Legally reviewed by: Jessica Anvar Stotz, JD, MBA

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Toyota has issued a recall affecting approximately 381,000 Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks due to a potential rear axle issue. This recall has been initiated in response to concerns regarding welding debris on the rear axle, which could lead to the loosening of retaining nuts, according to information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Drivers of affected vehicles may notice unusual symptoms such as vibrations, abnormal noises, or leakage of gear oil from the rear axle housing.

If left unaddressed, this issue could potentially cause the axle shafts to separate, which not only compromises the stability of the vehicle but also impacts the effectiveness of the brakes, thereby elevating the risk of an accident.

Recall Information Details
Total Vehicles Recalled 381,199 potentially involved vehicles
Vehicle Type 2022-2023 Toyota Tacoma
Description of Noncompliance The rear axle assembly of the vehicles in question is made up by axle shaft sub-assemblies that are fastened to the welded-on axle housing ends on both sides of the assembly. Studs and retaining nuts secure each axle shaft subassembly to the axle housing. Due to an inappropriate welding spatter guard mounting setup at a supplier’s manufacturing site, welding spatter could have landed on the retaining nut seating surface. In this circumstance, joint retention may be compromised; the retaining nuts may loosen over time and break off, leading either of the axle shaft subassemblies to begin to separate from the axle housing.
Toyota Contact Number 1-800-331-4331
NHTSA Recall Number 24V-152
Manufacturer Recall Number 24TB05 / 24TA05
Owner Notification Letters April 27, 2024

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    Here’s What’s Included in the Tacoma Rear Axle Recall

    The Toyota Rear Axle recall includes 2022-2023 Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks. Toyota dealerships will conduct inspections on the rear axle assembly and re-tighten axle retaining nuts at no cost to the owners.

    The extent of the affected trucks remains somewhat uncertain. Please note that in some of these Tacoma pickup trucks, metal may have splattered onto regions where bolts require tightening. Affected drivers will receive notification via mail in April of this year.

    Here’s What’s NOT Included in the Tacoma Rear Axle Recall

    The automaker has determined that the recall population consists of 2022-2023 Toyota Tacoma vehicles only. To find out if your vehicle is part of this recall or any others, simply visit or and input your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or license plate details.

    For further inquiries, Toyota’s customer support team is available via the Toyota Brand Engagement Center at (800) 331-4331. Additionally, owners can also reach out to NHTSA’s safety hotline at (888) 327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153). The NHTSA’s recall notice is identified as No. 24V15200.

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    What should I do if my Toyota Tacoma was recalled?

    If your Toyota pickup has been recalled due to Rear Axle concerns or any other issue, you should promptly reach out to Toyota to schedule repairs. Remember, under federal law, automakers are obligated to cover the expenses associated with recall repairs.

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