2014 Toyota Tundra Recalled for Air Bags Issue

2014 Toyota Tundra 1 photo
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Feeling confident for not owning a GM bad-ignition-fitted car? Well, if you chose Toyota this year, you might have to go visit a dealership soon, as the automaker is recalling Tundra pickups for airbag deployment issues.
Toyota issued a recall involving 130,000 2014 Tundra models from the US and 10,000 units in Canada as there seems to be a problem with the way the side curtain airbag deploys on the CrewMax and Double Cab versions.

Recent tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration discovered an assembly error of the trimming piece on the center pillar, which can interfere with the way the side airbag deploys, rendering it less efficient in case of an impact.

Toyota will notify owners via first class mail and dealerships will inspect their vehicles to see if the pillar garnishment is indeed miss-installed. Faulty ones will be replaced for no additional costs.

No crashes, injuries or deaths have been reported yet related to the side airbag issue.

The new recall comes short after Toyota admitted that over 170,000 Camry models needs to be recalled for brake problems, with Consumer Report having discovered the glitch that raised awareness at NHTSA.

Over 1.4 million Toyota models have also been recalled this spring for airbag problems due to their wired connection that could get damaged when the steering wheel got turned, as well as seat problems caused by some springs.
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