TOYOTA TERCEL 1981: SUSPENSION:REAR

Make : TOYOTA Model : TERCEL Year : 1981
Build Dates : 1979-08-01 - 1982-07-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 86V038000
Date Owner's Notified: 1986-05-01 Date Received by ODI: 1986-03-10 Date Added to Database: 1986-03-11
Manufacturers Involved: Toyota Motor Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 359000
Summary:
      THE LOWER CONTROL ARMS, WHICH SUPPORT THE REAR WHEELS, ARE SUBJECT TO CORROSION IF OPERATED IN AREAS WHERE A LARGE AMOUNT OF ROAD SALT IS USED TO AID IN SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: CONTINUOUS EXPOSURE TO ROAD SALT MAY CAUSE CORROSION FAILURE OF THE LOWER CONTROL ARM AFFECTING VEHICLE OPERATION; THIS COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      RUST PROOF OR REPLACE LOWER CONTROL ARMS. "OWNER NOTIFICATION WILL BEGIN IN MAY 1986".
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: LOWER CONTROL ARMS. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.