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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 2
Average Mileage:
44,109 miles

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2008 Toyota Tacoma suspension problems

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2008 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #36

Mar 202013

Tacoma

  • 41,000 miles

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

I heard a noise from the rear end when I hit a pothole.when I got home and checked the rear end, I noticed 1 of the R/R leaf springs had fractured all the way through. I had it replaced at a service station in April 2013.I received a notice from Toyota in 2014 that certain 2005-2011 vehicles would be recalled.this is July of 2015 and still no word on the fix or recall. It seems fairly obvious it would be better to add another leaf spring for better support. What is taking so long to resolve this issue? I contacted Toyota customer care for reimbursement months ago, but all they keep saying is they can do nothing till the fix is approved and ready. Its been 2 yrs. Since the incident. Surely they should move faster than this.

- Washington, MI, USA

problem #35

Oct 152014

Tacoma

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension). The contact stated that the parts needed for the remedy were not yet available. 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.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #34

Mar 182015

Tacoma

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Tacoma. While driving 20 mph, the rear suspension failed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The vehicle was able to be driven to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the leaf spring fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 105,000. The VIN was not available.

- Uhrichsville, OH, USA

problem #33

Nov 282014

Tacoma

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 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.

- Oak Hill, FL, USA

problem #32

May 012015

Tacoma

  • 111,000 miles
I have noticed for several months that the truck has been "bottoming out" when going over a bump with a load. I got under to inspect and noticed a right leaf spring broke and sitting over on the axle. The top part was still connected to the other leaf springs. It broke in the area above the axle. Toyota still has no parts to fix the issue. Somebody needs to get them on the ball to fixing the problem!! what if it had broke and went on the side of the tire, rubbed it and I had a blow out driving.

- Tallassee, AL, USA

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problem #31

Nov 202014

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 85,640 miles
I received a recall about possible rear spring breakage due to pressure corrosion. The description addressed the possibility of a punctured gas tank or damaged brake line. It is now late April of 2015 and according to Toyota's web site they are still trying to figure out how to fix it. When I contact the dealer, all they say is we are powerless until we hear from Toyota. I am concerned that Toyota does not want to figure out a solution. Surely company with Toyota's staff and resources could have come up with something by now.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #30

Jan 302015

Tacoma

  • 57,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Tacoma. While driving approximately 30 mph, a knocking sound emitted from the rear of the vehicle while coming to a complete stop. The failure recurred on several occasions. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension), however, the part needed 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 approximate failure mileage was 57,000.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #29

Apr 092015

Tacoma

  • 87,535 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Tacoma. While driving at approximately 40 mph, the rear driver side spring leaf fractured. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension); however, the part needed 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 failure mileage was 87,535.

- Morristown, NJ, USA

problem #28

Mar 032014

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • miles
Problem: Broken rear leaf springs on both sides of vehicle. They broke 6 months apart. There has been a long delay by in taking care of the recall for spring replacement. I received the message below 10/2/14. Is there something that can be done to get Toyota to act? not only do they need to replace the spring assemblies but they need to reimburse me for my previous repair of broken springs. I get no information from Toyota or the dealer on any schedule. _______________ your 2008 Tacoma with vehicle identification number (VIN) [xxx] is involved in special service campaign (recall) E12, which addresses the vehicle's leaf springs. Toyota announced this campaign earlier in the week, and we will be issuing preliminary notifications to owners of affected vehicles in the near future. You may feel free to confirm your Tacoma's recall involvement at www.Toyota.com/recall. Toyota is currently preparing the remedy for this service campaign, and we will send a second round of owner notifications when the remedy becomes available. When you receive the second letter from Toyota, it will include instructions on how you can apply for reimbursement for previously completed leaf spring repairs. Toyota will not be able to review reimbursement requests until the remedy is launched. In the interim, it could be helpful for you to locate and make copies of your repair invoices, including proof of payment, as well as a copy of your registration or insurance for the repair dates. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Bearsville, NY, USA

problem #27

Nov 042014

Tacoma

  • 218,000 miles
I have had three separate incidents of leaf springs breaking. It is always the center leaf spring - once on the left and twice on the right. I repaired two springs prior to the recall, and submitted a request for reimbursement to Toyota, which they denied. I just had a third leaf spring break. I use my truck for hauling material on my farm and cannot do so with a broken leaf spring. It is obviously a design problem, and not a corrosion issue as the leaf spring that broke this third time was repaired less than two years ago. It has been four months since the initial recall and Toyota still has no date when replacement parts will be available. When will the ntsb take action to require prompt attention to correcting this problem, including requiring reimbursement for costs associated with this defect?

- Sarver, PA, USA

problem #26

Nov 242014

Tacoma

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension) however, the parts to do the repair were still not available. The contact received the recall notification in November of 2014. The contact felt 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.

- Winchester, VA, USA

problem #25

Feb 102015

Tacoma

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 15 mph and making a right turn, there was an abnormal noise coming from the rear driver side tires. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Mcminnville, OR, USA

problem #24

Oct 142014

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 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 updated 5/12/15 the consumer had not yet been reimbursed for the repairs. Updated 9/16/2015

- Aliguippa, PA, USA

problem #23

Mar 112015

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension) however, the parts to do the repair were 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. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 5/15/15

- Marshfield, MA, USA

problem #22

Feb 072015

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • 128,772 miles
I brought my truck in for the frame check. They said I was good for a frame spray. They sprayed my truck because I was told it was warrantied. I get my truck back and the spray is all over my garage my driveway my paint and rubs off by driving through snow. I was told some trucks come back after a year with bad frames with this treatment. How are they allowed to cover up such a safety hazard. I should have learned from my last Toyota frame that snapped on me as I was driving. But after there last recall I was thinking something changed. Turns out they made no changes to their frames even after all there issues. So I asked if I was to buy a brand new truck is there a new frame process.. guess what no change.

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #21

Feb 072015

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • 128,772 miles
I was driving down the road heard a loud snap. Truck skipped sideways like I hit a pothole. Found a broken driver side leaf spring. I reported it Toyota they said they didn't know how to fix it. So I went out and had 2 new springs put on for safety. I was then told they would pay me for the repair. Now because they don't kno the "remedy" to repair this. They won't do anything for me.

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #20

Feb 192015

Tacoma

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Mystic, CT, USA

problem #19

Sep 222014

Tacoma

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 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 of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #18

Feb 062015

Tacoma

  • 128,772 miles
My leaf spring snapped while driving down the road. And they still wont do anything for it. Because they don't know how to fix there own problem. Also they won't stand behind the there fake remedy for a frame that is going to break apart. They did on the 2001-2004 because they knew the spray does nothing but make it worse. 04-08 your on your own.

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #17

Jun 052013

Tacoma

  • miles
I live in nome, Alaska. It has been over 5 months since the recall for the leaf springs that need to be changed as the recall says so. I have heard nothing about getting it fixed. One spring is broken as it notes in the recall. There are several auto shops here not a Toyota dealer. Toyota has not arranged to get this problem fixed here. Also there are recalls on my seat belt which has not been addressed to get fixed either. I bought the vehicle from kendall Toyota out of fairbanks, ak.

- Nome, AK, USA

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