Toyota Tacoma Trucks Recalled Because Child Seats May Not Be Secure
Improper welds for seat anchors mean that a seat could move in a collision, risking injury
Toyota is recalling 75,316 Tacoma crew cab pickup trucks from the 2022 and 2023 model years due to concerns that upper child-seat anchors were not properly welded.
This anchor is used for installing child car seats in the second row with a top tether, which is meant to keep the seat from moving forward in a collision. Trucks with an improper weld for this anchor don’t conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 225 and have an increased risk of injury.
Vehicles recalled: 2022-2023 Toyota Tacoma “Double Cab” trucks built from Oct. 21, 2021, through May 28, 2022.
The problem: The upper child-seat anchors in some 2022-2023 Toyota Tacomas may not have been welded sufficiently and may not meet minimum strength requirements. An insufficient weld may allow the child seat to move forward during a sudden stop or crash, increasing the risk of injury.
The fix: The remedy is still being developed. Once one is found, Toyota will notify owners about bringing their trucks to a local dealership for a repair at no cost.
How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may call Toyota’s customer service at 800-331-4331.
NHTSA campaign number: 22V520000. Toyota’s number for this recall is 22TB09/ 22TA09.
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