Uh oh – this recall hits close to home, since I own a 2008 FJ Cruiser. Looks like I’ll be getting notice in the near future to bring my truck to the dealer for a tire pressure sensor recalibration. I have no idea what’s involved, but I imagine it’s just a software update to correct the minimum threshold tire sensor values. Since replacement parts aren’t involved, I suspect the recall will be executed quickly once Toyota kicks it off. Some 22,000 Toyota trucks are affected and the list of vehicles follows the jump.
2008 – 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser
2008 – 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
2008 – 2011 Toyota Sequoia
2008 – 2011 Toyota Tacoma
2008 – 2011 Toyota Tundra
Apparently the current calibration doesn’t warn about low pressure until the values are below the federally required activation pressure. My truck has tripped the low pressure warning light on two occasions, but both were for low pressure in the rear-mounted spare tire. Until you get your truck into the dealership for the recall, just do the prudent thing and check your tire pressures weekly; after all, we drove trucks without tire pressure sensors for a lot of years, and most of us lived through it. If you own one of the above trucks and have questions or concerns, you can reach Toyota’s customer service hotline at (800) 331-4331.