Is there a recall on 2011 Toyota Camry?
Summary: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2011 Toyota Camry vehicles manufactured March 8, 2011, to July 20, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the rubber boot on the front suspension lower arm ball joint may have been damaged during manufacturing.
Are service bulletins the same as recalls?
The main difference is that a recall is issued by a vehicle manufacturer for issues that are safety-related, while a TSB covers components that may be malfunctioning but don’t compromise the safety of the vehicle. Recall issues might be discovered by NHTSA or by the automakers themselves.
Where can technical service bulletins be found?
To find a TSB, go to NTHSA’s Safety Issues & Recalls page. Type in either your vehicle’s unique 17-character vehicle identification number or its year, make, and model. The site will display recalls, investigations, and complaints.
How long do service bulletins last?
A recall is a mandatory repair; automatically applicable to the YMM and VIN; paid for by the automaker, and it never expires. A TSB is a voluntary repair and may not be applicable if you’re not experiencing the problem it covers.
How long will a 2011 Camry last?
The average Toyota Camry has a service life of 200,000 to 300,000 miles. If you average 15,000 miles per year on your Toyota Camry, it can last anywhere between 15 to 20 years, and still be in good condition, provided you maintain it regularly.
Does a service bulletin mean free repair?
Technical Service Bulletins are issued by manufacturers when there is a problem found in a number of cars which does not have an obvious fix. The TSB is a guide for mechanics to fix the problem but it is not a free fix by itself.
What do technical service bulletins mean?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Technical Service Bulletins, or TSBs, document recommended procedures for repairing vehicles, issued by a vehicle manufacturer when there are several occurrences of an unanticipated problem.
Are service bulletins free?
The TSB is a guide for mechanics to fix the problem but it is not a free fix by itself. No, the TSB just means they probably know how to fix the problem—but you will get charged for the repair. The good thing about Recalls and TSBs is that they are tracked by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.