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Recall Roundup: 2017 Toyota Tundra Recalled to Tighten Rear-Seat Leg Bracket Bolts

Recall Roundup: 2017 Toyota Tundra Recalled to Tighten Rear-Seat Leg Bracket Bolts

By Joseph Dobrian, March 05, 2018
During the past week, certain 2018 Karma Revero, 2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, 2018 Toyota Sienna, and 2017 Toyota Tundra vehicles were recalled by their manufacturers. The largest recall is for the Tundra, and involves 8,769 vehicles.

Details for each safety recall follow, in alphabetical order by car brand.

2018 Karma Revero
  • Number of vehicles affected: 94
  • Issue: In the event of a crash, the side curtain/head protection air bags may partially detach from the inflator during air bag deployment, affecting the performance of the air bags.
  • Remedy: Karma will notify owners, and dealers will install new side curtain/head protection air bags that have an additional clamp on the air bag to secure it to the inflator. The repairs will be made free of charge to the vehicle owner.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin April 17, 2018. Owners may contact Karma customer service at 1-855-288-6109.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 18-84-01
  • NHTSA recall number: 18V114000

2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500, 3500

  • Number of vehicles affected: 17
  • Issue: The affected vehicles are equipped with folding seats (sales code S20). The unloaded vehicle weight (UVW) label on these incomplete vehicles may be incorrect.
  • Remedy: Mercedes will notify owners, and dealers will replace the UVW label and inspect the vehicle to make sure that it is not overloaded free of charge.
  • Timing: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Mercedes customer service at 1-877-762-8267.
  • NHTSA recall number: 18V113000

2018 Toyota Sienna

  • Number of vehicles affected: 55
  • Issue: The affected vehicles were built with a specific lot of 10-spoke alloy wheels from one production facility. These wheels may not have been properly cooled during manufacturing. As a result, the wheels may crack in the spokes from an impact while driving.
  • Remedy: Toyota began notifying owners initially by phone on February 26, 2018 and will mail letters to any unnotified owner starting on April 20, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371.
  • Timing: Dealers will inspect the wheels and replace them if necessary depending on their production location. The repairs will be made free of charge to the vehicle owner.
  • Manufacturer recall number: J0J
  • NHTSA recall number: 18V130000

2017 Toyota Tundra

  • Number of vehicles affected: 8,769
  • Issue: One of the rear split bench seat leg brackets may not have been properly tightened to the vehicle's floor pan, possibly allowing the seat to move in a crash.
  • Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the five seat leg bracket bolts, as necessary, free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin March 12, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371.
  • Manufacturer recall number: J0I
  • NHTSA recall number: 18V123000

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