What's A Toyota Rear Floor Side Member?

What's A Toyota Rear Floor Side Member?

When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models.

When searching for repair procedures, knowing what to look for can save valuable time. When searching Toyota, for example, instead of looking for a rear rail, look for the rear floor side member. (See Table 1) Having the correct repair information is essential to a proper repair process. Without vehicle maker repair information, you are potentially re-engineering the vehicle without the research into how the vehicle would react in another collision.

Toyota repair information is available for purchase at www.techinfo.toyota.com

Table 1
Toyota Part Terms Industry Part Terms
Front Fender Apron

Upper Rail 

Front Side Member Front Lower Rail
Front Body Pillar A-Pillar
Center Body Pillar B-Pillar
Rocker Panel Outer Rocker Panel
Quarter Panel Quarter Panel
Body Lower Back Panel Rear Body Panel
Rear Floor Pan Trunk Floor
Rear Floor Side Member Rear Rail
This table shows the terms that Toyota uses on the left and the common industry terms on the right.