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2017 TOYOTA TACOMA RECALL (POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT)

Make: Toyota
Model Year: 2017
Model: TACOMA
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V285000
Component: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 227,732
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 04/27/2017
Record Creation Date: 05/01/2017

2017 Toyota TACOMA DEFECT SUMMARY

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Tacoma vehicles. Oil may leak from the area where the rear differential carrier is assembled to rear axle housing.

2017 Toyota TACOMA DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

If the vehicle is operated with an insufficient amount of oil in the rear differential, the differential may seize and cause a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.

2017 Toyota TACOMA RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear differential for oil leakage. Based on the inspection, dealers will either tightening the fastening nuts or replace the fastening nuts and gasket. If the rear differential components are damaged, the rear differential carrier assembly will be replaced. The repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 12, 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is H0G.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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