Vehicles Affected: Nearly 700,000 model-year 2005-11 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner and 4×4 pickup trucks manufactured between Sept. 14, 2009, and Oct. 11, 2010.
The Problem: One of the leaf springs may fracture due to stress or corrosion. While being driven, the broken leaf could move out of position and contact surrounding components, including the fuel tank, possibly puncturing the tank and causing a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
The Fix: Toyota will begin notifying owners on Nov. 28, and dealers will make the necessary repairs for free. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration noted that the remedy for this recall is still under development.