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Old 03-11-2011, 07:19 PM   #1
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Default Toyota recalls FJ Cruisers over TPMS issues

Yet another recall has been announced by Toyota, this time regarding the Tire Pressure Monitoring System found on some of the automakerís trucks and SUVs.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 22,000 examples of 2008-2011 FJ Cruisers, Land Cruisers, Tacomas, Sequoias and Tundras, failed to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard #138 (TPMS). Apparently the affected vehicles had tire pressure monitoring systems that werenít calibrated correctly and did not illuminate a low pressure signal at the required minimum tire pressure.

As with many of these recalls, NHTSA believes the problem could lead to drivers piloting their vehicles with under inflated tires, potential causing blowouts and resulting in accidents.

Toyota has instructed its dealers to re-initialize the TPMS system on the affected vehicles free of charge, though at the time of our post had yet to confirm a start date for the recall. Concerned owners of the affected vehicles can contact Toyota at 1-800 331 4331 or the NHTSA safety Hotline at 1-800 337 4236 for updates.
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:17 AM   #2
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2007 here. safe!
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:10 PM   #3
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Also 2007, so I'm okay. My wife's 2010 Frontier has already had to go in with a TPMS problem. I hate those things. So do all the Toyota/Nissan/Honda mechanics I know. Governments say they did it because of safety. BS I say. Just follow the money.
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isn't money the motivation for everything these days?
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I've got a 2007, so I'm good. But in the event there are any recalls pertinent to my vehicle, where is the best place to monitor that information?
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:46 AM   #6
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I've got a 2007, so I'm good. But in the event there are any recalls pertinent to my vehicle, where is the best place to monitor that information?
Excellent question. I don't know, but would like to know where a list of recalls is located.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:31 AM   #7
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It is always better that we put first the safety of the consumers above anything else. Accident may happen anytime. Recently, a Chevy Volt recently caught fire while in storage for a number of weeks after being used in federal crash checks. An exploration by federal experts has begun into safety issues concerning the Volt and other vehicles equipped with similar battery packs. The proof is here: Safety investigation into Chevy Volt fire under way
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could be a bearing or even as simple as the belt itself...i try to avoid deep water for this and a host of other potential problems.....
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