Earlier this year we’ve seen how Ford had to recall over one million cars for faulty steering, floor mat and corrosion issues and today another car giant is doing the same. Toyota recalls cars due to faulty rear leaf springs; almost 700,000 are being recalled.
Toyota Recalls Cars
Toyota has just announced that it is recalling 690,000 pickup trucks due to faulty rear leaf springs. Toyota Tacoma Four-by-Four and Pre-Runner pickup trucks that were produced from 2005 through 2011 apparently have a faulty rear leaf spring that could break and puncture the gas tank (that could eventually lead to a fire).
Toyota has revealed that the faulty leaf springs are prone to fracturing because of stress and corrosion and that, once broken, they can move out of their position and come into contact with components that are near, including the gas tank. Toyota recalls cars, but it said that it was not aware of any injuries, crashes or fires that were caused by the faulty rear leaf spring.
Other cars that have been recalled in 2014 include: Chevrolet Impala (2014 model) for faulty transmission shift cable adjuster, Ford Escape (2008-2011 models) for faulty torque sensor that could lead to loss of power steering while driving, Ford Explorer (2011-2013 models) for possible faulty electrical connection in the steering gear, Mercedes Benz C-Class (2008-2011 models) for corrosion on a connector that can cause the tail, brake or rear to run signal lights to dim or fail completely, Mazda Tribute (2001-2004) for frame rust that could separate a wheel control arm, which could result in loss of steering control. Many other companies have recalled cars, trucks and SUVs this year, including Volkswagen, Nissan, Toyota and GMC.
The Toyota Tacoma owners will be notified by mail and the dealers will take care of the issue at no cost. If you own a Tacoma Four-by-Four or a Pre-Runner Toyota pickup truck and you have any questions, you can contact Toyota at (800) 331-4331.
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