Toyota has announced plans to recall about 79,000 Tundra pickup trucks sold in the United States, Canada, and Central America due to a defect that can cause the steps in the vehicles’ rear bumpers to break. The recall affects 2016 and 2017 model year Tundra trucks which were manufactured with steps and reinforcement brackets in the bumpers made of resin.
According to Toyota, if the trucks are backed into something, it could damage the step and lead to an increased risk of breaking if a person were to step on it, leading to injuries. As a result, the company has announced that it will replace the defective brackets with steel reinforcement brackets in all affected vehicles. Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified via a letter which will be sent out sometime in in mid-February.
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