Toyota Recall of Certain Model Year 2008 – 2011 Vehicles

Washington, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—March 5, 2011.

Summary: Toyota is recalling certain Model Year 2008 through 2011 FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, Tacoma, Sequoia and Tundra vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Safety Standard No. 138, “Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).”  The tire pressure monitoring systems were not re-calibrated correctly and therefore do not start illuminating the low tire pressure warning telltale at the required minimum activation pressure.

Consequence: Failure to warn of tire deflations is a non-compliance with FMVSS 138 and could lead to tire failure increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Dealers will re-initialize the tire pressure monitoring system free of charge.  The Manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule.  Owners may contact Toyota at1-800-331-4331.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Source: dot.gov