By Matt Schmitz
Vehicles Affected: More than 16,200 model-year 2013 and 2014 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks modified by Gulf States Toyota Inc. as part of certain vehicle packages to be equipped with a combination of non-Toyota-brand 20-inch alloy wheels with chrome-plated lug nuts.
The Problem: The coating on the lug nuts may separate, causing the lug nuts to loosen or the wheel studs to fracture, which may cause the wheel to come off from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: GST will begin notifying owners this month, and dealers will replace 20 lug nuts and torque them to specification for free.
What Owners Should Do: Owners can call GST at 800-444-1074, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.
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