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130,000 Toyota Tundra pickups recalled over airbag issue

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:45:00 EST

Toyota is announcing a recall for about 130,000 examples of the 2014 Tundra Tundra pickup in Crew-Max Cab and Double Cab configurations.

According to the company, the "garnish on the center pillars" inside the trucks might not have been installed correctly. If the vehicle were in an accident, the side curtain airbags could deploy in the wrong shape. Toyota says that it's not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities related to this potential problem.

To fix the issue, the pickups will have their interior center pillars inspected, and if faulty, the pieces will be replaced. Obviously, this will be done at no cost to owners. Scroll down to read the full announcement.

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Tundra Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif., September 11, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. will conduct a recall of approximately 130,000 Model Year 2014 Tundra Crew-Max Cab and Double Cab vehicles.

In the involved vehicles, due to the possible misinstallation of a garnish on the center pillars, the garnish could interfere with the side Curtain-Shield-Airbags (CSA) in the event of a deployment, which may not allow the airbag to achieve its intended inflated shape.

Toyota is not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities caused by this condition.

Owners of the vehicles involved will receive a notification by first class mail. Toyota dealers will inspect the center pillar garnishes. If either is not installed correctly, it will be replaced with a new one.

Detailed information is available to customers at and by calling the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

By Chris Bruce

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