Toyota Car Recall 2011: Toyota Recalls 22,000 Cars Due to Tire Monitoring System Findings by NHTSA

By on Mar 8, 2011 in Automobile, Business, United States Comments
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Toyota Motor Corp has announced that it will recall about 22,000 sports utility vehicles and pickup trucks. The latest Toyota car recall is due to a defective tire-deflation monitoring system as reflected in the report of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Listed below are the 2008-2011 Toyota car models included in the recall.

  • Toyota Sequoia,
  • FJ Cruiser,
  • Land Cruiser,
  • Tacoma and
  • Tundra.

According to the NHTSA report, the listed Toyota cars may have defective tire deflation monitoring system that raises the risk of a car crash for failing to warn drivers about the problem. Initially, these cars’ monitoring system were working perfectly in the assembly plants. However, upon the installation of accessory wheels, the systems of these cars were not re-calibrated that resulted to its instability.

Toyota Motor Sales US branch said that all affected Toyota car models will be re-calibrated free of charge in Toyota car dealers.

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