A month or so ago I rec’d a recall notice on my '03 Honda Civic, and a day ago a recall notice came for my '01 Toyota Sequoia. The Civic is 10 years old and the Sequoia is 12 years old. How long do manufacturers still recall their cars? It surprised me to see these old cars still being recalled!
The Civic has a possible problem with the headlight switch. I guess the headlights can go out and not sure if there is a fire hazard. This must be a safety problem.
The Sequoia is to be inspected for frame rust since I live in an area that salts the roadways in the winter. If significant rust to the frame is found it will be fixed at Toyota’s expense. If the rust is minor, then a coating will be applied to retard the formation of more rust. I have heard about frame rust issues with the Tundra pickup trucks, but this is a new recall for the Sequoia years '01 to '04.
I impressed and happy that cars this old are still recalled for anything, but it surprises me. How long do manufacturer’s have to support and recall cars they made years and years ago?