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2006-2008 Toyota Rav4 Center Exhaust Pipe Recall G0Y

Discussion in 'Recalls' started by OishiiJPN, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. OishiiJPN

    OishiiJPN Administrator

    Subject: Special Service Campaign G0Y
    2006 – 2008 Model Year RAV4 Center No.2 Exhaust Pipe Sub-Assembly (Muffler)

    Toyota has received reports that certain 2006 through 2008 Model Year RAV4 vehicles (equipped with a V6 (2GR) engine) operated in specific cold climate areas where high amounts of road salt are used (“Cold Climate States”) may exhibit more-than-normal corrosion to the vehicle’s Center No.2 Exhaust Pipe sub-assembly (muffler). Toyota investigated these reports and determined that this condition may lead to rust perforation in the muffler. This condition is unrelated to and separate from normal surface rust which is commonly found on metallic surfaces after some years of use and/or exposure to the environment.

    The following states and the District of Columbia are covered by this campaign and will be known as the “Cold Climate States” under this campaign. CT, DE, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT, WI, and WV.

    Any authorized Toyota dealer will inspect the condition of the covered vehicle’s muffler. Depending upon the results of the inspection, Toyota will perform one of the following remedies at NO CHARGE to the owner.

    If it is determined that there is no rust perforation in the vehicle’s muffler, the dealer will install an Insulator Cover over the muffler.

    If it is determined that there is rust perforation in the vehicle’s muffler, the dealer will replace the muffler with a newly designed one.

    Covered Vehicles:
    There are approximately 37,300 specific 2006 through 2008 Model Year RAV4 vehicles registered in the Cold Climate States that are covered under this Special Service Campaign.

    Owner Letter Mailing Date:
    Toyota will begin to notify owners in February 2017. A sample of the owner notification letter has been included for your reference.
  2. K Wolfe

    K Wolfe Guest

    I had my muffler replaced at an independent shop yesterday because it was corroded. Then I got home and saw this recall notice in the mail!! Bad timing. I'm going to submit my information for reimbursement consideration as described in the recall notice. Can I do that online? The repair shop took some pictures of the old muffler this morning and it would be easier to submit those pictures online. Thanks.
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  3. Lewis

    Lewis Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not sure if Toyota has this online. Just follow what the letter says and you should be good. Let us know how it goes and how long it takes to get your check. Thanks!
  4. K Wolfe

    K Wolfe Guest

    Thanks Lewis, I'll let you know how it turns out.
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  5. markdc

    markdc New Member

    My exhaust had rusted and was replaced in late 2014 at my own expense ($1800). I received the notice from Toyota, submitted the documentation, was then asked to provide a letter from the repair shop on their letterhead and proof of payment (credit card statements). Did all this and was still denied by letter this week. I will be following up but their handling of this defect doesn't make me inclined to buy another Toyota. And, I've had about three additional recalls in the last few years....
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  6. Lewis

    Lewis Moderator Staff Member

    That sounds like total crud... :mad:

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