2008 Toyota TACOMA Seat Belts Recall

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2008 Toyota TACOMA Seat Belts Recall

 NHTSA Recall #97352
NHTSA Compaign #13V337000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerToyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
 SupplierTOYOTA
 BrandTOYOTA
 ModelTACOMA
 Model Year2008
 ComponentSEAT BELTS
 Date of notification24/02/14
 Begin date of manufacuring14/09/04
 End date of manufacturing29/03/10
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received07/08/13
 Report created07/08/13
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units342451
 Defect summaryToyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 tacoma access cab vehicles manufactured september 14, 2004, through march 29, 2010; and model year 2011 tacoma access cab vehicles manufactured july 1, 2010, through september 7, 2011. If the access doors are repeatedly and forcefully closed, the screws that attach the seat belt pre-tensioner to the seat belt retractor can loosen over time. If the screws loosen completely, the seat belt pre-tensioner and the retractor spring cover could detach from the seat belt retractor.
 Consequence summaryIf the seat belt pre-tensioner detaches from the seat belt assembly, the seat belt pre-tensioner will not perform as designed, increasing the risk of injury in a severe crash.
 Corrective actionToyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat belt assemblies. Based on the inspection, the seat belt assembly will be replaced or new pre-tensioner screws will be installed with thread-locking sealant and a retractor spring cover with stopper ribs to prevent loosening of the screws. These services will be provided at no cost to the owner. The recall began during february 2014. Owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • 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.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • 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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