By Jackie Wattles
PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — Toyota is recalling 228,000 Tacoma automobiles over a problem that would trigger drivers to lose management of their automobiles.
The corporate stated Thursday that the recall applies to sure 2016 and 2017 Tacoma vans.
The difficulty is that the automobiles’ rear differential — or the piece that connects the truck’s again two wheels — might leak oil.
“If a car is constantly operated on this situation, the rear differential might develop into broken, which may end up in noise and decreased propulsion,” Toyota stated in a press release. “In some instances the rear differential might seize, leading to a lack of management of the car and growing the danger of a crash.”
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Clients can lookup whether or not their automotive is included within the recall on Toyota’s web site. The corporate says it’s already sending notices within the mail to affected clients.
Toyota is encouraging drivers with affected vans to convey them right into a supplier to get checked out. If there’s a problem, the corporate says vital elements might be changed freed from cost. In any other case, minor providers could also be carried out to make sure there isn’t a problem going ahead, Toyota stated.
The corporate declined to remark when requested whether or not there have been any accidents or crashes linked to this recall.
–CNNMoney’s Peter Valdes-Depena contributed to this report
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