What happens if the rearview camera of your truck shows you the wrong image on the screen? Do you have the wherewithal to look back and verify what the camera presents? A recent discovery resulted in a Toyota recall of more than 31,000 Toyota Tundra and Tundra hybrid trucks for the 2022 model year.
What’s happening with the rearview camera image in the Tundra creating this Toyota recall?
Instead of showing the image from the rearview camera when reversing, some of these Toyota Tundra trucks show the image from the front camera. Trucks equipped with the Panoramic View Monitoring system have this potential issue.
The software for the parking assist electronic control unit in specific Tundra models was incorrectly programmed. The problem occurs when the gear selector is placed in Reverse. The image on the multimedia screen could be from the front camera instead of the rear camera.
These Toyota trucks are out of safety compliance?
Consumer Reports tells us this image programming problem causes these trucks to be out of compliance with Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111 pertaining to rear visibility. It’s only been a few years since all vehicles manufactured have rearview cameras included in them. Toyota reports that 100 percent of the recalled vehicles have the incorrect software.
Which Toyota Tundra trucks are subject to this recall?
2022 Toyota Tundra owners should check their trucks on the NHTSA site for any recalls. This specific recall pertains to:
- Toyota Tundra trucks built between November 3, 2021, and July 12, 2022.
- Toyota Tundra hybrid trucks built between March 15, 2022, and June 8, 2022.
The total number of vehicles impacted by the recall is 31,428.
When did Toyota become aware of the problem?
The supplier of the Panoramic View Monitor informed Toyota o the problem in May 2022. Since that time, Toyota has identified the problem on a different Tundra truck and alerted the NHTSA to issue the recall.
Isn’t there another Toyota recall for the Tundra already?
Yes, some owners with this latest recall for the camera image problem also face a recall for a problem with the axle shift. Those owners should get both problems corrected.
What will dealers do to correct this problem?
Impacted Toyota Tundra owners can bring their truck to their local dealer and have the parking assist ECU reprogrammed free of charge. The company will notify the owners of the problem beginning July 27, 2022.
What should impacted Tundra owners do in the meantime?
Drivers of impacted Toyota Tundra trucks should ensure they turn around and see what’s going on behind their trucks before backing up. Although we rely on technology, and it can be difficult to see what’s behind a large truck like the Tundra, this should be common practice for all drivers.
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