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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,110 miles

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2005 Toyota Tacoma suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #58

Oct 202014

Tacoma

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #57

Oct 132014

Tacoma

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Centerville, VA, USA

problem #56

Jun 202015

Tacoma

  • 168,210 miles
I had complete failure to my rack and pinion steering due to excessive corrosion to the component. I was pulling into a business doing about 10 mph and the steering locked up completely. I checked the power steering fluid in the reservoir and it was completely empty. I checked under the truck and on the ground was a puddle of steering fluid. The vehicle was taken to a local garage and when he examined the truck to see what had happened, he stated that the rack and pinion had completed rotted out and broke. I also had him check the frame on my truck, since I received a tsb bulletin about the excessive corrosion due to not enough frame undercoating being applied in cold states. He found a large hole behind the catalytic converter in the frame. The mechanic checked the rest of the frame and found some smaller perforations as well. My questions is if the frame is beginning to rot and they are selectively replacing the frames or vehicle if they are a danger, why are no other components that are attached to these failing parts covered as well and failing due to excessive rot or rusting. If any of these components failed during normal driving conditions on the highway at normal speed the results could have been devastating to all involved, possibly leading to severe injury or death. Something more needs to be done to bring attention to the Toyota motor company not standing behind their vehicles they produce and the safety of the people who own and operate them. Toyota needs to stop playing the "its not covered or applicable" game and take ownership and fix it before someone does get killed. I have owned 5 Toyota's previously and felt very safe up until now, now I am not to sure!

- Schuylkill Haven, PA, USA

problem #55

Sep 292014

Tacoma

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension). The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer and manufacturer were notified multiple times. The contact was informed not to call back and that he would be notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #54

Jan 012015

Tacoma

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension). The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for repair; however, the part was not made available by the manufacturer. The contact stated that the dealer and manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Grand Island, NY, USA

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problem #53

May 012006

Tacoma

  • 6,000 miles
Less than one year after purchase the rear leaf springs failed on both sides. Two dealers plus Toyota headquarters refused service, so I had to pay for a private spring shop to replace them. They have since been recalled but to date I have not received reimbursement. In 2014 the steering shaft had to be replaced and at the same time the frame was determined corroded beyond repair. Toyota made promise to replace the frame under recall in Nov 2014 but to date has not delivered and has not indicated when I can expect the repair to be made. For over six months now I have been left with an unsafe vehicle that I can't sell or replace.

- Waikoloa, HI, USA

problem #52

May 152015

Tacoma

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension); however, the part to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Palm Coast , FL, USA

problem #51

Mar 112015

Tacoma

  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension). However, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician stated that the frame had nearly fractured in half. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000.

- Danville, WV, USA

problem #50

Apr 012015

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
2005 Toyota Tacoma. Consumer writes in regards to broken rear leaf springs recall notice and seeks reimbursement for repairs. Toyota informed the consumer, they were unable to determine if the repair performed met the criteria for reimbursement, as they were currently in the interim phase of the recall. Toyota stated they would inform the consumer once they moved to the final phase of the recall. At that point, the consumer would have to make an appointment at the dealer to have the recall completed. Updated 02/22/16.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #49

Apr 282015

Tacoma

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the rear passenger side leaf spring fractured. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact felt that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

problem #48

Apr 212015

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 7/7/15

- Jasper, GA, USA

problem #47

Apr 182008

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 101,000 miles
2005 Toyota Tacoma, operated for approximately 7 years in a cold weather, high salt-use area. Frame now has large areas of excessive rust & frame de-lamination, potentially reducing frame strength and integrity.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #46

Feb 272015

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Took my Tacoma into dealer for noise coming out the back of truck turn out that my truck had 2 active recalls on it one was the frame and the other was rear spring. They told me that the frame had to be replace because there was significant rust and had made a hole on it. My problem is that Toyota still has my truck with no ata on repair. They said that I can have my truck back if I sign a waiver if my truck is not safe why would I want to sign a waiver. The did provide a loner car but its only good for 30 day after that I am on my own. As you can see it been 6 week since they took my truck.

- Plymouthmeeting, PA, USA

problem #45

Apr 022015

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension) however, the part needed to do the repair was not available. The manufacturer was contacted and was unable to provide a time frame for when the part would become available. The contact believed that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time. The VIN was not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 8/28/15

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #44

Mar 022015

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
2005 Toyota Tacoma. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle recall. The consumer stated the vehicle has been at the dealer for over a month.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #43

Mar 242014

Tacoma

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Newton, NJ, USA

problem #42

Dec 082014

Tacoma

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V607000 (suspension). The vehicle was taken to the dealer who inspected the vehicle and agreed to send the parts for repair. The vehicle was not repaired by the dealer because the manufacturer had not yet sent the parts. The vehicle was deemed unsafe to drive. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Messena, NY, USA

problem #41

Mar 092015

Tacoma

  • 123,560 miles
The steering in my Toyota Tacoma began to bind suddenly when turning the steering wheel to the left or right. Upon inspection by the dealership, the intermediate steering shaft and steering yoke both needed to be replaced. The replacement part appears to be an updated part with a rubber boot to prevent corrosion of the shaft joints. I believe the failure of the original part was due to poor design, causing the part to begin to fail. If not replaced and the shaft or shaft joint had broken at speed, this certainly would have caused a crash.

- Andover, CT, USA

problem #40

Feb 062013

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
Frame falling apart!

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #39

Nov 202014

Tacoma

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

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