Recall List for the 2008 Toyota Tacoma

Official recalls have been issued for the 2008 Toyota Tacoma by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Toyota service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Toyota customer service.

  1. 2008 Toyota Tacoma SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER NHTSA Campaign #16V396000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 02, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 7,749

    Summary: Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2005-2011 4Runner, Highlander, Sequoia, and Sienna, 2005-2010 Avalon and Tundra, 2006-2008 Camry Solara, 2006-2010 Highlander hybrid, 2006-2011 Rav4 and Tacoma, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2007-2011 Camry hybrid, 2009-2010 Venza, 2010-2012 Prius, 1988-1990 and 2005-2010 Camry, and 1989 and 2009-2010 Corolla vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters with a copper strand heating element. The electrical wiring in the seat heaters may be damaged when the seat cushion is compressed.

    Consequence: If damaged, the copper strand heating element may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

    Actions: SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the seat heaters, free of charge, and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory. The recall began on July 14, 2016. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET number for this recall is SET16B. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V396000 »

  2. 2008 Toyota Tacoma SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER NHTSA Campaign #14V743000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 3,233

    Summary: Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Prius and Corolla, 2009-2011 Venza, 2006-2010 Avalon, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2005-2011 Sienna and Sequoia, 2006-2011 Tacoma 4x2 and 4x4, Camry, Highlander, Tundra 4x2 and 4x4, and 2007-2011 Rav4 and 4Runner. The affected vehicles may experience compression of the seat cushion which may damage the seat heater wiring.

    Consequence: Damage to the seat heater wiring could cause the wires to short, increasing the risk of the seat burning and causing personal injury to the occupant.

    Actions: SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the heaters with copper strand heating elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory, free of charge. The recall is expected to began in January 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V743000 »

  3. 2008 Toyota Tacoma SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY:LEAF NHTSA Campaign #14V604000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 710,711

    Summary: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner and 4x4 vehicles manufactured September 14, 2009, to October 11, 2010. In the affected vehicles, one of the leaf springs may fracture due to stress or corrosion. While being driven, the broken leaf could move out of position and contact surrounding components including the fuel tank, possibly puncturing the tank and causing a fuel leak.

    Consequence: If the fuel tank leaks fuel from being punctured, there is an increased risk of a fire.

    Actions: Toyota will notify owners and dealers will install new rear leaf spring assemblies. The recall began on January 29, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V604000 »

  4. 2008 Toyota Tacoma EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS NHTSA Campaign #14V475000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 04, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 20,000

    Summary: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2008-2014 FJ Cruiser and Tacoma vehicles equipped with accessory wheels and tires installed by Toyota or dealers prior to the vehicle's first sale. The affected vehicles may list incorrect spare tire size and/or cold tire inflation information on the tire placard. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars."

    Consequence: If the spare tire is inflated to the incorrect pressure provided on the placard, tire failure may occur while it is being driven on, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: For the involved vehicles, overlay stickers to correct the tire placard will either be mailed to owners or provided to dealers for placement over the incorrect information on the placard. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V475000 »

  5. 2008 Toyota Tacoma SEAT BELTS NHTSA Campaign #13V337000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 07, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 342,451

    Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 Tacoma Access Cab vehicles manufactured September 14, 2004, through March 29, 2010; and model year 2011 Tacoma Access Cab vehicles manufactured July 1, 2010, through September 7, 2011. If the access doors are repeatedly and forcefully closed, the screws that attach the seat belt pre-tensioner to the seat belt retractor can loosen over time. If the screws loosen completely, the seat belt pre-tensioner and the retractor spring cover could detach from the seat belt retractor.

    Consequence: If the seat belt pre-tensioner detaches from the seat belt assembly, the seat belt pre-tensioner will not perform as designed, increasing the risk of injury in a severe crash.

    Actions: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat belt assemblies. Based on the inspection, the seat belt assembly will be replaced or new pre-tensioner screws will be installed with thread-locking sealant and a retractor spring cover with stopper ribs to prevent loosening of the screws. These services will be provided at no cost to the owner. The recall began during February 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V337000 »

  6. 2008 Toyota Tacoma AIR BAGS:FRONTAL NHTSA Campaign #12V092000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 07, 2012
    • Vehicles Affected: 495,470

    Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Tacoma vehicles, manufactured from September 14, 2004, through August 29, 2008. Over time, steering wheel vibration may damage the spiral cable assembly (clockspring) that powers the driver's air bag module. If damage occurs, the air bag warning lamp will illuminate and the air bag may become deactivated.

    Consequence: In the event of a crash, the driver's side air bag may not deploy, increasing the risk of personal injury.

    Actions: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the spiral cable assembly, free of charge. An interim letter is expected to be mailed to owners during April 2012. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #12V092000 »

  7. 2008 Toyota Tacoma TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS NHTSA Campaign #11V148000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 04, 2011
    • Vehicles Affected: 22,000

    Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2008 through 2011 fj cruiser, land cruiser, Tacoma, sequoia and Tundra vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 138, "tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)." When factory-installed wheels and tires were replaced with Toyota authorized accessory wheels and lt tires prior to first sale, the tire pressure monitoring systems were not re-calibrated correctly and therefore do not start illuminating the low tire pressure warning telltale at the required minimum activation pressure.

    Consequence: Failure to warn of tire deflations is a non-compliance with FMVSS 138 and could lead to tire failure increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: For the land cruiser, sequoia, Tacoma and Tundra vehicles, the dealer will re-calibrate the tire pressure monitoring system on affected vehicles and install an updated tire and loading information label at no charge. For the fj cruiser vehicles, the TPMS cannot be reset so the electronic control unit (ECU) for the TPMS will be replaced. Toyota is currently developing the remedy ECU. If an owner is not certain whether his or her vehicle is equipped with these accessories, please contact any Toyota dealer for an inspection at no charge. The safety recall began on March 31, 2011. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11V148000 »

  8. 2008 Toyota Tacoma EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS NHTSA Campaign #10V035000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 03, 2010
    • Vehicles Affected: 271,417

    Summary: Gulf states Toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims." These vehicles were sold between September 1, 2005 and June 2, 2008 without the requisite load carrying capacity modification labels.

    Consequence: This does not meet the standard requirements.

    Actions: Dealers will mail to consumers the corrected label or the customer will have the option for dealers to install the label free of charge. Dealers will also correct the owner's manual. The safety recall began on May 27, 2010. Owners may contact gulf states Toyota at 713-580-3300. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10V035000 »

  9. 2008 Toyota Tacoma EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS NHTSA Campaign #10V036000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 03, 2010
    • Vehicles Affected: 153,418

    Summary: Southeast Toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2011 passenger vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims." These vehicles were sold without the requisite load carrying capacity modification labels.

    Consequence: A driver may overload a vehicle which may increase the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will mail to consumers the corrected label or the customer will have the option for dealers to install the label free of charge. The safety recall began on May 27, 2010. Owners may contact southeast Toyota at 1-800-301-6859. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10V036000 »

  10. 2008 Toyota Tacoma VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL NHTSA Campaign #09V388000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 05, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 4,445,056

    Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2010 passenger vehicles. The accelerator pedal can get stuck in the wide open position due to its being trapped by an unsecured or incompatible driver's floor mat.

    Consequence: A stuck open accelerator pedal may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop the vehicle, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death.

    Actions: Toyota filed an amended defect report on November 25, 2009, stating that dealers will modify the accelerator pedal and, on certain vehicles, alter the shape of the floor surface under the pedal. These changes address the risk of pedal entrapment due to interference with the floor mat. Redesigned accelerator pedals will become available beginning in April 2010 and dealers will replace any modified pedal with the new pedal if desired. Also, dealers will replace any genuine Toyota or Lexus all-weather floor mats with redesigned all-weather mats, or repurchase the previous mats from owners who do not want the new ones. Additionally, software modifications will be installed on Camry, avalon and Lexus ES 350, is 350 and is 250 models that will ensure that the brake overrides the accelerator in the event both brake and accelerator pedals are applied. Toyota will begin mailing letters to owners on December 31, 2009. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331, Lexus at 1-800-255-3987. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09V388000 »

  11. 2008 Toyota Tacoma EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS NHTSA Campaign #09V223000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 15, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 27,080

    Summary: Toyota is recalling 27,080 model year 2005 through 2010 passenger cars built from September 1, 2005 to May 4, 2009. These vehicles were not equipped with load carrying capacity modification labels which fails to conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims."

    Consequence: Incorrect load carrying capacity modification labels could result in the vehicle being overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Toyota will notify owners and provide them with a new, accurate label to be installed over the inaccurate label free of charge. The safety recall began on August 18, 2009. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-888-270-9371. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09V223000 »

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