Toyota Issues Massive Recall
Toyota has initiated a voluntary recall affecting certain 2022 and 2023 Tundra and Tundra Hybrid trucks, marking its largest recall of 2023.
The automaker announced that approximately 168,000 vehicles in the United States are potentially impacted by a plastic fuel tube issue. This defect could lead to the fuel tube rubbing against a brake line, resulting in a fuel leak that could pose a fire hazard in the presence of an ignition source, according to Toyota.
To address the problem, Toyota will replace the plastic fuel tube at no charge and is in the process of ensuring replacement parts are available. In the interim, the company's dealerships will install protective materials and a clamp on the fuel tube to mitigate the risk for affected customers.
Toyota intends to notify affected vehicle owners by early October. Owners can check if their vehicle is subject to the recall by visiting Toyota's recall website and entering their VIN number or license plate information.
This recall marks the seventh instance involving the 2022 or 2023 Tundra model. Previous recalls have addressed issues with the electronic parking brake system, loose axle nuts, and a software problem with the rearview camera.
In March, Toyota recalled about 130,000 2022 and 2023 Tundras in the US due to a potential safety concern with the truck-bed cover detaching, which could create a hazard leading to accidents. The most recent Tundra recall occurred on July 7, relating to improperly welded chains used to secure a spare tire underneath the vehicle.