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Toyota Recalls Tacoma, Tundra Trucks

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling Tacoma and Tundra pickup trucks because of a faulty tire pressure monitoring system.

More than 22,00 Tacoma midsize trucks and Tundra full-size truck from the 2008-2011 model years are being recalled. The issue stems from a tire pressure monitoring system may not be calibrated properly, causing it to not illuminate to warn drivers when tire inflation falls below the minimum standard.

If the tire pressure monitoring system fails, it could lead to tire failure, thus resulting in a vehicle accident and potential personal injuries.

“According to Toyota, vehicles included under the recall notice left their factories with TPMS sensors properly calibrated to their original wheels and tires but at regional distribution centers (prior to dealer delivery) the TPMS sensors were transferred to different Toyota-approved Toyota Racing Development accessory wheels and tires with different load ratings. The TPMS sensors were not recalibrated to the new ratings,” according to news reports.

As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I urge vehicle owners to fix this problem as soon as possible. Toyota hasn’t announced a recall date, but said dealers will re-initialize the TPMS for free.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled vehicle, contact a personal injury lawyer in Seattle.