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December 4, 2001

REESE TOYOTA TACOMA TRAILER HITCH RECALLED

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the REESE TRAILER HITCH for CERTAIN 2002 TOYOTA TACOMA V-6 VEHICLES.

Manufacturer: SOUTHEAST TOYOTA DISTRIBUTORS


Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION:
TRAILER HITCHES INSTALLED ON CERTAIN 2002 TOYOTA TACOMA V-6 VEHICLES. THE TOW CAPACITY ON THE LABEL ATTACHED TO THE VEHICLE TOW HITCH IS INCORRECT.

Consequence Summary:
EXCEEDING THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT RATINGS OF THE VEHICLE OR THE TRAILER HITCH CAN CAUSE A VEHICLE CRASH, POSSIBLE RESULTING IN SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A REVISED LABEL TO THE TOW HITCH FREE OF CHARGE.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 01E060000.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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