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2012 Toyota 4Runner Recalls

RepairPal provides easy-to-read analysis of 4 official 2012 Toyota 4Runner recalls. Find out if your 2012 Toyota 4Runner needs service due to a recalled defect and learn how to fix it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on January 10, 2017

The passenger frontal air bag assembly is deployed by an inflator which contains propellant that makes the air bag deploy. This propellant may degrade over time, especially when exposed to humidity and temperature cycling. As a result, the inflator may rupture on deployment, which can send metal shrapnel through the air bag, striking vehicle occupants. This could result in serious injury or death.

Recall repairs on your Toyota or Lexus or Pontiac must be performed by a Toyota, Lexus or General Motors (for Pontiac models) dealership, respectively. Toyota, Lexus and General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in January, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Toyota, Lexus or General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on August 3, 2016

The accessory add on exhaust tips added prior to vehicle sale may protrude from the bumper area, burning someone walking by or standing behind the vehicle. 

Recall repairs on your Toyota must be performed by a Toyota dealership. Southeast Toyota will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in September, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Toyota dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The recall number is SET16D.

RepairPal Expert Overview on August 13, 2015

Accessory exhaust tips installed by Southeast Toyota Distributors may be positioned so that people can contact them when positioned behind the vehicle. This can result in burning and injuring someone.

Toyota notified owners of affected vehicles starting in September 2015. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

RepairPal Expert Overview on January 16, 2013

Vehicles that had added on seat accessories such as seat cover installation, seat heaters or headrest DVD systems may not have had proper calibration procedures performed to properly operate the occupant sensing system of the passenger seat. This may result in the passenger front air bag being inadvertently deactivated, increasing risk of injury in an accident.

Recall repairs on your Toyota must be performed by a Toyota dealership. Toyota began notifying known owners of affected vehicles beginning in March, 2013. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Toyota dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.