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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,067 miles

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2005 Toyota Tacoma body / paint problems

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2005 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #13

Nov 242015

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 152,720 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the vehicle was at the dealer for routine maintenance, the technician informed the contact that the frame needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage 152,720. Updated 02/12/16 the consumer stated the vehicle has frame rust. Updated 02/25/16.

- Clear Water, FL, USA

problem #12

Nov 062014

Tacoma

  • 172,000 miles
I own a 2005 Toyota Tacoma access cab. I got a "limited service campaign notice" that my truck might have abnormal rust on the frame. I put it on a lift and behold there was a huge hole in my frame making it not drivable. Apparently Toyota is not being up front with its customers and has known about this defect in the 2005-2011 model years. My dealer said a new frame will cost around $14,000 to replace. They said Toyota would pay for the frame but will not buy back the truck. I still do not understand how they are willing to spend $14,000 on a frame on a truck that is worth $15,000 I have heard from dealers that the frames are on national back order and are at least 3 months out. Please investigate the 2005-2011 Tacoma claims. I think a full recall is due. My truck could of killed someone. I am sure there is a lot of ticking time bombs out there.

- Hoboken , NJ, USA

problem #11

Apr 072012

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • 145,000 miles
Took the truck in for oil change they found a long crack in the frame told me the truck was unsafe to drive at that time said that they could not do anything because there were no recalls at that time I traded it in on a new one ten thousand was owed on the truck but they only gave me 6000 truck was worth about $14000 now there is a recall and Toyota says that per your guidelines they do not have to compensate me for my loses and this truck broke two years ago if I still had the truck I would be glad to have them fix it but they said that at that time there was nothing they could do for me we the consumers need your help to fix this problem Toyota should not be able to get away with this they had a recall on Tacoma in the early 2000, S and were giving book value plus have so that is 150 percent of the value of the truck thank in advance for your time in this matter look forward to hearing from you

- Highland Lakes, NJ, USA

problem #10

Dec 242012

Tacoma

  • 134,000 miles

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

To who it may concern: Would you be able to research and cover a 2005 Toyota Tacoma problem plaguing Toyota customer. The issues is a problem with the design of the frame. The frames are failing at the engine motor mount(very very dangerous) and causing the cars to be almost be in-repairable(Toyota advise me it would be 10,000 fix). Toyota is offering no assistance and there are tons of customer feedback online to show there is a problem with their frames. For my truck I heard a noise coming from the engine on 12/24/2012 and took into a dealer on 12/26/2012. They said it was the fan hitting the fan shroad they said they fixed it. I started hearing the noise again and had to take it in on 1/5/2013...they first said it was my motor mounts and would need to order the part..when they were going to install the part they notice a crack in the frame where it connects to the motor mount. They said there was no other signs if damage any where and did not know how that happened...meaning the frame failed from the torque of the engine.. they advise I would need to get new frame ($10,000)...I called Toyota and advise they would not assist.

- Lancaster , CA, USA

problem #9

Aug 152009

Tacoma

  • 49,800 miles
Mud flaps on all corners of the 2005 Toyota Tacoma are subject to breaking with normal use. This presents a hazard to surrounding motorists when they separate from the truck and go flying down the road. Typically, they tear partially before separating entirely which leaves them banging against the truck and scratching the paint. When the passenger side rear mud flap falls apart, it lays on the exhaust tailpipe, catches fire, and melts onto the side of the truck. Toyota corporate customer service and Toyota dealership are unresponsive.

- Evansville, IN, USA

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problem #8

Aug 152009

Tacoma

  • 49,800 miles
Mud flaps on all corners of the 2005 Toyota Tacoma are subject to breaking with normal use. This presents a hazard to surrounding motorists when they separate from the truck and go flying down the road. Typically, they tear partially before separating entirely which leaves them banging against the truck and scratching the paint. When the passenger side rear mud flap falls apart, it lays on the exhaust tailpipe, catches fire, and melts onto the side of the truck. Toyota corporate customer service and Toyota dealership are unresponsive.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #7

Dec 272006

Tacoma

  • miles

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

At highway speeds I get a whistling/whine in the firewall area. Sometimes it seems to be the right side and others the left, depending on the wind direction. I have searched and had a dealer search for the cause to no avail. Surely my vehicle is not the only 05 Tacoma experiencing this problem. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #6

Oct 022006

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
The events leading up to the incident was driving my vehicle on vacation. The motor mount on the vehicle broke, and the engine was leaning to the driver side. Toyota refused coverage for a number of reasons, including saying it wasn't covered under warranty, my aftermarket shocks caused the motor mount to break, my heavy front bumper caused the problem, and they said I drove the truck to hard. Under the magnusson-moss act, I asked them to prove that my aftermarket products caused the failure. They explained that they couldn't do that and offered me arbitration. Because of the cost of renting a car while waiting for arbitration, I decided to fix the truck out of my own pocket and take Toyota to small claims court. I won my case, and Toyota was ordered to pay me $2,900. Since my court case, I have joined an internet forum in which there has been at least 5 other 2005 Tacoma with the same exact issue; most recently last week. Toyota needs to recognize this is a problem before someone dies behind the wheel as a result of engine mount failure.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 232007

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
Mud guards are breaking off for no reason, has to be poor design or defect.

- Mamou, LA, USA

problem #4

Mar 012005

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
When my 05' Tacoma goes between 80-85 mph their is a whistling sound can be as close to chinese torture as humanly possible. It is in the "G"-flat range and very loud.

- Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 282005

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2005 Toyota Tacoma instrument panel cannot be read easily by the driver.** answer required***. the instrument panel had poor lighting.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #2

Apr 012005

Tacoma 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles
Consumer was under the assumption that a bed and a bedliner came with their 2005 Toyota Tacoma. While driving 25 mph with a load of 208 bricks in plastic wrap. The consumer had to make a sudden stop and when he did the bricks shifted and ran into the cab of the truck denting it. The consumer believes if there was a truck bed installed this would not have occurred.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012005

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles
The paint on my 2005 Toyota Tacoma is chipping of very rapidly and the paint is very soft and can not with stand the normal road conditions in my state.there is a problem with the paint from the factory and no resolutions are being made

- Holden, MA, USA

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