2017-2018 Toyota Tundra: Recall Alert

2017 Toyota Tundra

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 8,800 2017 model-year Toyota Tundra and 30,000 model-year 2018 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks

The Problem: In the 2017 models, one or more of the bolts attaching the left rear seat to the floor may not have been properly fastened. A seat with improperly fastened bolts could lead to an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash. In the 2018 models, a vehicle diagnostic function may unnecessarily turn off the vehicle stability control system and affect other systems, increasing the risk of a crash. If this occurs, warning lights, messages and a chime will display and sound. Turning off the VSC to stop the warnings could also increase the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Toyota dealers will tighten the bolts to the proper specifications in the 2017 Tundra and update the software in the electronic control unit of the 2018 Tundra free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: Toyota will begin notifying owners by first-class mail in the middle of March. Owners can call the manufacturer 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.

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Must be annoying to spend a couple hours in a waiting room just to tighten a bolt.

What's with all these loose seat bolts ? Is Toyota adopting Ford's manufacturing techniques now?

Still waiting for 2018 KBB results showing the Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner as top 3 in retention of value...


@ Chingon,

Only idiots are these children being manipulated by the liberal media!

After all, they eat Tide pods and we are supposed to listen to them? Ha...

A rare Toy recall over a small issue. Very small potatoes.

Of course Clint there is no problem when a bolt is not torqued on seat anchor. If you hit another vehicule you will fly with your seat strap on. Very small potatoes like your brain

Ok I can understand the bolts problem but why do they have to do a software update?

Ok I can understand the bolts problem but why do they have to do a software update?

Posted by: Marvin | Feb 22, 2018 3:10:21 PM

The vehicle stability system includes control of the anti lock brakes and well as things like auto cruise control and emergeny braking features if applicable. These systems are all interconnected to add to the overall safety envelope of the vehicle. However, the base braking system should remain fully functional. So if you are an alert safe driver you should be fine.

My 2016 F-150 Eco-Boost was recalled for the same problem
seat bolts

the powerful Eco-Boost engine with it's high g-force on acceleration the seat bolts may break and fail
sort of like the space shuttle, they have to make sure the seats are well bolted to the floor on blast-off

only the F-150 with the Eco-Boost has the seat bolt recall
NOT the s-------l-------o--------w 5.0 engine F-150

the Eco-Boost has 10 times the power than the 5.0

Ok I can understand the bolts problem but why do they have to do a software update?

Posted by: Marvin | Feb 22, 2018 3:10:21 PM

Sorry, to fully answer your question, the software update would be to repair a known glitch in the vehicle stability system and prevent it from needlessly turning off.

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means!

More junk jap scrap recalls.

More junk jap scrap recalls.

@GMSRGREAT..., Your two responses to Marvin were spot on man..., I’d be willing to bet that you have a vast knowledge base from years of being an auto-mechanic..., let that shine more often..., maybe a little less of your love-affair with all things Ford..., ✌️✌️✌️

Would the 17s and 18s not have carry over code for the Stability Control? I understand that changes happen every vehicle year, but what changed between 17/18 that delt with Stability Control? Anybody?

..I’d be willing to bet that you have a vast knowledge base from years of being an auto-mechanic...,

Posted by: The Lawn Ranger | Feb 22, 2018 9:27:58 PM

Yes, and I openly share that knowledge and experience to warn others about Fords.

@Ecoboost Rules- the Eco-Boost has 10 times the power than the 5.0. My guess is you never took any math in grade school.

@Montands: That is very good question and alludes to the Toyota recall announcement lacking details. For example, compare the details of the recent RAM recall to Toyota's and there's a definite difference in the level of detail.

@ Mark Williams,

Can you do something about this racist johnny doe?


@Montands- 2018 adds TSS-P over the 17 model. It has active cruise, lane departure and auto braking features. That means new code for the VDC. there's no good way for us to know what causes the fault, but flashing the proper code is no problem.

@Mr. Knowitall: Good info.
I wonder if the new safety features are disabled when TSC/VSC are manually disabled by the driver. Just a guess on m part.

@Mr Knowitall and @Motands: The new safety systems are found in other Toyota vehicles; I wonder why no recall for them?

@NoQDRTundra- Vehicle manufacturers use Tier 1 suppliers to develop their VDC packages. The Sequoia and Tundra are almost certainly from one supplier, and codeveloped. Other vehicles may have VDC programming developed separately or from different vendors entirely. It's a little different than their "hey, lets use the same throttle sending unit in every vehicle we sell".

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