Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 72,847 model year 2016-2017 Tundras equipped with a resin rear step bumper and resin reinforcement brackets. Vehicles with chrome step bumpers are not affected.
In the event of an impact to the corner of the bumper, the resin bracket may be damaged but not be noticed.
If a person steps on the corner of the bumper that is damaged, a portion of the bumper may break away, increasing the risk of injury.
What to do
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the resin rear bumper reinforcement brackets with steel ones, and replace the rear bumper tread, free of charge. Remedy parts are not currently available.
Toyota will begin notifying owners of the recall on February 15, 2017. A second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available.
Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is H0C.