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Spare tire winch recall

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jimdi4, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Feb 12, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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    jimdi4

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    Got the notice of the spare tire winch plate recall in the mail in December;:eek:

    it explains that rust will prematurely cause a spare tire to fall off the vehicle due to poor rust inhibitor treatment at the factory on the plate that holds the spare tire up on the winch cable...I live in Illinois and was wondering when this will get fixed?:mad:

    Also, are they going to replace the whole winch assembly?:)
     
  2. Feb 12, 2013 at 10:42 AM
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    RedTacoDriver

    RedTacoDriver Out of my mind....be back later.

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    What year? What is the recall document number?
     
  3. Feb 24, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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    streamreeper

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    my buddy works @ toyota as a mechanic,he told me that they dont have a definiate solution for it yet. but it will probbly involve taking the truck in and getting a whole new assembly installed.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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  5. Feb 24, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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    KenLyns

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    You could use this as an excuse to get a tiregate. :p
     
  6. May 24, 2013 at 5:32 AM
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    Mine is done:) as well...they did replace the whole unit as well...It took about 1.5 hrs at the Toyota "Stealorship"..they said it will take 2 hrs


    I fabricated two brackets and added some security to keep the thieves from cutting the cable and stealing it again
     
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