Toyota Recalls 2016 Tacoma Pickup Trucks For Driver's Knee Airbag Issue

Posted: Oct 14 2015, 9:30am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 14 2015, 8:01pm CDT, in News | Cars & Vehicles

Toyota Recalls 2016 Tacoma Pickup Trucks for Driver's Knee Airbag Issue
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  • Toyota recalls selected 2016 Tacoma Pickup trucks!

The recall by Toyota was issued for only 310 trucks due to a driver’s knee air bag defect.

Today Toyota announced a new recall for its Tacoma pick-up trucks. The model year of the trucks is 2016. The recall will consist of 310 Tacoma pickup trucks and has been described as a safety recall by Toyota.

The reason for the recall is a defect in the knee airbags of the Tacoma trucks. According to the press release by Toyota, the knee airbag module in the Tacoma is attached to the instrument panel. The module and panel attachment is reinforced by four bolts.

Toyota has admitted there is a slight possibility the bolts attached were incorrect. The error might have occurred during the assembling phase of the vehicle. The Tacoma trucks are assembled at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California plant.

The use of incorrect bolts may prove to be damaging in time. The bolts may loosen over time and cause many problems. Loose bolts may even affect the performance of the knee air bags.

If the knee air bags are compromised, risk of injury increases during crash. Toyota further shared the owners of the Tacoma trucks involved in the recall will be notified by a first class mail.

Toyota dealers have been directed to change the bolts with proper bolts. Correct specifications have also been provided. The recall information may change over time if any new developments come to the surface.

To remain updated Toyota customers have been urged to keep on visiting the Toyota website.

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