The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently announced a recall for the Tacoma because of some problems with the rusting leaf springs in the rear suspension system.
According to the car manufacturer, there are a total of no less than 690,000 units of the Toyota Tacoma which 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 rusting leaf springs in the rear suspension solved. Toyota says that the leaf springs could rust and even crack, which can lead to some serious problems with the suspension system.
“There is a possibility that a leaf could fracture due to stress and corrosion. If this occurs and the vehicle continues to be operated, the broken leaf could move out of position and contact surrounding components, including the fuel tank”, says the company in its official press release.
The total 690,000 units of the Toyota Tacoma affected by this recall are from the 2005 to 2011 model year and they include the Tacoma 4×4 and the Tacoma Pre-Runner pickup trucks. No fires, crashes, injuries or fatalities have been associated with this condition. The recall is expected to begin soon and the company will be notifying owners on the subject. For more details, owners can contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.