Recall Alert: 2016-2017 Toyota Tundra

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 73,000 model-year 2016-17 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks

The Problem: Pickups equipped with resin rear step bumpers that have resin reinforcement brackets may be damaged during an impact, and the damage may not be noticeable. If a person steps on the corner of a damaged bumper, it may break away, increasing the risk of injury.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the resin reinforcement brackets with steel reinforcement brackets for free.

What Owners Should Do: Toyota will begin notifying owners in mid-February. Owners can call the automaker at 800-331-4331, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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Comments

Start crying ladies!!!!!!!.

Toyota sucks!!!!. My sister has a Toyota sequoia lots of problems,check engine light, abs ,vac and a lot of lights on her speedometer. Sad so sad.

Listen to Ford fan base go all hack job on Toyota over this one.

Oh what a feeling! Buy GM!

You mean to tell me if I step on damage dumper, it could break and I could fall and hurt myself.

@ Brobco2020,

Maybe she needs to read the owner's manual and learn how to drive it properly and take care of it properly!

GM the largest auto importer sucks!

Is that right, resin bumper brackets? Why resin instead of metal? Maybe because resin doesn't rust?

Anybody know what the fix is? Maybe a metal bracket instead?

Funny how sierra always post just after gmsucksogreat. Funny how that trend it.

Posted by: Skeeter | Jan 25, 2017 11:16:10 AM

Funny how Skeeter always post just after uh huh, immediately before oxi and 4 comments after Bronco 2020. Funny how that trend it.

BTW how is your mythical performance business going. ☠️

Posted by: Skeeter | Jan 25, 2017 12:28:37 PM

Who said I had a performance business? You taking a page out of Trumps playbook?

Funny how people don't read... I'll help those people.

The Problem: Pickups equipped with resin rear step bumpers that have resin reinforcement brackets may be damaged during an impact, and the damage may not be noticeable. <- the bumper took damage from an impact (most likely rear ended as all Tundra's have backup camera's standard)

If a person steps on the corner of a damaged bumper (damaged by impact), it may break away, increasing the risk of injury <- again because the bracket was impacted, not just brittle and breaks from you standing on it.

Just to make sure that the Ford fan boys in the crowd understand what this recall is about. TOYOTA is willing to replace a component that has been damaged due to impact. Try getting that from Ford when a stone punches a hole through the bed of your beer can pick-up.


@ Joe Smith, employees at barber shops, restaurants and even car salesmen all have repeat customers. Doesn't mean they own the place. With respect to multiple name poster, you're barking up the wrong tree. Oh, by the way, are you the chevy guy in the sexy silverado or whatever you were previously?

My dad's 2013 F150 didn't need to be hit for the left side of the rear bumper to bust causing your foot to get stuck. Guess that's why they offer the man step, since you about break your neck and twist your ankle if you stand on the cheap a $ $ bumper Ford offers.

Toyota is over rated junk! Especially with it's turdra truck.

@ GMSRGREAT... or not so...
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2016/05/22/gm-hopes-lead-industry-vehicle-weight-savings/84736348/?yptr=yahoo

Be careful not to thrash the aluminum story to much because YOUR beloved GM is gonna be doing it.
A note on recent sport truck shoot out story this week, GM not mentioned. hmm

@supercrew: GM has been using aluminum for decades, but a truck bed, seriously.

The fix is to go back to using metal brackets.

Be careful not to thrash the aluminum story to much because YOUR beloved GM is gonna be doing it.
Posted by: supercrew02 | Jan 25, 2017 6:08:59 PM

Um no they won't.

"GM is saying loud and clear that it thinks Ford goofed by using soft metal in a vulnerable place on a vehicle designed for work. And GM is signaling it won’t do the same thing on the redesigned Silverado and Sierra when they are expected to arrive in late 2018 for the 2019 model year."

http://www.autonews.com/article/20160614/BLOG06/160619952/whats-really-behind-chevys-attacks%3A-gm-thinks-the-ford-f-150-is

"resin reinforcement brackets"

Isn't that by definition plastic?

@Lou

Plastic?

Unfortunately, people who love pickups lean a little conservative when it comes to new ideas.

Personally I don't mind the use of aluminum alloys, titanium, plastics and composites when it works better than steel. I like fly by wire better than cables. Chips better than solenoids.

Plastic bumpers? Maybe we agree on this--I'll take steel too.



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