Vehicles that have had accessories added to the seats such as seat heaters, seat covers or DVD headrests may not have the occupant sensor system of the passenger seat calibrated properly. This can affect passenger air bag operation in a crash. Dealers will test the sensitivity of the occupant detection sensors and recalibrate them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.
Toyota Tundra Recalls
Toyota and General Motors are recalling certain models because the power window master switch assembly in some of these vehicles was built using a less precise process for lubricating the internal components of the switch assembly. Irregularities in this lubrication process may cause the power window master switch assemblies to malfunction and overheat. This could result in the switch melting or possibly catching fire. Dealers will inspect and repair or replace the master window switch as necessary.
Gulf States Toyota is recalling 502 vehicles due to an incorrect load capacity label. An incorrect label could lead to vehicle overloading, resulting in tire failure and increasing the risk of a crash. Gulf States will provide a corrected label. Dealers install the correct label upon request.
Southeast Toyota is recalling 1629 vehicles because the tire pressure monitoring system may not have been calibrated correctly. As a result, the low tire pressure warning lamp may not illuminate if tire pressure drops. Operating the vehicle on under-inflated tires can result in tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will recalibrate the system to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin during May of 2011.
The drive shaft may fail on vehicles equipped with a 3-joint type shaft. Due to improper casting of the slip yoke, it may break, causing the drive shaft to separate at the joint and come into contact with the road surface. Failure of the drive shaft can result in a loss of vehicle power and control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the drive shaft and replace it as necessary. This recall is expected to begin during May 2011.
Gulf States Toyota is recalling 1489 vehicles because the tire pressure monitoring system may not have been properly calibrated. As a result, the low tire warning light may not illuminate if one or more tires becomes underinflated. Driving on underinflated tires increases the risk of tire failure, which increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will recalibrate the tire pressure monitoring system to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin during April of 2011.
Due to a calibration error, the tire pressure monitoring system warning light may not illuminate to warn of incorrect tire pressure. Driving with the incorrect tire pressure can result in tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will re-initialize the tire pressure monitoring system to restore proper operation. Toyota has not provided a notification schedule at this time.
These vehicle were sold without the required load carrying captivity modification label. Dealers will mail the corrected label to vehicle owners. Owners have the option of requesting that the dealer install the label. This recall is expected to begin on May 27, 2010.
Southeast Toyota is recalling 2005–2011 models for failing to comply with federal safety standards on tire selection and rims. Affected models were sold without the proper load-carrying capacity modification labels, which may cause the driver to overload the vehicle, increasing the chance of a crash. Dealers will mail the correct labels to the customer or install the label free of charge.