ERJ staff report (TB)
Washington DC -- Toyota Motor North America Inc. is recalling approximately 22,000 Toyota FJ Cruisers, Land Cruisers, Sequoias, Tacomas and Tundras, model years 2008-2011, for improper calibration of tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS).
The problems occur on all vehicles on which TPMS accessory wheels and TPMS-recommended light truck tyres were installed before the first sale, Toyota told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). When those wheels were installed, the TPMS were not re-calibrated correctly, meaning that the TPMS warning lights will not illuminate when a tyre's pressure falls to the activation point of 25 percent below the vehicle manufacturer's recommended pressure.
Toyota dealers will re-calibrate the TPMS on these vehicles free of charge. The auto maker has not yet provided a schedule for notifying vehicle owners, NHTSA said, but owners may call Toyota at 800-331-4331.
From Tire Business (A Crain publication)