Toyota is recalling 1,629 Toyota Tundra vehicles from the 2007-11 model years because the tire pressure monitoring system on the pickup trucks may not be properly calibrated, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This recall is similar to an earlier recall in March that affected 22,000 Tundra and Tacoma pickups.
According to Toyota, vehicles included under the recall notice left their factories with TPMS sensors properly calibrated to their original wheels and tires but at Southeast Toyota Distributors regional distribution centers (prior to dealer delivery) the TPMS sensors were transferred to different Toyota-approved light-truck (LT) tires with different load ratings. The TPMS sensors were not recalibrated to the new ratings.
The recall is expected to begin next month. Dealers will recalibrate the tire pressure monitoring system for free. Owners can call Southeast Toyota at 800-301-6859 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.