002
    Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

    Number of units affected: 3,041
    Date owner notified by MFG: 7/15/2002

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

    Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN 4X2 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN ALLOY WHEEL TIRE UPGRADE (OPTIONS WM4, WM8, ZL1-ZL4, DH4, OR DH5) INSTALLED BY THE PROCESSING CENTERS IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA OR COMMERCE, GEORGIA, A LABEL IDENTIFYING THE SPARE TIRE AS A TEMPORARY USE SPARE TIRE WAS NOT INSTALLED. THE UPGRADE INCLUDES 4 LARGER SIZE TIRES WITH ALLOY WHEELS. THE ORIGINAL SPARE TIRE/STEEL WHEEL IS NOT PART OF THE UPGRADE AND WAS NOT CHANGED.

    Consequence Summary: DIFFERENT OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS CAN BE EXPERIENCED WHEN THE SPARE TIRE IS INSTALLED ON THE VEHICLE.

    Corrective Summary: OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A CAUTION LABEL AND AN INSERT FOR THEIR OWNER'S MANUAL. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 15, 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.

    Recall Notes: CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).[/FONT]
     

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