About 3,500 Toyota 4Runner SUVs, Prius C Hybrids affected by Recalls

About 3,500 Toyota 4Runner SUVs, Prius C Hybrids affected by Recalls
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September 08, 2015

A Toyota distributor is recalling about 3,500 cars in two separate safety recalls.

About 2,530 certain model year 2010-2015 Toyota 4Runner SUVs may be equipped with accessory exhaust tips that may burn people who are standing behind the vehicle.

One complaint was submitted by a person who was burned while reaching into the rear of the SUV. When properly installed, the accessory exhaust tip should sit behind the bumper.

Southeast Toyota Distributors will notify owners affected by the recall and dealers will install a redesigned exhaust tip.

About 950 model year 2015 Toyota Prius C hybrids may have an improperly calibrated Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). As a result, the TPMS may fail to warn the driver that the tire pressure is low. Driving on underinflated tires can result in a blowout and increase the risk of a crash.

SET will notify owners, and dealers will re-calibrate the TPMS, free of charge.

Both recalls are expected to begin later this month. For more information owners can contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226.

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