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

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2005 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #25

Jun 152014


  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact noticed that the subframe was rusted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Hot Springs, NC, USA

problem #24

Jan 272016


  • 189,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. After the vehicle was taken to be serviced for NHTSA campaign number: 13V337000 (seat belts), the technician stated that the frame of the vehicle was severely corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired due to the frame and recall parts being unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 189,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- New London, OH, USA

problem #23

Jun 052013


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact noticed a bracket on his driveway and took it to the dealer to be repaired however, the mechanic noticed that the subframe was corroded, the steering linkage and the integrity of the wheel mount were affected. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 130.000.

- Volcano, HI, USA

problem #22

Apr 262014


  • 81,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for an unrelated repair. The technician stated that the subframe of the vehicle was corroded and rusted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 81,000.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #21

Apr 122014

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 127,500 miles
Frame rust noticed while conducting routine maintenance on truck. The whole frame is not rusted but there is a large whole just behind the drivers side tire near the catalytic converter.

- Cookeville , TN, USA

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problem #20

Apr 112014

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Western Pennsylvania vehicle, failed inspection due to a hole in the frame. Significant amount of rust on the entire frame area. A pinhole was discovered and the vehicle was denied a passing inspection. Was suggested that I take it to a frame welding specialist to have it welded. Toyota needs to get it together. There are more trucks like this out there, they have already replaced earlier year frames due to the same issues.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #19

Mar 202014


  • 82,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that once he purchased the vehicle, he did an inspection of the vehicle and noticed that the entire subframe was corroded. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,000.

- Shenandoah, VA, USA

problem #18

May 102010

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Motor support on frame tore off while running at 30mph. Toyota dealer in P R examined the area and determined that the frame was fractured due to heavy corrosion. They diagnosed that the truck shall not be driven for safety reasons. Toyota denied to repair the truck. That is not fair. I could have injured myself or somebody else's. what you guys are waiting for to take care of so many complaints, fatalities good decision. Hope is not some of your love ones.

- Aguada, PR, USA

problem #17

May 152011

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that when driving at various speeds, he would hear a loud dragging noise from the vehicle. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic and they advised him that the frame was fractured and referred him to the dealer. The dealer advised that they would repair the frame at their expense. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 114,000. Updated 07/20/11 the consumer was informed the frame was cracked at the motor mount. The consumer was informed Toyota was offering a goodwill assist with a new frame, but the consumer would have to pay labor for transferring all parts and incidentals which would be approximately $3,000-$4,000. They also offered to have it welded and it would cost $400-$500. The consumer refused both offered. The consumer stated the frame is the very foundation of the vehicle and should never break or crack under normal use. It was also unreasonable to pay $3,000-$4,000 for a defect that should not have existed if properly engineered in the beginning. Updated 08/17/11

- Sahuarita, AZ, USA

problem #16

Mar 012011


  • miles
I have a 2005 Toyota, Tacoma with 30,000 miles. The frame has excessive rusting, no holes yet but certainly very soon. Rotors on all 4 wheels bad. (this was told to us today by Toyota mechanic) all their bad frames and they will not help us on this as it is a 2005 (the recall was on earlier ones to 2004) the thing is dangerous.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #15

May 182010


  • 170,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the motor mounts collapsed into the frame while he was driving approximately 65 mph and the engine was dropped into the radiator shroud. The vehicle was taken to a local repair facility where he was informed of the failure. The mechanic advised that the framed was what caused the failure and the vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer would not assist. The failure mileage was approximately 170,000 and the current mileage was approximately 180,000.

- Lucerne, CA, USA

problem #14

Jul 312010

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • 58,050 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. While having the vehicle examined by an authorized dealer for an unrelated issue, he was informed that the frame was rusting where it holds the spare tire under the truck bed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 58,050. Updated 11/16/10 updated 11/26/10

- Wakefield, RI, USA

problem #13

Jun 032010


  • 90,100 miles
I noticed a rubbing sound coming from the engine compartment of my vehicle. Upon investigation of my local mechanic he determined the cause. The left (driver side) motor mount crack at the frame. Essentially the frame cracked where the motor mount is welded and started to collapse into the frame. The dealership is in the process of inspecting the vehicle at the time of this report.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #12

Apr 272007


  • 14,818 miles
Toyota Tacoma 2005 windshield had problems with buzzing noise, Toyota replace it a couple times due to improper installation of windshield sublet. Buzzing noise is minimal and rarely happens but now sealant was not secure and during rain cause water damage to underside of carpet. My concern is mold from the water damage.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #11

Jan 312009


  • 56,000 miles
1. 2005 Toyota Tacoma frame rust. I bought the truck locally here in springfield mo, it was purchased here originally. It was certified by Toyota. I have found that the frame is rusting from front to back. Some of the rust is really eating into the metal (not just surface rust). I know they have recalled many 1995-2000 vehicles, but I fear that they will begin to see frame rot on these 2005 + Tacoma's as well (some where the frame busted in half in the front). I have read online of many people complaining about this.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #10

Dec 072009


  • 56,000 miles
Engine motor mount to frame support bracket was welded using too high of a current setting on robot welder and weld is undercut into base metal on frame. This has the potential to crack or rust through over time and can cause the engine to break loose from the frame. On 2005 and 2006 Toyota Tacoma's. Toyota has made a correction to the 2007 models by adding a reinforcement plate over the frame in this area before welding in the motor mount support proving they have realized that this is a defect that needs to be corrected to earlier models. Pictures showing this can be seem at (www.tacomaworld.com ) showing failed motor mounts and how consumers are repairing the failed frame and have pictures of the corrections made at the production facility the manufactures the Tacoma frames for Toyota. I would appreciate it if you would consider investigating this before it causes any personal injury to someone.. thank you for your help.

- Fredonia, NY, USA

problem #9

Oct 202009


  • 45,000 miles
Underside of frame has rust. Toyota informed me of the prior recall up to year 2004. That was a bad batch of metal in which they were recalling the trucks due to extensive rust on the frame. 2005 has a different frame (Toyota's attempt to correct problem). This problem has not been fixed. My father has a 2006 Toyota Tacoma and he was the one to alert me to look at mine as his is rusting too. Toyota is nonresponsive to this issue.

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #8

Mar 042009


  • 49,245 miles
Front left motor mount tore from frame, dropping motor. Frame has foot long tear where motor mount tore away. Toyota denide claim, need help.

- Shamokin , PA, USA

problem #7

Dec 212008


  • 85,000 miles
2005 Toyota Tacoma has cracked frame. 05 is a new body/frame style B/C of the 99-04 Tacoma defective frames. After taking it to the shop B/C my fan motor was about to fall off, that's when the discovery was made. Mechanic stated this vehicle was not safe to drive. It has been reported to Toyota hq. My local Toyota dealer has also contacted Toyota. There are no recalls for 2005. Mechanic/body shop owner states it cannot be repaired. Frame must be replaced, and he stated most people are not qualified to replace a frame, which may present further safety issues.

- Pt. Arthur, TX, USA

problem #6

Nov 152008


  • 59,900 miles
I have a 2005 Toyota Tacoma double cab trd sport. The motor mounts on my vehicle have become "ripped" off the frame of the vehicle somehow as Toyota has stated towards me and this to me seem like a safety issue. I have heard of one instance of a guy who was driving down the freeway when his entire frame collapsed due to his motor mounts caving in his frame! this seems like a serious safety issue and my truck has had it happen as well just not cave in my frame and has ripped away from it. Making my engine sit crooked and leaning forward in my engine bay. It has been quite scary driving it recently and took it in as soon as I realized the problem.

- Coulee Dam, WA, USA

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