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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,400 miles

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2005 Toyota Tacoma seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 162005

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,400 miles


Noted pain in back while driving. After repeated close inspection of driver's seat, noted very slight protrusion in seat back. Took to miller Toyota in manassas, va and service agent has reported that a spring had come loose and that it had also cut the wire to the side air bag, which made the air bag inoperative. There was no indication that the air bags were not functioning properly.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

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