The current Toyota dealer brought this up, which prompted my family member to call the original dealer back and press them on why the recall wasn’t brought up. They admitted to knowing about the recall and not saying anything about it. I don’t think it’s going to end well for them.
That happened to my mom and step father... The Ram had a recall on it about a part failing which could and DID lead to a massive failure. Aka transmission ripped away from the motor, the bell housing ripped out too, rear end axle destroyed... A whole mess. Happened in South Carolina on the bridge to Isle of Palm.
And the local dealer never mentioned that recall. So it was a mess.
Ram was repaired... Eventually. Took about a month to get all that done and another trip to SC for my mom and step father to pick up the repaired truck.