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Recall 16V577000

Accessory Exhaust Pipe Tip Burns People Standing By Vehicle

Recall Details

The exhaust tip added as an accessory by Southeast Toyota prior to vehicle sale may come into contact with people and burn them. 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

The accessory add on exhaust tips added prior to vehicle sale may protrude from the bumper area, burning someone walking by or standing behind the vehicle. 

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Toyota must be performed by a Toyota dealership. Southeast Toyota will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in September, 2016. If you do 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 incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The recall number is SET16D.

Exhaust & Emissions, August 3, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 3, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
425
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V577000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2010-2015 Toyota 4Runner vehicles manufactured September 3, 2009, to December 1, 2014. 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 began September 15, 2016. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET16D.
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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