May 22, 2003
Toyota Has Recalled the 2001-2003 Toyota TACOMA
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Make : TOYOTA Model : TACOMA Year : 2001
Make : TOYOTA Model : TACOMA Year : 2002
Make : TOYOTA Model : TACOMA Year : 2003
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V189000
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 123360
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, DURING SIDE IMPACT TESTING, A FLANGE AT THE REAR
END OF THE DOUBLE CAB BODY DEFORMED AND INTERFERED WITH THE FUEL INLET HOSE
THAT CONNECTS THE FUEL FILLER PIPE AND FUEL TANK, RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO THE
FUEL INLET HOSE.
THIS DAMAGE COULD RESULT IN FUEL LEAKAGE, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A FIRE IF IN
THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE.
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A FUEL HOSE PROTECTOR ON THE BODY FLANGE. OWNER
NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR
VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT
RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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