Photo of Ford Tundra courtesy of Ford.

Photo of Ford Tundra courtesy of Ford.

Toyota Motor North America is recalling approximately 73,000 2016- and 2017-model year Toyota Tundra pickup trucks in the U.S. so dealers can fix faulty bumper steps, according to the automaker.

The recalled vehicles are equipped with resin rear-step bumpers and resin reinforcement brackets at each corner. But an impact to the corner of the bumper might damage the resin bracket — without the problem being visibly obvious. As a result, if someone steps on the corner of a bumper that’s damaged, a portion of it may break away and pose a safety risk.  

“Toyota dealers will replace the resin reinforcement brackets with new ones that are made of steel at no cost to customers,” Toyota said in a released statement. “In addition, the rear bumper tread covers will be replaced as part of the remedy.”

Toyota will mail out recall notifications starting in mid-February. To check whether any of your fleet vehicles are involved in this recall, you can click here and search by VIN. To check whether any of your fleet vehicles are under recall, click here to access the recall database operated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

You can reach Toyota customer service at (800) 331-4331.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet