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Recall 14V604000

Fuel Tank Leak Due To Damaged Spring

Recall Details

The leaf springs may fracture and move out of position, puncturing the fuel tank. Dealers will install new leaf spring assemblies free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

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

What Should You Do?

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.

Suspension & Steering, September 29, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 29, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
690,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V604000
Component
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner and 4x4 vehicles manufactured September 14, 2009, to October 11, 2010. In the affected vehicles, one of the leaf springs may fracture due to stress or corrosion. While being driven, the broken leaf could move out of position and contact surrounding components including the fuel tank, possibly puncturing the tank and causing a fuel leak.
Consequence
If the fuel tank leaks fuel from being punctured, there is an increased risk of a fire.
Remedy
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin November 28, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
Notify
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 www.safercar.gov.
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