1996 TOYOTA 4Runner

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

5 Recalls for 1996 TOYOTA 4Runner

Recall Date Component Summary
June 12, 1996 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

THE STICKER REQUIRED BY PART 575, “CONSUMER INFORMATION REGULATIONS” TO ALERT THE DRIVER OF “THE PARTICULAR HANDLING AND MANEUVERING CHARACTERISTICS OF UTILITY VEHICLES” WAS NOT AFFIXED TO THE DRIVER’S SIDE SUN VISOR.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SUN VISORS ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES WITH VISORS CONTAINING THE CORRECT LABELS.

April 7, 2009 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, “LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.” THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.

Remedy:

SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.

May 24, 2006 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

CERTAIN CK MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION HEADLIGHTS, CLEAR CORNER, BUMPER, AND SIDE MARKER LIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.

Remedy:

CK MOTORSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CK MOTORSPORT AT 1-909-610-7211.

March 23, 2006 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

CERTAIN PRO-A MOTORS CORNER LAMPS, TURN SIGNALS, AND HEADLIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.

Remedy:

PRO-A MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 3, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PRO-A MOTORS AT 323-838-2988.

January 18, 2002 SUSPENSION

ON CERTAIN 2-WHEEL-DRIVE (2WD) AND 4-WHEEL-DRIVE (4WD) 4RUNNER SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, A COMBINATION OF HEAVY LOADING (SIMULTANEOUS LOADING TO REAR GROSS AXLE WEIGHT RATING AND GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING) AND SEVERE STEERING MANEUVERS COULD CAUSE THE 2WD 4RUNNER TO LOSE DIRECTIONAL STABILITY.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE REAR SUSPENSION PARTS. ALTHOUGH THE 4WD 4RUNNERS DO NOT EXHIBIT THE HANDLING CONDITION, TOYOTA WILL RECALL THESE VEHICLES TO AVOID ANY PUBLIC CONFUSION AS TO WHICH VEHICLES SHOULD RECEIVE THE REPLACEMENT PARTS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 28, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

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4 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1996 TOYOTA 4Runner

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71 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1996 TOYOTA 4Runner

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Date Component  
VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 11405797
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10908527
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11000272
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10993315
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10972189
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
ODI Number: 11015313
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11011102
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10904932
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10894693
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10938869
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11219278
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11166078
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11163122
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11165416
STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11161127
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11122229
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11082258
ENGINE | SEAT BELTS | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11067167
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11150439
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11140708
AIR BAGS | SERVICE BRAKES | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11140410
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11114127
STRUCTURE:BODY | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11113716
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | STEERING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11033891
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11015853
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10888078
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10871337
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10862417
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10850376
SUSPENSION | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10836354
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10821595
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10787949
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10760591
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10758725
STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10735007
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10717222
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10712169
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10694406
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10682784
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10664493
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
ODI Number: 10648382
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS | SUSPENSION | VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 10641362
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10626119
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10618945
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10597950
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10597521
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
ODI Number: 10596107
STRUCTURE:BODY | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10565181
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
ODI Number: 10549545
POWER TRAIN | STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10512455
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10487281
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10475270
TIRES
ODI Number: 10467553
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
ODI Number: 10459976
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10459744
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10454472
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10451982
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10438811
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10435598
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
ODI Number: 10373974
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
ODI Number: 10366697
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10344517
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10344515
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10305229
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10303722
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
ODI Number: 10302139
VISIBILITY
ODI Number: 10298944
TIRES
ODI Number: 10286237
STEERING:COLUMN
ODI Number: 10192195
SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 10185156
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
ODI Number: 10155351
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0 Investigations for 1996 TOYOTA 4Runner

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

46 Service Alerts for 1996 TOYOTA 4Runner

Date Description
January 12, 2022 190000 TIRES

POL: This consolidated Tire Warranty Guide contains the complete warranty terms for all brands of ground and spare tires currently in use by Toyota. This information must be kept near the point of vehicle sale and be available to any custom

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January 12, 2022 200000 WHEELS

POL: This consolidated Tire Warranty Guide contains the complete warranty terms for all brands of ground and spare tires currently in use by Toyota. This information must be kept near the point of vehicle sale and be available to any custom

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January 12, 2022 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

POL: This consolidated Tire Warranty Guide contains the complete warranty terms for all brands of ground and spare tires currently in use by Toyota. This information must be kept near the point of vehicle sale and be available to any custom

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May 4, 2001 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Replacement vin plates.

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January 18, 1991 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Product general information.

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June 30, 1989 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Product general information.

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April 9, 1993 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Product general information.

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January 8, 1991 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Product general information.

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March 12, 2021 030000 BRAKES (PWS)

TT: Some Toyota vehicles installed with Toyota Complete Maintenance Care (TCMC) brake pads may exhibit a groan or squeak noise in various driving conditions.

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March 12, 2021 280000 BACK OVER PREVENTION

TT: Some Toyota vehicles installed with Toyota Complete Maintenance Care (TCMC) brake pads may exhibit a groan or squeak noise in various driving conditions.

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February 3, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: Replacement certification labels (the vinyl label installed on the driver door or door post) and VIN plates (the metal plate riveted to dashboard) (see Figure 1) for most 1979 ? 2021 model year vehicles may be available provided the re

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December 14, 2020 030000 BRAKES (PWS)

TT: Some Toyota vehicles installed with Toyota Complete Maintenance Care (TCMC) brake pads may exhibit a groan or squeak noise in various driving conditions.

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December 14, 2020 280000 BACK OVER PREVENTION

TT: Some Toyota vehicles installed with Toyota Complete Maintenance Care (TCMC) brake pads may exhibit a groan or squeak noise in various driving conditions.

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December 14, 2020 030000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

TT: Some Toyota vehicles installed with Toyota Complete Maintenance Care (TCMC) brake pads may exhibit a groan or squeak noise in various driving conditions.

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April 7, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE April 07, 2020: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0032-20. Replacement Certification Labels and VIN Plates

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April 6, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes Service Bulletin Nos. PG021-88, PG015-89, PG0015-90, PG002-91, PG002-93, PG005-97, PG007-01, PG007-07, PG006-01, PG004-97, T-SB-0144-08, and T-SB-0304-17. The a

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January 6, 2017 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes SB No. T-SB-0101-11. Applicability has been updated to include 2016 ? 2017 model year vehicles. Service Bulletin No. T-SB-0101-11 is Obsolete and any printed

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July 21, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

Update on Technician Certification Requirements.

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July 21, 2016 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Update on Technician Certification Requirements.

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July 31, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: REVISION NOTICE July 31, 2018 Rev2: ? The Supersession Notice has been updated. January 11, 2018 Rev1: ? The Supersession Notice has been updated. Any previous printed versions of this bulletin should be discarded. SUPERSESSION NOTICE

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August 31, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

Technical Service Bulletin: OBSOLETE NOTICE: July 31, 2018: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0304-17.

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August 31, 2018 355100 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Technical Service Bulletin: OBSOLETE NOTICE: July 31, 2018: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0304-17.

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August 31, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

Technical Service Bulletin: OBSOLETE NOTICE: July 31, 2018: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0304-17.

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August 31, 2018 355100 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Technical Service Bulletin: OBSOLETE NOTICE: July 31, 2018: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0304-17.

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October 1, 2013 100000 POWER TRAIN

The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid MIL ?ON,? shifting issues, and/or transmission damage. Use the information in this bulletin when

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December 19, 2013 130000 VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)

This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0185-13.

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December 19, 2013 130000 VISIBILITY

The following procedures are recommended during routine maintenance or in the event of a customer concern for wiper performance.

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September 9, 2013 050000 PARKING BRAKE

A new Special Service Tool (SST 09709-00002) has been introduced to aid in the inspection procedure for certain vehicles equipped with a floor pedal-type parking brake system. This bulletin references the correct method for installing the B

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September 9, 2013 350000 EQUIPMENT

A new Special Service Tool (SST 09709-00002) has been introduced to aid in the inspection procedure for certain vehicles equipped with a floor pedal-type parking brake system. This bulletin references the correct method for installing the B

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January 14, 2014 140000 AIR BAGS

Toyota vehicles are equipped with Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS), including various airbags and in some models, seat belt pre-tensioners, to help reduce the risk of injury in a collision. If a customer expresses any concerns that the

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November 21, 2017 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE November 21, 2017: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0304-17.

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February 5, 2014 030000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

A key part to maintain the proper function and safe operation of the vehicle’s braking system is to perform a visual inspection when installing brake pads, calipers, and discs. The following recommendations are intended to provide general

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February 5, 2014 350000 EQUIPMENT

A key part to maintain the proper function and safe operation of the vehicle’s braking system is to perform a visual inspection when installing brake pads, calipers, and discs. The following recommendations are intended to provide general

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May 1, 2014 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

Tech Tip: Low battery voltage can contribute to a MIL “ON” condition for P0335 (Crankshaft Position

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May 1, 2014 280000 BACK OVER PREVENTION

Tech Tip: Low battery voltage can contribute to a MIL “ON” condition for P0335 (Crankshaft Position

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January 11, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: SUPERSESSION NOTICE The information contained in this bulletin supersedes Service Bulletin Nos. PG021-88, PG015-89, PG0015-90, PG002-91, PG002-93, PG005-97, PG007-01, PG007-07, and T-SB-0144-08. Service Bulletin Nos. PG021-88, PG015-89

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October 27, 2017 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

TSB: Vehicle replacement certification labels (the vinyl label installed on the driver door or door post) and VIN plates (the metal plate riveted to dashboard) may be available from Toyota, provided the request meets one of the criteria lis

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April 10, 2015 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe

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April 10, 2015 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe

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April 10, 2015 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

TSB: When servicing interior electrical switches and components, please note the precautions in this bulletin to avoid damaging electrical components and switches. Many lubricants, cleaners, and automotive chemicals contain silicone or othe

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October 16, 2014 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

TSB: The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide information regarding the installation of the correct torque converter bolts during automatic transmission/transaxle assembly replacement. Incorrect torque converter bolts or missing w

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October 16, 2014 103700 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

TSB: The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide information regarding the installation of the correct torque converter bolts during automatic transmission/transaxle assembly replacement. Incorrect torque converter bolts or missing w

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September 30, 2014 100000 POWER TRAIN

TSB: The purpose of this bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid MIL “ON” shifting issues and/or transmission damage. Use the information in this bulletin when insta

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September 30, 2014 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

TSB: The purpose of this bulletin is to provide precautions to follow when installing an automatic transmission/transaxle assembly to avoid MIL “ON” shifting issues and/or transmission damage. Use the information in this bulletin when insta

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September 9, 2013 050000 PARKING BRAKE

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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June 13, 2011 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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