Toyota recalls 130K new Tundra pickups over airbag problem
Center pillar trim may have been installed incorrectly, interfering with side airbag.
Toyota has issued a recall for newer Tundra pickups over possible problems with airbag deployment.
During testing for National Highway Traffic Safety Administration vehicle assessments, the company uncovered an assembly error that can cause the interior trim over the center pillar to interfere with side-curtain airbag deployment, according to The Detroit News.
The issue is said to be limited to 2014-model-year Tundra CrewMax and Double Cab pickups, affecting approximately 130,000 vehicles.
The company has not received any reports of injuries caused by the problem, which prevents the airbag from achieving its "intended inflated shape," however the recall is being issued as a precaution.
Technicians will inspect the trim piece, known as a garnish, to determine if it has been installed correctly. Any misassembled parts will be properly replaced with a new component.