Toyota has just issued a recall on Tundra of the model year 2018-20. This recall applies to Toyota Tundra pickup trucks built from February 2017 to the end of May 2020. Almost 183,000 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks are said to fall under this recall. Although most of these trucks are sold, there are still a few of them waiting in showrooms. Toyota will patch them up before they put them up for sale.
The pickup trucks were furnished with some LED lights that were too dim and could have led to an accident. Also, according to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, they are simply not safe!
Toyota informed that due to some fault in the instructions, the lights were wired incorrectly, not allowing the lights to be bright enough and may increase the risk of an accident.
The recall number for this particular case is 20TA12/20TB12.
Affected owners of such vehicles under recall will be sent official letters by the company. The manufacturer will rewire the lights correctly, and it has been made clear that it will be done entirely free of charge.
There are a few different ways to check that if your vehicle has a recall. You can enter your vehicle’s VIN (The 17 digit vehicle identification number) on different approved websites and check. But, if you are a Toyota owner, then I’d highly recommend you to download their exclusive Toyota Owners App. Once you get the app, click on the service option, and they will provide you with a safety recall option. Select that. And if you are new, you will have to enter your vehicle’s VIN. Once you are finished with all that, it will show you if your car has the open recall or not.