2022 Toyota Tundra Recalled over Loose Nuts; New bZ4X also Recalled as Wheels Could Fall Off

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Photo credit: Toyota
Photo credit: Toyota
  • Toyota has issued a recall of Tundras from the 2022 model year to fix a problem with nuts on the rear axle assembly.

  • Approximately 46,000 Tundras are part of the recall in the United States.

  • The recall report filed with NHTSA blames the loosening of certain nuts on the rear axle assembly and said, "If complete separation occurs, this can affect vehicle stability and brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash."

Nearly 50,000 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks are being recalled due to risk of rear axle assembly nuts loosening and potentially falling off the vehicle completely. The automaker says that "Vehicles in this recall have certain nuts on the rear axle assembly that can loosen over time." In the event that the nut does fall off, Toyota said it could potentially cause the axle subassembly to separate from the axle, potentially risking a crash.

The announcement states that owners of affected vehicles will be notified by late July 2022, but does not give a specific date. Dealers will inspect and tighten loose nuts or, if necessary, replace them, Toyota said.

Photo credit: Toyota
Photo credit: Toyota

The Tundra recall comes just one day after the company issued a separate recall on the just-released 2023 bZ4X EV over wheels that could fall off. In this case, the hub bolts on a wheel could come loose, causing the wheel to detach from the car. While the bZ4X recall only affects 260 vehicles in the U.S. and about 2700 total worldwide, the company stated that no one should drive these cars until a remedy is found. Owners of these cars should have been notified on June 23. In both cases, vehicle owners can check the NHTSA recalls website where the recall information should be posted soon, to find out if their vehicle is included

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