DETROIT (Reuters) -- Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 342,000 Tacoma pickup trucks to fix defective seat belts.
The models involved are Tacoma Access Cabs equipped with rear-hinged rear doors. The models were built from 2004 to 2011, the company said.
Toyota said a screw could come loose in the front seat belts on some of those trucks, causing the belts to malfunction.
If the screws loosen completely, Toyota said the seat belt pre-tensioner and the retractor spring cover could detach from the seat belt retractor, which can affect retractor and pre-tensioner performance.
The company will notify customers by mail to make arrangements to have the vehicles inspected and repaired by a dealer.