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Recall 08V080000

Wheel Lug Nuts Crack And Break

Recall Details

For vehicles with upgraded wheels sold in southeastern states, the lug nuts may not have been installed properly and as a result may crack and break. Dealers will replace the lug nuts free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For vehicles with certain 5 spoke 18" wheels or 6 dual spoke 20" wheels sold in some southeastern states, the wheel nuts that were installed may not have been installed properly and may crack and break.

What Should You Do?

Toyota notified owners of affected vehicles starting in April 2008. 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.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, February 25, 2008

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 25, 2008
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,716
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
08V080000
Component
WHEELS
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
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.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ATTACHING WHEEL NUTS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 18, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.
Notify
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.
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