Recall: 2007 Tundra: WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]8232[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]TOYOTA
Model: TUNDRA
Model Year: 2007

Description: WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS

Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: SOUTHEAST TOYOTA DISTRIBUTORS
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

Number of units affected: 1,716
Date owner notified by MFG: 4/18/2008

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

Defect Summary: SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING 1,555 MY 2007 TUNDRA VEHICLES DUE TO A WHEEL NUT ISSUE. THE RECALLED VEHICLES ARE MY 2007 TUNDRAS EQUIPPED WITH 18" INSTALLED DIAMOND FINISH 5-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS (OPTION CODE WN1 OR WN4) OR 20" INSTALLED PAINTED ALLOY WHEELS WITH 6 DUAL SPOKES (OPTION CODE WV1 OR WV4). AFFECTED VEHICLES WERE ORIGINALLY SOLD IN FLORIDA, GEORGIA, ALABAMA, NORTH CAROLINA OR SOUTH CAROLINA. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS PROCESSED AT THE PORT, THE UPGRADED ALLOY WHEELS WERE FASTENED WITH NEW WHEEL NUTS. THE WHEEL NUTS CAN CRACK AND BREAK IF THEY ARE NOT INSTALLED CAREFULLY OR NOT CAREFULLY TIGHTENED. THIS WHEEL NUT CONDITION COULD OCCUR AT THE TIME OF WHEEL INSTALLATION, TIRE ROTATION, OR SERVICE.

Consequence Summary: IF A VEHICLE'S WHEEL HAS A CRACKED OR BROKEN WHEEL NUT CONDITION AND THE WHEEL BECOMES LOOSE AND FALLS OFF THE VEHICLE WITHOUT WARNING, A CRASH COULD OCCUR.

Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ATTACHING WHEEL NUTS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 18, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.

Recall Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)[/FONT]
 

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