Ruh-roh! More Toyota Recall Woes. Tacoma Takes A Hit!

February 13, 2010

Just when Toyota thought it was safe to go back in the water, the company is hit with another (small) recall! This time the Tacoma pickup compact pickup truck is the model under fire.

The folks over at our flagship blog The Car Connection reported that Toyota is recalling only around 8,000 or so 2010 Toyota Tacoma pickups. This is apparently a voluntary recall initiated by Toyota to eliminate the potential for drive shaft failures. Concerning the nature of the recall, The Car Connection stated, "In affected vehicles, the Dana-supplied drive shaft could detach from the vehicle, potentially causing loss of control."

Toyota safety spokesman Brian Lyons spoke to The Car Connection and emphasized the much more limited scope of the Tacoma recall in comparison to other recent and ongoing recalls. Lyons stated that most of the recalled Tacomas are in the supply chain or at the dealership, so not too many paying customers should be directly affected. Concerning the scope of the recall, The Car Connection stated, "The only models covered are four-wheel-drive versions of the 2010 Tacoma, built between mid-December 2009 and early February 2010."

While this latest round of recalls might be very minor in scope, they still represent just one more stain on Toyota's nearly spotless reputation for quality and reliability. Stay tuned to as we endeavor to keep readers up to date on the latest Toyota pickup recall news.

[Source: The Car Connection]

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