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Toyota Recalling Vehicles For Capacity Concern

Posted in General, Newsworthy, Press Release, Toyota by Geoff | July 4th, 2009 | 1 Response |
2009 Scion xB: One of Several Recalled Vehicles

2009 Scion xB: One of Several Recalled Vehicles

In the latest recall from Toyota, 1,348 vehicles, including the 2010 Toyota Tundra, the 2009 Toyota Yaris, Tacoma, Sienna, RAV4, Highlander and the 2009 Scion xB and TC will be pulled back into dealerships because incorrect labels were used that may result in the vehicles’ being overloaded, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

2010 Toyota Tundra

2010 Toyota Tundra

In the summary of the recall the NHTSA cites that mislabeling may encourage an overload of carrying capacity, increasing the risk of a crash.”Incorrect load carrying capacity modification labels could result in the vehicle being overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash,” said NHTSA in its recalls summary of the problem.

Toyota will contact owners and provide them with a new, accurate label. In other documentation filed with the federal government, the automaker said “each label will be generated specifically for each consumer’s vehicle, based on the accessories actually installed.” However, Toyota also noted that “a small number of vehicles (less than 50) cannot be remedied with a new, accurate label because the amount of accessories added to the vehicle has caused the cargo-carrying capacity to become negative after accounting for occupancy of each designated seating position.” It said it is “still developing a remedy for these vehicles.”

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  1. Mad_Science says:

    This has the feel of lawyers run amok.