2018-2019 Toyota Tacoma: Recall Alert

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By Patrick Masterson

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 44,000 model-year 2018-19 Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks

The Problem: Due to improper manufacturing processes by a part supplier, a seal in certain brake master cylinders may become damaged over time and leak brake fluid internally, which could change brake-pedal feel could change and suddenly reduce front brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder with a new brake master cylinder for free.

What Owners Should Do: Toyota will begin notifying owners by first-class mail starting in late January 2019. Owners can call the automaker at 800-331-4331, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Toyota Tacoma

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Comments

what can I say?

Nothing stops Toyota, always GOING PLACES.. lol

Damn! Will the recalls for the Tacoma ever....STOP!!! LOL

This public service announcement was brought to you by the fine folks at Ford Ranger, soon to be #1.

Dang suppliers. I wonder if they are hand built or computer built. Would be interesting to see where error happened.

Ford Ranger will not be #1, they do not have the factory capacity to take over the Tacoma, hello...

Gotta agree with Oxi about the shop floor capacity! Especially if they are planning to build any Bronco's

The same goes for GM mid size, can't build enough to compete with the Taco. Anyway, not too bad of a recall, Toyota won't loose any sleep over it.

Is there some thing that prevents GM or Ford adding shifts at these plants? Is there some thing that prevents plants that were making cars from making trucks? If there is demand GM and or Ford will find the capacity to produce.

Is there some thing that prevents GM or Ford adding shifts at these plants? Is there some thing that prevents plants that were making cars from making trucks? If there is demand GM and or Ford will find the capacity to produce.


Posted by: just the truth | Dec 14, 2018 10:36:50 PM

If the Ranger sells well , spare capacity will available at the F-150 plants.

If there is demand GM and or Ford will find the capacity to produce...Posted by: just the truth | Dec 14, 2018

Good lord, you are such a bozo! You couldn't find your a*s with both hands a flashlight.

Fool. GM and Ford, along with most other companies who make complex assemblies are doing everything they can to avoid the idiotic way you think.

I mean Reading this article is like playing my NBA 2K19 Game. Get all relevant files from here(https://nba2k19download.com/download/) and play this game to the fullest.

@ papajim Ford and GM won't make vehicles they could sell? And you call me a bozo.

I know the industry better than you EVER will. Shop floor resources have to be scheduled effectively so that production targets become routine, instead of a panic.

The dozens (or hundreds) of tier-two and tier-three vendors whose products are joined together to form a new car or truck are part of the discussion too.

They want those pallets of stereos, video screens, carpeting, wiring all arriving at the assembly line in proper sequence and on time, not helter skelter

You clearly know nothing about it.

@ papajim Clearly one of us ignorant.

I agree with papajim.

Wonder how many deaths there will be from this defect compared to that weak under engineered ignition spring in the GM family of fine cars and trucks?

GM, for when you just gotta not use the airbag.

Clearly one of us ignorant.
Posted by: Just the truth | Dec 15, 2018

So, you're making an admission...

@ papajim Absolutely I admit your ignorance.

ad·mit/ədˈmit/
verb
confess to be true or to be the case, typically with reluctance.

@ papajim Absolutely I admit your ignorance.

Posted by: Just the truth | Dec 15, 2018 2:47:28 PM

How can someone admit to someone else's ignorance. You can only admit to your own ignorance which is in the first person. The best one can do is confirm someone else's ignorance which is what I just did to you. Class dismissed.

You don't see recalls like this from GM. Our internal investigations find no problems at all. https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2018-02-07/for-3rd-time-general-motors-seeks-to-avoid-takata-recalls

Oxi - PUC loves you

‘Due to improper manufacturing processes......increasing the risk of a crash.’

Happy holidays.

There is nothing to prevent a manufacturer from eventually expanding capacity. The plant that makes Colorados and Canyons made them as well as full size fans for a few years and then when demand increased GM used the plant just to make Colorados and Canyons. From papajim's comments it sounds like the manufacturer will not adjust production. I do agree that there are suppliers and the production has to be scheduled so it might take some time before the manufacturer expands but to say that they never will expand is not accurate. Ford like GM does not want to have too many produced if they are not selling. Better to be more conservative as GM did with the Colorado and Canyon and if the dealer orders increase over a period of time because of an increase in sales then plan for increased production. Chrysler during the late 70's kept making cars after dealers stopped ordering them which Chrysler had to store anywhere they could find places to park them. This again happened recently to FCA when dealers stopped ordering Darts and 200s which sold well when the Dart was introduced and a redesigned 200 was released but this last time FCA cut the production of these models earlier and discontinued both models when it appeared the demand for these cars was not coming back. The manufacturers don't want to repeat the past. More planning and better plant utilization.

Just goes to show you that none of the auto MFG's are exempt from recalls. Only Ram has had the fewest recalls. Guess they're quality is better.

It is not fair to single out any individual manufacturer for recalls. At some point all manufacturers will have a recall.

From papajim's comments it sounds like the manufacturer will not adjust production.

@Jeff S

The decisions GM made at Wentzville were part of a larger strategy. That is QUITE different from the ad hoc idea that JTT was referring to.

It would be incredibly stupid for any of the major automakers to be creating new capacity at a time when the whole industry is in excess capacity. I've harped on this for a long time. Buying too much coffee for the office staff is one thing, but using investor capital to build capacity at a time when the whole industry is over built is really dumb---and I promise you, they will not do it. Regardless of what JTT says.

ad·mit/ədˈmit/
verb
confess to be true or to be the case, typically with reluctance.

@ papajim Absolutely I admit your ignorance.

Posted by: Just the truth | Dec 15, 2018 2:47:28 PM

How can someone admit to someone else's ignorance. You can only admit to your own ignorance which is in the first person. The best one can do is confirm someone else's ignorance which is what I just did to you. Class dismissed.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Dec 15, 2018 3:14:34 PM

With this post you have admitted your ignorance.

And they STILL won't do it

"And they STILL won't do it"
I do NOT agree with the above statement. If Ford and or GM have a market they will try to fill it.

I don't respect your opinion on this specific topic sufficiently to continue this volley

Well I never!! I shall by a Chevy!! Oh wait their vacuum pumps to supply the brake boosters were recalled. Hmmm...I shall by a RAM!. Oh wait they rolled away before they put put a recall for that too! ARRRggghhh!!! I shall buy a Ford!! WAIT!!! Weren't their 2013-2018 F-150's under allegations for defective Hitachi master cylinders leaking brake fluid? AARRGGhhh!!

*stirs pot* ;)

With this post you have admitted your ignorance.

Posted by: just the truth | Dec 15, 2018 6:26:31 PM

We now know why you dropped out of school.

s there some thing that prevents GM or Ford adding shifts at these plants? Is there some thing that prevents plants that were making cars from making trucks? If there is demand GM and or Ford will find the capacity to produce.

Posted by: just the truth

@papajim--I don't think you can assume the above comment suggests that just the truth means taking all the plants GM is going to close and convert them to trucks. They could do that but they can also use an existing plant as well. GM has in the past switched plants from car production to truck production for example after GM ending the production of the Chevy Caprice and Buick Roadmaster GM in the Arlington Texas plant after 1996 the same plant was converted to assembling Suburbans because the demand for Suburbans increased and it was a more profitable product. The plant that is making the Ranger and Bronco was a plant that was making small cars. If the plant is available and the manufacture needs to expand manufacturing of a more profitable product then the manufacture could very well use that plant instead of building a new plant which would cost more since there is an existing plant. That is not to say GM or Ford is going to just hold on to a closed plant to use in the future if there are no plans to increase production short term. FCA has taken some of there existing auto plants and retooled them for Ram trucks but that was because they needed those plants to expand production. It just depends on when the manufacturer needs the capacity otherwise if it is not needed now why bother to hold on to the facility. Ford is waiting to see how the Ranger does before they would even plan on expanding production and that is one reason why the Bronco is being produced in the same plant. Toyota has even done the same thing in their Texas truck plant making the Tacoma and Tundra in the same plant and adjusting production to make more Tacomas because they are selling more Tacomas than Tundras. But Toyota also has a plant in Mexico making Tacomas which they plan on expanding. Agree with your prior assessment that there is too much manufacturing capacity which Sergio has been saying for several years. GM and Ford are in the process of closing many plants. Neither GM or Ford want to produce too many vehicles and create a glut but at the same time they both need to be able to fill dealer orders and have some flexibility to increase production if needed.

Ford Ranger will not be #1, they do not have the factory capacity to take over the Tacoma, hello...


Posted by: oxi | Dec 14, 2018 5:45:24 PM
Gotta agree with Oxi about the shop floor capacity! Especially if they are planning to build any Bronco's


Posted by: papajim | Dec 14, 2018 6:27:55 PM

I think the above are ignorant statements. All manufacturers adjust capacity up and down to meet needs. That said the Ranger plant has a 5300 per week capacity (according to wiki). That is more than 250,000 per year. That is enough capacity for Ranger to be # 1. No I don't think that will happen but the capacity is there.

With this post you have admitted your ignorance.

Posted by: just the truth | Dec 15, 2018 6:26:31 PM

We now know why you dropped out of school.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Dec 15, 2018 8:52:54 PM

Keep posting. Let your ignorance shine.

Keep posting. Let your ignorance shine.


Posted by: just the truth | Dec 15, 2018 10:30:42 PM

I"'ll admit that I am not as ignorant as you appear to be.

It is too good to be true! We have the rich choice of believing JTT because he hopes for it to be true, or we can believe Wikipedia because a contributor to that site said it's true.

Here's the truth. The world's auto industry is over capacity. Capacity is an expense, whether or not you're over or "surplus." At this time car companies are desperately trying to manage and/or eliminate costs. Aggressively.

Ford is undergoing a plan that will cost 11 billion dollars, according to their latest filings and press releases. The goal? To eliminate waste and to streamline the company for the future.

JTT wants to "find" the capacity needed to chase his personal windmill---Ranger domination. Left up to him, Ford's new capacity would surely require investment capital because you don't just "find" manufacturing capacity, unless you live in a third world country.

Good luck to JTT and Merry Christmas to all.

If the Chicken Taxi were ever eliminated and a trade agreement reached Ford could use their Thailand plant that makes Global Rangers to make additional Rangers. With the present tariffs and uncertainty of trade agreements that is a big if for now. For now I believe Ford would be happy to reach their capacity at their current plant and that the Ranger will meet its targeted sales after its release. The Ranger hasn't even been released now. Toyota is ramping up production for Tacoma.

"Through the end of November 2018, the Tacoma now ranks among America’s 15 best-selling vehicles outright. It now outsells the Altima, Grand Cherokee, Sentra, Highlander, and Fusion, and by large margins in some cases. To say the Tacoma is America’s best-selling midsize pickup truck would be to wildly understate its success. To say the Tacoma is America’s fourth-best-selling pickup truck would be to minimize its playing field. Another yardstick for understanding the Tacoma’s move into the mainstream of the U.S. auto industry – made possible by major production increases in San Antonio and Tijuana over the last couple of years – remains its own history. "

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2018/12/the-toyota-tacoma-is-now-much-more-than-the-top-selling-midsize-truck-its-now-one-of-americas-best-selling-vehicles-full-stop/#more-1652740

@ papajim Now that is a condescending attitude. If attitude is all you got go with it.

It must really to be you

@ Papajim Care to translate.

please just meditate on it

If you can't remember what you were trying to say, I am good with that.

great post. i like it. feeling great when reading your post

Damn! Will the recalls for the Tacoma ever....STOP!!! LOL


Posted by: NoQDRTundra | Dec 14, 2018 2:38:48 PM

Moving Forward even when your standing on the brakes.



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