Toyota announced a recall today that affects over 100,000 Tundras and Sequoias due to a problem with the airbag sensors. The recall affects certain trucks in model years 2018-2019.
Toyota says the safety recall has to do with incorrect programming in the airbag ECU (electronic control unit). The system may register an incorrect fault and disable the airbag sensors that are used to detect a crash. Basically, the airbags won’t go off in an accident. Specifically, the sensors with issues are for the side and curtain shield airbags and/or front and knee airbags.
Obviously the result of faulty airbags is an increased risk for injury in a crash. Fortunately, the fix is a simple reprogramming of the airbag ECU. Toyota has sent out a notification to all owners by mail. As you would expect, the repairs will all be conducted for free.
As for the Tundra and the Sequoia themselves, we have had a lot of great opportunities to test these trucks. You can check out the video below to see Roman testing the new 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro right here in our home state of Colorado.
More on the Tundra
The 2019 Tundra TRD Pro features the same 5.7-liter V8 and 6-speed automatic transmission as it has for some time. However, Toyota has upgraded their most off-road worthy full-size truck with some off-road equipment to make it a better all-terrain beast. It uses 2.5-inch FOX shocks with 46 mm pistons in the front. The front shocks have 11 bypass zones while the rear shocks have 12. Front wheel travel goes up by 1.5 inches and rear wheel travel increases 2 inches over the standard Tundra. Aesthetically, the 2019 Tundra TRD Pro gets Rigid Industries LED fog lights, same as the Tacoma. Finally, new 18-inch BBS satin black wheels on 275/65R18 Michelin tires and a classic “TOYOTA” grille round out the TRD Pro’s exterior look.