This week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued recall notices for Toyota Tundra trucks with incorrectly configured tire-pressure monitor systems. A small set of old, right-hand-drive Jeep Cherokees is also being recalled so that owners can install required brake lights.
2007 – 2011 Toyota Tundra
The Problem: Toyota Tundras sold in the southeastern region of the U.S. may have incorrectly calibrated tire-pressure monitoring sensors, meaning the TPMS warning light might not illuminate when a tire’s pressure drops. According to a NHTSA report, the pressure sensors were calibrated correctly when the trucks left Toyota’s production facility. However, Tundra tires were changed at a Southest Toyota distribution facility and the TPMS system was not recalibrated.
The Fix: Toyota dealerships will recalibrate the TPMS computer and its sensors.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 1629 Toyota Tundras
1994 – 1996 Jeep Cherokee (Right-hand Drive)
The Problem: Right-hand-drive Jeep Cherokees — imported by U.S. Drive Right between 2007 and 2011 and mostly destined for use by the U.S. Postal Service — don’t have the legally required third brake light, known as the CHMSL. NHTSA warns this could reduce the vehicles’ visibility.
The Fix: Distributor U.S. Drive Right will send vehicle owners a kit to install a third brake light, as well as information on where to take their Cherokee to have the kit installed. U.S. Drive Right will reimburse owners for any installation fees.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 987 Right-hand-drive Jeep Cherokees imported by U.S. Drive Right