Toyota recalls 690,000 vehicles for suspension glitch

Sep 29, 2014 12:29 PM by NBC News

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. said it would recall about 690,00 Tacoma 4X4 and Tacoma pre-runner pickup trucks to fix issues with the vehicles' rear suspension system.

"The involved vehicles' rear suspension system contains leaf springs that are constructed of either three or four leaves. There is a possibility that a leaf could fracture due to stress and corrosion," Toyota said in a statement on Monday. If the vehicle continues to be used, it could lead to the broken leaf coming in contact with surrounding components, including the fuel tank and causing a leak, the company said.

"In the presence of an ignition source, this could result in a fire," the car maker said. Toyota said it was not aware of any injuries due to this. The vehicles belong to model years 2005-2011, the company said.


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