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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

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2005 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments (Page 1 of 5)

problem #98

Jan 202016

Tacoma

  • 90,000 miles

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

I purchased this truck about a year ago. I recently heard of a settlement regarding rusty frames. My truck has one, very bad and I need to know how to proceed to get this fixed or traded in.

- Bellingham, WA, USA

problem #97

Sep 012016

Tacoma

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension). The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for routine servicing and was informed that there was extensive rust, corrosion, holes, and cracks in the frame. The vehicle would not pass an inspection unless the parts were replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and indicated that the recall remedy statute expired in March of 2016, but refused to provide a recall repair solution. The contact was informed to take the vehicle to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact was uncertain of when the vehicle would be repaired. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Quakertown, PA, USA

problem #96

Aug 202016

Tacoma

  • 146,250 miles
The leaf springs the dealer replaced under a recall failed. We had a tow package on our Tacoma & had no problem towing our camper with the existing leaf springs. The new leaf springs failed when we tried to tow our camper & the dealer says it's our fault for overloading the suspension. I wish I had ignored the recall notice.

- Longview, TX, USA

problem #95

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); however, the part to do the repair was not available. 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sterling, MA, USA

problem #94

Nov 192013

Tacoma

  • 77,455 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the vehicle was serviced per the manufacturer customer limited service campaign that was related to the frame. The contact mentioned that a compound solution was applied to the entire frame. In 2016, the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the rear of the vehicle was completely corroded and declined to service the vehicle per NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension) due to the rear leaf spring's excessive rust corrosion. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 77,455.

- West Manticoke, PA, USA

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problem #93

Mar 102016

Tacoma

  • miles
The owner of the Toyota Tacoma received a safety recall notice informing the owner that certain Toyota vehicles from the year 2005 -2011 has had a defect with rear leaf spring. The owner immediately went to Toyota of bowie, Maryland he informed them the notice he received in March. He has called the manager several times during the last 4 months to give an update of the parts. It's been 4 months the car hasn't been fixed.

- Riverdale, MD, USA

problem #92

Jul 072016

Tacoma

  • miles

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

Received recall notice and took to local dealer. Dealer refused to work on vehicle because of aftermarket lift kit (3"). I was informed that in order to do recall I had to pay $480 to remove front suspension in order to do recall which amounts to 3 hrs labor charge. I didn't agree to that and left. I ended up calling Toyota with the issue and asking for a resolution to this and was informed there was nothing they could do. I found it to be interesting that no one I talked to had run into this situation before. The recall affects 600K trucks and apparently I'm the only one with a lift kit installed, which is ludicrous. I feel Toyota has responsibility to correct this and they are under law to resolve this issue. In conclusion I just want this safety issue resolved and they are telling me to pay for a safety defect that is not of any fault of mine.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #91

Jun 152015

Tacoma

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension). The dealer had been contacted numerous times for a year and was unable to provide the part for the repair beyond a reasonable time frame. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #90

Aug 172015

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 not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. The VIN was unavailable.

- Lake City, FL, USA

problem #89

Jun 282016

Tacoma

  • 52,000 miles
Because my Toyota Tacoma has a 3 in lift kit, Toyota will replace the defective leaf springs but will not reinstall the lift kit. This will cost me approximately three hundred of my own money. I find this unacceptable-

- Issaquah, WA, USA

problem #88

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); however, the dealer indicated that the lift kit needed to be removed before the recall repair could be completed. The contact was unable to schedule a recall repair within a reasonable time frame. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #87

Jun 222016

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. While driving at an unknown speed, there was an abnormal noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The contact also heard a thud coming from the transmission when the vehicle was being slowed to a stop. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension). The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the driveshaft needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000. Updated 08/17/16 the consumer checked there was a crash and it was reported to the police. No further information was provided. Updated 08/22/16.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #86

Jun 102015

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension); however, the part needed to perform the repair 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 08/16/16 updated 10/05/16.

- Manteca, CA, USA

problem #85

Jun 092016

Tacoma

  • 253,079 miles
I own a 2005 Tacoma. There have been several recalls with this vehicle. The vehicle was rejected by a state inspection in June of 2016 for frame rust. I thought I was current on all recall activity but it turns out this was a "service campaign" that had a start and end date. Records show I had recall work done just days before this time frame period began and recall work done less than a month after it expired. Toyota says it isn't their problem, that I missed this time frame. My complaint is that if it is a safety issue (and it is) that it should be a recall and not a limited service campaign. Toyota should still be on the hook to fix this.

- Salem, VA, USA

problem #84

Sep 162015

Tacoma

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension); however, the parts to do the repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #83

May 312016

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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #82

Dec 012014

Tacoma

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received a recall 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. The VIN was not provided.

- Garden Ridge, TX, USA

problem #81

Sep 292014

Tacoma

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension). The part needed for the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- San Juan, TX, USA

problem #80

Apr 152016

Tacoma

  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension). The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that there was corrosion around the attachment area of the leaf springs. The technician diagnosed that the subframe needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The subframe was previously sprayed with an anti-corrosion agent under an extended warranty campaign by the manufacturer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 76,000.

- Sterling, MA, USA

problem #79

Apr 192016

Tacoma

  • miles
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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Huntersville, NC, USA

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