On March 7, 2011, 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 to early 2009 Model Year Tacoma Vehicles. Recall Letter #1 Recall Letter #2 Recall Instructions You can check the status of any Recall on your Toyota here. Due to combination of the spiral cable design and characteristics unique to the chassis components of the Tacoma, steering wheel vibration (“flutter”) may cause friction between the Flexible Flat Cable (FFC) and the retainer in the spiral cable assembly in the steering wheel. In FFC’s with seven channel circuits, friction over time may result in damage to certain circuits on the flat cable that provides connectivity to the driver’s air bag module. If connectivity is lost, the air bag warning lamp will illuminate with code B1801 stored in the ECU. In addition, the driver’s air bag may become deactivated, causing it to not deploy in the event of a crash. This could increase the risk of injury to the driver. Covered Vehicles • Certain 2005 to early 2009 Model Year Tacoma vehicles are covered by this Safety Recall in the U.S. This involves approximately 495,000 vehicles. • The vehicles were produced from Mid-September 2004 to Late August 2008.