2022 Toyota Tundra

2022 Toyota Tundra

Toyota's recall shows how complicated automotive tech has become. Due to a problem in its backup camera, Toyota must recall 31,428 Tundra and Tundra Hybrid pickups from the 2022MY.

The recall concerns vehicles with a Panoramic View Monitor, which displays video feeds from around the truck. The cameras, already widespread in large trucks, let drivers spot obstructions in off-road situations.

In metropolitan areas, the system employs the parking assist ECU to trigger each camera's signal. If a car is approaching a pole on their left, the nearest camera will play to help them avoid it.

It's helpful when it works. Due to faulty parking assist ECU software programming, the infotainment screen may broadcast the forward camera feed if the front sensors are tripped. In rare cases, the rear-facing camera may not turn on when the car moves into reverse, its major trigger.

If a Tundra's reverse camera feed doesn't appear on the screen, it doesn't comply with federal laws requiring all vehicles to have backup cameras.

The automaker will mail owners beginning July 27. They must return their vehicles to a Toyota dealership, where a technician will reset the Parking Assist ECU for free.

Toyota's fancy footwork impacts 2022 Tundras and Tundra Hybrids built between November 3, 2021 and July 12, 2022.