Toyota has announced the recall of 31.4 thousand Tundra pickups of the third generation — the model went on sale in the United States only in the fall of 2021. The reason for the recall campaign was a dangerous “defect”: when reversing, an image is displayed on the screen not from the rear camera, but from the front. This may misinform the driver and cause an accident. A batch of standard Tundras produced from November 3, 2021, to July 12, 2022, as well as hybrid pickups produced from March 15 to July 8, 2022, will be sent for repair.
Cars equipped with an all-around view system are prone to failure. It includes a complex of cameras installed from all sides, which give a 360-degree view. When reversing, the rear camera should automatically turn on, but instead, an image from the front-mounted camera appears on the screen.
By the way, this is not the first problem with the all-around view system on the third-generation Tundra. Earlier, the company already had to recall more than 18 thousand pickups produced from May 10, 2021, to April 13, 2022, due to the fact that in cold weather the rear camera does not turn on at all.
Another defect this year was found in the Hyundai Santa Fe 2022 model year. The Korean crossover had an issue with the digital dashboard — the picture on the screen turns 180 degrees. Then the recall affected 714 cars.
Source: Consumer Reports