Toyota recalled Tundra pickups and Sequoia SUVs because of power steering assembly problems that may cause power steering fluid leakage.
The recall includes 21,234 tundra and 1,228 sequoias, all from the 2021 and 2022 model years.
Toyota estimates that 25% of related vehicles may include incorrectly shaped grooves in their assembly. This problem is caused by damage to the teeth on the cutting tool that forms the groove. This may cause a leak, leading to a sudden loss of power steering assistance under certain driving conditions.
Toyota became aware of this issue after seeing an increase in on-site reports and warranty claims involving power steering fluid leaks from models in late September. After investigation, the trucks and SUVs assembled in August and September all had the problem.
The automaker plans to mail letters to customers in late January instructing them to hand over the vehicles to dealers. The technicians will replace the power steering assembly free of charge as needed. If the owner has any questions, they can call Toyota Customer Service at (800) 331-4331. Toyota recalled 21TB10 and 21TA10.
Tundra is rarely recalled. It has a good reliability rating.
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