Toyota Tundra Recalls 72,800 Trucks to Fix Rear Step Bumper Defect

February 13, 2017 by Clarissa Hawes

Toyota is recalling 72,847 Tundra trucks because of a possible defect with the rear step bumper.

The truck recall affects Tundras from the 2016 and 2017 model year produced between July 29, 2015 and Dec. 22, 2016.

“In the event of an impact to the corner of the bumper, the resin bracket may be damaged, but not be noticed,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

If a person steps on the damaged bumper, a “portion of the bumper may break away, increasing the risk of injury, NHTSA said.

Toyota will begin notifying owners of the recall on Feb. 15.

Remedy parts – including replacing resin brackets with steel brackets and replacing the rear bumper tread – are currently not available. A second notice will be mailed when the remedy parts are available.

2 Responses

  1. Lisa Hearin

    What happens when I purchased a 2017 Tundra that was a no sale from the dealer and they did the paperwork already? Are they allowed to cancel my contract without notice to me?

  2. Franz Mitterhofer

    Hi, my name is Franz Mitterhofer from Houston Texas 281 556 8888
    I bought a new Toyota Tundra 2016 yesterday while i was working I step on the left rear corner of the bumper, the entire corner broke off. hurting my left leg, after working to the hospital i called the dealership where i got my truck from, and they tell me that there is a recall on it.

    Is Toyota responsible to replace my bumper? pain and suffering of my leg?? medical bills?

    Franz Mitterhofer


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