RJ-1687-0

Case Number: 
RJ-1687-0
Period: 
2004-07-30 - 2006-04-10
Issued: 
Tue, 2006-07-04
Affected: 
24236
Component: 
shock absorber (rear leaf springs)

For 4WD vehicles, the rear leaf springs may be deformed around the centre due to an imperfect manufacturing method, and high localized stress may occur around the deformed area, which may cause the paint to peel. If this occurs, the rear leaf springs may corrode due to exposure to snow melting agent etc. and crack around the deformed area. Such cracks may grow if neglected, and in the worst case, the springs could break, which could cause the vehicle to stall.

Correction: 

The rear leaf springs should be replaced with the factory approved replacement units.

Identification: 

yellow paint on the upper left above the inscription of the frame number

Affected Vehicle(s)
Vehicle: Toyota Hi-ace, Regius-ace type KR-KDH205V
Manufactured: 30/07/2004..07/04/2006
Affected: 20011
VIN/Eng #: KDH205-0001015..KDH205-0022306
Vehicle: Toyota Hi-ace, Regius-ace type KR-KDH205V
Manufactured: 03/02/2005..10/04/2006
Affected: 4225
VIN/Eng #: KDH205-5000000..KDH205-5004232