Southeast Toyota Distributors, which handles Toyota distribution for parts of the United States, is recalling certain model year 2015 Toyota Tundra trucks over an incorrect information placard.
The defect: affected vehicles have a tire placcard that incorrectly states the recommended cold tire inflation pressure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, “Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less.”
The hazards: if the operator inflates the tires according to the information on the tire placard, the tires may be underinflated, increasing the risk of tire failure which could result in a crash.
Affected vehicles: certain model year 2015 Toyota Tundra vehicles manufactured March 11, 2015 to April 11, 2015 and equipped with Nitto Terra Grappler G2 275/60R20 116S XL tires.
Number of vehicles affected: 144.
The fix: Toyota will notify owners and dealers will install a new tire placard with the correct cold tire inflation pressure information, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 14, 2015.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this Toyota recall should visit www.toyota.com and click on Safety Recalls and Service Campaigns at the bottom of the page.
Customers can then enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs. If the vehicle is part of the recall, customers should take it to a Toyota dealer.
Owners may contact Toyota customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Toyota Customer Service: 1-866-405-4226
- Toyota Recall Number: SET15C
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 15V315000