Toyota Tacoma Recall


Toyota Tacoma Recall

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. A recent recall has been issued by Toyota for approximately 250,000 units of their popular model pickup trucks. The recall concludes that the rear wheels of the vehicle may lock up while driving which may cause serious injury or even death if the automobile defect results in an accident.


Toyota has issued a recall for their trending Tacoma pickup trucks due to a safety concern. The concern originates from the rear wheels of the pickup truck which may lock up, causing motorists to lose control.

According to Toyota, oil may leak from the rear differential. The leak may damage components and even cause the differential to lock up and prevent the wheels from moving. A differential is vital to the engineering of a vehicle because it allows the wheels to travel at different speeds while turning.

Which Vehicles are Affected by the Recall?

The recall covers certain Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks from 2016 to 2017.

How Will Toyota Fix the Problem?

Toyota dealers will conduct an inspection of the affected Tacoma trucks. If there are no leaks to be found, the fasteners will be readjusted to a tighter fit. If there is a leak, new fasteners will be installed along with a gasket replacement. Toyota will also issue replacements for any damaged parts of the differential.

Never Put Off Car Recall Repairs

If you have ever received a recall notice in the mail for your beloved vehicle, you know how much of a hassle it is to lose your method of transportation for a day or more to the dealer. Even though it may appose more stress to your day on finding a way to work, school or picking up the kids, it is never wise to put off a vehicle recall letter. A free trip to a local dealer for a recall inspection may cost you less time and money in the long run. Always be sure to keep up to date on recalls for any of your vehicles to make sure that you and your loved ones are safe and secure while traveling.

Modesto Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. If you, or a family member has been seriously injured from an auto accident, please contact me at (209) 227-1931 for free and friendly advice. You may also connect with me toll-free at (800) 404-5400.

I’ve been providing my assistance to Modesto families with their wrongful death and personal injury cases for nearly 35 years.

Read our client ratings on: Yelp, Avvo (the attorney rating website) and Google.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Browse our Previous Verdicts & Settlements page.

Content Source for Toyota Tacoma Recall

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons


Client Reviews

  • Me and my wife; had a car accident. We were amazed how easy, professional, friendly attorney Ed Smith is along with his staff. Everybody is amazing. Thank you so much, we are very impressed!
  • Ed Smith and his office team took on a difficult personal injury case on my behalf and for the passenger in my car. Ed is a top- notch attorney. His staff couldn't have been more helpful and kind. No need to look elsewhere. I give Ed Smith my highest recommendation.
  • Ed and Robert have been taking great care of my husband and I for the past 5+ years. They are always there when you have a problem and a quick resolution! Even when the issues have nothing to do with them. They are willing to help ease the pain off your shoulders. They are as good as it gets! Thank you again for everything.
  • Very professional. Great team, staff and service all around. Mr Smith was very honest, straight forward with his advice. He gives the word "attorney" an honest reputation. I will seek his council anytime, and would recommend him at the drop of a dime.
  • I would highly recommend Ed Smith to any friends or family in need of a personal injury attorney. Ed, and his staff, are very caring on top of being very experienced in this field. The staff always keeps you informed of the status of your case and they are always easy to reach by phone.
  • Edward Smith law offices provide competent, thorough, and personable help for victims of personal injury. When you first meet the staff you know you contacted the right office. This law office treats clients like people. I recommend this office to anyone seeking representation regarding personal injury.