Toyota issued two separate recalls for its 2017 Tundra and its 2018 Tundra and Sequoia vehicles.
The first Tundra recall affects 8,800 pickups which may be equipped with loose second-row seats. The defect poses an increased risk of injury to vehicle occupants in the event of a collision.
It is unclear if the defect has been linked to any accidents or injuries.
As a repair, dealers will tighten the bolts that fasten the seats to the floor. Repairs will be made at no cost to owners.
The second recall covers roughly 65,000 2018 Tundras and Sequoias and involves a software glitch that may turn off stability control as well as other systems. Loss of the stability control may result in an increased risk of crash.
Toyota dealers will resolve the issue by updating vehicle software to remove the glitch at no cost to owners.
Notices will begin mailing out recall notifications mid-March.
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