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Toyota Recalls Tacomas While NHTSA Probes Chrysler

Feds looking at problems with 4.9 million Chrysler vehicles.

by on Sep.29, 2014

Toyota is recalling 690,000 Tacoma trucks due to a problem with leaf springs that could cause a fire.

Toyota is recalling 690,000 Tacoma midsize pickup trucks due to a suspension problem so severe it could cause the truck to catch fire.

The Japanese maker is recalling 2005-2011 model year Tacoma 4×4 and Tacoma Pre-Runner trucks due to the problem. According to the company, the truck’s rear leaf springs could become corroded, which may lead to a fracture. If the leaf spring fractures, a plate could move out of position puncturing the gas tank. The fuel leaking from the tank could catch fire.

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The company is unaware of any injuries or fatalities due to the problem. (more…)