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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,333 miles

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2001 Toyota Tacoma suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #3

May 302015


  • 250,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Tacoma. While driving at 30 mph, the suspension ball joint detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the upper and lower ball joints needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 250,000.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #2

May 072007

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
After noticing that the truck developed unusual tire wear and shaking and noise coming from the front end, making the truck difficult and hazardous to drive. A private technician indicated that the front ball joints needed to be replaced. I was made aware of a Toyota recall, and was informed that although this vehicle was exhibiting the exact condition described in the recall that was on identical make, model and year this truck was not part of the recall and would not be covered due to the VIN.

- Lignum, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 122005

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact states driver's side front ball joint fell off, causing the wheel to come off. This specific vehicle does not fall under the Toyota recall campaign.

- Harrisburg, AR, USA

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