Toyota recalls the 2023 Tundra pickup truck for small technical reasons

The most problematic Tundra of the three generations, the XK70, has been recalled again. But unlike previous recall campaigns, 23V-633 is about a minor noncompliance with Section 10.2 of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110.

As implied, we are dealing with incorrect load carrying capacity adjustment labels. According to documents submitted to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, only 2023 trucks equipped with bed liners are being recalled. The population is 21,781 vehicles.

Both the combustion-only Tundra and the hybrid vehicle, which are pickup trucks built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Texas in San Antonio between February 24 and July 7, are being recalled. The company told the federal watchdog that system errors were responsible for the incorrect weight information on the subject. Labels.

Loading a vehicle beyond its maximum capacity increases the risk of a collision, while the values ​​stated on the mentioned stickers must be accurate to within one percent of the added weight. Toyota realized this blunder during training. Dealers have already been instructed to replace the stickers with updated ones at absolutely no cost to owners. Known owners will be notified via first class mail between October 29th and November 12th.

In production since December 2021 for the 2022 model year, the XK70 is the first Tundra ever to ditch V8 power. The XK50 came with a naturally aspirated V8 or V6, and the same was true for the first generation. Part of the reason for adopting the twin-turbocharged V6 and hybrid assistance is the ongoing quest to improve fleet-average fuel economy, which needs to improve significantly through the 2026 model year under CAFE regulations.

49 miles per gallon (4.8 liters per 100 km) is the average corporate fuel economy target for 2026, which is said to be achievable if automakers increase fuel economy across the board by 8 percent for model years 2024 and 2025, then 10 percent for the model year. 2026. It will be difficult, but again, those who cannot reach the stated goals will make up for it by spending big on compliance credits.

While on the topic of fuel economy, there is no denying that the 2022 and newer Tundra has the advantage over its V8-powered predecessor. Today’s less efficient production XK70s average 19 mpg (12.4 l/100 km) combined, while the more efficient nets 22 mpg (10.7 l/100 km). By comparison, the 2021 Tundra with the impressive 5.7-liter V8 is rated at 15 to 14 miles per gallon (15.7 to 14.7 liters per 100 kilometers).

The Tacoma’s full-size sibling is now available for a 2024 configuration, priced at $39,965 for the SR 2WD Double Cab with a 6.5-foot bed. Excluding destination freight charges, only the TRD Pro and Capstone hybrid are listed at base prices of $72,130 and $78,845, respectively.

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