| Toyota Recalling Trucks for Suspension Defect
The New York Times, September 30, 2014 Tuesday
Toyota is recalling 790,000 Tacoma pickup trucks from the 2005-11 model years worldwide, including about 690,000 in the United States, because a rear suspension part could break and possibly puncture the gas tank or damage a brake line, the automaker said Monday. On vehicles with the defect, corrosion could weaken a leaf spring, allowing it to break. ''The broken leaf could move out of position and contact surrounding components, including the fuel tank,'' the automaker said in a news release.