Vehicles Affected: Approximately 8,800 2017 model-year Toyota Tundra and 30,000 model-year 2018 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks
The Problem: In the 2017 models, one or more of the bolts attaching the left rear seat to the floor may not have been properly fastened. A seat with improperly fastened bolts could lead to an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash. In the 2018 models, a vehicle diagnostic function may unnecessarily turn off the vehicle stability control system and affect other systems, increasing the risk of a crash. If this occurs, warning lights, messages and a chime will display and sound. Turning off the VSC to stop the warnings could also increase the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Toyota dealers will tighten the bolts to the proper specifications in the 2017 Tundra and update the software in the electronic control unit of the 2018 Tundra free of charge.
What Owners Should Do: Toyota will begin notifying owners by first-class mail in the middle of March. Owners can call the manufacturer at 800-331-4331, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number.
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