Toyota says it will recall 130,000 2014 Tundra pickup trucks due to a problem with side airbags. This recall likely affects every new 2014 Tundra built so far.
The record $1.2B fine Toyota recently paid to settle criminal probes into the unintended acceleration issue have a silver lining according to Toyota President Akio Toyoda. It is a turning point for them and the industry. Toyota consumers can expect more ticky-tacky recalls and a re-commitment to quality. Get ready for a new Toyota.
On Thursday, March 1, 2012 CNN ran a report that accused Toyota of covering up a 2006 memo that CNN says reveals that the Japanese Automaker’s engineers knew about the “unintended acceleration” in their vehicles including the Tundra. Toyota responded quickly about these allegations calling the report “Grossly Inaccurate.”
If you own a 2011 Toyota Tundra and you bought it from Gulf States Toyota, then your truck may be under a recall. This news is far less serious than it may sound. There are currently over 500 Toyota Tundra pick up trucks that are being recalled due to a sticker with improper information after certain wheel and tire packages were installed. The stickers that are being recalled provide the wrong load carrying capacity of the 2011 Toyota Tundra.
Yesterday, NHTSA announced a record $16.4 million dollar fine against Toyota for “failing to notify the auto safety agency of the dangerous ‘sticky pedal’ defect for at least four months.” Unfortunately, this announcement seems to be about more than penalizing Toyota for making a mistake – this move is political. Here’s why: