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.
According 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!