September 29, 2014 / 5:09 PM / in 3 years

Toyota to recall 690,000 Tacoma vehicles in U.S. to fix suspension

(Reuters) - Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc, a unit of Toyota Motor Corp 7203.T, said it would recall about 690,00 Tacoma 4X4 and Tacoma pre-runner pickup trucks to fix issues with the vehicles’ rear suspension system.

A worker is reflected next to the emblem of a Toyota Vios sedan at a stockyard of the Toyota Philippines manufacturing plant in Sta Rosa, Laguna, south of Manila August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

“The involved vehicles’ rear suspension system contains leaf springs that are constructed of either three or four leaves. There is a possibility that a leaf could fracture due to stress and corrosion,” Toyota said in a statement on Monday.

If the vehicle continues to be used, it could lead to the broken leaf coming in contact with surrounding components, including the fuel tank and causing a leak, the company said.

“In the presence of an ignition source, this could result in a fire,” the car maker said.

Toyota said it was not aware of any injuries due to this.

The vehicles belong to model years 2005-2011, the company said.

Reporting by Rohit T. K. in Bangalore; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila

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