2001 Toyota Tacoma Recalls

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

  • Recall Number
    12V542000
    Recall Date
    11/23/2012
    Component
    TIRES:TEMPORARY/EMERGENCY SPARE TIRE
    Summary

    TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2001 THROUGH 2004 TACOMA LIGHT TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 28, 2000, THROUGH AUGUST 27, 2004, AND ORIGINALLY SOLD, OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED, IN THE FOLLOWING COLD CLIMATE STATES WITH HIGH ROAD SALT USAGE: CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THE SPARE TIRE IN THE SUBJECT VEHICLES IS LOCATED UNDERNEATH THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE AND HELD BY A SPARE TIRE CARRIER. A LIFT PLATE ON THE CARRIER IS USED TO HELP RAISE, LOWER AND RETAIN THE TIRE. DURING ITS MANUFACTURE, THE LIFT PLATE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUFFICIENTLY COATED WITH ANTI-CORROSION MATERIALS. IF THE PLATE IS INSUFFICIENTLY COATED AND THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN COLD CLIMATE REGIONS WHERE ROAD SALTS ARE FREQUENTLY USED, ROAD SPRAY CAN REACH THE CARRIER ASSEMBLY AND CORRODE THE LIFT PLATE.

    Consequence

    CORROSION OF THE PLATE COULD CAUSE IT TO BREAK, WHICH COULD RESULT IN DETACHMENT OF THE SPARE TIRE FROM THE VEHICLE. DETACHMENT OF THE SPARE TIRE COULD RESULT IN A ROAD HAZARD WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

    What Owners Should Do

    A REMEDY FOR THIS DEFECT IS CURRENTLY BEING DEVELOPED. TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS WHEN A REMEDY PLAN HAS BEEN FINALIZED. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THEIR TOYOTA DEALER OR THE TOYOTA CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE CENTER AT 1-800-331-4331.

  • Recall Number
    06E065000
    Recall Date
    07/17/2006
    Component
    EXTERIOR LIGHTING
    Summary

    CERTAIN AJ MOTORSPORT COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.

    Consequence

    LACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

    What Owners Should Do

    AJ MOTORSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 31, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AJ MOTORSPORT AT 626-618-2026.

  • Recall Number
    05V225000
    Recall Date
    05/17/2005
    Component
    SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
    Summary

    ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, DUE TO A MANUFACTURING ISSUE IN THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINT, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE SURFACE OF THE BALL OF THE JOINT MAY HAVE BEEN SCRATCHED. THE BALL JOINT MAY EVENTUALLY EXPERIENCE EXCESSIVE WEAR AND LOOSENESS, RESULTING IN INCREASED STEERING EFFORT.

    Consequence

    THE LOWER BALL JOINT MAY SEPARATE FROM THE KNUCKLE CAUSING LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.

    What Owners Should Do

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 5, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

  • Recall Number
    03V189000
    Recall Date
    05/19/2003
    Component
    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
    Summary

    ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, DURING SIDE IMPACT NCAP TEST (I.E. LINCAP TEST), A FLANGE AT THE REAR END OF THE DOUBLE CAB BODY DEFORMED AND INTERFERED WITH THE FUEL INLET HOSE THAT CONNECTS THE FUEL FILLER PIPE AND FUEL TANK, RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO THE FUEL INLET HOSE.

    Consequence

    THIS DAMAGE COULD RESULT IN FUEL LEAKAGE, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A FIRE IF IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE.

    What Owners Should Do

    DEALERS WILL INSTALL A FUEL HOSE PROTECTOR ON THE BODY FLANGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 3, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

  • Recall Number
    01V186000
    Recall Date
    06/07/2001
    Component
    TIRES:SIDEWALL
    Summary

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 4X2 TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH TU4 WHITE LETTER TIRE UPGRADE OPTION AND DISTRIBUTED BY SOUTHEAST TOYOTA DISTRIBUTORS IN THE STATES OF ALABAMA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA. TIRE DAMAGE MAY HAVE OCCURRED DUE TO IMPROPER INSTALLATION, WHICH COULD CAUSE THE TIRE TO DEFLATE OR A BULGE APPEARING IN THE SIDEWALL OF THE TIRE.

    Consequence

    AN IMPROPERLY INFLATED TIRE COULD RESULT IN VEHICLE HANDLING PROBLEMS OR A BLOW OUT OF AN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED TIRE.

    What Owners Should Do

    DEALERS WILL CHECK ALL FOUR TIRES, REBALANCE AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE ANY DAMAGED TIRE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 3, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.

  • Recall Number
    99V129000
    Recall Date
    05/20/1999
    Component
    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
    Summary

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. ONE OF THE DIODES USED IN THE ALTERNATOR MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED WHEN BUILT. THIS CAN EVENTUALLY RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE DIODE AND AN ELECTRICAL SHORT WHICH COULD MELT THE PLASTIC HOUSING.

    Consequence

    IF THE COMBUSTIBLE GAS EMITTED BY THE MELTING PLASTIC DOES NOT DISPERSE DUE TO AIR FLOW THROUGH THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT, IT COULD IGNITE AND IN TURN IGNITE THE FAN GUIDE IN THE ALTERNATOR.

    What Owners Should Do

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ALTERNATOR.

What Should You Do?

Contact your dealer as soon as possible
Every recall is serious, so it’s important that you contact an authorized service center as soon as possible to make an appointment to get it fixed.