TOYOTA TRAILER HARNESS 1998: TRAILER HITCHES

Make : TOYOTA Model : TRAILER HARNESS Year : 1998
Build Dates : 1998-01-01 - 1999-04-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 99E012000
Date Owner's Notified: 1999-05-17 Date Received by ODI: 1999-04-19 Date Added to Database: 1999-04-30
Manufacturers Involved: Toyota Motor Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 20613
Summary:
      TOWING HITCH KITS AND AFTERMARKET TRAILER TOWING WIRE HARNESS CONVERTERS FOR USE ON 1998-1999 LEXUS LX470, AND TOYOTA LAND CRUISERS. DUE TO INADEQUATE WATERPROOFING PERFORMANCE AND IMPROPER INSTALLATION LOCATION OF THE CONVERTER, WHICH IS MOUNTED ON THE EXTERIOR OF THE VEHICLE, AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT COULD OCCUR IF WATER ENTERS THE CONVERTER HOUSING.
Consequence:
      THE SHORT CIRCUIT CAN CAUSE A FAILURE OF THE CONVERTER, AND IF A TRAILER IS BEING TOWED AT THE TIME, CAN ALSO CAUSE FAILURE OF THE TRAILER LIGHTS.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CONVERTER.
Report Initiator: MFR E Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 17, 1999.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.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.