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Recall 14V475000

Spare Tire Information Misstated On Tire Plackard

Recall Details

The spare tire size and air pressure may be misstated on the tire placard sticker located on the vehicle. This can lead to improper air being inflated in the spare tire, which could result in tire failure. Owners can install replacement stickers as mailed to them, or seek the assistance of a dealer free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The information printed on a sticker located on the vehicle that states the proper spare tire size and inflation pressure may be incorrect. This could allow for improper tire inflation and lead to spare tire failure if utilized.

What Should You Do?

Toyota began mailing replacement labels to customers or dealerships in Septemer 2014. If you receive a label, you may install it yourself, or seek the assistance of your dealer. If you have not received a label and want to see if your vehicle is affected, you can contact your dealer. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, August 04, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 04, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
20,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V475000
Component
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2008-2014 FJ Cruiser and Tacoma vehicles equipped with accessory wheels and tires installed by Toyota or dealers prior to the vehicle's first sale. The affected vehicles may list incorrect spare tire size and/or cold tire inflation information on the tire placard. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars."
Consequence
If the spare tire is inflated to the incorrect pressure provided on the placard, tire failure may occur while it is being driven on, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
For the involved vehicles, overlay stickers to correct the tire placard will either be mailed to owners or provided to dealers for placement over the incorrect information on the placard. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Toyota customer service 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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