About 751,000 big SUVs made by Toyota are being recalled in the United States to address a problem with the tabs holding the front bumper covers on.
Certain Toyota Highlanders, including gas-electric hybrid models, from the 2020 through 2023 model years are included in the recall. In a statement, the business claims that mounting tabs link the resin front lower bumper covers on the SUVs.
The mounting tabs could come off, and pieces of the assembly could fall into the road and present a hazard if the lower bumper cover assembly is subjected to even a minor accident.
The bumper cover tabs will be examined by dealers for damage. They will install better hardware to hold the covers if there isn’t any already.
Dealers will replace the upper and/or lower bumper covers and add the upgraded hardware if damage is discovered. Toyota claims to have notified owners by the end of December.
Owners can visit nhtsa.gov/recalls and enter their vehicle identification number or license plate number to determine if their Highlander is affected, the manufacturer said.