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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,933 miles

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2002 Toyota Tacoma wheels / hubs problems

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2002 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 022014

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • 66,000 miles


My fuel tank is rusted completely through to the point of leaking gas. I know Toyota has recalled the frame (replaced) and the spare tire holder (not yet replaced) due to rust. Seems like the whole underside is rusting out.

- Baldwinsville, NY, USA

problem #3

May 302013


  • 136,731 miles
Three months ago I received my notice about excessive corrosion of the spare tire carrier lift plate. I called the local Toyota dealer to schedule the repair, the collision manager had no knowledge about it. I called again to schedule a fix but was told that some one will call me but, no one did. Toyota of york, PA17402.

- Manchester, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 212014

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
The whole spare tire assembly fell off the Tacoma truck. There is a safety recall for this. The problem is this Tacoma truck also has totally rotted frame rails (an older, expired safety recall). The big issue is Toyota can only offer a date when the actual recall notice left their print facility. I do not recall receiving this notice since it did not come registered mail. Toyota will not honor the old, expired frame rail recall and thus cannot fulfill this active, spare tire recall. Both recalls are for the same symptom (excessive road salt corroding parts). Why did the frame rail recall expire when the most-recent spar tire recall is the same symptom?? I do not know if anyone has died because my spare tire fell off...that scares me very much.

- Dover, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 192012

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Sometime in 2012, my spare tire and rim were lost on the highway due to a failed spare tire carrier. The lift plate on the spare tire carrier, failed due to corrosion and released the spare tire (and rim) on the highway. No crash of incident occurred because no one was following the vehicle at the time.

- Norwell, MA, USA

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