Toyota Recalling 340K Tacoma Pickups

by Karl Utermohlen | August 8, 2013 4:24 pm

Toyota (TM[1]) is recalling several hundred thousand Tacoma pickup trucks after finding a flaw in the design of its seat belts.

The Japanese car manufacturer announced that the screw that attaches the seat belt to the seat belt retractor can become loose and eventually pop out. After finding out that closing the rear door repeatedly and forcefully can cause this problem, Toyota decided to recall 342,000 Tacomas produced between 2004 and 2011.

The Toyota Tacoma has been one of the most popular pickup trucks for years now, winning Motor Trend Magazine’s Truck of the Year award in 2005.

It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time that Toyota’s had to recall a large number of faulty cars. The company recalled almost 3 million cars last year[2] after finding a series of manufacturing defects in them.

Endnotes:
  1. TM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TM
  2. recalled almost 3 million cars last year: http://investorplace.com/2012/11/toyota-to-recall-nearly-3-million-cars/

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