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It's important to make sure your tires are adequately filled, but for some Toyota Tundra owners, that may be a problem. A recall notice has been issued for some 2007-2011 Tundras because they may be afflicted with faulty tire pressure monitoring systems. Approximately 1,629 pickups are affected by this recall, as it is limited to vehicles handled by Southeast Toyota Distributors.

The TPMS were incorrectly calibrated, which means the warning lamp will not light up despite a tire being under-inflated. Owners of potentially affected trucks are being notified, and dealers will recalibrate the systems free of charge.
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Report Date : May 17, 2011 at 01:03 PM
NHTSA Campaign ID number : 11V278000

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
TOYOTA / TUNDRA 2007-2011

Manufacturer: SOUTHEAST TOYOTA DISTRIBUTORS, LLC Mfr's Report Date: MAY 12, 2011

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V278000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,629


Summary:
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2011 TUNDRA VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 138, "TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS." THE TPMS ON SOME VEHICLES MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY CALIBRATED AND AS A RESULT THE LOW TIRE PRESSURE WARNING LAMP MAY NOT ILLUMINATE SHOULD THE INFLATION PRESSURE IN ONE OR MORE OF THE VEHICLE'S TIRES FALL BELOW THE THRESHOLD FOR WHEN THE LOW TIRE PRESSURE WARNING LAMP SHOULD ILLUMINATE.

Consequence:
DRIVERS WILL NOT RECEIVE A WARNING FROM THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR THAT ONE OR MORE TIRES ARE UNDERINFLATED, INCREASING THE RISK THAT THE VEHICLE WILL BE DRIVEN WITH ONE OR MORE UNDERINFLATED TIRES, INCREASING THE RISK OF A TIRE FAILURE THAT MAY LEAD TO A CRASH.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL RECALIBRATE THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGULATION FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER TOLL FREE AT 1-800-301-6859, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 8:30 AM TO 5:00 PM, EASTERN STANDARD TIME.

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 HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


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      dax xanos
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't get why people get so worked up about cars/trucks... If you like Tundra's, go buy one... if you like something else, buy that. Who cares what other people think... and this Patriotic thing is simply ridiculous... I'm willing to bet that all of the people posting here that are saying buy American or move somewhere else, own lot's of foreign made products... TV's, Computers, Clothing, Food etc. etc.
      Ed
      • 3 Years Ago
      People that buy this truck are complete idiots. I would never feel safe in this pile of junk.
        Renaurd
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ed
        You have every reason not to feel safe, they are killers.....
      Jason
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't mind these Americans thinking this is a "Japanese" truck and bashing it even though it's pretty much designed and manufactured in America....after all, their Big 3 failed (Government Motors, Fiat-Chrysler, Ford <-- they're alright), they need every chance they can get to pat themselves on the back and massage their own ego.
        Dave
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jason
        If it was designed by Americans (which it wasn't) they should be ashamed of themselves for creating and ugly eyesore of a truck that can't even match an 8 year old American truck for capabilities.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jason
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          Renaurd
          • 3 Years Ago
          The Big Three haven't failed, they are kicking Turdyodas ugly butt everyday of the week.
          • 3 Years Ago
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          HC
          • 3 Years Ago
          The big three failed because of bloodsucking UAW morons that think their job is to smoke pot during the lunch break and troll Autoblog with their stupid "TOYOTA RECALL" user names.
      WAR HERO
      • 3 Years Ago
      Buy American! If you let the Japanese make trucks, this is what you'll get.
        HaterSlayer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @WAR HERO
        Yep, because Ford didn't recall a couple hundred F-150s a few weeks ago.
        warren,
        • 3 Years Ago
        @WAR HERO
        Errr, "The Japanese"? You must've missed the memo: The Tacoma was DESIGNED in the United States by Americans, ENGINEERED in the United States by Americans, and is BUILT in the United States by Americans (now in Texas; previously in California). Even the parts are 70% American-sourced, which is about on par with the Dodge Ram and beats the Chevy Tahoe. Don't be fooled by the badge on the front -- this is an American vehicle. When you buy a Tacoma, the vast majority of your money stays in the country. And as for the money that goes to the parent auto company -- Ford, GM, Toyota, Honda, etc.... they're all publicly traded companies, so the profits get spread out across the world, not focused on the country that the brand was first created in.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @warren,
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          • 3 Years Ago
          @warren,
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      Bruno Nekic
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Tundra is an American truck made in Texas, some of you people complete idiots!
        Dave
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bruno Nekic
        It's a japanese truck assembled in Texas.
          HaterSlayer
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dave
          It gives American workers jobs so who gives a crap?
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dave
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          Dave
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dave
          Trading high skill jobs like our industry used to have for low-wage, low-skill parts hangers (many fewer of them I might add) isn't an economic win.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bruno Nekic
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        Jesus follower!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bruno Nekic
        Last time I checked "Toyota" was a Japanese company based in...Japan.
          Dave
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jesus follower!
          Nevermind the truth.. Toyota bananna hammocks don't want to hear the truth.
      usa1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good thing for Toyota they didn't sell well.
      ExoPlanet
      • 3 Years Ago
      Another win for RECALL Motors
      The Doctor
      • 3 Years Ago
      LOL!! You Toyota leg humper have absolutely nothing. You give everyone thumbs down, but you can't defend Toyota. This is BY FAR the most unreliable truck you can buy. No truck has ever been such an unreliable piece of $h*t. I feel sick just calling it a truck. Anyone that buys this Joke pickup truck over a superior American pickup needs professional help.
        HC
        • 3 Years Ago
        @The Doctor
        "An unreliable piece of $h*t" isn't going to win JD Power's dependability award year after year. http://www.jdpower.com/autos/ratings/dependability-ratings-by-category/large-pickup/ The Tundra may not be the truck everyone buys, but calling it unreliable is something you Detroit thugs are pushing. You support yourselves by hanging onto stupid recalls over tire pressure monitors. This is just pathetic.
          HC
          • 3 Years Ago
          @HC
          And if you're going to continue talking about the SUA recall, you should at least read what the NHTSA-NASA study said about it. "NHTSA and NASA both reviewed relevant consumer complaints and warranty data in great detail. Both agencies noted that publicity surrounding NHTSA’s investigations, related recalls, and Congressional hearings was the major contributor to the timing and volume of complaints. Both also noted that the vast majority of complaints involved incidents that originated when the vehicle was stationary or at very low speeds and contained allegations of very wide throttle openings, often with allegations that brakes were not effective. NHTSA’s analysis indicated that these types of complaints generally do not appear to involve vehicle-based causes and that, where the complaint included allegations that the brakes were ineffective or that the incident began with a brake application, the most likely cause of the acceleration was actually pedal misapplication (i.e., the driver’s unintended application of the accelerator rather than, or in addition to, the brake)." http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/nvs/pdf/NHTSA-UA_report.pdf Slip and fallers, lawyers, politicians, you and the other "Buy American" thugs made the SUA recall something it wasn't... Just like what you're doing with this little TPMS recall.
          HC
          • 3 Years Ago
          @HC
          Funny...Toyota gets 89+ comments for a recall of 1700 trucks for a stupid TMPS that maybe inaccurate. You'd think we were talking about something more serious. Do you think we'd see this kind of nonsense over a Crown Victoria, a Dodge Caliber, or a Volkswagen Passat recall with the same problem? I don't. And funny how you are so excited about Toyota's recalls over the last 18 months for floor mats. Are you going to say anything about the recall over Ford's cruise switches that went unfixed after 18 YEARS!? http://www.autoblog.com/2009/10/14/ford-recall-cruise-control-4.5/
          HC
          • 3 Years Ago
          @HC
          The system posted that crazy, but you can still read it.
          harleydavid105
          • 3 Years Ago
          @HC
          I suppose we should just forget the 14 million recalled Toyotas in the past 18 months. Oh yeah, that was the floor mats.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @The Doctor
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          caddy-v
          • 3 Years Ago
          Ridgelline is not a truck, it's a garden wheel barrel with forur wheels.
          • 3 Years Ago
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      Dave
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, this recall includes all of them.
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          Dave
          • 3 Years Ago
          At least the Mexican built American Silverado isn't a flexy-framed POS deathtrap.
          • 3 Years Ago
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      Chris
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jesus Christ, this is ridiculous! Nearly 100 comments for a tire monitor recall on 1700 trucks!!?! This maybe as bad as AB's Nissan NY taxi story. Get a F**king life, you Detroit union hoodlums!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Chris
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          EnzoHonda
          • 3 Years Ago
          Jesus Christ would have wanted people to walk or take the bus, give money to the poor, and stop wars and violence. I'll never understand how anyone thinks Jesus would be a conservative.
        longducdong
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Chris
        Ditto, you ignoramus.
      caddy-v
      • 3 Years Ago
      Enouph of the recalls Toyota, just hire a massive medical team and recall all the idiots that bought these garbage cans and be done with it.
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