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Recall 17V763000

Accessory Billet Grille Separates From The Vehicle

Recall Details

The accessory installed Billet grille overlay has a securing nut that can fracture, causing the grille to separate from the vehicle while driving. Dealers will replace the securing U-nuts with upgraded hardware free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The accessory installed Billet grille overlay, if equipped, has a U-nut that secures it. This nut can fracture allowing the grille to separate from the vehicle. This could cause a road hazard and increase risk of a crash.

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 January, 2018. 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 Toyota recall number is SET17C.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., November 29, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 29, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
431
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V763000
Component
STRUCTURE
Summary
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Toyota 4Runner vehicles equipped with an accessory Billet Grille Overlay installed by SET or provided by SET and installed by SET dealers. The U-nut that secures the overlay grille may fracture, allowing the Billet Grille Overlay to detach from the vehicle.
Consequence
If the Billet Grille Overlay detaches while driving, it can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
SET will notify owners, and dealers will replace the securing U-nuts with upgraded hardware, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 26, 2018. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET17C.
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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