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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:53 PM

Toyota recalling 150,000 trucks

Source: AP-CBS

DETROIT Toyota is recalling about 150,000 Tacoma midsize pickups because the spare tires can fall from beneath the trucks.

The recalled trucks from the 2001 to 2004 model years were sold or registered in 20 states and Washington.

It's the latest in a string of safety recalls that have plagued the Japanese automaker in recent years. Earlier this month, Toyota recalled 2.77 million vehicles around the world, including the Prius hybrid and Corolla compact car, for water pump and steering shaft problems. In October, the company recalled 7.43 million vehicles for faulty power-window switches that can cause fires.

On the Tacomas, a plate used to hold the spare tire under the truck bed can rust after being exposed to road salt for a long time. In some cases, the plate can break and the tire can fall to the ground, Toyota said Wednesday in a statement. The plates weren't treated properly against corrosion, the company said.

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Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505123_162-57553297/toyota-recalling-150000-trucks/



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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:56 PM

1. They should just change the name of the company to

Recall Motors. It would fit the company much better since in the last 2 weeks this is, I believe, their 4th recall.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:57 PM

2. I think I heard about this problem two years (or more) ago.

It sure took Toyota long enough to address it.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:21 PM

3. yup and i think it was discussed here...

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:46 PM

4. Probably where I heard about it...

I got a mind like a rusty Toyota steel trap, I do.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 04:38 AM

5. Just google Toyota trucks and rust

 

Toyota trucks have severe rust problems that's one reason Ram is Canada's longest lasting truck!

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