hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,333 miles

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2005 Toyota Tacoma accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 012008

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


The sun visors, first on the driver's side, then on the passenger side, made a crunching sound when pulled down to block the sun and, afterward, would not hold itself in its upward position. At first, it was merely annoying, since it didn't block much of my view out of the windshield, but within a month it would not hold itself up at all, which blocked a significant amount of my forward view out of the windshield. The 2 local Toyota dealerships were not interested in replacing them, as my Tacoma had 50,000 miles on it (standard warranty expired at 36,000). I eventually removed both sun visors, since it was unsafe to drive with them blocking 50% or more of my forward view. Replacements from Toyota cost $100 each, I did not replace them, mainly because they were of the same design and I have no confidence they would last any longer. I disassembled (destructively is the only way to do so) one of the broken visors and discovered that the visor pivots on a short metal shaft. On this shaft is a, roughly, C-shaped metal clip inside a plastic housing. The clip appears to hold the tension necessary to keep the visor in place. The plastic housing, in turn, connects the metal clip to the rest of the visor. However, the plastic housing around the clip was broken, allowing the clip to rotate within and the visor to droop. There is no fix to repair this plastic housing as the fabric trim has to be removed to access it. Replacement of the visor assembly is the only option.

- Sahuarita, AZ, USA

problem #2

Aug 142013


  • 110,000 miles
Sun visor has been sagging for a while and then finally fell off the metal post that slides inside the heavy visor.

- Milton, WA, USA

problem #1

Jun 292012

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
The driver side sun visor will not stay flat against the roof. It appears the internal spring or mechanism is defective and no longer holds the visor in a correct position. Visor now just flaps down obstructing view.

- Buda, TX, USA

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