All the Details About the 2022 Toyota Tundra Rear Axle Loose Nuts Recall

2022 toyota tundra rear axle loose nuts recall

Toyota is officially recalling nearly 46,000 new 2022 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks due to rear axle assembly nuts that can loosen over time. If these nuts come off, it may increase the risk of a crash. Here are all the details we know so far about this significant recall.

This recall is significant because it affects a major component of the new Tundra, and it also affects most of the new 2022 Tundra trucks that Toyota has sold so far. Through May 31st, 2022 – Toyota has reported 37,218 new Tundra trucks sold in the United States. The all-new 2022 Tundra sales started late in 2021.

The new-generation 2022 Toyota Tundra has a new rear-axle design with a multi-link coil-sprung rear suspension. The older Tundra trucks used leaf springs. This new TNGA-F chassis that the new 2022 Tundra is using is shared with the all-new 2022 Lexus LX600 and the all-new 2023 Toyota Sequoia. The LX 600 is currently on sale, and the new 2023 Sequoia is coming on sale soon. We presume that Toyota will take care of these loose rear axle nuts on the Lexus LX 600 and the all-new Sequoia as well, but we will have to wait to see how this situation develops.

Here is what Toyota says about this recall:

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2022 model year Tundra (including HEV) vehicles in the U. S. Approximately 46,000 vehicles are involved in this recall. Vehicles in this recall have certain nuts on the rear axle assembly that can loosen over time, and, in some cases, fall off, potentially causing an axle shaft sub-assembly to separate from the axle. If complete separation occurs, this can affect vehicle stability and brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota says that owners of affected Tundra trucks will get a notification by late July 2022. Toyota dealerships will inspect and tighten these axle nuts. If the inspection warrants the replacement of any components, then these components will be replaced as appropriate.

We owned a new 2022 Toyota Tundra Limited 4×4 TRD Off-road for around five months and over 7,000 miles. We did not notice any rear axle problems during our ownership.