Toyota recalls 495,000 Tacoma pickups for airbag risks
This Toyota Tacoma recall pertains to certain 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and early 2009 model year pickups with a total number of roughly 495,000 possibly affected by this recall. The culprit behind this Tacoma recall is the steering wheel spiral cable which is also commonly known in the auto industry as a clock spring. Due to the design of the spiral wheel cable and “characteristics unique to the Tacoma chassis”, there may be friction between the cable and the retaining portion of the steering wheel assembly.
Over time, this friction can cause the cable to become disconnected from the airbag assembly which will lead to the air bag lamp lighting up on the dash and in the case of an accident – the airbag might not open.