Toyota Recalls Most 2022 & 2023 Tundras over Fuel Tube Issue

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Toyota has initiated a safety recall in the United States for its Tundra pickup trucks from the 2022 and 2023 model years, encompassing both the standard and hybrid variants. The recall has been prompted by concerns related to a plastic fuel tube within the vehicles. This plastic fuel tube has the potential to shift position and come into contact with the brake line, potentially leading to the development of a fuel leak. As we are all aware, fuel leaks pose significant safety risks.

Approximately 168,000 trucks are included in this recall. Toyota dealers sold a total of 104,404 Tundras in the U.S., and this year, over 70,000 units have been sold thus far. It’s likely that the recall covers every Tundra manufactured before Toyota identified and resolved the issue at the factory, which means most new Tundras are under the recall.

The remedy for this problem will involve two visits to a Toyota dealer, with no cost to the owners. During the first visit, a temporary solution will be implemented, which involves the installation of a clamp and protective materials to ensure that the plastic tube is positioned away from and shielded from the brake line. Toyota is actively working on producing the necessary parts for a permanent fix. Once these components are ready, Tundra owners will be required to return to the dealership to have the permanent fix installed.

Toyota plans to notify affected owners about the recall by early October of the current year. In the interim, vehicle owners can reach out to the Toyota Brand Engagement Center at 800-331-4331 if they have any questions or concerns regarding the issue. Although the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not yet assigned a specific campaign number to this recall, Toyota’s dedicated recall site indicates that the action is awaiting an identification number from the NHTSA.

It’s worth noting that this marks the third recall in this year alone for the 2022 Tundra and the fourth recall for the 2023 model. For Tundra owners who are already planning to visit the dealership, it might be worthwhile to visit the NHTSA website to input the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to obtain a checklist of items that need attention.


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