Recently, Toyota announced a recall of nearly 1,500 vehicles that do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138, “Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems,” reports SaferCar.gov. The tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) of the affected vehicles may not have been calibrated properly and low tire pressure warning lights may not illuminate when appropriate. As a result, a driver will not be notified by the tire pressuring monitor that one or more of the vehicle’s tires are underinflated, which increases the risk of tire failure that could lead to an accident.
The vehicles included in the recall are Toyota FJ Cruisers from model year 2011, and Toyota Tundra vehicles from model years 2009 through 2011. Consumers who own these vehicles are instructed to take the vehicle to a dealer, where the tire pressure monitoring system will be recalibrated in accordance with the federal safety standard at no charge.
Consumers with questions may contact Toyota’s customer assistance center at 1-800-444-1074 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 to learn more about the recall.
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