Toyota Nation Forum banner

1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Polish Pleasure Member
Car
Joined
·
290 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
So I was rotating my wheels for the first time today on the Camry (front to back and back to front) and when it came time to do my front one this happened.





The threaded pin broke off inside the lug nut. This was just from me using my hands trying to take the wheel off. Is this something that is covered under warranty cause it almost seems like a manufacturing defect that it broke so easily?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
180 Posts
wow that sucks... I'd try the dealer first. If they won't fix it on their dime save your breath and go to any garage. It isn't that hard to replace it and should not cost a lot. By the way, is their any chance your wheels were over-torqued when installed?
 

·
Polish Pleasure Member
Car
Joined
·
290 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
By the way, is their any chance your wheels were over-torqued when installed?
I don't know if they were over-torqued...this was the first time they would have ever been removed. This lug broke when I was trying to remove it.
 

·
Polish Pleasure Member
Car
Joined
·
290 Posts
Discussion Starter #6

·
480 HP 2.4L = lying ricer
06 Camry LE 2AZFE A5
Joined
·
4,741 Posts
I've never seen a stud break on a new Toyota that's never had the wheels off. The cause it usually from someone overtorquing the lug nuts, worn studs/nuts, or cross threading them.

If that's the case, the dealer should warranty it. I don't imagine that they will give you a hard time. It sucks that you have to experience that when the car is so new.

Be sure to use a torque wrench and start the lug nuts by hand when installing them to prevent that in the future.

Factory recommended tire rotations are every 5,000 miles and will GREATLY improve your tire wear.
 

·
Registered
Camry
Joined
·
6,925 Posts
I've never seen a stud break on a new Toyota that's never had the wheels off. The cause it usually from someone overtorquing the lug nuts, worn studs/nuts, or cross threading them.

If that's the case, the dealer should warranty it. I don't imagine that they will give you a hard time. It sucks that you have to experience that when the car is so new.

Be sure to use a torque wrench and start the lug nuts by hand when installing them to prevent that in the future.

Factory recommended tire rotations are every 5,000 miles and will GREATLY improve your tire wear.
If you use an impact, a torque stick will help prevent over-torquing, but only use those to install the lugs.
 

·
Registered
mtlc gry 07 SE
Joined
·
467 Posts
Are you still able to drive it? I may have the same issue as well, where one of the lug nuts seems to have worn out threads. Everytime I try to tighten it, it gets loose.

So I was rotating my wheels for the first time today on the Camry (front to back and back to front) and when it came time to do my front one this happened.





The threaded pin broke off inside the lug nut. This was just from me using my hands trying to take the wheel off. Is this something that is covered under warranty cause it almost seems like a manufacturing defect that it broke so easily?
 

·
Sedan Life
2003 Lexus ES300
Joined
·
5,115 Posts
now thats crazy
i'd get it to a dealer asap and see if its a warrentied part....seems real strange to me , as ive never seen this happen on a newer toyota thats never head the wheels off
usually over torquing or cross threading causes this

its a relativly easy piece to replace, but id try and get it warrentied to save yourself some $ and headaches.
 

·
Polish Pleasure Member
Car
Joined
·
290 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
I took it in today and got it replaced under the factory warranty. They didn't even ask me what, when or how...took about 30 minutes.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top