2008 Toyota TACOMA Air Bags Frontal Recall

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2008 Toyota TACOMA Air Bags Frontal Recall

 NHTSA Recall #94253
NHTSA Compaign #12V092000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerToyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
 SupplierTOYOTA
 BrandTOYOTA
 ModelTACOMA
 Model Year2008
 ComponentAIR BAGS:FRONTAL
 Date of notification29/05/20
 Begin date of manufacuring14/09/04
 End date of manufacturing29/08/08
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received07/03/12
 Report created07/03/12
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units495470
 Defect summaryToyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 tacoma vehicles, manufactured from september 14, 2004, through august 29, 2008. Over time, steering wheel vibration may damage the spiral cable assembly (clockspring) that powers the driver¿s air bag module. If damage occurs, the air bag warning lamp will illuminate and the air bag may become deactivated.
 Consequence summaryIn the event of a crash, the driver¿s side air bag may not deploy, increasing the risk of personal injury.
 Corrective actionToyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the spiral cable assembly, free of charge. An interim letter is expected to be mailed to owners during april 2012. Owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
 Recall notesToyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the spiral cable assembly, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in early april 2012. Owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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