Gulf States Toyota Recalls Tundra for Lug Nut Defect
Gulf States Toyota, Inc. (GST) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Toyota Tundra vehicles because the coating on the lug nuts may give, causing them to loosen or the wheel studs to fracture.
The recall affects about 16,520 cars that were modified by GST as part of certain vehicle packages to be equipped with a combination of non-Toyota-brand 20-inch alloy wheels and chrome plated lug nuts. If the lug nuts loosen, or the wheel studs fracture, the wheel may separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
GST will notify owners, and dealers will replace 20 lug nuts and torque them to specification, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2014. Owners may contact GST customer service at (800) 444-1074.