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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,000 miles

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2009 Toyota Tacoma body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 092016

Tacoma

  • 50,500 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Tacoma. While driving 2 mph, the contact heard an abnormal noise underneath the vehicle. The dealer repaired the vehicle under NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension); however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the subframe and rear passenger side leaf spring fractured due to corrosion. The mechanic diagnosed that the subframe needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,500.

- Newport, VT, USA

problem #2

Jun 012013

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Both front amber daytime running lights (drl) are melting the plastic lens covers and it looks like there is risk of a fire. The original bulbs are in the truck. I am the original owner and have never opened or changed any of the lights on this truck. I don't know how long this has been like this, but I would guess that it has been over-heating for quite some time. The plastic is bubbling and is turning a burnt color.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 012013

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • 30,500 miles
Toyota technical service bulletin# T-sb-0129-11 Toyota knew there is a melting/safety issue with drl yet I was not informed while vehicle was in warranty back in September 2011, when the tsb above was published by Toyota. Toyota still wants me to pay at 31,000 miles 2009 Tacoma almost $300 to fix it. Major safety issue since melting has dimmed the lighting output & poses a fire hazard as the melting has also reached the back of the bulb socket where the wiring is. Please help.

- West Covina, CA, USA

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