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Recall 08E029000

Wheel Lug Nuts Crack On Vehicles Equiped With Special 18 Inch or 20 Inch Wheels

Recall Details

Vehicles with certain accessory 18 inch or 20 inch wheels may be equipped with lug nuts that could fracture, causing the wheel to separate from the vehicle. Dealers will replace the wheel lug nuts with more robust nuts free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For vehicle equipped with certain special accessory 18 inch or 20 inch wheels, the wheel nuts can crack and break if they are not installed carefully or tight enough. This could result in the wheel separating from the vehicle.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Toyota must be performed by a Toyota dealership. Toyota notified owners of affected vehicles in 2008. 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 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.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, March 31, 2008

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 31, 2008
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
216
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
08E029000
Component
WHEELS
Summary
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING ALLOY WHEEL LUG NUTS USED FOR THE 18" DIAMOND FINISH 5-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS AND 20" PAINTED ALLOY WHEELS WITH 6-DUAL SPOKES SOLD AS AN UPGRADE PACKAGE FOR 2007 TOYOTA TUNDRA MODEL VEHICLES. THE WHEEL NUTS CAN CRACK AND BREAK IF THE WHEELS 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
CRACKED OR BROKEN WHEEL NUTS COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE WHEEL NUTS WITH A MORE ROBUST WHEEL NUT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 21, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA CUSTOMER LOYALTY DEPARTMENT TOLL-FREE AT 800-301-6859.
Notify
CUSTOMERS MAY 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.
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