Safety & Accident

Toyota Recalls Older Tundra Pickups for Air Bags

February 03, 2016

Photo of Toyota Tundra by IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons.
Photo of Toyota Tundra by IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons.

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. is recalling 2005-2006 model-year Tundra trucks because their side curtain-shield air bags and seat belt pretensioners are at risk for deploying unexpectedly, the automaker reported.

The side curtain-shield air bags deploy from the roof during certain types of crashes. The possibility of a false activation is tied to programming glitches in the air bag control modules.

Unexpected activation of the curtain-shield air bags “could increase the risk of injury to the occupant,” Toyota said in a released statement. Toyota dealers will replace the air bag control module, free of charge.  

This Tundra truck recall is part of a broader recall that also includes 2003-2006 Land Cruiser, 2004-2006 4Runner, 2005-2006 Sequoia, 2003-2006 LX 470, and 2004-2006 GX 470 vehicles. Approximately 320,000 vehicles are involved.

Vehicle owners can reach Toyota Customer Service at (800) 331-4331.

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