hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,210 miles

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2005 Toyota Tacoma body / paint problems

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2005 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Sep 162008


  • 112,000 miles


Where do I even begin" took the truck in because it was having all sorts of problems and Toyota said it had a bent frame. From what? normal driving after 3 years / 112,000mi" the truck has never been in an accident. First the bed side body panels started cracking then a panel inside the front tire well started to crack. Then when turning engine radiator fan hit shroud around it. Another unrelated to the frame problem but worth mentioning is the flimsy tin can tail gates Toyota is putting on these trucks. Mine along with thousands of others have had theirs fold in half. It is no secret Toyota has had problems with the Toyota Tacoma frames on older models (1995-2001) either. Legal action needs to be brought against this company for their cheap building practices before some one gets injured or killed on the road. I've got a 1990 Chevrolet Suburban with 170K mi. And a 1994 Toyota Camry with 91K. Mi. and they don't have bent frames or cracking panels. I wouldn't expect a truck with 112K mi. To have a bent frame from normal highway driving."

- Pinon Hills, CA, USA

problem #4

May 202005


  • 53,000 miles
Abundant frame rust on 2005 Toyota Tacoma with 53,000 miles. Vehicle driven in normal conditions; underside spray-washed regularly all winter long. The amount of frame rust is consistent with other similar Tacoma I've seen, but much greater than on other make and model trucks of the same age or older, even much older. My concern is that the rate of rust development on these Tacoma could eventually lead to frame failure, putting occupants and others at safety risk.

- Weare, NH, USA

problem #3

Nov 202006

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,896 miles
Motor mount failure / frame faliure.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 092005

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 250 miles
1. from day one ;2. loud popping noises from under side - cabin attachment to the chasis. Its been two weeks since I took the vehicle and its getting worse. Occurrs when going over even small bumps/ruts/manhole covers or other imperfections in the road especially at slow speeds. And, there is significant "swaying" in the cabin. Probably due to improper securement of the cab to chasis. 3. have been to the dealer who called Toyota in California who acknowledge the problem in a lot of the 05 Tacoma with trd, 4X4, 4 door, short bed models, but have no idea what to do yet. Is this vehicle safe for me and my family? the dealer, very nice, said he will have to wait for Toyota to come up with a solution. Further researching on edmunds' Toyota Tacoma forums, I see many many new owners with similar problems which actually has been reported since the introduction of the vehicle last Oct/Nov. Its been mor than 4 months and Toyota is selling it with the same problem.

- Fishers, IN, USA

problem #1

Jan 102005

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
Cabin mount bolts and bushings contract in the cold weather and become loose. There is a loud banging noise heard throughout the cab of the truck. When the weather warms up the sound goes away. Dealer removed the bushings and bolts and realigned to no avail.

- Milltown, NJ, USA

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