Original Equipment Factory Installed Bridgestone or Dunlop Tires May Fail
Drive Train, July 5, 2006
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Our Quick Take:
The tires on your vehicle are mounted and secured to the wheel by a hard inner ridge called the tire bead. On some factory installed Bridgestone Dueler or Dunlop Grandtek tires, the bead may be damaged and leak. This could cause tire failure.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the tires may lose pressure and fail. Please contact your Toyota dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The original equipment Bridgestone Dueler or Dunlop Grandtek tires may fail due to a damaged inner bead. If this occurs, loss of vehicle control could occur. Dealers will inspect and replace affected tires. The Toyota recall number is 6AD. This recall began on July 5, 2006.
Mfr's Report Date:
July 5, 2006
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
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Potential Number of Units Affected:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH EITHER BRIDGESTONE DUELER OR DUNLOP GRANDTREK TIRES, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE INNER BEAD OF THE TIRE MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED. IF THE BEAD IS DAMAGED, A BULGE MAY DEVELOP ON THE SIDEWALL OF THE TIRE AND AIR MAY LEAK FROM THE AREA OF THE DAMAGED BEAD.
IF THE TIRE LOSES AIR PRESSURE IT MAY LEAD TO A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND INCREASE THE POSSIBILITY OF A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT ALL FIVE TIRES, INCLUDING THE SPARE TIRE, TO DETERMINE IF THEY ARE WITHIN THE AFFECTED TIRE-TO-WHEEL ASSEMBLY RANGE AND REPLACE ALL INVOLVED TIRES WITH NEW TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 5, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331. NOTE: DUE TO AN ERROR IN THE DOT SERIAL NUMBER SECTION OF THE TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS, A NUMBER OF VEHICLES WERE NOT INSPECTED CORRECTLY. TOYOTA RELAUNCHED THIS CAMPAIGN IN MID-AUGUST 2006.
TOYOTA RECALL NO. 6AD. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration