We’re proud of how far the new Toyota Tundra made it before getting its first recall. Some new vehicle models arrive with plenty of problems to address. But so far, the 2022 Toyota Tundra only has one minor issue to correct.
2022 Toyota Tundra recall for backup camera problems
A few automotive enthusiasts suggest never buying a brand new model of a vehicle, but how can you resist the 2022 Toyota Tundra? Also, not many people listen to that advice because new options like the Ford Maverick are selling out in the blink of an eye.
It’s been a few months since the new Toyota Tundra arrived, and now it has its first recall due to backup camera problems. This is a minor issue, only about 18,000 trucks are at risk. Also, only models equipped with the Panoramic View Monitor have been experiencing this issue.
According to CarComplaints, Toyota Tundra models have parking assist electronic control unit (ECU) software that could black the transmission of the rearview camera signal during cold weather.
The Panoramic View Monitor (PVM) system works with multiple cameras around the truck and the ECU to provide an image. The parking assist function notifies the ECU when it’s time to activate the signals for each camera.
However, due to incorrect programming of the EVU software, one or more of the cameras could exceed the voltage threshold once the Toyota Tundra is started in cold weather.
Should Toyota Tundra owners be concerned?
This 2022 Toyota Tundra recall shouldn’t be too much of a concern as summer temperatures arrive. But it is a bit of a hassle. While reviewing the new Tundra, we were happy to have the camera views to simplify maneuvering the beast in tight areas.
Plus, as the Tundra leaves drivers without the ability to see what is behind them while in reverse, this camera failure violates federal safety standards.
While the Toyota Tundra was investigated for effects of cold weather on the camera systems, engineers discovered that cameral signal voltage exceeded the ECU’s threshold. As a result, the transmission signal was lost.
Toyota Tundra owners with cameras at risk will be notified about this recall beginning May 30, 2022, via mail. You will need to take your Tundra in for maintenance, and the parking assist ECU software will be reprogrammed.
How reliable is the Tundra?
According to Consumer Reports, the 2022 Toyota Tundra has a predicted reliability ranking of three out of five. This is an average score, while the previous generation is known for being incredibly dependable.
This ranking is based on being compared to other new vehicles, Toyota’s brand history, and the previous generation. It’s still a little early to determine how long the new Tundra will last.
However, only having one recall so far isn’t bad. The Ford Explorer was redesigned in 2020 and faced 14 recalls that year. The 2022 Ford Maverick just came out and already has three recalls.
On a positive note, the Tundra is off to a strong start. The recall is for a minor programming error instead of some type of massive mechanical problem. We will keep an eye on it to see if more recalls emerge.