Last Week 270,000 Vehicles Including Toyota and Chrysler Were Recalled

Last week, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced multiple vehicle recalls, with Toyota and Chrysler being the major names involved.

Toyota is recalling over 160,000 vehicles, specifically its 2022 and 2023 Tundra and Tundra Hybrid pickups, due to an increased fire risk stemming from a potential fuel leak. 

The issue involves a plastic fuel tube that could rub against a brake line and cause a leak, according to Toyota's recall notice issued on Thursday. The affected vehicles include:

2022 Toyota Tundra 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid 2023 Toyota Tundra  2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid

Owners experiencing this problem can get the fuel tube replaced by a Toyota dealer with an improved part and extra clamps, free of charge.

Chrysler also recalled nearly 45,000 vehicles, specifically the 2022-2023 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, due to a potential problem with the interior trim.

The NHTSA stated that the upper B-pillar interior trim might not be properly seated and could interfere with the side curtain airbag deployment.

2022-2023 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 2022-2023 Jeep Wagoneer

Chrysler dealers will carry out inspections and replace the trim pieces if necessary, without any cost to the vehicle owner.

The notification letters are set to be mailed on September 22.