Toyota Recalls Tacoma Pickups Due to Faulty Airbag Module

Toyota Recalls Tacoma Pickups Due to Faulty Airbag Module
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October 14, 2015

An airbag defect is prompting a recall for one Toyota pickup truck.

The automaker announced this week that it would be voluntarily recalling certain model year 2016 Tacoma vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a driver's knee airbag module that is attached to the instrument panel reinforcement by four bolts. There is a possibility that incorrect bolts were installed during vehicle assembly.

This could result in the bolts loosening over time. A loosened bolt could affect the performance of the knee airbag, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.

Toyota believes that about 310 vehicles are affected by this defect.

Owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail. Toyota dealers will replace the bolts with bolts of the correct specification. The company has not yet released a notification schedule.

Customers with questions about the recall should contact Toyota customer service at (800) 331-4331.