2018-2019 Toyota Tundra: Recall Alert

2018 Toyota Tundra
Vehicles Affected:
Approximately 138,000 model-year 2018-19 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks produced from early August 2017 to late September 2018

The Problem: Due to an improperly programmed electronic control unit for the airbag system, a fault may be detected during vehicle startup that would disable one or more of the sensors used to detect crashes. This could result in the side or curtain shield airbags and/or front and knee airbags failing to deploy during a crash, resulting in an increased risk of injury.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect the sensors and update the airbag ECU at no cost to customers.

What Owners Should Do: Toyota will notify owners by the end of October. 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 its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

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Comments

Even toy makes mistakes... not go bankrupt, send recall notices to people who have been killed by the recalled item, or need to get taken over by a foreign company sized mistakes. But mistakes.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Several recalls from Toyota lately. Looks like Toyota is still having lingering effects from working with Ford a while back.

For a truck that doesn't change, it still get's recalled.

It does change. Toyota makes small changes to eliminate all the small glitches.
Ford on the other hand keeps making big changes all the time and never addressing all their BIG problems.
No matter your ax you grind, Toyota and Lexus are the most quality and safe made passenger vehicles in the world. Which time and again makes you look stupid.

still a great looking truck. Easy fix. Good job Toyota!

And I agree with above comment from quality hawk!

The grill is hideous, the side and rear views look good.

the FAKE papajim

Wish mine had a manual transmission!

@Jeff
Papajim has been stay and doxing me. He brings up a 5 year old post as proof of I don't know what, and it was just a bunch of people that were truulliing me!

I nearly threw the towel in the other day, but I woke up and thought, no. I will still add my points of view as necessary.

These guys like papa will destroy a post if you don't believe what he believes, he obviously has no sense of value or integrity.

Sad but true.

@Jeff
Papajim has been stalking and doxing me. He brings up a 5 year old post as proof of I don't know what, and it was just a bunch of people that were truulliing me!

I nearly threw the towel in the other day, but I woke up and thought, no. I will still add my points of view as necessary.

These guys like papa will destroy a post if you don't believe what he believes, he obviously has no sense of value or integrity.

Sad but true.

@ Clint,

I would be careful if I were you making false accusations like Ford did.

Your hatred for Toyota makes you not credible to speak about Toyota!

Easy fix. The problem was programming (so it was likely a human oversight). At least its not bursting into flames or unable to stop. Sill a good truck, but it just goes to show, the more we rely on gadgets and sensors, the more reliability issues we're going to see coming from all the manufacturers.

Back when I had a Taco, the Japanese companies would not report recalls or TSB's on the government web site. In fact most of the time they would not tell the owners either. They do now after the government told them either report them or do not sell them in the USA.
My Taco broke and then dealer told me about the recall.

@Quality 'Hawk: And I suppose the previous recall was a glitch too for Toyota's decision to replace steel bumper brackets with resin made brackets?

@PUTC: Are my criticisms of Toyota too harsh for your liking?

Back when I had a Taco, the Japanese companies would not report recalls or TSB's on the government web site. In fact most of the time they would not tell the owners either. They do now after the government told them either report them or do not sell them in the USA.
My Taco broke and then dealer told me about the recall.
Posted by: Dave | Oct 11, 2018 8:18:36 AM

So kind of like how Ford handled recalls for the last 50 or so years except that they just didn't create the recall, they just buried the evidence in a warehouse full of documents. A piece of a hay in a gaint haystack so to speak. After all, Ford truly is the all time grand master of making deadly vehicles. They have:

destroyed evidence

strong armed the victims' families into settling out of court and signing legally binding agreements to never discuss how Ford's products maimed/crippled/killed their family members

went straight to the president and threatened tens of thousands of jobs if they were forced to fix their deadly transmission defect

blamed the tire manufacturer for deadly vehicles when Ford's own engineers warned the company that the SUV would be deadly with all the cost cutting decisins management forced

built and sold trucks with fuel tanks under the seat inside the
cab, responsible for hundreds if not thousands of deaths

sold millions of vehicles for over a decade with cruise control component that they knew was causing hundreds if not thousands of vehicles fires, burning entire families to death inside their homes when their Ford started on fire in the garage out of the blue in the middle of the night

sold hundreds of thousands of Crown Vid patrol cars with a fuel tank that they knew was extremely at risk of exploding in a crash impact. So far well over 100 police officers have burned to death in their Ford patrol cars due to a safety defect Ford knew about and did nothing to fix

sold millions of vehicle with an ignition module that Ford engineers warned would fail without warning due to the heat of the engine bay. Ford engineers wanted to spend pennies to relocate the ignition module further away from the hot areas of the engine bay and Ford management said no. those vehicles stalled at highway speeds without warning causing thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths

sold trucks and vans with defective door latches that would fail in an accident, allowing the doors to fly open. hundreds of victims were left paralyzed and dozens were killed. Ford fought tooth and nail to bury the evidence, destroy evidence, withhold evidence in court cases, threatened the families of victims with lawsuits if they violated their NDA, etc. Ford resisted recalls and fought off lawsuits for years. Even Ford's own engineers admitted that Ford management ignored the issue

SO MANY THOUSANDS OF DEATHS AT THE HANDS OF THE FORD FAMILY. CLINT WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE FORD ARE THE "GOOD GUYS".



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