Toyota has recently announced a recall for the 2004 – 2011 Tacoma pickup trucks because of a problem with the seatbelt pretensioners surrounding.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 342,000 units of the Toyota Tacoma Access Cab vehicles will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the seatbelt pretensioners surrounding fixed.
“In the involved vehicles, screws that attach the seat belt pre-tensioner to the seat belt retractor within the seat belt assembly for the driver and front passenger can become loose over time due to repeatedly and forcefully closing the access door. If the screws loosen completely, the seat belt pre-tensioner and the retractor spring cover could detach from the seat belt retractor, which can affect retractor and pre-tensioner performance”, as the carmaker is saying in its official press release.
The affected Toyota Tacoma Access Cab vehicles have been produced between 2004 and 2011. Owners of the pickup trucks will be notified, by first class mail, on the recall and on when to take a trip to the dealers. The company’s dealer network will inspect the affected vehicles and make the necessary repairs / replacements free of charge. Meanwhile, owners of the models mentioned above can contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.