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Toyota Tundra Recall 05V254000

Passenger Airbag On/Off Switch Does Not Meet Federal Safety Standards

Body, Interior & Misc., January 12, 2007

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The manual on/off switch for the front passenger airbag does not meet the federal airbag standard.

What Should You Do?

Toyota will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning in January, 2007. There are no symptoms related to this recall. If don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.

Summary:

The combination of a manual airbag on/off switch to disable the front passenger airbag and no child restraint lower anchorage system in the front passenger seat does not meet federal safety standards. Dealers will remove the manual airbag on/off switch, replace the owners manual, and affix a new sun visor air bag warning label to correct this condition. The Toyota recall number is 70A.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2003, 2004, 2005

Manufacturer's Report Date: January 12, 2007

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V254000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS:ON-OFF SWITCH ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected: 156,111

Summary: CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, 'CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS.' THESE VEHICLES HAVE A MANUAL AIR BAG ON-OFF SWITCH TO DISABLE THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG AND DO NOT HAVE A CHILD RESTRAINT LOWER ANCHORAGE SYSTEM IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT. THIS SPECIFICATION DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.

Consequence: THIS STANDARD ESTABLISHES REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS TO ENSURE THEIR PROPER LOCATION AND STRENGTH FOR THE EFFECTIVE SECURING OF CHILD RESTRAINTS, TO REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD OF THE ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS' FAILURE, AND TO INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD THAT CHILD RESTRAINTS ARE PROPERLY SECURED AND THUS MORE FULLY ACHIEVE THEIR POTENTIAL EFFECTIVENESS IN MOTOR VEHICLES.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE MANUAL AIR BAG ON-OFF SWITCH, REPLACE THE OWNER'S MANUAL, AND AFFIX A NEW SUN VISOR AIR BAG WARNING LABEL. THE RECALL BEGAN IN EARLY JANUARY 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

Notes: TOYOTA RECALL NO. 70A.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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