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Recall 15V515000

Accessory Exhaust Tips Protude Creating Possible Burn Injury

Recall Details

The accessory exhaust tips installed by the Southeast Toyota Distributors may protrude from the rear and allow contact with people, possibly causing burning and injury. Dealers will install a redesigned exhaust tip that is smaller in diameter and more recessed behind the bumper free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Accessory exhaust tips installed by Southeast Toyota Distributors may be positioned so that people can contact them when positioned behind the vehicle. This can result in burning and injuring someone.

What Should You Do?

Toyota notified owners of affected vehicles starting in September 2015. 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.

Exhaust & Emissions, August 13, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 13, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,530
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V515000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2010-2015 Toyota 4Runner vehicles manufactured March 29, 2010, to July 30, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with accessory exhaust tips installed by SET or SET dealers that may contact people and possibly burn them while they are standing behind the vehicle.
Consequence
Contact with an exhaust tip may result in personal injury.
Remedy
SET will notify owners, and dealers will install a re-designed exhaust tip that is smaller in diameter and is more recessed behind the bumper, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 21, 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for the recall is SET15D.
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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