Toyota Motor Corp. said it would recall about 690,000 Tacoma 4X4 and Tacoma pre-runner pickup trucks in the U.S. to fix issues with the vehicles’ rear suspension system.
“The involved vehicles’ rear suspension system contains leaf springs that are constructed of either three or four leaves. There is a possibility that a leaf could fracture due to stress and corrosion,” Toyota said.
If the vehicle continues to be used, it could lead to the broken leaf coming in contact with surrounding components, including the fuel tank and causing a leak, the company said.
“In the presence of an ignition source, this could result in a fire,” the car maker said.
Toyota said it was not aware of any injuries due to the potential defect. The vehicles belong to model years 2005-2011, the company said.