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Toyota Tundra Rust Recall


Do you own one of these potential lemon Toyota trucks?

Vehicle Make / Model:

Model Year(s):
TOYOTA TUNDRA 2000-2003

Manufacturer:
TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Mfr's Report Date: NOV 16, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V444000 NHTSA Action Number: PE09049

Component:
STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS Potential Number of Units Affected: 110000
Summary:

 TOYOTA IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2000 Toyota Tundra and 2003 toyota TUNDRA VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE FOLLOWING COLD CLIMATE STATES WITH HIGH ROAD SALT USAGE ARE AFFECTED: CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. FOR VEHICLES OPERATED IN THE COLD CLIMATE REGIONS OF THE UNITED STATES WHERE ROAD SALTS ARE FREQUENTLY USED, EXCESSIVE CORROSION OF THE REAR CROSS MEMBER MAY CAUSE THE SEPARATION OF THE SPARE TIRE STOWED UNDER THE TRUCK BED. EVENTUALLY, EXCESSIVE CORROSION OF THE REAR CROSS MEMBER MAY ALSO AFFECT THE FUNCTIONALITY OF THE REAR BRAKE LINE AT THE PROPORTIONING VALVE.
Consequence:

 SEPARATION OF THE SPARE TIRE AND REAR BRAKE FAILURE COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:

 TOYOTA IS ASKING OWNERS OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLES TO REMOVE THE SPARE TIRE FROM UNDER THE VEHICLE BEFORE DRIVING. TOYOTA WILL INSPECT THE REAR CROSS MEMBER INCLUDING THE SURROUNDING COMPONENTS SUCH AS, THE BRAKE LINE AT THE PROPORTIONING VALVE (WHICH IS MOUNTED ON THE REAR CROSS MEMBER ASSEMBLY) WILL BE ALSO INSPECTED AND REPLACED IF NECESSARY.

If you've got a Toyota Tundra lemon truck, get a Burdge attorney. Getting rid of lemon trucks is what we do. Everyday. Since 1978.