Recall Alert: 2009-2010 Toyota Tacoma

2009 Tacoma II

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 for more info.

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Not another one, jeese

Spring time, flowers blooming, grass is green and most of the major car manufactures recall cars. What has it been this last few weeks? Ford, GM, Volkswagen, Toyota, Honda, BMW, Nissan. I heard that all total 13 million. Down from 20 million last year.

Cars have been recalled for years, it just that now its a big media event both on line and in the news when it happens.

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Big media alert?

How else are the newspapers and broadcast journalists supposed to take your mind off the worse job market in our lifetimes, or the lousiest economy?

papa jim
Really? Quit watching Faux news and you'll find things aren't that bad.

Not sure what you reply has to do with Toyota recalls.

IMO theses recalls are becoming as frequent as lies on faux news.

So far, 13 companies have recalled 13 million vehicles this year, on pace for almost 30 million by the end of the year. Last year, there were 22 million recalls. A good editorial on TTAC speculates the rise of modular platforms will give way to even more recalls in the future.

It seems this design flaw has affected 6.4 million Toyotas globally.

I stated design flaw as it encompasses many models. It's more than just a simple harness issue, a single model would indicate a harness issue.

I wonder if Lexus is also affected?

papa jim--The recalls are Obama's fault and so is the crazy weather.

I wrote a letter to Toyota over a decade ago when they were moving more manufacturing to the USA.
I said... don't do it or you will pay the price in poor quality from US auto workers. I worked the line for a decade in the 90's and was trying to give them good info.
I mean how long did they think their brand would last with drunkard , late for work, spiteful, I don't care auto workers? 80% of them fall into one or more of those categories.

I warned Toyota... oh well. Now on pace for more recalls in one decade than their entire production since entering the USA. LOL US auto worker = lazy

@Dale, "faux" does not rhyme with "fox." Grow a brain.

faux is French and pronounced "fō". Means false or fake.

@Luke in CO - TTAC does have some good stuff and even though they minimally intervene on the blogs, it is superior to these.

Shared components - get used to hearing that word and get used to massive recalls. Fan boys love to point out the size of a recall but size is due to shared components.

It is no different than flu season. Genetic diversity reduces the spread of disease.


Previous generations of American men risked (or gave) their lives on the world's battlefields protecting our Constitutional rights.

One of those is freedom of the press.

Today's Washington news media is so heavily invested in the success of the failed Obama regime that ANY story critical of the president is on page 4B, and the front page news is crap about Toyota recalls and other minutiae.

It's a disgrace that major news organizations today, including Fox, by the way, have a bunch of wet behind the ears kids reporting on stories they lack the judgment to understand.

As a result we have editors publishing news that's clearly intended to distract the public from stories that should be an outrage.

Toyota is a decent company that has for many years had a solid reputation for quality--something that the typical newspaper editor probably would not understand.

@papa jim
Agreed. It's a distraction technique to cover up the real issues at hand. Recalls do give everyone here something to debate though lol.

Glad I don't own that deathtrap anymore!
It took me a while but I finally figured out don't buy a pickup just to impress your friends, instead buy one that does the job and impresses you!
I love my new F-150 and I don't care if anybody else is not impressed.
You know? Seems like everybody owns a F-150, with so many out on the roads nobody gets excited or impressed seeing one, its like "whoop-de-do" yawn! there goes another F-150 down the road" , Its tough to tell anymore if its a new 2014 F-150 or a 2009, so nobody is much impressed with a new one, I really don't care , didn't buy it to show it off.

Recently there are so many recalls that they are almost ignored. GM just had an additional recall related to the ignition switches where the engine still runs after taking the key out of the ignition. Ford has had recalls on early Focuses for frame rust and recalls on the Fiesta and new Escape. It is still better to know about the recalls than to not.

well said Tom#3!!!

It gets the job done!!

If you are obcessing about correctly pronouncing French words, I hope you know "Forte" is pronounced "fort", not "for-ta"(long A).

You will get a lot of funny looks when you say; "That's not my fort", but remember, YOU are now fair, balanced AND accurate.

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