Recall 14V429000

Wheel Lug Nuts May Loosen, Studs May Fracture

Recall Details

Gulf States Toyota modified vehicles with non-Toyota 20 inch wheels have lug nuts with chrome plating that may separate. This can cause lug nuts to loosen and damage wheel studs. Dealers will replace the lug nuts and torque them properly free of charge to resolve the problem.

Our Quick Take

For vehicles modified by Gulf States Toyota with special 20 inch wheels: The wheel lug nuts may come loose, resulting in damaged or broken wheel studs, and/or wheels coming off of the vehicle.

What Should You Do?

Gulf States Toyota notified owners of affected vehicles beginning in August 2014. 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, July 16, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 16, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Gulf States Toyota, Inc. (GST) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Toyota Tundra vehicles modified by GST as part of certain vehicle packages to be equipped with a combination of non-Toyota-brand 20-inch alloy wheels and chrome plated lug nuts. The coating on the lug nuts may give, causing the lug nuts to loosen or the wheel studs to fracture.
If the lug nuts loosen, or the wheel studs fracture, the wheel may separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
GST will notify owners, and dealers will replace 20 lug nuts and torque them to specification, free of charge. The recall began in August 2014. Owners may contact GST customer service at 1-800-444-1074.
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
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