Southeast Toyota is recalling 3,499 stainless steel exhaust tips sold by southeast Toyota as an optional accessory for use on MY 2008 Highlander and Highlander hybird vehicles. Due to improper heat treatment during the manufacturing process, the original clamp used to secure the stainless steel exhaust tip to the exhaust pipe may develop microscopic cracks. Eventually the crack may expand causing the clamp to break.
Southeast Toyota will notify owners and replace the clamp free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during may/June 2009. Owners may contact southeast Toyota customer loyalty department at 1-800-301-6859.