Toyota discovered an assembly line mistake in how the front turn signals were hooked up on close to 185,000 Tundra pickup trucks made in 2018–20 and equipped with LED headlamps.
The error results in the front turn signals, which use incandescent bulbs, being too dim to meet the minimum intensity requirements of U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard № 108, so Toyota notified NHTSA and a recall schedule has been arranged. Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard № 108 contains identical requirements, and the Tundra is sold in Canada as well, but DVN has not (yet?) had word of a Canadian recall or repair effort. In the U.S. recall, owners will be notified to bring their truck to a Toyota dealer for the wiring connections to be corrected, restoring full intensity to the front turn signals.
Meanwhile, Freightliner—a brand of Daimler Trucks North America—have recalled over 12,000 vehicle chassis for a second time, as well as some chassis for the first time, for lighting failures that led to a recall in 2018.
Two dozen Freightliner models built between 2015 and 2018 are affected. During manufacturing, a circuit board in the trucks’ power distribution centre may have been subjected to bending stresses that could lead to intermittent open circuits and failure of the rear marker, stop, and turn signal lights.
In June, NHTSA notified Daimler of a customer complaint and two field complaints possibly related to the earlier recall. Daimler investigated and found vehicles with the same issue built after the 12,311 chassis identified in the first recall.