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TSB or RECALL for Driver Side Airbag wiring (Interior)... is this true?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by w8n4mud, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Dec 19, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    w8n4mud [OP] There's a mod for that!

    May 23, 2008
    First Name:
    San Diego, CA
    2015 Subaru WRX
    Bilsteins 5100's (Front & Rear), GrillCraft, Line-X'ed Skid Plate & Bumper Valence, Blacked out hood scoop, Avid Light Bar and much more.
    So I'm at work interviewing this guy who used to work for Frank Toyota in National City, CA. He is a 2nd gen. Tacoma owner and even noticed mine when he saw me pull in. We got off topic and started talking about TacomaWorld (haha) when he had mentioned something about the wiring for driver airbag in the 2nd gen tacomas. In his words, Toyota was replacing the wiring to the airbag on the drivers side because apparently the constant rotation of the steering wheel is causing them to ware out. I had never heard of this nor have I seen anything about it.
    Does anyone have a contact to verify? Apparently this is noticeable on vehicles with a lot of mileage. I'd love to look since I'm at 92K, but don't have the foggiest idea where to look. Seeing that mileage may not be an issue, I'm only led to believe it would be a recall and not a TSB since those are limited to the factory warranty.
  2. Dec 19, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Asgard Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2008
    First Name:
    06 PreRunner DC SR5 w/LSD
    I think he is referring to the clock spring also known as the spiral cable. It's the wires that supply power to the airbag and horn, the wires are in a special assembly that works kinda like a tape measure. Mine got broke at about 50k miles and I still haven't got it fixed yet, it is a common problem IMO. A few other guys here have the same issue, haven't heard of a TSB though.

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