Toyota recalls Tundras and Redwoods to fix leak
Toyota recalled Tundra pickup trucks and Sequoia SUVs because a power steering assembly problem could cause a power steering fluid leak.
The recall includes 21,234 Tundra and 1,228 Sequoia, all 2021 and 2022 model years.
Toyota estimated that 25% of affected vehicles may contain an incorrectly shaped groove in the assembly. The problem resulted from damaged teeth on the cutting tool that shapes the groove. This could create a leak that would cause a sudden loss of power steering assistance under certain driving conditions.
Toyota learned of the problem after seeing an increase in field reports and warranty claims for power steering fluid leaks in late September involving the models. He investigated the problem and found that it appeared in trucks and SUVs assembled in August and September.
The automaker plans to send letters to customers in late January asking them to bring the vehicles to a dealership. Technicians will replace the power steering assembly if necessary, free of charge. Owners can contact Toyota Customer Service at (800) 331-4331 if they have any questions. Toyota’s numbers for this recall are 21TB10 and 21TA10.
Recalls are rare for the Tundra. It gets good reliability ratings.
Jerry Hirsch December 2, 2021
The 2022 Toyota Tundra pickup is bigger, stronger and more refined than the current model thanks to a complete redesign.