Toyota recalls Tundra pickups on rusted-frame concern

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Old 25 Nov 2009, 08:39 am   #1 (permalink)
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Toyota recalls Tundra pickups on rusted-frame concern
Neil Roland
Automotive News
November 25, 2009 - 12:01 am ET

WASHINGTON -- Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 110,000 Toyota Tundra
pickups for the 2000 to 2003 model years after reports that rusted
frames in cold weather may cause spare tires under the truck bed to
break loose and fall onto the road.

Corrosion of the rear cross-member, which supports the spare tire,
also eventually may affect the rear brake line and lengthen vehicle
stopping distances, increasing the risk of a crash, Toyota said in a
statement Tuesday.

Toyota will contact owners of vehicles in 20 cold-weather states that
have high road salt use -- including New York, Michigan, Ohio and
Pennsylvania -- the statement said.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received about
300 complaints, including reports of three injuries but no deaths.

NHTSA today urged owners of the recalled Tundras to remove the spare
tires before bringing the vehicles to the dealer for repair.

Last month, Toyota announced a recall of 3.8 million Toyota and Lexus
vehicles to replace a floor mat that could cause the accelerator to
stick.

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Old 25 Nov 2009, 08:42 am   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Toyota recalls Tundra pickups on rusted-frame concern

On Nov 25, 9:39*am, Ed White <ce.whi...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Toyota recalls Tundra pickups on rusted-frame concern
> Neil Roland
> Automotive News
> November 25, 2009 - 12:01 am ET
>
> WASHINGTON -- Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 110,000 Toyota Tundra
> pickups for the 2000 to 2003 model years after reports that rusted
> frames in cold weather may cause spare tires under the truck bed to
> break loose and fall onto the road.


.....
> Last month, Toyota announced a recall of 3.8 million Toyota and Lexus
> vehicles to replace a floor mat that could cause the accelerator to
> stick.


It think it is interesting that Toyota waited to announce these two
major recalls on Thanksgiving eve......

Persoanlly I would have waited until Friday - even fewer people would
pay attention then, but I guess the Toyota media people are off on
Friday.

Ed
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Old 30 Nov 2009, 09:44 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Toyota recalls Tundra pickups on rusted-frame concern

about as much attention as people give your insipid posts.


"Ed White" <ce.white3@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:97014a79-5fab-4961-bb7e-a09012120640@s31g2000yqs.googlegroups.com...
On Nov 25, 9:39 am, Ed White <ce.whi...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Toyota recalls Tundra pickups on rusted-frame concern
> Neil Roland
> Automotive News
> November 25, 2009 - 12:01 am ET
>
> WASHINGTON -- Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 110,000 Toyota Tundra
> pickups for the 2000 to 2003 model years after reports that rusted
> frames in cold weather may cause spare tires under the truck bed to
> break loose and fall onto the road.


.....
> Last month, Toyota announced a recall of 3.8 million Toyota and Lexus
> vehicles to replace a floor mat that could cause the accelerator to
> stick.


It think it is interesting that Toyota waited to announce these two
major recalls on Thanksgiving eve......

Persoanlly I would have waited until Friday - even fewer people would
pay attention then, but I guess the Toyota media people are off on
Friday.

Ed


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