Toyota recalls 22,000 trucks
7 March 2011
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced the recall of 22,000 Toyota trucks and SUVs over improperly calibrated tire pressure monitoring systems.
According to NHTSA, certain 2008-2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Tacoma and Tundra models may have been equipped with TPMS units that weren't properly calibrated. As a result, the dash warning light may fail to illuminate in the event of a deflated tire. NHTSA is concerned that this defect may potentially lead to an accident.
Toyota will recalibrate the tire pressure warning systems free of charge, though at this point, the company has yet to reveal its owner notification schedule.
The defect sets the Toyota car in violation of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 138, which specifically deals with tire-pressure monitoring systems.