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Toyota recalls 74,000 trucks and SUVs to prevent loose seats and a loss of stability control.

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Toyota Recalls Sequoia and Tundra For Seat and Stability Problems
Toyota recalls 74,000 trucks and SUVs to prevent loose seats and a loss of stability control.

— Toyota is recalling about 74,000 trucks and SUVs in two recalls to fix problems with the seats and stability control systems.

2017 Toyota Tundra Recall

About 8,800 trucks are recalled because bolts that hold the second-row seats may not have been tightened properly.

Toyota says one or more of the bolts may be loose where the left rear seat attaches to the floorboard. This could leave an occupant in trouble in the event of a crash.

Toyota says the Tundra trucks are equipped with rear split bench seats bolted to seat leg bracket sub-assemblies which bolt to the floor pans. The automaker learned a damaged tool used to tighten the bolts may have caused problems with any or all of the five bolts.

The Tundra recall will begin March 12, 2018, when Toyota dealers will make sure five bolts are tightened to specification.

Truck owners may call the automaker at 888-270-9371 and refer to recall number J0I.

2018 Toyota Sequoia and Tundra Recall

Toyota is recalling about 65,000 Sequoia SUVs and Tundra trucks because the stability control systems may switch off. The automaker says problems with the vehicle diagnostics can cause the stability systems to shut down, in addition to affecting other unnamed functions of the vehicles.

Toyota told federal regulators there is a possibility that electrical noise from the power supply circuit can affect the yaw rate sensor located inside the electronic control unit for the airbag. This can trigger a specific trouble code, sound a warning chime and activate multiple warning lights and messages.

The automaker says the airbag system won't be affected, but the stability control and pre-collision systems will deactivate. In addition, the trailer brake controller system will be limited.

The Toyota Sequoia and Tundra recall should begin March 12, 2018.

If you have questions, call the automaker at 888-270-9371 and ask about recall number J0H.

Read what drivers say about their Toyota Tundra trucks and Toyota Sequoia SUVs.


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