Toyota recall woes have worsened. The Japanese manufacturer has announced all 200o-2003 Tundra pickups sold in the United States will be fixed to address part of the truck’s frame that could corrode, causing spare tires or the gas tank to drop.
Last November, Toyota recalled 110,000 Tundras sold in 20 cold-weather states, saying exposure to heavy road salt could cause the corrosion. Toyota spokesman Brian Lyons was unable to say how many additional vehicles are now involved.
The recall will now expand nationwide, according to announcements mailed to dealers. The manufacturer reported the rear cross-member of the frame of the Tundra could corrode in some cases, and that could cause loss of rear brake circuits, making it harder for drivers to stop.
Toyota redesigned the Tundra in 2007 in an attempt in infiltrate the market for full-size work trucks dominated by Ford, General Motors and Chrysler.