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Recall 12E046000

High Performance Brake Kit Leaks Brake Fluid

Recall Details

Due to clearance between the brake lines and the wheels being very tight, wheel weights from the wheels could strike and damage the brake lines and cause a fluid leak. Dealers will replace the brake caliper outer brake tube with a newly designed one free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The design of a Toyota Racing Development (TRD) high performance brake kit could cause a brake fluid leak from one of the front wheel brake lines. This can cause loss of braking function.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Toyota must be performed by a Toyota dealership. Toyota notified owners of affected vehicles in 2012. 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.

Brakes, October 17, 2012

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 17, 2012
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
200,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
12E046000
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
Toyota is recalling certain Toyota Racing Development (TRD) brake kits, P/N PTR09-35070, and TRD High-Performance brake kits, P/N PTR09-35100, installed by Toyota vehicle processing centers and sold by Toyota dealers as an optional accessory for model year 2007 through 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser vehicles. The subject TRD brake kit is specifically designed for the front wheels of 2007-2012 model year FJ Cruiser vehicles. Due to the shape of the outer brake tube of the brake kit, the clearance between the outer brake tube and a TRD 16 inch 6-spoke alloy wheel is minimal. If wheel balance weights are installed in an incorrect location, there is a possibility that the outer brake tube could be damaged due to interference with the balance weight, and brake fluid could leak from the damaged tube.
Consequence
If a brake tube becomes damaged and leaks fluid, it may result in increased stopping distances, and in some cases, loss of vehicle front braking performance, which could increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
All known owners of 2007-2012 model year FJ Cruiser vehicles will be notified by first class mail. If the vehicle is equipped with one of the TRD brake kits, the brake caliper outer brake tube will be replaced with a newly designed one at no charge. During this service, if necessary, the dealer will make wheel balance adjustments. This remedy will be performed even if the vehicle has original equipment 16 inch or 17 inch wheels or TRD 16 inch Beadlock ring type wheels, which are not affected by the condition, to assure sufficient clearance in the event wheels are changed at a later time. Notification to owners began on December 17, 2012. Owners may contact Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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