Toyota Tacoma Pick-Up Recall Issued Over Defective Leaf Springs
Nearly 700,000 Toyota Tacoma trucks are being recalled due to a risk that the rear suspensions springs may fracture and strike surrounding components, such as the fuel tank, which may cause a leak and possibly a fire if an ignition source is present.
Toyota Motors Sales, U.S.A, Inc. announced the Tacoma pickup recall on Septemebr 29, indicating that an estimated 690,000 vehicles may experience problems wit corroding and fracturing leaf springs in the rear suspension system.
The Tacoma trucks are equipped with a rear suspension systems that are constructed of either three or four leaves. The leaves have the potential over time to fracture or crack due to stress and corrosion, which may jeopardize surrounding components.
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In the event the leaves crack or move out of place, the metal leaf could repeatedly impact the fuel tank and cause a fuel leak, posing a fire hazard if an ignition source is present.
The vehicles being recalled include the model year 2005 through 2011 Tacoma 4×4 and Tacoma Pre-Runner pickup trucks. Toyota is recalling all vehicles out of an abundance of caution, although the automaker indicates that they are not aware of any fires, crashes, injuries or fatalities related to the corroding leaf springs.
Toyota is sending notice of the issue and how to schedule a free repair at a licensed dealership by certified mail to all owners. Customers with further questions may contact Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331 or visit them online at www.toyota.com/recall.
JamesAugust 14, 2021 at 9:52 pm
My 2012 Tacoma, manufactured Feb. Of that year was not covered because of a broken leaf spring. Less than two months after recall ended, 31 Dec.11. Trd with all the bell's and whistles. Access cab., not happy.
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