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Recall 17V291000

Add On Roof Rack Fasteners Not Properly Tightened

Recall Details

For vehicles equipped with the accessory add on TFORCE package, the roof rack fasteners may not be properly fastened. Dealers will inspect and as necessary tighten the roof rack fasteners free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The fasteners supplied with the add on roof rack for vehicles equipped with the TFORCE accessory package may not have been tightened properly. This could result in the roof rack loosening and possibly detaching from the vehicle, resulting in a possible accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Toyota must be performed by a Toyota dealership. Toyota will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in June, 2017. 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.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., May 1, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 1, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,019
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V291000
Component
EQUIPMENT

Summary
Gulf States Toyota, Inc (Gulf States) is recalling certain 2016-2017 4Runner vehicles equipped with the TFORCE accessory package. The fasteners for the aftermarket roof rack may have been improperly tightened.
Consequence
If the roof rack fasteners loosen, the roof rack may detach from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Gulf States will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, tighten the roof rack fasteners, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2017. Owners may contact Gulf States customer service at 1-800-444-1074. Gulf States' number for this recall is 17R1.
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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