Toyota has announced a recall of 2022 and 2023 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup trucks. This includes approximately 130,000 trucks equipped with Toyota tonneau covers for beds. The problem is that the cover could potentially fly off the bed while driving.
This is obviously a serious hazard if not to the driver of the Tundra, but to anyone driving behind or around the Tundra, as it can hit another car and generally obstruct and block vision. Can do. Toyota didn’t specify which cover is affected other than that it’s an official Toyota, not an aftermarket brand, but the only one listed on the consumer website is a hard tonneau. This can cause some nasty damage at highway speeds.
The good news is that owners with affected covers can simply remove them until a fix is determined for the cover. The company will begin sending notifications to affected customers this month. Concerned owners can also run their VIN to check for open recalls through Toyota’s website (Toyota.com/recall) or NHTSA (nhtsa.gov/recalls).