Toyota is recalling 130,266 model-year 2022-2023 Tundra and Tundra Hybrid vehicles equipped with dealer-installed tonneau covers. The tonneau cover attachment joints may come loose and allow the cover to detach. A tonneau cover that detaches while driving can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
The remedy is currently under development. Interim notification letters instructing owners to remove the tonneau cover are expected to be mailed on March 31, 2023. A second letter will be sent when the remedy is available.
Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 800-331-4331 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
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.