June 26, 2000
1999-2000 Toyota Tundra Automobiles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has published the recall of certain 1999-2000
Toyota Tundra automobiles because on certain pickup trucks distributed by Gulf States
Toyota and equipped with a Tekonsha trailer hitch wiring harness and converter, an
electrical short circuit can occur if water enters the converter housing.
According to the NHTSA, this short circuit
could cause a failure of the converter, and if a trailer is being towed at the time, can
also cause inoperative trailer lights.
7,000 of these vehicles, manufactured between
April 1999 through March 2000 are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace the wire harness and
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification was to begin during May 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy
within a reasonable time should contact Gulf States Toyota at 1-800-444-1074.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V103]
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers June 26,
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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