Gulf States Toyota, Inc.
Models: Gulf Toyota Camry Years: 1998-1999
Gulf Toyota 4Runner Years: 1998-1999
Gulf Toyota Corolla Years: 1998-1999
Gulf Toyota Tacoma Years: 1998-1999
Gulf Toyota T100 Years: 1998-1999
Gulf Toyota Sienna Years: 1998-1999
Number Involved: 7,794
Dates of Manufacture: April - August 1998
Defect: Sport utility and passenger vehicles equipped with wheel lug nuts, Part No. 1207, supplied by Prime Wheel Corporation and distributed by Gulf States Toyota, Inc., in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. The lug nuts are defective, causing loss of the lug nut torque, fatigue fracture of the wheel, and possible loss of the wheel. This condition can result in loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will replace all the wheel lug nuts and also perform a complimentary wheel rotation when the repair is done. Owner notification began in November 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Gulf States Toyota Distributor at 1-800-444-1074.
[NHTSA Recall No. 98V277]