Toyota is recalling of approximately 73,000 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tundra pickups in the U.S. over concerns with the truck’s bumper.
The recalled pickups are equipped with resin rear step bumpers and resin reinforcement brackets at each corner. In the event of an impact to the corner of the bumper, the resin bracket may become damaged but not be noticed. If a person steps on the corner of the bumper that is damaged, a portion of it may break away, increasing the risk of injury.
Toyota dealers will replace the resin reinforcement brackets with new ones that are made of steel at no cost to customers. In addition, the rear bumper tread covers will be replaced as part of the remedy. Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by mail starting in mid-February.
The automaker encourages customers to check the status of their vehicle by visiting toyota.com/recall and entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
Safety Recall inquiry by individual VIN is also available at the NHTSA site: safercar.gov/vin. For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling Toyota Customer Service at 1-800-331-4331.