In February of 2018, Toyota issued a recall for thousands of its vehicles. The recall impacts people who recently purchased 2018 Toyota Tundras or Toyota Sequoias. The company also issued recalls for people who bought the 2017 Toyota Tundra for a different issue. In the former’s case, the vehicles may have a problem with the electronic stability control while the latter may have an issue with the split bench seat that could cause it to come loose under certain circumstances.
If you own one of the above mentioned vehicles, then it is paramount you take your Toyota truck or SUV into a certified provider to get a thorough inspection. These manufacturing defects can lead to severe injuries if you do not rectify the situation posthaste.
2018 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia
The issue with the electronic stability control is that the vehicles may apply the brakes, affecting all four tires, in the event there is a loss in traction, such as when the road becomes wet after a storm. Under certain conditions, this can increase the likelihood of a crash. Toyota became aware of the issue when numerous customers reported the warning lights coming on without any other explanation.
Toyota should begin contacting owners of these vehicles in March of 2018 to inform them of the issue. However, if you want to get peace of mind sooner, then you can take your Toyota vehicle to a certified dealer.
2017 Toyota Tundra
The second recall affects over 8,000 vehicles that did not have the split bench seat properly tightened. As a result, the seat could become loose in the event of a crash, increasing the chances of more severe injuries.
In either situation, you can acquire more information about the recalls by contacting Toyota’s customer service phone number at 1-888-270-9371. The number you will need to obtain information about the recall is J0H. You can also get more information if you contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236.