Approximately 228,000 Toyota Tacoma pickups are affected by a recall.
According to the Japanese automaker, certain 2016-2017 Toyota Tacoma vehicles have rear differentials that may leak oil. If there is an oil leak present and the vehicle is continuously operated, the rear differential could become damaged, resulting in noise and reduced propulsion. In some cases, the rear differential could seize, causing a loss of control and increasing the risk of a crash.
To address the issue, Toyota dealers will check the rear differential for any oil leakage. If no leaks are found, all fasteners will be re-tightened. If leakage is found however, the rear differential carrier gasket will be replaced with a new one, and new fasteners will be installed.
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In the situation where rear differential components are damaged, the entire rear differential carrier assembly will be replaced with a new one. All repairs will be done free of cost.
Affected owners will be notified by first class mail starting in the middle of June.
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