Toyota has announced that certain 2022 to 2023 Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks have upper child seat anchors that could fail in a crash. The total number of vehicles is about 75,400.
According to Toyota, the problem with the anchors is that they may not have been welded in correctly. As a result, the anchors could break free in a crash, and the child seat could also get loose. This could result in an injury to the child.
Toyota does not yet have a fix, but is working on it. We would recommend that, until a fix is ready, try to transport kids who need car seats in a different vehicle if possible. To check if your Tacoma is affected, you can visit toyota.com/recall or nhtsa.gov/recalls and input your truck’s VIN.
When a fix is ready, Toyota says owners will be told to take the truck to a dealer for the no-cost repair. In addition to the above websites to check, Toyota will send out notifications to affected owners by mid-September 2022.