Toyota is recalling 22,000 vehicles, including Tacoma midsize and Tundra full-size pickup trucks from the 2008-2011 model years because the tire pressure monitoring system may not be calibrated properly and won't illuminate to warn drivers when tire inflation falls below minimum standards.
Failure of the TPMS to warn of low tire pressure could lead to tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.
According to Toyota, vehicles included under the recall notice left their factories with TPMS sensors properly calibrated to their original wheels and tires but at regional distribution centers (prior to dealer delivery) the TPMS sensors were transferred to different Toyota-approved Toyota Racing Development accessory wheels and tires with different load ratings. The TPMS sensors were not recalibrated to the new ratings.
Toyota hasn't said yet when it will notify affected owners. Toyota dealers will re-initialize the tire pressure monitoring system in affected vehicles free of charge.
[Source: The National Traffic Highway Safety Administration]