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

  1. Apr 7, 2021 at 4:51 AM
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    SmurFJ

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    I don't think there's anything wrong with that bolt end being exposed. The body is undercoated prior to the bolt being installed so it pushes the coating away. I'm curious if there'd be a stink about this if the flap wasn't there to begin with
     
  2. Apr 7, 2021 at 5:04 AM
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    Use a shorter bolt that has MAX 2 threads past nut plate re-treat with corrosion inhibitor. That's what you can do IF you're that worried about the bolt corroding to point it WOULD fail in the event of the TENSIL strength it is rated for. I believe the vehicle will be LONG past it's life limit for that to happen. Just my $0.02. :hattip::crapstorm: :cheers:
     
  3. Apr 7, 2021 at 5:22 AM
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    My 2014 has the same exposed bolt thing. 100k miles. No rust and I don't see it as an issue.
     
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  4. Apr 7, 2021 at 5:43 AM
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    McSpazatron

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    I noticed these exposed threads on my 21 on my initial inspection, so that’s got to put me pretty high on the OCD scale. I was thinking to spray it down with fluid film every one in a while.

    In fact, all these exposed bolts as already mentioned , and the frame they are attached to, have me worried enough that Im planning on paying 400 bucks to have my whole underside coated (including cavities) with Woolwax. Im totally excited I found a shop that applies this a few hours away me, as I wasnt looking forward to doing it myself.

    This particular bolt will need extra attention since it is in splash and rock impact area. A rubberized coating can chip and retain water, anf fluid film/woolwas will probably get washed off with constant spray.
     
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  5. Apr 7, 2021 at 11:34 AM
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    SmurFJ

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    I just picked mine up today and bolt also exposed. I have zero concern about it
     
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  6. Apr 7, 2021 at 1:35 PM
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    glwood54

    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

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    Ok, I admit I got a little carried away with the TSB/recall remark when I read about it being suggested more people email or contact Toytota about the issue...:oops:

    In your case, since you have the rust thing happening, I'd just treat that the best way you feel necessary and call it a day. Unless you feel like taking it up with Toyota...your choice.

    Things just don't rust where I live, so issues like this don't bother me. It's the things that squeak or rattle make me want to sell my vehicle. :angrygirl:
     
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  7. Apr 7, 2021 at 1:57 PM
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    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy New member? Really??

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    My original though was to hit it with a wire brush and some Flex Seal. That's probably what I'll end up doing anyway. It just seems like something Toyota could have done better with. Probably a little OCD on my part. :D
     
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  8. Apr 7, 2021 at 2:27 PM
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    If these bolts were coated before, but the all of a sudden werent, I bet bean counters were involved. Maybe it is much cheaper over the long run for the coating to be put on first in the assembly process.
     
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  9. Apr 7, 2021 at 3:34 PM
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    I am a bean counter and if it were me I’d say we need to cut down on the extra material by using a shorter bolt. It won’t penetrate the undercoat and should be cheaper for a shorter bolt. And no potential tsb $ loss.
     
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  10. Apr 8, 2021 at 10:13 AM
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    I called today to have it documented.
    The CSR suggested having a dealer look at it and advise.
     
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  11. Apr 8, 2021 at 12:22 PM
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    mac1usa

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    Thanks for calling Big_Jarv
     
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  12. Apr 8, 2021 at 12:39 PM
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    koukimonster

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    I'd call but I don't have the available blood pressure today to deal with Toyota. lol I kid.

    Happily, my local dealer gifted me a new TRD Pro skid plate when I found that they messed up my stock one during oil change.. so so far so good without having to get Toyota Corporate involved...

    At this point, my dealer practically rolls out the red carpet when they see me coming. :hattip::laugh:

    'Cause Homey don't play dat.
     
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  13. Apr 8, 2021 at 12:50 PM
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    Bean counters pay attention to everything. Noticed this yesterday. It appears McDonalds has decreased the length of their plastic straws.
     
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  14. Apr 8, 2021 at 1:01 PM
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    I think they also make their fries thinner?:notsure: I can't remember the last time I ate ate one in recent months though.
     
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  15. Apr 8, 2021 at 1:06 PM
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    No kidding. They remind me of shoe string potatoes. Remember they were packaged in a can - very popular with us as kids......they may still be around?
     
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  16. Apr 8, 2021 at 1:11 PM
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    No surprises here - I've got 'em poking out in both rear wheel wells on a '21 Pro . Don't love it, but doesn't feel urgent. I will point it out to the dealer at the 5k service and see what they will offer to do about it.

    Re: bean counters, don't get me started on our incredible shrinking toilet paper rolls. I'm tempted to just go "paperless" and get a TOTO Washlet. People swear by them...

    bolts.jpg
     
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    I am bean counter also, but myself there are certain things I am willing to pay more for to have quality, that is why I chose one of these vehicles based primarily on good reviews. I believe in going the extra mile and doing it right. Historically, Japanese vehicles were known more so I thought for fit and finish quality, while this is not a major issue it certainly does not seem like the proper way to send out a finished product. I am just not one to take shortcuts; do it right.
     
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    Perhaps they've recently become a major stake holder in Flex Seal?
     
  19. Apr 8, 2021 at 1:18 PM
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    Disappointed that no one has photoshopped a cat looking through a ceiling tile there yet...
     
  20. Apr 9, 2021 at 9:16 AM
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    For what it's worth, I picked up my Lunar Rock on Wednesday w/ 7 miles, and the bolt is exposed as well.
    I think I will spray it myself, and then assess the situation on my 1st check up.
     
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  21. Apr 9, 2021 at 10:00 AM
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    Sorry to hear that ClopezNV; it is something we should have to deal with when purchasing new $40-$50k vehicle.
     
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  22. Apr 9, 2021 at 9:36 PM
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    Don’t take it to the dealer over this. Just spray some black coating on it. Rustoleum paint, rubberized undercoating, or smear some black silicone seal or caulk or black E6000 adhesive on it. It’s really no big deal.
     
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    Pinstripes, lots of em.
    Looked at mine - both are still coated.
     
  24. Apr 15, 2021 at 8:21 AM
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    Dropped mine off last night to be inspected.

    BTW they had a brand new cement 4X2 crewman next to me in the service bay with a $6k “market adjustment”
     
  25. Apr 15, 2021 at 8:53 AM
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    Please let us know what they say. I am hoping word got to the factory to cover it up.
     
  26. Apr 15, 2021 at 1:30 PM
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    The dealership is saying it’s normal since they see it on other vehicles. I will probably just cover it on my own as others have mentioned.
     
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  27. Apr 15, 2021 at 1:35 PM
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    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

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    Maybe it's just me, but doesn't the right side photo look like the bolt is missing? If so, THAT is a problem...
     
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  29. Apr 15, 2021 at 1:37 PM
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    glwood54

    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

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    Figures...I see it now.
     
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    Maybe it really is ok, but you have to admit its sort of sloppy to just leave that exposed. Maybe its too much to expect spending $40k+ though. I guess choose the battles as they say
     

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