Toyota Recalls Tundra Trucks in 20 US States
Automobile giant Toyota is recalling about 100,000 units of Tundra truck models from 2000-2003 due to its vulnerability to corrosion problems. The recall is in effect only for 20 northern US states and the District of Columbia.
After a series of complaints, it was found out that road salts, which are used to treat roadways during winter, can cause rear frames to fail and allow the spare tire to fall into the roadway.
The automaker will call owners in affected areas and ask them to bring their trucks to the nearest dealers for inspection and, if needed, for repairs. Toyota will either replace the affected portion or apply rust-resistant compounds depending on the damage.
States that are included in the recall are the following: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.
Toyota had just been involved in another safety recall last month regarding floor mats suspected of jamming down accelerators in some Lexus and Toyota units.