2002 Toyota Highlander Recall July 30, 2002 | On Sport Utility Vehicles, There Is A Breather Hose That Attaches

2002 Toyota Highlander Fuel System, Gasoline,storage,tank Assembly,mounting Recall | July 30, 2002

On Sport Utility Vehicles, There Is A Breather Hose That Attaches To The Nozzle Of The On-board Refueling Vapor Recovery (orvr) Valve, Which Is Located On The Topside Of The Fuel Tank. The Breather Hose Is Attached With A Clamp, Whose “tabs” Face In The Upward Direction. When The Vehicle Was Crashed Under The New Car Assessment Program (ncap) Test (i.e., 35 Mph Frontal Barrier Crash), The Clamp “tabs” Contacted The Underside Of The Body Due To Movement Of The Fuel Tank, Causing The Nozzle To Break.

In The Worst Case, Nozzle Breakage Could Result In Fuel Leakage If The Vehicle Rolls-over After A High Speed Frontal Crash.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Rotate The Specified Clamp. Owner Notification Began September 23, 2002. Owners Who Take Their Vehicles To An Authorized Dealer On An Agreed Upon Service Date And Do Not Receive The Free Remedy Within A Reasonable Time Should Contact Toyota At 1-800-331-4331.

Also Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Auto Safety Hotline At 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

This recall was issued on July 30, 2002 for 2002 Toyota Highlander, manufactured by TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC., in response to Fuel System, Gasoline,storage,tank Assembly,mounting problems.