- Toyota is recalling approximately 690,000 2005-'11 Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks in the U.S. to fix a problem with the rear suspension system.
- The recall involves the Tacoma 4x4 and Tacoma Pre-Runner trucks.
- Toyota said it is not aware of any fires, crashes, injuries or fatalities linked to the recall.
The recall involves the Tacoma 4x4 and Tacoma Pre-Runner trucks.
"The involved vehicles' rear suspension system contains leaf springs that are constructed of either three or four leaves," Toyota said. "There is a possibility that a leaf could fracture due to stress and corrosion.
"If this occurs and the vehicle continues to be operated, the broken leaf could move out of position and contact surrounding components, including the fuel tank. If the broken leaf contacts the fuel tank repeatedly, it could puncture the tank and cause a fuel leak. In the presence of an ignition source, this could result in a fire."
Toyota said it is not aware of any fires, crashes, injuries or fatalities linked to the recall.
Toyota has not announced a date for the recall.
"Toyota dealers will remedy the condition at no cost to the owner," the company said.
Owners can contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S.
Edmunds says: Owners will have to wait to receive their official recall notice before taking action. But if you are experiencing a problem with your truck, it's best to get it into the dealership immediately.