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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,040 miles

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2006 Toyota Tacoma suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 012010


  • 93,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that when driving with a heavy load, the rear suspension would drop. The dealer advised that the rear suspension springs would need replacing. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 93,000 and the current mileage was 97,000.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #4

May 012008


  • 57,000 miles
When truck has 4 to 5 passengers, the rear end bottoms out with the slightest dip in the roadway.

- Little Elm, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 102008


  • 47,000 miles
Tacoma 2006 rear end suspension bottom up on one side only, the dealer doesn't want to pass the problem under warranty, I have 75,000km the warranty expire at 60,000. Any little imperfection on the road will make the suspension bottom up. Dangerous to drive.

- St-Lazare, 00, USA

problem #2

Nov 022007

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
4. my rear end was constantly bottoming out and as a result it created a pretty harsh ride. What exactly does that mean" well, every time I carried a full load of passengers / towed our 19' boat, / or hauled material in the bed it will bottom out. The slightest dip or speed bump even at 10mph is felt. Do I feel it when I'm by myself and the bed is empty, and there are no other passengers? yes, but at higher speeds. Do I ever off-road my vehicle" no. \ well, typically in the pre 35 thousand miles while under warranty Toyota paper work would constantly state that they were unable to duplicate the problem, therefore there was nothing wrong with it. I called to make an appointment the second time and a girl answered and I asked about making an appointment and I told her about the issue that I was having, and she responded, telling me that my truck was beyond its warranty period. Oh, I have 66, thousand miles on it and purchased it in January of 06. Anyway, she gave me an 800 number to see if I was eligible. Well, a request was put in for one of the main mechanics to take a ride with me to witness the problem. A very short ride later after having hit a few small dips at 10, 20, and 30 miles per hour when he both heard and felt the bottoming out of the vehicle. He suggested that we go back to the service center. We got back and the first thing he did was look under the bed and he popped up and stated that the springs were flat on one side and off on the other side. Why didn't everyone else do the same before, now when it's to my convenience to have the issue addressed, I'm denied. I'm denied about an issue that's been there all along. I was simply told "sorry, we can't do anything for you. Your mileage is too far over the warranty. ". I've never heard of any other 1/2 ton pickup not being able to carry a load. They should just call the Tacoma a cruck because it's more car than truck.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #1

May 252006

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
Rear-end whines between 50 & 65 mph, going up grade. (auto trans.reg. Cab, 2.7 engine) I took it to my Toyota dealer and they told me it was road noise. Well I know the difference between road noise & a mechanical noise. I just want this to go on record. Thank you.

- Dolan Springs, AZ, USA

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