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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 1 of 4)

problem #76

Jun 092016

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Toyota has not reimbursed me for payment I made to replace a leaf (spring). The leaf became subject to a recall. I have sent them documentation and sometimes they asked me for documentation I have already provided. Now they are asking for documentation showing cause as to why the leaf failed"??? they never asked for such in the beginning. I feel like they are just trying to wear me out. Can I file a complaint with your Agency" thank you! [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #75

Sep 142016

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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- San Rafael, CA, USA

problem #74

Sep 022014

Tacoma

  • miles
I took my Tacoma to my dealer on June 16, 2016 to address the recall 14V-604. After inspecting the truck, I was told that parts would be ithere in two weeks. Called in the middle of July and was told parts are on back order. Then called Toyota directly at end of July and was told they had no target date. The recall originated in September 2014 and over a year to reach a remedy. Formal recall began in January 2016. It has been three months since the initial inspection without resolution.

- Lake Jackson, TX, USA

problem #73

Oct 162014

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 recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- San Gate, CA, USA

problem #72

Jul 012016

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

- Southlake, TX, USA

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problem #71

Jun 012015

Tacoma

  • 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 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.

- Grass Valley, CA, USA

problem #70

Jul 012016

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) and was informed by the dealer to call in two weeks to check on the status of receiving the recall repair. For weeks, the contact received no response and called the dealer to schedule an appointment. The appointment was scheduled by the dealer who later stated that the parts were unavailable to receive the repair. The manufacturer was unable to provide a reasonable time frame to supply the part to the dealer. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #69

Apr 042016

Tacoma

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension). The dealer indicated that the vehicle would need to receive a manufacturer recall remedy first for the undercoating. The manufacturer advised the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer; however, the dealer indicated that they did not have the coating for the repair for months. The contact went to a second dealer and the vehicle was placed on a lift to be coated. The part was on a national back order. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fort Gay, WV, USA

problem #68

Jul 272016

Tacoma

  • 67,354 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Tacoma. While driving 40 mph, a loud banging noise was heard from the rear of the vehicle. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension); however, the parts for the recall repair were not available. 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 67,354. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Cartersville, GA, USA

problem #67

Jun 152016

Tacoma

  • miles
Our 2008 Toyota Tacoma was making a creaking noise coming from the rear suspension. In 12/2012, we had taken it to our mechanic who noticed the springs seemed to be sagging beyond normal & he suggested we replace the springs & shocks. We later received notice from Toyota regarding a leaf spring recall. We sent Toyota the appropriate paperwork, which was requested from Toyota, as we had already paid for the leaf spring replacement. We were told that "the repair performed on your vehicle does not meet the criteria for reimbursement." We are requesting an appeal as we feel our leaf spring should have been covered under the recall.

- Shickshinny, PA, USA

problem #66

May 312016

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 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 notified of the failure. The rear driver side leaf spring fractured and the recommendation of the independent mechanic was not to drive the vehicle. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was unknown. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Burnsville, NC, USA

problem #65

Jun 022016

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

- Crossville, TN, USA

problem #64

Sep 222014

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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #63

Oct 252014

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

- Christianburg, VA, USA

problem #62

Apr 012016

Tacoma

  • miles
NHTSA recall: 14V-604 (leaf springs recall) I attempted to have my leaf springs replaced after receiving a letter from Toyota. Took the vehicle to bayridge Toyota in brooklyn NY to have the work done. Was never told that it would require two visits and the first visit was only for an inspection. Then when I was told the service would take another two weeks in order to get the parts in, I was forced to decline the service to get my vehicle back. I spoke with Toyota representatives and the national people were friendly and responsive and the brooklyn dealership at bayridge made it almost impossible to work with. The Toyota recall letter also never mentions two visits. It only says the service will require two hours. The truck was dropped off for a day and was returned with a list of other things that needed replacing. The dealership never actually wrote down if the leaf springs needed to be replaced, they only listed the extra work they wanted to add on. Also while setting up the appointment with bayridge Toyota they gave the impression the work would be done during the time it was dropped off the the first and only time.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #61

Mar 102016

Tacoma

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 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. VIN tool confirms parts unavailable.

- Marquette, MI, USA

problem #60

Feb 042016

Tacoma

  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V602000 (suspension) as well as a recall pertaining to the frame. The contact felt unsafe driving the vehicle. Due to the frame being rusted, the tires had to be replaced ten times. The contact felt that the leaf springs could snap, puncture the fuel tank, and possibly cause a fire. The dealer diagnosed the vehicle and the frame was ordered, but had not yet arrived. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 118,000.

- Roscoe, NY, USA

problem #59

Mar 102014

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Toyota Tacoma. Consumer writes in regards to reimbursement for vehicle repair prior to NHTSA recall notice being received. The consumer stated a cracking noise coming from the vehicle revealed a broken spring.

- Boyertown, PA, USA

problem #58

Mar 172015

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 04/22/16

- Bend, OR, USA

problem #57

Dec 122014

Tacoma

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, an abnormal noise was heard coming from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the leaf springs had begun to rub together. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign: 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 failure. The failure mileage was 60,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Redlands, CA, USA

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