Recalls and TSBs

2009-10 Toyota Tacoma Recalled – Faulty Air Bag Electrical Connection

Toyota is recalling approximately 218,000 2009-10 Toyota Tacoma pickups due to an issue where the airbag may not deploy. The issue seems to be an electrical connection can be damaged causing it to short when the steering wheel is turned.

2009-10 Toyota Tacoma Recalled for Electrical Issue with Steering WheelThis recall is part of a much larger recall to address this issue. Here is what Toyota has to say on the problem:

The Problem: Electrical connections to a spiral cable assembly can be damaged when the steering wheel is turned. This could lead to the driver’s airbag being deactivated, failing to deploy in a crash. If this damage occurs, an airbag warning light will illuminate in the instrument cluster.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the spiral cable assembly with an upgraded version.

What Owners Should Do: Toyota will notify owners by mail, but no date has been given for when the notices will be sent. Concerned owners can contact Toyota at 800-331-4331 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov for more info.