Toyota Recalls Over 300,000 Tacomas for Faulty Seatbelt Pre-tensioners

2011 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab 1 photo
Photo: Toyota
Toyota Motor Sales, USA, has recently announced that will do a voluntary recall involving about 342,000 Tacoma Access Cab models due to some seatbelt pre-tensioners issues.
The issue may affect Access Cab Tacoma pickups built between 2004 to 2011 and involves loosening screws that attach the belt pre-tensioners to the belt retractor.

Toyota engineers discovered that those screws can loosen over time, especially if the access door on which the seatbelt is mounted gets opened and closed violently. If the screws loosens completely, the seat belt pre-tensioner and the retractor spring cover could detach from the seatbelt retractor affecting their performance.

This issue may affects only the driver and passenger seatbelt just on Access Cab models. The other body styles are said to be safe from this problem. Owners eligible for the recall will be notified via first class mail. There were no reported injuries or accidents due to faulty pre-tensioners.
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