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2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma Rear Leaf Spring Recall E02

Discussion in 'Recalls' started by OishiiJPN, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. OishiiJPN

    OishiiJPN Administrator


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    Subject:
    Safety Recall E02
    2005-2011 Model Year Tacoma Pre-Runner and 4x4 Vehicles Rear Leaf Spring

    On September 29, 2014 Toyota filed a Defect Information Report (DIR) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) informing the agency of our intent to conduct a voluntary Safety Recall on certain 2005-2011 model year Tacoma Pre-Runner and 4x4 vehicles.

    Toyota has sufficient parts to begin a phased implementation of the remedy.

    Condition:

    The subject 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. 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. If the broken leaf contacts the fuel tank repeatedly, it could puncture the tank and cause a fuel leak. In the presence of an ignition source, this could result in a fire.

    Remedy:
    Toyota dealers are requested to inspect the leaf spring configuration and replace the leaf springs as necessary. In rare cases the leaf spring(s) have the potential to cause additional ancillary damage. In these cases additional repairs may be necessary. Refer to the following table for anticipated remedy launch timing. Also see TSB 0106-11

    There are approximately 711,000 vehicles covered by this Safety Recall in the US

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  2. TonyV

    TonyV Guest

    I took my Tacoma in for the spring recall and was told that I would have to pay $300 to get this done. What the heck!? The manager said it was because my truck had a modified suspension and extra work was needed that isnt included in the job. This is such wrong way to build loyalty. :mad:
     
  3. OishiiJPN

    OishiiJPN Administrator

    Tony, I can appreciate your concern but please understand that vehicle modifications pose a significant risk and additional time to a recall repair that is not covered by Toyota. You can read Toyota's official response to this situation here...

    Q: My vehicle has a modified suspension, and my dealer says I should remove the modifications before the Safety Recall can be performed; is there anything I can do about this?

    A: Some vehicles may be equipped with non-Toyota-approved parts or accessories that make it difficult or impossible for a dealer to install the remedy parts for this Safety Recall. Toyota does not recommend modifying vehicles and cannot evaluate how any aftermarket, non-Toyota-approved parts could affect a vehicle's operation.

    That is why it is best to restore the vehicle to its original condition prior to the remedy being performed. Any cost to do this would are your responsibility. Notwithstanding Toyota’s recommendation, some dealers may be willing to perform the Safety Recall remedy with the vehicle in its current modified condition.

    If your dealer is willing to do so, you may be charged for labor or parts costs not otherwise covered by Toyota's Safety Recall remedy. Toyota provides the specific leaf spring kit and installation hardware kit and covers 2.1 hours of dealer labor expenses. You must pay any additional charges for parts or labor by the dealer which are the result of the vehicle’s non Toyota modifications. Toyota is not responsible for later performance problems your vehicle may have that are the result of the non-Toyota-approved vehicle modifications.
     

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