Toyota recalls 310 units of 2016 Tacoma to replace airbag bolts

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The 2016 Toyota Tacoma might be a heavily updated entry in the midsize truck market, but Toyota is already recalling 310 of them for a safety repair. According to a statement by the company, it's possible that incorrect bolts are securing the driver's knee airbag module that's attached to the instrument panel reinforcement. The worry is that the fasteners could loosen over time and have a detrimental effect on the device's deployment.

The fix is quite simple, though. Toyota will notify owners by first-class mail, and the trucks will have the bolts replaced.

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TORRANCE, Calif., October 13, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 310 Model Year 2016 Tacoma Pickup Trucks.

The involved vehicles are equipped with a driver's knee air bag module that is attached to the instrument panel reinforcement by four bolts. There is a possibility that incorrect bolts were installed during vehicle assembly at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California plant. This could result in the bolts loosening over time. A loosened bolt could affect the performance of the knee air bag, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.

Owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail. Toyota dealers will replace the bolts with bolts of the correct specification.

Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time. For the most up-to-date Safety Recall information on Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles, customers should check their vehicle's status by visiting and entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Safety Recall inquiry by individual VIN is also available at the NHTSA site: For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling Toyota Customer Service at 1-800-331-4331, or Lexus Customer Service at 1-800-255-3987.

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