Approximately 73,000 Model Year 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tundra vehicles have been recalled in the US owing to a safety issue involving the rear bumper of the vehicles.
According to information provided by Toyota, the affected vehicles are fitted with resin rear step bumpers and resin reinforcement brackets at each corner. In case there is an impact to the corner of the bumper, there is a possibility that the resin bracket may get damaged. However, this damage might not be visible from the outside and if a person steps on such a damaged rear bumper, chances are that a portion of the bumper may break away thereby increasing the risk of injury.
The automaker has said that Tundra customers will receive a notification by first class mail starting in the middle of February and post that they will have to take their vehicles to their nearest Toyota dealership. The dealer will replace the resin reinforcement brackets with new ones that are made of steel at no cost to customers. Further, the rear bumper tread covers will be also be replaced as part of the remedy.
Toyota hasn’t revealed if there has been injury related to this particular issue.