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2001-2004 Toyota Tacoma Spare Tire Carrier LSC CSV

Discussion in 'Warranty Extensions' started by Lewis, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. Lewis

    Lewis Moderator Staff Member

    Subject: Limited Service Campaign (LSC) CSV
    Certain 2001 through 2004 Model Year Tacoma Vehicles Spare Tire Carrier Lift Plate Inspection

    2001-2004 Tacoma Trucks

    In late 2012 Toyota announced a Safety Recall Campaign (C0V) for certain 2001 – 2004 model year Tacoma vehicles originally sold in and/or currently registered in specific cold climate areas with high road salts usage (Cold Climate States*). Toyota is now announcing LSC CSV to also support owners of vehicles that are not registered in Cold Climate States who believe their vehicle has been or will be operated in cold climate areas where high road salt is frequently used and/or customers with concerns that their vehicle’s spare tire carrier lift plate has more-than-normal corrosion.

    Vehicles currently registered in the following states will be covered by this LSC CSV: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, KS, LA, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, WA, and WY


    On 2001-2004 model year Tacoma vehicles, prolonged exposure to road salts and other environmental factors could cause the Spare Tire Carrier Lift Plate to corrode. In limited cases, the lift plate may excessively corrode and break resulting in detachment of the spare tire from the vehicle.

    This condition is most likely to affect certain 2001-2004 model year Tacoma vehicles operated in cold climate areas with high road salt use. Toyota has initiated a Safety Recall in the cold climate areas. This Limited Service Campaign covers vehicles in other areas.

    Authorized Toyota dealerships are requested to visually inspect the condition of the spare tire carrier lift plate. Based on the results of the inspection and Toyota’s inspection criteria, the spare tire carrier will be replaced at no charge to the vehicle’s owner. As an additional measure of confidence, an authorized Toyota dealer will also perform a functional test of the spare tire carrier to ensure proper operation. The functional test will also be performed at no charge to the owner.

    This LSC will be available until January 31, 2017, and will only be available at an authorized Toyota Dealer.

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