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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,500 miles

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2004 Toyota Tacoma seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 042016


  • miles


The driver and passenger seatbelts have lost its tension to retract. The front passenger seatbelt is locked and will not release.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #3

May 082014


  • 113,000 miles
While stopped in traffic, I was rear-ended by a vehicle. I hit the vehicle in front of me and that vehicle hit the one in front of it. The airbags did not deploy. My passenger's head hit the windshield even though she was wearing a seatbelt (the interior design required me to have the seat positioned quite close to the windshield).

- Milton, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 262012

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 143,000 miles
December 26, 2013- going East on warner rd. At 45 miles per hour from kyrene and warner. Minimal traffic on the road. At warner and bullmoose a car did not stop at the stop sign at bullmoose to pull out onto warner. I hit the camaro, T-boned him. My air bags did not go off, my seat belt tightened, then popped off of me at some point during the crash. I just know that when I stopped and pulled over my seat belt was off. That concerned me a lot. That was the first thing I noticed when I came to a stop! the gentleman that I hit said it was his fault and he had a broken rib, but other than that said he was okay. I hurt and was bruised across my shoulder blade, and chest. I had my Toyota Tacoma towed to power collision center that Toyota uses. I went into to them and told them my concerns about the seat belt popping. They said they did not see anything wrong with it, that maybe my sweater was caught up in it. First of all, I was not wearing a sweater! and I am very strict about my seat belt and others in my vehicle that they are properly seat belted! at times the seat belt did not tighten when I applied the brakes. I think just to humor me they replaced the driver's seat belt. Then he said they get worn with being connected and unconnected many times. My question is why do we not know that we should replace our seat belts, like we do our tires. I am very concerned about my seat belts in my Toyota Tacoma.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jan 142010


  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the driver side seat belt was defective because he was unable to latch the belt. The dealer advised the contact that there were no warranties on the vehicle and offered no assistance. The contact did not inform the manufacturer and the vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure mileages were 22,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Mira Loma, CA, USA

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