Toyota has announced the recall of 1,629 Tundra pickups from the 2007 to 2011 model years.
At issue is the calibration of the tire pressure monitoring system, which may not have been set properly when upgraded wheels and tires were added at a Southeast Toyota Distributors regional distribution center. In some cases, the original TPMS sensors were mounted to new wheels or existing wheels with tires of a new load rating, and the sensors were not recalibrated prior to dealer delivery. As a result, the TPMS system may not warn drivers of a low tire-pressure condition.
An earlier recall for the same problem affected some 22,000 Toyota trucks, including Tacoma and Tundra pickups and FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser and Sequoia SUVs. As is the case with the current Tundra recall, only vehicles that had wheels or tires installed at a regional distribution center were affected; vehicles equipped with wheels and tires supplied by Toyota at the factory are not included in the recall.
Dealers will recalibrate the TPMS system to match the load rating of tires fitted to the vehicle when the recall begins next month. Owners with questions or concerns can reach the Southeast Toyota customer service hotline at (800) 301-6859, or the NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at (888) 327-4236.
[NHTSA via Pickup Trucks]