Toyota has recalled thousands of its Tundra pickup trucks in the U.S. due to a defect in the corner rear step bumper. This safety recall has impacted nearly 73,000 of its 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tundra models that are equipped with resin rear step bumpers and resin reinforced brackets. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Safety Recall Report No. 17V-051, an impact to the bumper may cause damage to the resin bracket, which in turn could cause the bumper to break away, resulting in serious bodily injury to a consumer who attempts to utilize the rear step bumper for its intended purpose. Merely stepping onto the bumper can cause it to break off and may lead you or a passenger to fall and become injured.
Toyota will be resolving the issue with the rear step bumpers by replacing the resin reinforcement brackets with steel brackets along with replacing the rear bumper tread covers.
You can check to see if your Toyota Tundra is included in this recall by accessing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website at www.nhtsa.gov and performing a search on recalls associated with your vehicle’s Vehicle Identification Number. Owners should have started to receive a recall notification on these vehicles starting as early as mid-February of this year.
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