TOYOTA 4RUNNER 1998: SUSPENSION

Make : TOYOTA Model : 4RUNNER Year : 1998
Build Dates : 1995-11-20 - 1998-02-28
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 02V021000
Date Owner's Notified: 2002-02-28 Date Received by ODI: 2002-01-18 Date Added to Database: 2002-01-26
Manufacturers Involved: Toyota Motor Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SSC 20A
Component: SUSPENSION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 273743
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN 2-WHEEL-DRIVE "2WD" AND 4-WHEEL-DRIVE "4WD" 4RUNNER SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, A COMBINATION OF HEAVY LOADING "SIMULTANEOUS LOADING TO REAR GROSS AXLE WEIGHT RATING AND GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING" AND SEVERE STEERING MANEUVERS COULD CAUSE THE 2WD 4RUNNER TO LOSE DIRECTIONAL STABILITY.
Consequence:
      THIS MAY RESULT IN A LOSS OF CONTROL AND COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE REAR SUSPENSION PARTS. ALTHOUGH THE 4WD 4RUNNERS DO NOT EXHIBIT THE HANDLING CONDITION, TOYOTA WILL RECALL THESE VEHICLES TO AVOID ANY PUBLIC CONFUSION AS TO WHICH VEHICLES SHOULD RECEIVE THE REPLACEMENT PARTS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 28, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      TOYOTA RECALL NO. SSC 20A.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.