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Toyota 4Runner Recalls

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09/01/17 Southeast toyota distributors, llc (set) is recalling certain 2011-2016 toyota tacoma and 4runner vehicles equipped with accessory hood scoops installed by set or set dealers. the adhesive attaching the hood scoop may weaken, allowing the hood scoop to detach from the vehicle.

If the hood scoop detaches, it may become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

Set will notify owners, and dealers will mechanically fasten the scoop to the hood, free of charge. the recall began on september 1, 2017. owners may contact set customer service at 1-954-429-2000. set's number for this recall is set17b.

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.
02/01/17 Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain 2012 toyota 4runner, corolla, corolla matrix, sienna, yaris, scion xb, lexus es350, gx460, is-f, is250, is350, is250c, is350c, and lexus lfa vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in alabama, california, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, puerto rico, american samoa, guam, the northern mariana islands (saipan), and the u.s. virgin islands, or "zone a." additionally, unless included in "zone a" above, toyota is recalling certain 2009 toyota corolla, corolla matrix, yaris, yaris hb, scion xb, pontiac vibe, lexus, es350, is250, is350, and is-f vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, maryland, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new jersey, new mexico, north carolina, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, tennessee, virginia, and west virginia, or "zone b." additionally, unless included in "zone a" or "zone b" above, toyota is recalling certain 2006-2008 lexus is250 and is350, 2007-2008 lexus es350, toyota yaris, yaris hb, and 2008 lexus is-f and scion xb vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in alaska, colorado, connecticut, idaho, iowa, maine, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, montana, new hampshire, new york, north dakota, oregon, rhode island, south dakota, utah, vermont, washington, wisconsin and wyoming. these vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

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12/15/16 Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling one 2016 toyota 4runner vehicle manufactured november 1, 2016 and one 2017 lexus gx460 vehicle manufactured november 16, 2016. the affected vehicles are equipped with takata pspi-ld front passenger air bag inflators that may have been manufactured without ignition booster tablets. as a result, in the event of a crash, the air bag may not fully inflate during deployment of the primary stage. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 208, "occupant crash protection."

The improper inflation of the passenger air bag may increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Toyota dealers have replaced the passenger side air bag modules, free of charge. toyota notified the affected dealers on december 15, 2016. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. toyota's number for this recall is g06, glr.

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.
11/18/16 Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 scion xb and lexus is f, 2009-2011 toyota corolla and corolla matrix, 2006-2011 toyota yaris, lexus is250 and lexus is350, 2010-2011 toyota 4runner, lexus is250c, lexus is350c and lexus gx460, 2011 sienna, 2007-2011 lexus es350, and 2009-2010 pontiac vibe vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in alabama, california, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, puerto rico, american samoa, guam, the northern mariana islands (saipan), and the u.s. virgin islands, or "zone a." additionally, unless included in "zone a" above, toyota is recalling certain model year 2008 scion xb and lexus is f, 2007-2008 toyota yaris, 2006-2008 lexus is250 and lexus is350 and 2007-2008 lexus es350 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, maryland, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new jersey, new mexico, north carolina, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, tennessee, virginia, and west virginia, or "zone b." vehicles of these model years and models that were not originally sold or ever registered in either zones a or b are not subject to this safety recall. these vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

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09/15/16 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.

Contact with an exhaust tip may result in personal injury.

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.

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.
09/22/15 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.

Contact with an exhaust tip may result in personal injury.

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 on september 22, 2015. owners may contact set customer service at 1-866-405-4226. set's number for the recall is set15d.

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.
07/05/05 On certain sport utility vehicles, due to a manufacturing issue in the front suspension lower ball joint, there is a possibility that the surface of the ball of the joint may have been scratched. the ball joint may eventually experience excessive wear and looseness, resulting in increased steering effort.

The lower ball joint may separate from the knuckle causing loss of steering control and a crash could occur.

Dealers will replace the front suspension lower ball joints free of charge. the recall began on july 5, 2005. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Toyota recall no. 50j.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
12/01/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2003-2006 toyota land cruiser and lexus lx470, 2005-2006 toyota tundra and sequoia, 2004-2006 toyota 4runner and lexus gx470 vehicles equipped with side curtain-shield-air bags. the affected vehicles have an air bag control module that may be improperly programmed, causing the side curtain-shield-air bags to deploy inadvertently.

If the side curtain-shield-air bags deploy unexpectedly, it can increase the risk of occupant injury.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag control module with one that has improved programming, free of charge. the recall began on december 1, 2016. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-888-271-9371. toyota's number for this recall is g0c and glb.

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.
01/29/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Southeast toyota distributors, llc (set) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 prius and corolla, 2009-2011 venza, 2006-2010 avalon, 2007-2010 fj cruiser, 2005-2011 sienna and sequoia, 2006-2011 tacoma 4x2 and 4x4, camry, highlander, tundra 4x2 and 4x4, and 2007-2011 rav4 and 4runner. the affected vehicles may experience compression of the seat cushion which may damage the seat heater wiring.

Damage to the seat heater wiring could cause the wires to short, increasing the risk of the seat burning and causing personal injury to the occupant.

Set will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the heaters with copper strand heating elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory, free of charge. the recall is expected to began in january 2015. owners may contact set customer service at 1-866-405-4226.

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.
09/01/17 Other Southeast toyota distributors, llc (set) is recalling certain 2011-2016 toyota tacoma and 4runner vehicles equipped with accessory hood scoops installed by set or set dealers. the adhesive attaching the hood scoop may weaken, allowing the hood scoop to detach from the vehicle.

If the hood scoop detaches, it may become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

Set will notify owners, and dealers will mechanically fasten the scoop to the hood, free of charge. the recall began on september 1, 2017. owners may contact set customer service at 1-954-429-2000. set's number for this recall is set17b.

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.
06/15/17 Other 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.

If the roof rack fasteners loosen, the roof rack may detach from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gulf states will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, tighten the roof rack fasteners, free of charge. the recall began june 15, 2017. owners may contact gulf states customer service at 1-800-444-1074. gulf states' number for this recall is 17r1.

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.
06/15/17 Other Gulf states toyota, inc. (gulf states) is recalling certain 2017 4runner , 86, avalon, camry, camry hybrid, corolla, corolla im, highlander, highlander hybrid, prius, prius c, rav4, rav4 hybrid, sienna and yaris vehicles. the spare tire air pressure was not adjusted to the proper pressure as stated on the tire pressure label.

A spare tire that is not inflated to the proper value may not perform as intended, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gulf states will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the spare tires, adjusting their pressure as necessary, free of charge. the recall began june 15, 2017. owners may contact gulf states customer service at 1-800-444-1074. toyota's number for this recall is 17r2.

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.
06/03/16 Other Southeast toyota distributors, llc (set) is recalling certain model year 2016 toyota yaris, rav4, land cruiser and 4runner vehicles, and scion fr-s, im, and tc vehicles manufactured january 28, 2016, to march 14, 2016. the load carrying capacity modification label may not reflect the correct added weight of the installed accessories. as a result, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard number 110, "tire selection and rims for passenger cars."

An incorrect label may result in the vehicle being overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.

Set will notify owners, and provide them a corrected label to be installed over the inaccurate label, free of charge. the recall began on june 3, 2016. owners may contact set customer service at 1-866-405-4226. set's number for this recall is set16a.

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.
06/01/16 Other Gulf states toyota, inc. (gulf states) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 toyota 4runner vehicles manufactured september 22, 2014, to march 23, 2016 and equipped with accessories installed by gulf states. the load carrying capacity modification label may not reflect the correct added weight of the installed accessories. as a result, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard number 110, "tire selection and rims for passenger cars."

An incorrect label may result in the vehicle being overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gulf states will notify owners, and dealers will install an accurate label, free of charge. the recall began on june 1, 2016. owners may contact gulf states customer service at 1-800-444-1074. gulf states' number for this recall is 16r2.

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.
02/23/15 Other Southeast toyota distributors, llc (set) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 toyota 4runner, tacoma, fj cruiser, land cruiser, rav4, scion frs, and xb vehicles. the affected vehicles may have accessories installed by set, such as running boards or other items, that were incorrectly installed. the accessory attaching fasteners were not tightened with the proper torque, possibly causing the accessory to detach from the vehicle.

Accessories that detach from a vehicle may result in a vehicle crash and/or personal injury.

Set will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the affected bolts, free of charge. the recall began february 23, 2015. owners may contact set customer service at 1-866-405-4226. set's number for this recall is set-14b.

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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Toyota 4Runner Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.