Feds open new defect probe into Toyota Brake Line Failures and SpareTire Separation

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Old 06 Oct 2009, 10:39 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Feds open new defect probe into Toyota Brake Line Failures and SpareTire Separation

"There have been 15 reports alleging the under body mounted spare tire
separated from the rear crossmember and five reports alleging broken
brake lines at the proportioning value located on the driver's side of
the rear crossmember at upper shock mount."

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Old 06 Oct 2009, 10:42 pm   #2 (permalink)
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I know cost cutting is important, but how far can cheap get you?

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Old 07 Oct 2009, 12:48 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Feds open new defect probe into Toyota Brake Line Failures andSpareTire Separation

On Tue, 06 Oct 2009 20:39:45 -0700, john wrote:

> "There have been 15 reports alleging the under body mounted spare tire
> separated from the rear crossmember and five reports alleging broken
> brake lines at the proportioning value located on the driver's side of
> the rear crossmember at upper shock mount."
>
> http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...10060435/1148/

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Oh man, that's what they get for hanging the spare tire with a floor mat!

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Old 07 Oct 2009, 05:29 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Feds open new defect probe into Toyota Brake Line Failures andSpare Tire Separation

On Oct 6, 11:39*pm, john <johngd...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> "There have been 15 reports alleging the under body mounted spare tire
> separated from the rear crossmember and five reports alleging broken
> brake lines at the proportioning value located on the driver's side of
> the rear crossmember at upper shock mount."
>
> http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...60435/1148/aut...


Very interesting. My 1987 has the spare tire under the truck but it
is held up with a very heavy steel crossbar that you place into the
center hole of the tire rim and is held tight by a very heavy duty
chain. I worried about that big tire coming loose until I saw how
robust the tire holding mechanism is. Wonder where Toyota went wrong
between 1987 and 2000.
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Old 07 Oct 2009, 06:53 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"john" <johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I know cost cutting is important, but how far can cheap get you?


Well, you could buy a GM or Chrysler and find out .

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