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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
166,825 miles

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2001 Toyota Tacoma wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 182014

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 231,650 miles


Hi, I just want to express my concern for my vehicle as I love my Tacoma and how it drives and works for me in my daily life. As I had took my vehicle in for a recall on my spare tire cable, the technician and service man had told me that in my frame of my vehicle there is a large rusted out hole. Since then, I really haven't felt safe driving my vehicle anywhere as I'm afraid that my frame will break and cause a really bad accident. I've also have had in the past where my dad's vehicle (1998 Toyota Tacoma) was recalled for the same exact thing (frame issue). As for my vehicle, I am the second owner and my brother was the first. This vehicle has been here in the Minnesota weather all its life time. Please do something about this, if not, I will push this forward where I will get some attention to my vehicle, my safety, and others. And plus, I wouldn't want to make this into a legal matter as I love my Toyota.

- West Lakeland, MN, USA

problem #1

Nov 262011


  • 102,000 miles
I frequently check the stability of the spare tire that is stored on the underside exterior of the bed. Recently I noticed that the tire was loose and moving back and forth. This prompted me to lower the tire by using the provided crank handle. After it was lowered to the ground I was shocked to see that the retaining bracket and cable spring were severely rusted. I felt that this could pose a potential safety hazard to me while operating the vehicle on the highway if that bracket fails. It could possibly cause the vehicle to roll over and the tire to fly off and cause danger to other motorists. I promptly removed the spare tire from the vehicle and went to my local Toyota dealer. They seemed to look past the safety hazard it poses and were more interested in charging me ore $600 to install a new retaining bracket. I inquired to the service consultant as to why this problem was not brought addressed to me when my truck was in there a few months earlier for the frame rust perforation recall. He replied that if they notice any issues they present the customer with a list of recommendations. At that time they had the entire cab and chassis off to install a brand new frame. I can't imagine how something as crucial as this potential deadly problem could go undetected. I recently spoke with 2 individuals who had personal experiences pertaining to this issue. One witnessed a deadly rollover due to this problem and the other had his spare fall off and roll down the road. I feel this issue should be presented to the proper officials and action should be taken soon. I hope to hear from you regarding this serious issue. Thank you. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Warwick, RI, USA

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