Toyota is expected to voluntarily recall some 110,000 older model Tundra pickup trucks in the U.S., due to corrosion problems, government officials said.
The recall involves 2000-2003 models in 20 cold-climate states mainly located in the East and Midwest where road salts are used, according to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The salts can cause a rear portion of the frame to fail and allow the spare tire to fall onto the roadway, the safety agency said.
Toyota is still negotiating the final details of its biggest recall of 3.8 million vehicles. The concern is that the driver side floor mat could cause the cars to accelerate by trapping the gas pedal under the mat.
The company will begin notifying owners in December and apply a corrosion-resistant compound or replace a part, according to the statement. Tundra owners in states not affected by the recall will also be notified, the agency said.
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