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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,029 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Toyota Tacoma wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 112014

Tacoma

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 12V542000 (tires). However, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Colombus, OH, USA

problem #6

Aug 012013

Tacoma 4WD 2-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 164,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the spare tire became detached from the vehicle while traveling approximately 5 mph. The manufacturer was contacted prior to the failure and informed the contact that the remedy for NHTSA campaign number 12V542000 (tires) had not been finalized. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 164,000. Updated 09/05/13

- Middleton, NH, USA

problem #5

Aug 012010

Tacoma

  • 135,000 miles
TL. the contact owns a kuhmo mohave A/T tires on a 2002 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated the side wall of the rear driver side tire collapsed while driving at 25 mph. The contact change the tire and took the tire to a dealer. The dealer examine to the tire and stated the tire failed with no other defects. The dealer replaced the tire under the tire warranty. The contact stated he does not feels safe with the current tires on the vehicle. The failure mileage was 4,000.

- Temperance, MI, USA

problem #4

Aug 152007

Tacoma

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This is in response to the new Toyota recall on the sienna mini-vans spare tire. I own a 2002 Toyota Tacoma, in which the frame was recently replaced due to rust perforation in certain states. I am the original owner and back in 8/2007 I had a flat tire and had to change it. The spare tire resides under the vehicle and is secured by a cable. When I went to access the spare, I noticed the whole cable and the surrounding pieces were severely rusted and was very difficult to separate the tire from the cable. After hearing about the recall on the sienna for the spare tire getting rusty, and possibly falling loose while driving, I realized that my Tacoma, and possibly other vehicles that use this method, and are exposed to extreme climate conditions, could trigger a similar event.

- Marlboro, MA, USA

problem #3

Mar 302004

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,005 miles
Two Firestone tires on my truck blew out on the freeway within 10 days of eachother, while my wife was driving. This put her in extreme danger and a very unsafe situation.

- Pell City, AL, USA

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problem #2

May 202003

(reported on)

Tacoma 4WD

  • 8,200 miles
Defective rims and tires.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #1

Jun 042003

(reported on)

Tacoma

  • miles
Several repairs to wheels and tires. Re:steve & kathy mittman the consumer had been to three Toyota dealers in performing repairs to the wheels and tires. Beaver Toyota performed two complete alignments and replaced three wheels that were out of specifications. American Toyota has performed a complete alignment, mounted and balanced all the tires on the wheels, prior to replacement by beaver Toyota. Karl malone had replaced two tires that were found to have excessive run out, as well as mount and balanced all four tires on the new wheels. The manufacturer agreed that this was a defect but declined to replace all five tires and the rims due to sources who stated the tires were within specification.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

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