Toyota is recalling about 150,000 Tacoma midsize pickups because
the spare tires can fall from beneath the trucks.
The recalled trucks from the 2001 to 2004 model years were sold or registered in 20 cold-weather states and Washington, D.C.
It's the latest in a string of safety recalls that have plagued the Japanese automaker lately. Earlier this month, Toyota recalled 2.77 million vehicles around the world, including the Prius hybrid and Corolla compact car, for water pump and steering shaft problems. In October, the company recalled 7.43 million vehicles for faulty power-window switches that can cause fires.
On the Tacomas, a plate used to hold the spare tire under the truck bed can rust after being exposed to road salt.
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