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March 17, 2010

In addition to the enormous Toyota “floor mat” and “gas pedal” recalls that involve over six million vehicles, another major recall is a double whammy for Toyota’s Tundra truck model. Toyota recently announced it will be recalling all of the Tundra trucks in model years 2000-2003 for issues with possible rusting damage that could cause safety concerns.

A Reuter’s report indicates Toyota is adding to a November recall of 110,000 Tundras in “cold weather states” where the company considered risks to be greater because of salted roads and other environmental factors. The company has apparently re-thought this selective response and decided to provide the same service to Tundra drivers all over the country.

For those consumers who are thinking a little rust couldn’t possibly be dangerous, it may be a good idea to take a closer look at the details of this Toyota Tundra recall. Information from industry sources shows that Toyota is trying to address the problem of possible corrosion of the truck’s frame that could end up causing the detachment of accessories and even the vehicle’s fuel tank. In addition, say technicians, the rear cross-member of the Tundra’s frame could also rust, leading to altered braking ability for this large vehicle.

An issue involving the possible detachment of the fuel tank, which according to hypotheticals, could fall down onto the road, obviously involves some specific risks of fire and explosion. It makes sense that Toyota is pursuing a total recall for these vehicles, though reports indicate that National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not specifically asked for this recall as of yet. Toyota calls this proactive recall a “special service campaign” and is promising to compensate Tundra owners for rental costs as they work on fixing the problem with their trucks.

The new issues with Toyota’s trucks could ramp up existing concerns about the overall safety of the brand, and the beleaguered automaker seems to be working around the clock to provide fixes like a reinforced gas pedal and brake override system for some car and truck models, and pursuing schedules for repair of the many vehicles now deemed unsafe for the American road.

If you have been injured in an accident in Orlando or the central Florida region involving a recalled or defective Toyota, Orlando Toyota recall injury lawyer James O. Cunningham can help. This Central Florida Toyota recall accident attorney has a team of knowledgeable staff that will help clients get what they deserve as injury victims in a case involving a recalled Toyota. Call at 888-425-2004 or use the web contact form to reach us and get a case started.

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