Recall on Toyota !00 IFS - supension Arm weld

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 16:40
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I just received in the mail a recall notice from Toyota regarding the weld strength on the RH lower suspension arm - weld may be of insufficient length and may fail . Mine is a 2001 TD .
Oh what a feeling !
Willie .
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Reply By: Member - Bill S (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 16:53

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 16:53
HI Willie, Mines a 2005 model have not had any notification as yet,looks OK to me though??

REgards BILLS
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 17:11

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 17:11
Bill ,
Mine has had some fairly rugged use , plus it's got a hvy duty torsion bar which has been wound up , so if it was going to go , I think it would have by now .
I have that ARB reinforcing bracket on mine - maybe that helps - I am a mechanical idiot , so I cannot check it myself .
Cheers ,
willie .
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 17:24

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 17:24
I wonder how the good doctor big kids feels. The cheeky bassards made him pay for his to be fixed.
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 20:19

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 20:19
Oh what a feeling I have - F)(*&)(**&_+%%%*()
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 20:39

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 20:39
Hey Andrew
Why not get a copy of the notice from Willie and take it back to the dealer and pose the big question "I WANT MY MONEY BACK".

This had to start at some stage but the issue is that many people have paid to repair their problem.

P.S. I didn't know you could swaer like that. ;)
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 07:42

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 07:42
Andrew, did yours crack at the weld or elsewhere?
if at the weld then ask for your money back for sure
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 20:14

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 20:14
Mine was cracked at the weld and it has now been welded up and the ARB type reinforcing plate welded over the top. I am not sure really what I should do. I wonder if the new suspension arm just has a longer weld on it.

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 07:53

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 07:53
i'd be asking questions to start with
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Reply By: Dazmit - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 17:40

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 17:40
Interesting - there is nothing listed on the dept of transport website for vehicle recalls yet.

Cheers

Darryl
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Reply By: 100TD - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 18:07

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 18:07
Willie,mine is an 03 TD with a similar set up to yours also has received a fair caning and no sign of tearing along the welds either(no recall notice yet????)I will however reweld the ends of the seams and weld the reinforcing bracket on when the warranty runs out as i was told if bolted in warranty OK welded in no comeback if arm fails!Cheers Paul
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Reply By: japmel - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 21:39

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 21:39
Just had a look at lcol site,

It seems that the recall is for inspection only.

Regards
japmel
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Reply By: Footloose - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 23:18

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 23:18
Willie, the moment the market goes up I start lusting after GXL turbo electric everything chromed exhaust 3" exhausted etc 100 series. However, not only is it a pipe dream at the moment, but
I've heard some ruuly bad stories about these steering thingoes on em (you'll recognize the technical term used of course :)
And the u beaut high kw ones with direct injection (I think) create so much hash that you can't use a HF on the go.
So, as I get older I lust less....sigh.
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Reply By: Richard - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 11:23

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 11:23
Just had the lower control arms welded as part of a suspension upgrade. Preventative maintenance. No recall notice yet for the 2005 TD100.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 20:33

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 20:33
STRANGE... No comment from Truckster!!!!! LOL!!
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 22:58

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 22:58
The actual wording is as follows

"We are contacting you to advise thaton certain Toyota Land Cruiser series vehicles fitted with factory standard idependant bfront suspension(IFS)the right hand front lower suspension arm mayhave been manufactured with insufficient length of one of the welds between the upper and lower halves of the suspension arm . As a result there is a possibility that if the vehicle is operated under sever usage conditions , a small crack may develop in the right hand front lower suspension arm potentially affecting the long term durability of the arm .

A search of our records indicates that your Toyota Land Cruiser was manufactured within the range of vehicles that may require rectification . Toyota would like to inspect the condition of the weld and if necessary replace the RH fornt lower suspension arm . Accordingly we request that you contact your Toyota dealer as soon as possible to schedule abn appointment to have the inspection and rectification carried out ."

It goes on , and on and on , but that is the important part .

Regards ,

Willie
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