Toyota is voluntarily recalling 2004 through 2011 model Tacoma pickup trucks due to seat belt issues. The recall includes almost 342,000 midsize Tacoma Access Cab trucks. Over time the screws that control the seat belt’s tension can loosen with the repeated motion of doors opening and closing. The loosened screws can cause the seat belt to not retract properly and could pose a hazard to the driver and front passenger in the event of an accident.
Toyota will notify owners and the design flaw will be fixed with the installation of new screws, locking sealant, and a new spring cover for the seat belt retractor. Toyota dealers will do the repairs at no cost to Toyota Tacoma owners. Owners with additional questions can find Toyota’s contact information here.
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