Toyota Recalls 2018 Sequoia SUVs, Tundra Trucks For System Defect

February 26, 2018 by Clarissa Hawes

Toyota Motor North America issued a recall for certain 2018 Tundra trucks and Sequoia SUVs because of an electrical problem creates a software glitch that can inadvertently turn off the vehicle’s stability control system.

“Electrical interference within the power supply circuit may cause the vehicle’s electronic stability control system to be deactivated,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

Warning lights, error messages and a chime will sound if deactivation does occur, Toyota said.

The 64,900 affected vehicles were built between August 2017 and early February 2018.

Toyota plans to notify individual owners in mid-March. Dealers will update the software in the electronic control unit at no cost.

The automaker is also recalling around 8,800 2017 Tundra trucks because of loose bolts in the second-row seats that could fail to properly restrain occupants in the event of a crash.

Dealers will properly tighten the bolts at no cost to customers, who also will be individually notified mid-March.

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