Tuesday, February 7, 2017


U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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NHTSA Recall ID Number :17V051
Manufacturer :Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Make / Model Years :TOYOTA / 2016-2017
Subject :Rear Step Bumper May Break after Damage to Bracket
What is a recall?
When a manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) determines that a vehicle creates an unreasonable risk to safety or fails to meet minimum safety standards, the manufacturer is required to fix that vehicle at no cost to the owner. That can be done by repairing it, replacing it, offering a refund (for equipment) or, in rare cases, repurchasing the car.
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Thank you for your attention to this important safety matter and for your commitment to helping save lives on America's roadways.

Safety Issue Type: Recalls 
January 24 2017 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V051000 

Rear Step Bumper May Break after Damage to Bracket 

If a person steps on the corner of the bumper that is damaged, a portion of the bumper may break away, increasing the risk of injury. 

NHTSA Campaign Number 17V051000 

Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing Components 

STRUCTURE Potential Number of Units Affected 72847 

Summary Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Tundra vehicles equipped with a resin rear step bumper and resin reinforcement brackets (vehicles with chrome step bumpers are not affected). 

In the event of an impact to the corner of the bumper, the resin bracket may be damaged but not be noticed. 


Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the resin rear bumper reinforcement brackets with steel ones, and replace the rear bumper tread, free of charge. 

Remedy parts are not currently available. Toyota will begin notifying owners of the recall on February 15, 2017. A second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available. 

Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. 

Toyota's number for this recall is H0C. 


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffc Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. 

Associated Products (2) Vehicle MAKE MODEL YEAR TOYOTA TUNDRA 2016-2017 Associated Documents (4) Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) - Toyota January 24, 2017 Subject: Safety Recall H0C (Interim H1C) – Interim Notice RCMN-17V051-5593.pdf 720.239KB https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCMN-17V051-5593.pdf January 24, 2017 DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT RMISC-17V051-8229.pdf 21.902KB https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17V051-8229.pdf Defect Notice 573 Report RCLRPT-17V051-4628.PDF 215.185KB Generated at NHTSA.gov 1 / 2 https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCLRPT-17V051-4628.PDF 

Recall Acknowledgement RCAK-17V051-9361.pdf 247.556KB https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCAK-17V051-9361.pdf