Toyota is recalling approximately 158,500 model-year 2018-21 Tundra pickup trucks equipped with halogen headlights due to a potential fire risk. Faulty wiring can incorrectly illuminate both the high- and low-beam bulbs, possibly causing them to fail if they stay lit for an extended period of time. In some rare cases, the headlight assembly can overheat and catch fire, increasing the risk of injury.
Toyota will notify owners by Nov. 1. Owners can call the automaker at 800-331-4331 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the issue, dealers will modify the engine wire harness assembly and inspect the headlight bulb connector, bulb, and headlight assembly. Components will be replaced as necessary.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.