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Just saw this come across the wire... anyone have more details?

Toyota, Isuzu Combined Recall Over 500,000 Vehicles-Kyodo (DJN)

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Toyota Motor Corp. (TM) is recalling a total of
544,172 vehicles in 12 models, including the Prius and the Vitz, for
replacement of defective parts, Japan's transport ministry said Thursday,
Kyodo News Service reports.
The brake lights in the vehicles, manufactured between January 1999 and
August this year, could fail to work due to faulty switches, the biggest
Japanese automaker said in a report to Japan's Ministry of Land,
Infrastructure and Transport.
The vehicles could also fail to operate as a result of defective fuel
pumps, Kyodo said.
The 12 models include the Corolla Fielder, the Raum, the Estima Hybrid and
the Harrier as well.
Isuzu Motors Ltd. (7202.TO) also notified the ministry the same day that
it will recall 2,335 of its Forward trucks for replacement of defective
front hub bearings which could make the vehicles unworkable due to
overheating or cause fire, Kyodo reports.
The trucks were made between August 2000 and May this year, but the
defective parts were supplied by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp. (MTA.XX)
which has been involved in a series of defect coverups.
Isuzu is also recalling 328 Giga trucks to replace faulty hydraulic pipes
in the power steering mechanism to prevent fire. The trucks were
manufactured between September and early November this year, Kyodo said.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires
11-18-04 0831ET
 

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How did you figure that out? My VIN begins with JTDK, and I don't see any of those in the list ???
 

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How did you figure that out? My VIN begins with JTDK, and I don't see any of those in the list ???
You're looking for the wrong thing. The JTDK at the start of you VIN is Japan, Toyota, Passenger Vehicle, 4DR Hatchback 2WD.

You're really looking for the model design. (it's buried in VIN position #6). If you look at your door jamb plate (http://www2.kluge.net/2004/hg-Pages/Image14.html), you'll see that the 2004-2005 Prius is known as the NHW20. (1998-2000 Prius was NHW10, 2001-2003 Prius was NHW11)

Look up the model, and then the serial number (digits 12-17 in the VIN) in the Toyota-Japan recall info pages. (I'll note that it usually takes a few months for a recall or service campaign issued in Japan to make it over to the US, and then it's another few months for it to get to Canada...)
 

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Thanks for the explanation... If I'm reading it right, I'm outside the range...woo-hoo!
 
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