Toyota Tundra Trucks’ Headlights Could Catch Fire

by Aryn Plax

Sep 10, 2021

More than 158,000 Toyota Tundra trucks are being recalled because their halogen headlights could overheat and catch fire.

The affected vehicles are 2018–2021 Toyota Tundra trucks built between June 2017 and March 2021. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not yet released any documents related to this recall, as of early September.

However, Toyota said that when the high beams are on, circuits of the high-beam and low-beam bulb filaments are energized at the same time.

The halogen bulb connectors could overheat and catch fire if the high beams are left on for extended periods. This is more likely to occur when the vehicle idles or drives at low speeds.

A Toyota Tundra kicks out snow from under its wheels.

Toyota Tundra owners will receive recall notices by November 1. Affected vehicles will have the engine wire harnesses modified. Dealers will inspect the bulb connectors, bulbs and headlight assemblies, and replace any heat-damaged components.