Toyota recalls 340K Tacoma trucks due to seat belt screw issue

Loosening seat belt pre-tensioner screws could spell trouble for passengers in certain 2005-10 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab vehicles. The company is recalling 342,451 of the vehicles because if the access doors are repeatedly and forcefully closed, those screws could loosen over time and allow the retractor spring cover to detach from the seat belt retractor, increasing the risk of injury in a severe crash. Toyota will notify owners and dealers will inspect the seat belt assemblies and make any necessary repairs free of charge. No notification schedule has been published. For information, call Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. Learn more about this and other recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or
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