2016 Toyota Tacoma Recalled for Airbag Bolts
Small Number of Mexico-Built Models Affected
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma is a significant model for the company, and by all indications, the redesign will help the midsizer retain its place at the top of the class’ sales chart. However, along with a new model often come some minor bugs and quality issues. In the case of the Tacoma, they are very minor. The company announced a recall of 310 models built at its plant in Baja California, Mexico. The issue involves bolts securing the driver side knee air bag module.
The company determined there’s a chance the wrong bolts were used on a small batch of models. Over time, the bolts could loosen, reducing the efficacy of the knee air bag in the case of collision. The recall repair involves replacing the airbag module bolts with those of the correct specification.
Owners will be notified by email if their truck is affected. If you’re an owner of a 2016 Tacoma and want to check and see if your vehicle is affected, visit toyota.com/recall and enter your vehicle identification number. You can also check if your vehicle is affected by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s consumer site, safercar.gov/vin. Owners can also call Toyota customer service at 800-331-4331.