Vehicles Affected: Approximately 218,000 model-year 2009-2010 Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup trucks, which is part of a larger Toyota recall affecting about 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S.
The Problem: Electrical connections to a spiral cable assembly can be damaged when the steering wheel is turned. This could lead to the driver's airbag being deactivated, failing to deploy in a crash. If this damage occurs, an airbag warning light will illuminate in the instrument cluster.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the spiral cable assembly with an upgraded version.
What Owners Should Do: Toyota will notify owners by mail, but no date has been given for when the notices will be sent. Concerned owners can contact Toyota at 800-331-4331 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov for more info.