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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,142 miles

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2005 Toyota Tacoma suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 142005


  • 25,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. While driving between 35-40 mph, the contact heard a loud knocking and grinding noise outside of the vehicle. In addition, the check engine and ABS warning indicators were illuminated on the instrument panel. Suddenly, the vehicle stalled and the warning indicators remained lit until the engine was turned off. Roadside assistance was called to the scene and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the rear pinion and gear failed. The vehicle was repaired, but was taken to an authorized dealer on two separate occasions for identical failures. The vehicle was repaired twice under warranty. The failure mileage was 25,000 and current mileage was 82,000.

- Accord, NY, USA

problem #3

May 282009


  • 90,000 miles
Leaf spring split in 3 places, Toyota dealership wants to do nothing about it, says it's not a manufacturing defect.

- Fern Glen, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 082008


  • 10,000 miles
10000 miles prior to purchasing the truck new my rear axle started 'clunking'. after bringing it in for the rear suspension tsb they told me that it won't completely rectify the axle sway('clunking')! I need this fixed by Toyota, this will lead to other mechanical problems. It is a 05 Toyota Tacoma quad cab short be 4X4.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #1

May 122005

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,567 miles
My 2005 Toyota Tacoma pickup has severe paint chipping problems on the rocker panels, lower doors, and front of the bedsides. Toyota is denying responsibility. They want to do a paint repair which will depreciate the value of my truck instead of giving me a new truck which is the only way to properly correct the problem. Unless they were to strip my truck down to bare metal and repaint from scratch, there is no other way to do it properly.

- Salunga, PA, USA

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