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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,000 miles

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2001 Toyota Tacoma suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 072009


  • 134,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Tacoma. While attempting to make a left turn at 15 mph, the contact heard a popping noise coming from the front passenger side wheel. The tire detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and they stated that the ball joints failed, which caused the wheel to detach and the axle to fail. The insurance company inspected the vehicle and confirmed the ball joint failure. While the vehicle was being repaired, the insurance company notified the contact of NHTSA campaign id number 05V225000 (suspension:front:control arm:lower ball joint). The manufacturer stated that the VIN was excluded from the recall. He believes that the recall should have included his vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 134,000.

- Palm Spring, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 222001

(reported on)

Tacoma 4WD

  • miles
While driving in wet conditions on an interstate the truck hydroplaned and spun out of control causing it to leave the roadway and flip over twice landing on the cab. Neither airbag deployed. Only occupant, driver, sustained only very minor injuries.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

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