23R1 – Valve Stem May Be Damaged – 2023 Toyota RAV4

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July 11, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V485000

Valve Stem May Be Damaged

A damaged or improperly installed valve stem may allow air to leak and/or the tires to be underinflated, increasing the risk of tire failure and a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V485

Manufacturer Gulf States Toyota, Inc.

Components TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected 195



Gulf States Toyota, Inc. (GST) is recalling certain 2023 Toyota RAV4 vehicles equipped with 17″ black alloy accessory wheels. During installation of the alloy wheels, the tire valve stem may have been improperly installed or damaged. In addition, the load carrying capacity label may state the incorrect weight. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.”



Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the wheel valve stems and replace the load carrying capacity modification labels, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 14, 2023. Owners may contact GST customer service at 1-800-444-1074. GST’s number for this recall is 23R1.



Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.


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Chronology :

On June 19, 2023, GST received one field report describing the condition of a 2023 RAV4 XLE vehicle with 17” black alloy wheels installed by GST exhibiting low air pressure in two wheels. The dealership indicated that the tire valve stem was not fully seated in the wheels resulting in air leaking from the valve stem. Based on vehicle inspections, review of the installation process, instructions and procedures, GST found that the installation process for installing rubber valve stems on the 17” black alloy wheels could result in the tire valve stem not being fully seated and/or damaged and determined that a safety recall was warranted. During the review process, GST also found that an incorrect weight for the factory standard wheels was used in the load carrying capacity modification label calculations which caused the labels on the affected vehicles to be overstated by 2 pounds. Since the incorrect label is not within one percent (1%) of the additional weight, the vehicles are not compliant with the FMVSS.


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4 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V485-4334.PDF 214.451KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V485-2929.pdf 645.627KB

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Recall 573 Report – 7/26/23

RCLRPT-23V485-8568.PDF 214.478KB

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Recall 573 Report – 7/26/23

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