How hot do you like your seat heater in the winter?
If you like it really toasty — as in, with an actual flame — you’ll probably love one of 7,700 Toyota vehicles with seat heaters that catch on fire. The vehicles have been recalled because fire and cars don’t get along, what with their tanks of highly flammable liquids and all. All the affected vehicles are equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters that contain copper strand heating elements. The recall is being handled by Southeast Toyota Distributors (SET) which is the world’s largest distributor of Toyota and Scion vehicles.
The recall is expected to begin on July 14, 2016 and the seat heaters will need to be disconnected. Owners will be reimbursed.keep reading article "Toyota Wants to Stop Seat Heaters From Setting Owner's Buns on Fire"
If your car or truck has an optional accessory like running boards, chances are Southeast Toyota distributors put them on ... and I use that term loosely.
The distributor recently admitted that many accessories probably weren't attached with the proper torque and can fall off. Whoops! Since dropping a running board at 70mph on the highway is a serious safety concern, Toyota is recalling 3,942 vehicles to address the problem. That includes some:…keep reading article "Optional Accessories Keep Falling Off"
In the past month, Toyota has recalled cars that leak gas and catch on fire, faced growing criticism about unintended acceleration at low speeds and been named in a lawsuit complaining about rusted frames in older trucks.
So, finding out your Toyota has been recalled for an incorrect tire pressure label isn't that big of a deal. It's really more along the lines of a pain in the you-know-what that needs attention to pass federal safety standards. Here's what you need to know:…keep reading article "Tire Pressure Placard Recall"
Toyota admits they might have forgotten to tighten the two bolts that hold the front lower ball joint to the steering knuckle on some 2014 FJ Cruisers.
Loose bolts are, predictably, really bad at holding things together. In this case, all these bolts do is hold some critical steering components in place so you can control the direction of your vehicle and I'm sure we'll all be fine ... sigh.
The problem has been recalled and only affects a very specific set of FJ Cruisers with a specialized suspension. Here's what you need to know:…keep reading article "FJ Cruiser Steering Knuckle Recall"