Toyota recalling 381,000 Tacoma pickups because parts can fall off rear axles, increasing crash risk

FILE – The Toyota Motor Corp. logo. will be on display at a dealer in Tokyo on May 11, 2022. In a statement Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, Toyota announced it is recalling approximately 381,000 mid-size Tacoma pickups in the U.S. because a part of the rear axle could become loose, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall affects certain trucks from the 2022 and 2023 model years. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, file)