Toyota Recalls Tundra Pickups for Headlights That Catch Fire
Faulty wiring is to blame. Here’s how to get the problem fixed free of charge.
Toyota is recalling more than 158,000 Tundra pickup trucks from the 2018 through 2021 model years because their headlights could catch fire. Only trucks with halogen headlights are included in the recall.
Vehicles recalled: 158,489 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks manufactured between June 6, 2017, and March 24, 2021.
The problem: Because of faulty wiring, both low- and high-beam headlights could illuminate at the same time. This could cause the bulbs to fail, or the headlight assembly to overheat and catch fire.
The fix: Toyota dealerships will replace the faulty wiring, free of charge.
How to contact the manufacturer: Toyota will contact owners of affected vehicles by mail starting in October. Vehicle owners can also contact Toyota directly at 800-331-4331.
NHTSA campaign number: 21V688. Toyota’s own numbers for this recall are 21TB06 and 21TA06.
Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.
If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.