Toyota Recalls 2004 Corollas Due to Faulty Wheel Assembly
Drive Train, October 27, 2003
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Toyota is recalling 2004 Corollas equipped with factory aluminum alloy wheels. The lug nut(s) may not secure the wheel properly to the hub assembly due to over-drilling of one or more of the five lug nut holes on the alloy wheel. If the vehicle is driven for a long time, the lug nut(s) could loosen or even fracture. This may result in the separation of the wheel from the hub assembly and a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will inspect all four factory aluminum alloy wheels and replace them if necessary.
Mfr's Report Date:
October 27, 2003
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ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FACTORY ALUMINUM ALLOY WHEELS, THE LUG NUT(S) MAY NOT SECURE THE WHEEL PROPERLY TO THE HUB ASSEMBLY DUE TO OVER-DRILLING OF ONE OR MORE OF THE FIVE LUG NUT HOLES ON THE ALLOY WHEEL. IF THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD IN THIS CONDITION, THE LUG NUT(S) COULD POTENTIALLY LOOSEN.
IN THE WORST CASE, THE STUD BOLT(S) MAY FRACTURE, WHICH MAY RESULT IN THE SEPARATION OF THE WHEEL FROM THE HUB ASSEMBLY AND LEAD TO A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT ALL FOUR FACTORY ALUMINUM ALLOY WHEELS AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE ANY FOUND TO BE OUT OF SPECIFICATIONS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 27, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration