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May 16, 2003

Toyota Has Recalled the 2003 Toyota 4 Runner

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.

Models: Toyota 4 Runner Year: 2003

Number Potentially Involved: 29,482

Dates of Manufacture: October 2002 – March 2003

Defect: On certain sport utility vehicles with V6 engines, the fuel pulsation damper, located on the fuel rail, may have been improperly assembled, causing a diaphragm in the pulsation damper to be damaged. If the diaphragm fails, fuel may leak. This could result in an engine compartment fire if a heat source or an ignition source is present.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the pulsation damper. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during May 2003. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

[NHTSA Recall No. 03V146].

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If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
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when the next update is due.

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

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