Toyota recalls 690,000 Tacoma pickups for leaf spring problem

Updated Oct 13, 2014
2011 Tacoma

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc., today has advised the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 690,000  Model Year 2005-2011 Tacoma 4Ă—4 and Tacoma Pre-Runner pickup trucks.

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, Toyota says. 

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 and could result in a fire.

Toyota is not aware of any fires, crashes, injuries or fatalities associated with this condition, the company notes.

Owners of the vehicles involved in this recall will receive a notification by first class mail, and Toyota dealers will remedy the condition at no cost to the owner.

Detailed information is available to customers at and by calling the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

2014 Tundra beauty_BS27203The announcement comes shortly after NHTSA posted a recall notice for more than 132,000 model year 2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax and Double Cab vehicles for an airbag issue.

That NHTSA notice is summarized below.


Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax and Double Cab vehicles manufactured July 29, 2013, to August 22, 2014. Due to the possible misinstallation of the upper tab of the B-pillar interior trim, the Curtain-Shield Air Bags (CSA) may not deploy properly in the event of a crash.


If the Curtain-Shield Air Bags (CSA) do not deploy properly there is an increased risk of occupant injury during a crash.


Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the B-pillar interior trim installation and will replace it if it is not installed correctly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on September 30, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to