Toyota Recalling 690,000 Tacoma Pickups

Today, Toyota announced that they will be recalling 690,000 midsize Tacoma pickup trucks in order to fix the rear suspension. The models involved in this recall include Tacoma 4×4’s and Tacoma Pre-Runners from years 2005-2011.

tac2According to Toyota, “The involved vehicles’ rear suspension system contains leaf springs that are constructed of either three or four leaves. There is a possibility that a leaf could fracture due to stress and corrosion.”

Even worse, though, is the fact that this fracture could then splinter and puncture the gas tank, leading to a possible catastrophe; “In the presence of an ignition source, this could result in a fire.”

So far, there have been no reported injuries leading to the defect, but even so, everybody needs to get their trucks taken care of so they don’t get fried to a crisp!

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