Recall Alert: Toyota Tundra Has Flying Tonneau Covers

You can’t really call the Tundra the most popular full-size truck, but it sure has a following. And in 2022, the truck gets a major update. It lost its V8 engine and is now riding on a new platform. When I started driving, I was genuinely impressed with what it had to offer. But now, there seems to be a recall of some models.

Does the Toyota Tundra have a recall?

Recently, news came out that the 2022 and 2023 Tundras have an active recall. This recall affects about 130,000, and could cause legitimate problems if you’re doing something like highway driving.

Models equipped with a tonneau cover are not entirely safe. The lid is likely to come off quickly, increasing the risk of accident or injury. Toyota has not yet come up with a solution, so it is currently advised to remove the cover.

2023 Toyota Tundra | Toyota

Since this is a recall, it must be repaired at no cost once the repair has been implemented. So while this is definitely uncomfortable news, it’s not something you have to pay out of pocket for. Accordingly, when a remedy becomes available, Toyota will notify affected owners.

The 2023 Tundra is a competent truck

Although it’s not quite as popular in terms of sales as the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500, it does what you’d expect from a full-size truck. It may be one of the only half-ton trucks without a V8, but it offers three different levels of efficiency.

2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid in front of a pink sky
2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid Capstone | Amanda Klein, Motor Biscuit

The base SR gets 348 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. Or you can boost the engine’s output to 389 horsepower and up to 479 lb-ft of torque. If you want a hybrid truck, the 2023 Tundra offers that, too. With the hybrid, you’ll see 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough force to move a vehicle of this size.

When it comes to towing, the new Toyota Tundra can handle up to 12,000 pounds and can tow up to 1,940 pounds. This is a little lower than some of the competition. But these numbers are still respectable.

Tundra is comfortable

When I had a chance to test it, I found the ride to be fairly comfortable. Now, it may be of all the high-end materials, but this truck rides on a coil-over rear suspension. This is definitely an improvement in terms of ride quality when compared to the leaf spring setup.

A brown 2023 Toyota Tundra full-size truck is on the road, and currently facing a recall.
2023 Toyota Tundra | Toyota

And the 10-speed automatic transmission wasted no time searching for gears. And this is always a plus, especially when adjusting the speed.

Of course, the Tundra Capstone has a starting MSRP of over $70,000, so it likely isn’t the Tundra version most people will get. But even lower trim levels can be more or less well equipped.

Hopefully Toyota will be able to fix the tonneau cover issue soon. But it is not clear when this reform will come.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button