SAFETY (NONCOMPLIANCE) RECALL J0Z – Load Carrying Capacity Modification Label – 2018-2019 Toyota Tundra

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V711
Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 508

 

Incorrect Weight on Capacity Label/FMVSS 110

Since the incorrect label is not within 1% of the additional weight, the vehicles are not compliant with the FMVSS.

 

Summary

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Toyota Tundra vehicles. The accessory all-weather floormats may have been counted twice when creating the load carrying capacity modification label, resulting in the capacity modification label incorrectly overstating the additional weight by 10 pounds. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.”

 

Remedy

All vehicle owners will be sent a corrected label. The recall is expected to begin November 9, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota’s number for this recall is J0Z.

 

Notes

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.safercar.gov.

 

Check if your Vehicle has a Recall


Original Publication Date: October 11, 2018

To: All Toyota Dealer Principals, General Managers, Service Managers, and Parts Managers

 

SAFETY (NONCOMPLIANCE) RECALL J0Z (Remedy Notice)

Certain 2018 – 2019 Model Year Tundra
Load Carrying Capacity Modification Label – Incorrect Information

 

Model / Years Production Period Approximate Total Vehicles Approximate Stop Sale Dealer Inventory
Tundra 2018 – 2019 Early August 2017 – Late August 2018 500 9

 

Stop

STOP! DO NOT SELL NEW VEHICLES IN DEALER INVENTORY.

Refer to Dealer Inventory Procedures section for more details.

Stop

 

On October 11th 2018, Toyota filed a Noncompliance Information Report (NCIR) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) informing the agency of our intent to conduct a voluntary Safety (Noncompliance) Recall on certain 2018 – 2019 model year Tundra vehicles.

 

Condition

The involved vehicles received a load carrying capacity modification label indicating an added weight greater than the actual total weight of accessories installed.  As a result, the subject vehicles do not meet a requirement of FMVSS No. 110.

 

Remedy

For all retailed vehicles, a new label with corrected information will be provided at no cost to customers. Some of these customers may visit an authorized Toyota dealer for assistance in replacing the label.  For vehicles in new dealership stock, a new label will be provided to the dealership immediately after campaign launch.

 

Covered Vehicles

There are approximately 500 vehicles covered by this Safety (Noncompliance) Recall. No vehicles covered by this Safety (Noncompliance) Recall were distributed to Puerto Rico.

 

Owner Letter Mailing Date

Toyota will begin to notify owners in Early November 2018.

Toyota makes significant effort to obtain current customer name and address information from each state through industry resources when mailing owner letters. In the event your dealership receives a notice for a vehicle that was sold prior to the Safety (Noncompliance) Recall announcement, it is the dealership’s responsibility to forward the owner letter to the customer who purchased the vehicle.

Please note that only owners of the covered vehicles will be notified. If you are contacted by an owner who has not yet received a notification, please verify eligibility by confirming through TIS prior to applying any new labels. Dealers should apply any new labels for this recall as outlined in the Technical Instructions found on TIS.

 

Dealer Inventory Procedures

New Vehicles in Dealership Inventory

There are approximately 9 vehicles in new dealer inventory as of October 10, 2018.

Stop Under Title 49, Section 30112 of the United States Code, a dealer cannot sell, offer for sale, or introduce or deliver for introduction in interstate commerce a new motor vehicle when it is aware that the vehicle does not comply with an applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or contains a defect related to motor vehicle safety.  Further, 49 Code of Federal Regulations §577.13 requires us to provide the following advisory:  It is a violation of Federal law for a dealer to deliver a new motor vehicle or any new or used item of motor vehicle equipment (including a tire) covered by this notification under a sale or lease until the defect or noncompliance is remedied.

 Toyota reimburses dealers for flooring costs associated with new vehicles held in dealership inventory until the recall remedy becomes available.  Toyota provides these flooring reimbursements at 60 day intervals.  Toyota reserves the right to withhold or charge-back any flooring reimbursement funds that may have been paid to the dealer if it determines that a new vehicle subject to a safety recall was sold without first being remedied.

Vehicle Safety Recall completion should always be verified through TIS. We request your assistance to ensure involved vehicles are identified and not delivered prior to performing the remedy.

 

NOTE: Dealers can identify if any of their new and used inventory has any open campaigns in the Vehicle Inventory Summary available in Dealer Daily (https://dealerdaily.toyota.com/). The Vehicle Inventory Summary may take up to 4 hours to populate information for newly launched campaigns.

 

Inspection Reminder Mirror Hang Tags for Covered Vehicles in New Dealer Stock

To easily recognize vehicles involved in this Safety (Noncompliance) Recall, each dealership should utilize Inspection Reminder Hang Tags. Inside the vehicle’s glove box are stickers containing the VIN. Apply one of these stickers to the hang tag and install the hang tag in the vehicle. A sample copy of the Inspection Reminder Hang Tag has been included for your reference.

Hold For Inspection

Part Number Description Quantity
00411-140003 Inspection Mirror Hang Tag 25 Per Pack

NOTE: Dealerships can order hang tags from the Material Distribution Center (MDC).

 

Pre-Owned Vehicles in Dealer Inventory

To ensure customer satisfaction, Toyota requeststhat dealers complete this Safety (Noncompliance) Recall on any used vehicles currently in dealer inventory that are covered by this Safety (Noncompliance Recall prior to customer delivery. However, if the campaign cannot be completed (for example, due to remedy parts availability), delivery of a covered vehicle is acceptable if disclosed to the customer that the vehicle is involved in a Safety Recall. 

Toyota expects dealers to use the attached Customer Contact and Vehicle Disclosure Form to obtain vehicle buyer information. Dealers are expected to provide a copy of the completed form, along with the most current FAQ, to the vehicle buyer. Toyota and the dealer may use this information to contact the customer when the remedy becomes available.

Keep the completed form on file at the dealership and send a copy to [email protected]toyota.com. In the subject line of the email state “Disclosure Form J0Z” and include the VIN. 

NOTE: Dealers can identify if any of their new and used inventory has any open campaigns in the Vehicle Inventory Summary available in Dealer Daily (https://dealerdaily.toyota.com/). The Vehicle Inventory Summary may take up to 4 hours to populate information for newly launched campaigns.

 

Toyota Certified Used Vehicle (TCUV)

The TCUV policy prohibits the certification of any vehicle with an outstanding Safety Recall, Special Service Campaign, or Limited Service Campaign. Thus, no affected units are to be designated, sold, or delivered as a TCUV until all applicable Safety Recalls, Special Service Campaigns, and Limited Service Campaigns have been completed on that vehicle.

 

Toyota Rent-A-Car (TRAC) & Service Loaners

Toyota requests that dealers remove all TRAC and Service Loaner vehicles from service that are covered by a Safety Recall unless it has been completed.

 

Customer Handling, Parts Ordering, and Remedy Procedures

Customer Contacts

Customers who receive the owner letter may contact your dealership with questions regarding the letter and/or the Safety (Noncompliance) Recall. Please welcome them to your dealership and answer any questions that they may have. A Q&A is provided to assure a consistent message is communicated.

Customers with additional questions or concerns are asked to please contact the Toyota Customer Experience Center (1-888-270-9371) – Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm Central Time.

 

Media Contacts

It is imperative that all media contacts (local and national) receive a consistent message. In this regard, all media contacts must be directed to Tania Saldana (859) 815-9968 in Toyota Corporate Communications. Please do not provide this number to customers. Please provide this contact only to media.

 

Parts Ordering Process Non SET and GST Parts Ordering Process

At the launch of the campaign, VIN specific “Load Carrying Capacity Modification” Labels will be mailed to dealerships with applicable in-stock vehicles.  VIN specific “Load Carrying Capacity Modification” Labels will also be mailed to the owners of retailed vehicles in Early November. If for any reason, you require a new label, blank labels can be purchased through the Material Distribution Center (MDC). Updated weight can be calculated using existing label on vehicle weight minus 10.2 lbs.

Dealer will be asked to confirm correct installation of label, if required, for vehicles that come in for service.

             

Technician Training Requirements

Repair quality is extremely important to Toyota. All dealership technicians performing this Safety (Noncompliance) Recall are required to successfully complete the most current version of the E-Learning course “Safety Recall and Service Campaign Essentials”. To ensure that all vehicles have the Safety (Noncompliance) Recall performed correctly, technicians are required to currently hold at least one of the following certification levels:

  • Certified Technician (any classification)
  • Expert Technician (any classification)
  • Master Technician
  • Master Diagnostic Technician

Always check which technicians can perform a repair by logging on to https://www.uotdealerreports.com. It is the dealership’s responsibility to select technicians with the above certification level or greater to complete this Safety (Noncompliance) Recall. Carefully review your resources, the technician skill level, and ability before assigning technicians. It is important to consider technician days off and vacation schedules to ensure there are properly trained technicians available to perform this Safety (Noncompliance) Recall at all times.

 

Remedy Procedures

Refer to TIS for Technical Instructions on this Safety (Noncompliance) Recall. Conduct all non-completed Safety Recalls and Service Campaigns on the vehicle during the time of appointment.

 

Repair Quality Confirmation

Repair quality is extremely important to Toyota. To help ensure that all vehicles have this Safety (Noncompliance) Recall performed correctly, please designate at least one associate (someone other than the individual who performed the recall) to verify it was completed correctly on each vehicle prior to customer delivery.

 

Warranty Reimbursement Procedures

 

Warranty Reimbursement Procedures
Op Code Description Flat Rate Hours
LGG80A Inspect and/or Install Load Carrying Capacity Modification Label 0.3 hrs/veh

 

  • The flat rate times include 0.1 hours for administrative cost per unit for the dealership.

 

Claim Filing Accuracy and Correction Requests

It is the dealer’s responsibility to file claims correctly for this Safety (Noncompliance) Recall. This claim filing information is used by Toyota for various government reporting activities; therefore, claim filing accuracy is crucial. If it has been identified that a claim has been filed using an incorrect Op Code or a claim has been filed for an incorrect VIN, refer to Warranty Procedure Bulletin PRO17-03 to correct the claim.

 

Campaign Designation / Phase Decoder

Campaign Designation Decoder
Examples:

C1B = Launched in 2012, Interim Phase, 2nd   Campaign Launched in 2012
E0A = Launched in 2014, Remedy Phase, 1st  Campaign Launched in 2014
J0A = Launched in 2018, Remedy Phase, 1st  Campaign Launched in 2018.

 

Please review this entire package with your Service and Parts staff to familiarize them with the proper stepby-step procedures required to implement this Safety (Noncompliance) Recall.

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.


SAFETY (NONCOMPLIANCE) RECALL J0Z (Remedy Notice)  

 

Certain 2018 – 2019 Model Year Tundra
Load Carrying Capacity Modification Label – Incorrect Information

 

Frequently Asked Questions
Original Publication Date: October 11, 2018 

Q1: What is the condition?
A1:

 

The involved vehicles received a load carrying capacity modification label indicating an added weight greater than the actual total weight of accessories installed.  As a result, the subject vehicles do not meet a requirement of FMVSS No. 110. However, as the indicated added weight is overstated there is no risk a vehicle will be loaded beyond its carrying capacity based on the erroneously stated label.

Q1a: What is the load carrying capacity modification label?

A1a: This is a label placed in the driver’s door jamb that shows the amount of reduced carrying capacity due to the addition of any factory, distributor, or dealer vehicle modifications. Below is an example of the label.

load carrying capacity modification label

 
Q2: What is Toyota going to do?
A2: Toyota will send an owner notification by first class mail in Early November 2018, that includes a new label with corrected information, and instructions for installing this label on the vehicle.  If a customer feels uncomfortable installing this label, any authorized Toyota dealer can install this label FREE OF CHARGE.
Q3: Which and how many vehicles are covered by this Safety (Noncompliance) Recall?
A3: There are approximately 500 vehicles covered by this Safety (Noncompliance) Recall.

Model Name Model Year Production Period
Tundra 2018 – 2019 Early August 2017 – Late August 2018

Q3a: Are there any other Lexus/Toyota/Scion vehicles covered by this Safety (Noncompliance) Recall in the U.S.?

A3a: No, there are no other Lexus/Toyota/Scion vehicles covered by this Safety (Noncompliance) Recall.

Q4: How long will applying the new label take?
A4: Applying the new label takes approximately 15 minutes.  If brought to a dealer, depending upon the dealer’s work schedule, it may be necessary to make the vehicle available for a longer period of time.
Q5: How does Toyota obtain my mailing information?
A5: Toyota uses an industry provider who works with each state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to receive registration or title information, based upon the DMV records. Please make sure your registration or title information is correct.
Q6: What if I have additional questions or concerns?
A6: If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1888-270-9371 Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm Central Time.

 


TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS
FOR
SAFETY (NONCOMPLIANCE) RECALL J0Z
LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABEL
CERTAIN 2018-2019 TUNDRA Vehicles

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCRIT-18V711-1743.pdf

Download (PDF, 796KB)


SAFETY (NONCOMPLIANCE) RECALL J0Z (Remedy Notice)

October 11, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCMN-18V711-9314.pdf

Download (PDF, 1.09MB)


NONCOMPLIANCE INFORMATION REPORT

October 11, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RMISC-18V711-5699.pdf

Download (PDF, 66KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

October 30, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V711-5857.pdf

Download (PDF, 240KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=18V711&docType=RCL


 

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