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.

One Response

  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?


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