Originally appeared on NHTSA
If the rear split bench seat moves in a crash, the seat occupant has an increased risk of injury.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V123000
Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Components SEATS, SEAT BELTS
Potential Number of Units Affected 8,769
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2017 Toyota Tundra vehicles. One of the rear split bench seat leg brackets may not have been properly tightened to the vehicle’s floor pan, possibly allowing the seat to move in a crash. A vehicle with an improperly tightened seat leg bracket could fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, “Seating Systems,” 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages,” and 225, “Child restraint anchorage systems.”
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the five seat leg bracket bolts, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 12, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371 . Toyota’s number for this recall is J0I.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153 ), or go to www.safercar.gov.