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2008 Toyota Tacoma Recalls

RepairPal provides easy-to-read analysis of 11 official 2008 Toyota Tacoma recalls. Find out if your 2008 Toyota Tacoma needs service due to a recalled defect and learn how to fix it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 2, 2016

For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements in the front seats may short circuit if they are damaged by the seat cushion being compressed over time. This could result in a fire hazard.

Recalls on your Toyota must be performed by a Toyota dealership. Toyota will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in July, 2016. If you do receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Toyota dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 19, 2014

The seat heater may not work because of a damaged heating element.

Southest Toyota will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning December 24, 2014. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 29, 2014

The rear leaf springs may break and puncture the fuel tank, resulting in a fuel leak.

Toyota began to notify owners of affected vehicles in November 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

RepairPal Expert Overview on August 4, 2014

The information printed on a sticker located on the vehicle that states the proper spare tire size and inflation pressure may be incorrect. This could allow for improper tire inflation and lead to spare tire failure if utilized.

Toyota began mailing replacement labels to customers or dealerships in Septemer 2014. If you receive a label, you may install it yourself, or seek the assistance of your dealer. If you have not received a label and want to see if your vehicle is affected, you can contact your dealer. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

RepairPal Expert Overview on August 7, 2013

On vehicles with rear access doors, the seat belts may not perform as expected, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Toyota will notify owners of affected models but they have not released a notification schedule as of this writing. If don't receive notification and you feel you should, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 7, 2012

The airbag spiral cable assembly (clockspring) in the steering column may fail. As a result, the driver's airbag may not deploy as expected in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Toyota will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning in early April 2012. Failure of the clockspring will cause the airbag warning light to illuminate. If the airbag warning light is on, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 4, 2011

Due to a calibration error, the low tire warning light may not illuminate if the tire pressure is not within specification. Improperly inflated tires may fail while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall; tire pressures may become low without warning. Please visually check your tires each day until you have this recall completed. In the mean time, contact your Toyota dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 27, 2010

The load carrying capacity modification label may be missing.

This could be considered a medium priority recall; this would change to high if your vehicle is subject to carrying heavy loads. Please contact your Toyota dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 27, 2010
RepairPal Expert Overview on December 31, 2009