Toyota Issues Fourth Recall Within Week

2023 Toyota Tacoma
2023 Toyota Tacoma | Image by Toyota

Hundreds of thousands of Toyota trucks are being recalled to fix a potentially dangerous issue with the vehicle’s rear axle.

On Tuesday, the Japanese automaker said approximately 381,000 Tacoma midsize pickup trucks are being recalled. According to the company, the problem with the rear axles increases the risk of a crash. The model years affected by the recall are 2022 and 2023.

This latest recall is the fourth in less than a week. In total, the company has flagged over 680,000 vehicles for safety issues, including Tundra pickups, Sequoia SUVs, and Camry and Mirai mid-sized cars.

The Tacoma recall stems from welding debris left on the rear axle assembly during manufacturing. This debris could cause retaining nuts to loosen and fall off, destabilizing the vehicle and increasing the chance of a crash.

Dealerships will be responsible for correcting the issue, and Toyota will cover any parts and labor costs related to the recall.

“For all involved vehicles, Toyota dealers will inspect the rear axle assembly and retighten the axle retaining nuts at no cost to customers. If axle components are damaged as a result of this condition, they will be repaired or replaced, if necessary, based on inspection criteria,” Toyota explained.

You can determine if you have been affected by visiting the Toyota recall website or the United States Department of Transportation’s recall directory.

Customers can also reach the company’s support line by calling the Toyota Brand Engagement Center at 1-800-331-4331.

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