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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
81,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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2005 Toyota Tacoma body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 182005

Tacoma SR5 TRD V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles

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

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frame rust frame rust frame rust frame rust frame rust

Purchased new December 18, 2005 Toyota Tacoma SR5 TRD Off road double cab truck that has never been off road, used in salt water boat launching and has from day 1 been garage kept only to have the frame rust away. First oil change at Toyota dealer March 2005 truck was on lift when I had opportunity to get underneath and look at frame only to notice every weld bead 100% coated in rust along with dime sized round rust spots emerging from underneath frame rust preventative coating. Pointed out rust and questioned technician working on the truck only to response that it was normal not to worry he sees this all of the time on Tacoma trucks. Still in Tacoma honeymoon I shrugged it off only to watch the cancer grow at an alarming pace. Toyota corporate has to this day discounted my photos and complaints accusing me of mistreatment and abuse of the vehicle.

Update from Jul 28, 2013: Purchased new December 18, 2005 SR5 TRD Off Road double cab truck that has never been off road, used in salt water boat launching and has from day 1 been garage kept only to have the frame rust away. Very first oil change at Toyota dealer March 2005 truck was on lift when I had opportunity to get underneath and look at frame only to notice every weld bead 100% coated in rust along with dime sized round rust spots emerging underneath frame coating. Pointed out rust and questioned technician working on the truck his response was that it was normal not to worry he sees this all of the time on Tacoma trucks. Still in Tacoma honeymoon I shrugged it off only to watch the cancer grow at an alarming pace. Toyota corporate has to this day discounted my photos and complaints accusing me of mistreatment and abuse of the vehicle no recall for frame rot 2005 model year and up. Toyota failed PA state inspection until frame is repaired, in process of having body shop cut section out and replace.

Update from Jul 31, 2013: Purchased new December 18, 2005 Toyota Tacoma SR5 TRD Off road double cab truck that has never been off road, never used in salt water boat launching and has from day 1 been garage kept only to have the frame rust away. Firs oil change Toyota dealer March 2005 truck was on lift when I had opportunity to get underneath and look at frame only to notice every weld bead 100% coated in rust along with dime sized round rust spots emerging from underneath frame rust preventative coating. Pointed out rust and questioned technician working on the truck, he said it was normal not to worry he sees this all of the time on Tacoma trucks. Still in Tacoma honeymoon, I shrugged it off only to watch the cancer grow at an alarming rate!. Tacoma did not pass August 2013 state inspection due to frame rot only way out is $600 to $1000 repair (see uploaded photos) Body shop Toyota recommended said if at all possible get out of the vehicle he had repaired dozens only to have cracks show up on opposite side of frame and motor mounts are of grave concern. To their credit Toyota dealer offed and I have accepted their direct purchase offer - very fair considering integrity of frame.

- , Glenmoore, PA, USA

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