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Recall 17V051000

Resin Rear Step Bumper Not Secure If Impacted

Recall Details

The support brackets for the rear bumper made of a resin material may weaken if impacted, and fracture when they are stepped on. Dealers will replace the resin rear bumper reinforcements with steel ones and replace the rear bumper tread free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The rear step bumper made of a resin material may not remain properly secure, and may fracture from the vehicle if stepped on. This would happen in the event of an impact to the bumper that does not show visible signs of damage, but compromises the structural integrity of the bumper brackets. If the bumper does not support a person stepping on it, injury could occur.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Toyota must be performed by a Toyota dealership. Toyota will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in February, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Toyota dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., January 24, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 24, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
72,847
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V051000
Component
STRUCTURE

Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Tundra vehicles equipped with a resin rear step bumper and resin reinforcement brackets (vehicles with chrome step bumpers are not affected). In the event of an impact to the corner of the bumper, the resin bracket may be damaged but not be noticed.
Consequence
If a person steps on the corner of the bumper that is damaged, a portion of the bumper may break away, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the resin rear bumper reinforcement brackets with steel ones, and replace the rear bumper tread, free of charge. Remedy parts are not currently available. Toyota will begin notifying owners of the recall on February 15, 2017. A second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is H0C.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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