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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
115,141 miles

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2003 Toyota Tacoma suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 052007

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 218,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tacoma. While driving 65 mph, the contact noticed that the steering wheel became difficult to control. The contact examined the vehicle and noticed that the front passenger side tire had turned in a 90 degree angle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the front passenger side lower ball joint needed to be replaced. The current mileage was 318,000 and failure mileage was 218,000. Updated 10/5/09 updated 10/07/09.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 092006


  • 12,282 miles
2003 Toyota Tacoma would not steer safely. Upon inspection mechanic determined the vehicle needed new tires due to the vehicle being out of alignment. Consumer was not notified of a recall regarding the brakes. The Toyota dealer refused to replace the right and left ball joint useless the consumer paid for the repairs.

- Annandale, VA, USA

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