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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,288 miles

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2007 Toyota Tacoma seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #28

May 052015

Tacoma

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer had 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. VIN confirms parts not available. The VIN was not available.

- Wilbraham, MA, USA

problem #27

Dec 102015

Tacoma

  • 129,094 miles
Due to combination of the spiral cable design and characteristics unique to the chassis components of the Tacoma, steering wheel vibration (┐flutter┐) caused friction between the flexible flat cable (ffc) and the retainer in the spiral cable assembly in the steering wheel. This occurred in a ffc with sixteen-channel circuits and damaged certain circuits on the flat cable that provides connectivity to the driver's air bag module. As a result, connectivity was lost and the air bag warning lamp illuminated. In addition, the driver's air bag may have become deactivated, causing it to not deploy in the event of a crash. This could increase the risk of injury to the driver. The 2007 Toyota Tacoma with a ffc with seven channel-circuits have already been recalled for this problem. Indications of a developing problem was first noted through illumination of the airbag warning lamp illuminated after starting the vehicle and rotating the steering wheel. Vehicle mileage was approximately 125,000 miles at that time. Initially the lamp would cycle off and on with the frequency of the lamp in the on position increasing over time. This suggested that the loss of connectivity was a result of increased wear in certain circuits. Eventually the lamp would stay on continuously indicating that all connectivity was lost in the driver's airbag control module. Vehicle was taken to dealer for service at a mileage of 129,094 and the problem was corrected at a cost of $461.83 plus tax.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #26

Oct 162014

Tacoma

  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. Upon starting the vehicle, the air bag warning indicator was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the seat had a sensor that became inoperable and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 48,000. The VIN was not available.

- Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

problem #25

Mar 152013

Tacoma

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 12V092000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available for longer than two years. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the part would become available. The contact was also included in NHTSA campaign id number: 13V337000 (seat belts). The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #24

Feb 132015

Tacoma

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. While approaching a stop sign at 5 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle accelerated without warning. The contact's vehicle crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000. Updated 5/28/15

- Slidell, LA, USA

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problem #23

Dec 012014

Tacoma

  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the passenger frontal air bag warning light remained illuminated. The dealer reset the air bag module several times. However, the remedy failed to repair the failure. The passenger air bag remained illuminated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 74,000.

- Columbia , MO, USA

problem #22

Jul 012014

Tacoma

  • 30,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension), NHTSA campaign number: 13V337000 (seat belts) and NHTSA campaign number: 12V092000 (air bags) had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated the parts needed were not available for repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay on several occasions. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle had exhibited excessive corrosion on the entire frame which was perforated. The manufacturer deemed the vehicle unsafe to drive. The failure mileage was 30,000.

- Great Neck, NY, USA

problem #21

Sep 022013

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Toyota Tacoma. Consumer writes in regards to spiral cable replacement recall notice.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #20

Feb 012013

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • miles
2007 Toyota Tacoma. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle recall notice of a defective spiral cable in the steering wheel assembly and consumer seeks reimbursement for recall repairs. Toyota sent the consumer a letter of denial for reimbursement, because they did not receive proof of payment, which they defined as a copy of a cancelled check or credit card statement. The consumer then sent Toyota a copy of the cancelled check, . Toyota then responded by asking for the repair order, which the consumer had already sent them. They also asked the consumer to visit an authorized Toyota dealership to have the repairs completed, which had already been done.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

problem #19

Dec 192012

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
I ran into the back of a truck who was completely stopped, and I was moving at approximately 35-40mph on impact. The impact was perfectly square into the front of my truck. The airbags did not deploy. I was wearing my seat belt, however I was still pushed into the steering wheel quite hard. Fortunately I sustained no major injurious, and only suffered minor aches and pains.

- Anderson, SC, USA

problem #18

Nov 062012

Tacoma

  • 68,500 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 5mph the contact stated the passenger air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated the air bag seat sensor and strap sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 68,500.

- Savana, GA, USA

problem #17

Oct 052012

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • miles
Airbag light on dash turned on. From researching it on the internet seems to be a common problem. Sounds like part of the airbag system is defective and becomes inoperable.

- Peru , NY, USA

problem #16

Jun 132012

Tacoma

  • 7,601 miles
Truck was in a parking slot when it suddenly accelerated and jumped the concrete barrier and hit the building (deli) broke the glass and damaged building. Airbag did not deploy. Damage to truck was $6533.97. This is second time truck has accelerated unexpectedly. Toyota inspected it on 6/25/2012 and determined it was not a manufacture design or defect. I believe there is some kind of malfunction. They checked the operation of the accelerator pedal and they claim all throttle tests were safe as they were designed.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #15

Jul 052012

Tacoma

  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the air bag warning light was illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 12V092000 (air bags: Frontal) and attempted to schedule an appointment for repairs with dealer. The dealer then advised the contact that the parts needed for the repair were not available. The contact was not given an estimated time for parts to be available. The current and failure mileage was 86,000.

- Capitola, CA, USA

problem #14

May 182011

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • miles
I recevied an "interim" safety recall notice from Toyota but can't get through on their tn (1-888-270-9371) to get any infro. Do you have any update?

- Westminste, MD, USA

problem #13

Sep 032010

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
The airbag light on dash came on. Toyota dealer indicated the air bag clock spring on the drivers side airbag is broken and the air bag will not deploy in the event of an accident. The vehicle will not pass the state required safety inspection as is. The mechanic indicated this is a defect as opposed to a maintenance issue and the manufacturer should replace the part, however Toyota has not issued a recall. I was quoted $600 to replace the part.

- Toano, VA, USA

problem #12

Dec 012011

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
Air bag warning light stays on, code indicates defective spiral cable. Seems to be a common defect in newer Tacoma and is a serious safety issue since the air bag will not deploy in an accident. Replacing these is apparently a profit maker for Toyota, isn't it about time they were made to pay for this defect themselves, via a safety recall" or do people have to die first"

- Honokaa, HI, USA

problem #11

Jan 112012

Tacoma

  • 90,000 miles
Spiral cable in steering defective, had to replace spiral cable assembly. Air bag not operating if dash light on.

- Campbellsburg, KY, USA

problem #10

Jul 312009

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • miles
Air bag light came on. No deployment. Dealer says spiral cable needs replacing inside wheel. $600 to fix. Not covered under warranty. Air bag will not deploy if needed due to repair.needed is this not a safety device required? this a failure not a maintenance item. People all over the net reporting same issues.

- Bakersfield , CA, USA

problem #9

Mar 012011

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
The air bag light in the dashboard came on at about 48,000 miles. There was no crash or any related incident that could have caused it to come on. There should be a recall for this factory related defect. I hope this complaint will help for a future recall or a solution to this problem.

- El Paso, TX, USA

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