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3.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,855 miles

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2009 Toyota Tacoma suspension problems

suspension problem

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2009 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments (Page 4 of 5)

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problem #30

Feb 232015

Tacoma

  • 80,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension) in September of 2014. The dealer stated that a remedy had not yet been implemented to deter the failure. As a result, the contact started noticing a clunking noise coming from the rear passenger side of the vehicle. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the rear passenger wheel leaf spring fractured. The dealer was not made aware of the failure. The contact felt the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Fort Dodge, IA, USA

problem #29

Mar 262015

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 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 5/18/15 updated 05/28/15

- Rock Falls, IL, USA

problem #28

Mar 242015

Tacoma

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 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.

- Yarmouth, MA, USA

problem #27

Oct 012014

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2009 Toyota Tacoma. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle passenger leaf spring cracked. The consumer stated the dealer did not follow through with the terms of the recall and only replaced the passenger leaf spring, when the driver side should have been replaced as well. Since the driver's side was not replaced, it left the vehicle sitting in an awkward manner. The dealer claimed the would replace the driver side leaf spring. However, they only made the problem worse.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #26

Mar 112015

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
What has happened to recall number 14V604? it's been in the system now for 6 months.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

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problem #25

Mar 062015

Tacoma

  • 123,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while at approximately 50 mph, the vehicle went over a speed bump and the sound of metal banging came from the rear of the vehicle. The contact noticed that a metal leaf spring fractured on the rear of the vehicle without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the leaf springs fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign: 14V604000 (suspension). The failure mileage was 123,000.

- Winchester, NH, USA

problem #24

Mar 122014

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles

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

Left rear leaf spring snapped while driving.

- Falmouth, ME, USA

problem #23

Mar 052015

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 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 failure. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 4/7/15

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #22

Aug 042014

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Approx. 6 months ago I received a letter from Toyota that the rear leaf spring was defective. I got the letter after the leaf in my Tacoma had broke and replaced. The letter states I'm supposed to get reimbursed for my expense but as of today I haven't received the instructions how.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #21

Feb 102015

Tacoma

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 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.

- Central Point, OR, USA

problem #20

Jan 062015

Tacoma

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Tacoma. 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 contact had not experienced a failure.

- Owego, NY, USA

problem #19

Jan 132014

Tacoma

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the subframe and the braces for the rear panel were corroded. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 25,000.

- Roxbury , CT, USA

problem #18

Jun 302014

Tacoma

  • 48,500 miles
Noticed rattle in rear chassie area.inspect found both rear leaf spring broken rubbing near brake lines.asked dealer about issue said not defective.had to immediately order install new springs at great inconvenience and expense. This July 2014. Oct,2014 news release declares 640,000 vehicles defective contact Toyota they say submit invoice parts labor will reimburse. Nov 2014 no word contact Toyota they say "remedy" in works now must wait an undetermined time..no answer to define "remedy" out $865 parts labor..ps Toyota says will not pay labor because owner installed parts..what can I do??

- Marietta, NY, USA

problem #17

Apr 092013

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
Noticed a loud rattle in the rear of vehicle.

- Rodeo , CA, USA

problem #16

Oct 102014

Tacoma

  • 106,459 miles
I was driving home from work on 10/10/2014 when I heard a weird sound from under my vehicle. I pulled over and looked under my vehicle and noticed my rear leave spring was snapped in the middle and at a 90 degree angle.

- Salem, NH, USA

problem #15

Jul 012013

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • 104,900 miles
I was driving at approximately 35 mph on a Suburban road. When I drove over any small bumps in the road, a loud metallic clinking sound could be heard issuing from the rear of the vehicle. An inspection revealed that the left leaf spring had broken and was smacking against the rear axle when the rear suspension was put in motion. It was mandatory that I replace the leaf springs on both sides of the vehicle in the interest of safety and drivability. The repair cost me $491 (I have the receipt); the incident was unnerving and caused considerable bother and inconvenience.

- Mountain Top, PA, USA

problem #14

Jan 222014

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • 50,332 miles
After hearing clunking noises in the rear end of the truck, an inspection revealed broken rear leaf springs. The springs were replaced by a local mechanic at a cost of nearly $1100. I consider the failure of the springs to be premature as I do not use the truck for heavy hauling. Research reveals that this is a common problem with this model truck.

- Gibsonia, PA, USA

problem #13

Aug 232014

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
Driver's side rear bottom leaf spring failed in fatigue. The failed spring caused damage and deformation to the brake line. I consider this a premature life as this vehicle has not experienced towing or off road use.

- Negaunee, MI, USA

problem #12

Jul 032014

Tacoma

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken for inspection where it was diagnosed that two leaf springs were cracked and needed to be replaced. The failure and current mileage were 55,000. Updated 08/19/14

- Wellsboro, PA, USA

problem #11

Jun 042014

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • 100,817 miles
8/4/14 the left rear spring broke severing the brake line, leaving her with no ability to stop the truck. 7/12/13 the right rear spring was found to be broken. Both the Toyota dealer and the shop that fixed the springs told me that this was very common in these trucks. Had my daughter lost her brakes ten minutes earlier, she would have been on the interstate and the results could have been tragic.. updated 08-20-14. Updated 08/27/2014

- Fairfax, VT, USA

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