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Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Antman, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. Apr 4, 2021 at 5:19 PM
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    Antman

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    Noticed while swapping my rims in the rear these bolts sticking thru the rubber coating in my wheel Wells on both sides. Is this an issue?

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  2. Apr 4, 2021 at 5:29 PM
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    That seems pretty weird to me. Have you been doing any work in the cargo area? It almost seems like something got installed with bolts that were too long.
     
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  3. Apr 4, 2021 at 5:31 PM
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    no work in the cargo area. All I’ve had done was suspension work. I’ve had the vehicle for less than a month.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2021 at 5:41 PM
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    I would try to figure out what's on the other side of that bolt. Do you do any high speed off-roading? I'm very curious what's going on.
     
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  5. Apr 4, 2021 at 6:03 PM
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    Vehicle hasn’t been offroad yet. I got it on March 5th. Then it went to the shop
    For 2 weeks for tint, ceramic etc. nothing I did caused this, it came from the factory like this. I noticed it several weeks ago when I first got it but decided to ask about it now lol.
     
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  6. Apr 4, 2021 at 6:05 PM
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    Possible rear seat mounts that got threaded in way too much? That’s a first for me to see bolts coming out from that area.
     
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  7. Apr 4, 2021 at 6:07 PM
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    not sure tbh. However, I’m just concerned about my tire flexing enough and making contact with the bolt.
     
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  8. Apr 4, 2021 at 6:10 PM
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    I would also be concerned about water and mud collecting in there and causing rust. I would take it back to the dealership, personally.
     
  9. Apr 4, 2021 at 6:18 PM
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    New Vehicle? Take it back and get it fixed.
     
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  10. Apr 4, 2021 at 6:18 PM
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    yeah, I’m going to swing by tomorrow. Thanks!
     
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    On a related note- that black stuff on my 2018 is coming off. It’s like powdery now and just wipes off with any sort of contact. It’s super weird. Like it’s dried out and falling off.

    I’ll check tomorrow to see if I have the same bolts as OP. I think I do, but they’re covered in the black stuff.
     
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  12. Apr 4, 2021 at 7:25 PM
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    Yeah if you don’t mind checking to see if the bolts are there just to see if I need to reapply coding thank you
     
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  13. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:11 AM
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    My brand new truck also had the "flap" of that rubber, that was obviously at one time surrounding the end of one bolt, hanging off. It fell off quickly and I, too, have an exposed bolt.

    This was while I was still enjoying the new car high and was ignorant to how Toyota can be.. so I thought "They surely must be aware that this happens so it must not be an issue."

    Now, I wonder.

    Honestly, if I do anything at all, I'll find my own "spray on rubber" or something along those lines and coat it myself. That will cost me less $$ and headache than going to the dealer for this.
     
  14. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:17 AM
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    In my best announcer voice: Looks like a job for FLEX SEAL!
     
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  15. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:23 AM
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    Rear seat belt bolt.
     
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  16. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:44 AM
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    ToyotaMacGyver At 88mph you’re going to see some serious sh...

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    Ahem...BILLY MAYS HERE WITH ANOTHER AMAZING PRODUCT!
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  17. Apr 5, 2021 at 10:51 AM
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    is that normal depth?
     
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  18. Apr 5, 2021 at 11:01 AM
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    My 2018 ORP had the same thing when new. I smeared some black adhesive coating on them for weather protection.
     
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  19. Apr 5, 2021 at 11:02 AM
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    Same as my 2018. Guessing they will just hit it with under coat. Toyota superior build quality.
     
  20. Apr 5, 2021 at 11:23 AM
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    I'm going to have to look at mine now. I was thinking if it were me, I would grind the bolt down and hit it with some Flex-Seal.

    Lol! That's the exact thought I had!

    We don't usually have catastrophic failures like Ford, Chevy, and Dodge, so we are able to notice the little things like this. ;)
     
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  21. Apr 5, 2021 at 11:26 AM
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    Sure, once you get past the frames rotting in under ten years. Lol.
     
  22. Apr 5, 2021 at 11:48 AM
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    You are thinking of the Tacoma
     
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    My 21 is the same, I’m gonna smear some black caulk on it.
     
  24. Apr 5, 2021 at 1:47 PM
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    I wouldn't worry about it, in the least
     
  25. Apr 5, 2021 at 6:32 PM
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    My 2021 is exactly like that too.
     
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    I have the same on a 2020 ORP on both front and rear wheel well. On the rear, it lines up where the seatbelt is anchored.
     
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    17568990-5911-4526-A0CA-26984B0B9C92.jpg Noticed that I had the same thing on my 2021. I ordered this....
     
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  28. Apr 5, 2021 at 8:28 PM
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    This is a bummer to read. Just got my production date today.

    Does anyone have an email for the plant manager over there and I can send them a note and ask them to maybe use the proper size bolt and or cover it up?
     
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  29. Apr 5, 2021 at 9:21 PM
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    Just noticed this on my 4 week old Venture. Curious if anyone has reached out to the dealership about the issue and what they say.
     
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