DETROIT (WWJ) – Toyota has announced a safety recall involving approximately 150,000 Tacoma vehicles originally sold or currently registered in 20 cold climate states, including Michigan.

Toyota says the spare tire carrier may not have been sufficiently coated with phosphate. Because of that, the company says, corrosion could cause the spare tire to fall off the vehicle.

In addition to Michigan, the 20 cold climate states are: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia; also, Washington D.C.

Owners of vehicles covered by this safety recall will receive an owner notification letter in the mail beginning next month. Toyota says any authorized dealer will perform this recall free of charge.

Detailed information is available to customers at and the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.


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