TOYOTA TACOMA 2005: SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY:LEAF

Make : TOYOTA Model : TACOMA Year : 2005
Build Dates : 2009-09-14 - 2010-12-06
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V604000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-01-29 Date Received by ODI: 2014-09-29 Date Added to Database: 2014-09-29
Manufacturers Involved: Toyota Motor Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY:LEAF
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 710711
Summary:
      Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing "Toyota" is recalling certain model year 2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner and 4x4 vehicles manufactured September 14, 2009, to October 11, 2010. In the affected vehicles, one of the leaf springs may fracture due to stress or corrosion. While being driven, the broken leaf could move out of position and contact surrounding components including the fuel tank, possibly puncturing the tank and causing a fuel leak.
Consequence:
      If the fuel tank leaks fuel from being punctured, there is an increased risk of a fire.
Remedy:
      Toyota will notify owners and dealers will install new rear leaf spring assemblies. The recall began on January 29, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.