Toyota Tundra owners will be receiving recall notices from the automaker because the backup cameras in their new truck may not function properly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that the trucks’ parking-related electronic control unit (ECU) may malfunction and display images from the front camera instead of from the rear of the truck.
Toyota is recalling more than 31,000 of the all-new 2022 Tundra, including the hybrid-powered models. The ECU malfunction can cause the front and rear cameras to get mixed up when the truck is placed into reverse. Obviously, seeing unexpected images is dangerous at any time, but is especially undesirable when trying to safely reverse.
The failure means that the trucks do not meet rear visibility requirements laid out in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Toyota said it learned of the problem in May and was able to find the issue on another truck. In total, 28,986 2022 Tundras and 2,442 Tundra Hybrids are included in the recall.
Toyota will start notifying owners this week. Dealers will implement the fix, which will involve reprogramming the ECU. If you think your truck could be involved, head to the NHTSA website and enter your VIN.