Toyota Tundra

Toyota recalls 158,489 Tundra vehicles for defective headlight electrical fittings

*An overheated electrical connector can increase the risk of a fire in vehicles, says Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing is recalling 158,489 model year 2018-2021 Tundra vehciles.

ConsumerConnect learnt the automobile company has noted that the headlight electrical circuits may power the high and low beams simultaneously, which could overheat the electrical connector.

According to Toyota, an overheated electrical connector can increase the risk of a fire.

In regard to what to do in correcting the error, the company stated the dealers would modify the engine wire harness assembly and replace any damaged bulb, bulb connector, and/or headlight assembly, as necessary, free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed October 4, 2021, agency report said.

Affected vehicle owners may contact Toyota Customer Service on (800) 331-4331. Toyota’s numbers for this recall are 21TB06 and 21TA06.”

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