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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,962 miles

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2002 Toyota Tacoma drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #2

May 232007

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,923 miles


The Toyota Tacoma had a rear axle wrap up, this was where the two piece driveshaft becomes loose at the spleen and caused a clung or looseness in the drive line, which caused undue stress on the engine and the transmission, which could cause the driveshaft to break at the yoke and fall to ground, causing an accident. This was getting progressively worse on the truck. I have taken the car under warranty to the dealer. They dismissed it as normal. This was not normal. It was a flaw in the springs they used on the truck.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 252005

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
My Toyota Tacoma has what Toyota refers to as rear axle wrap up, where the two piece drive shaft becomes loose at the spline and causes a clunk or looseness in the driveline which cause undue stress on the engine and the transmission, which could cause the drive shaft to break at the yoke and fall to ground causing accident.

- North Platte, NE, USA

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