Certain 2001 through 2004 Model Year Sequoia Vehicles Frame Inspection
This is not a Recall, it is a Warranty Enhancement.
Toyota has received reports that certain 2001 through 2004 model year Sequoia vehicles operated in specific cold climate areas with high road salt usage may exhibit more-than-normal corrosion to the vehicle’s frame. This condition is unrelated to and separate from normal surface rust which is commonly found on metallic surfaces after some years of usage and/or exposure to the environment.
Limited Service Campaign (LSC) Remedy
If a customer believes his/her vehicle has been or will be operated in cold climate regions of the United states
where high road salt is frequently used and/or customers concern that their vehicles frame has more than normal corrosion, dealerships are requested to inspect the vehicles frame for excessive corrosion.
Based upon the results of the inspection dealership are requested to do one or more of the following at no
charge to the vehicle owner:
*If the vehicle’s frame and spare tire carrier passes Toyota’s inspection, no further action is required.
*If significant corrosion of the frame is detected based on Toyota’s inspection procedure**, then the vehicle’s frame and certain supporting hardware will be replaced at no charge to the owner until July 31, 2014 (repairs must be completed by this date).
*If the spare tire carrier does not meet Toyota’s inspection criteria**, the spare tire carrier will be replaced at no charge to the owner until July 31, 2014.