Toyota Tundra frame rust recall expanding to all 50 U.S. states

Toyota’s recall for model year 2000-2003 Tundras due to rust issues has expanded from the U.S. “Salt Belt” to all 50 states.

The previous recall only concerned the “Salt Belt”, as it was thought the rust could only be caused in the cold conditions of those states. However, it looks like Toyota’s changed its mind and will now be recalling the trucks all across the United States. They haven’t specified how many trucks are affected.

If you own a 2000-2003 Tundra, give your local dealer a call and see if you can arrange for a fix. I’d recommend not driving the car until the fix is complete, as the issue can result in rear brake failure. However, Toyota’s recommendation last time was to simply remove the rear spare tire until the fix is done, so you can always listen to them instead and do that.

Source: The Associated Press via Google News via Autoblog

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