Recall List for the 2005 Toyota Tacoma

Official recalls have been issued for the 2005 Toyota Tacoma by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Toyota service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Toyota customer service.

  1. 2005 Toyota Tacoma SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY:LEAF NHTSA Campaign #14V604000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 710,711

    Summary: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner and 4x4 vehicles manufactured September 14, 2009, to October 11, 2010. In the affected vehicles, one of the leaf springs may fracture due to stress or corrosion. While being driven, the broken leaf could move out of position and contact surrounding components including the fuel tank, possibly puncturing the tank and causing a fuel leak.

    Consequence: If the fuel tank leaks fuel from being punctured, there is an increased risk of a fire.

    Actions: Toyota will notify owners and dealers will install new rear leaf spring assemblies. The recall began on January 29, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V604000 »

  2. 2005 Toyota Tacoma SEAT BELTS NHTSA Campaign #13V337000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 07, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 342,451

    Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 Tacoma Access Cab vehicles manufactured September 14, 2004, through March 29, 2010; and model year 2011 Tacoma Access Cab vehicles manufactured July 1, 2010, through September 7, 2011. If the access doors are repeatedly and forcefully closed, the screws that attach the seat belt pre-tensioner to the seat belt retractor can loosen over time. If the screws loosen completely, the seat belt pre-tensioner and the retractor spring cover could detach from the seat belt retractor.

    Consequence: If the seat belt pre-tensioner detaches from the seat belt assembly, the seat belt pre-tensioner will not perform as designed, increasing the risk of injury in a severe crash.

    Actions: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat belt assemblies. Based on the inspection, the seat belt assembly will be replaced or new pre-tensioner screws will be installed with thread-locking sealant and a retractor spring cover with stopper ribs to prevent loosening of the screws. These services will be provided at no cost to the owner. The recall began during February 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V337000 »

  3. 2005 Toyota Tacoma AIR BAGS:FRONTAL NHTSA Campaign #12V092000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 07, 2012
    • Vehicles Affected: 495,470

    Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Tacoma vehicles, manufactured from September 14, 2004, through August 29, 2008. Over time, steering wheel vibration may damage the spiral cable assembly (clockspring) that powers the driver's air bag module. If damage occurs, the air bag warning lamp will illuminate and the air bag may become deactivated.

    Consequence: In the event of a crash, the driver's side air bag may not deploy, increasing the risk of personal injury.

    Actions: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the spiral cable assembly, free of charge. An interim letter is expected to be mailed to owners during April 2012. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #12V092000 »

  4. 2005 Toyota Tacoma EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS NHTSA Campaign #10V035000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 03, 2010
    • Vehicles Affected: 271,417

    Summary: Gulf states Toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims." These vehicles were sold between September 1, 2005 and June 2, 2008 without the requisite load carrying capacity modification labels.

    Consequence: This does not meet the standard requirements.

    Actions: Dealers will mail to consumers the corrected label or the customer will have the option for dealers to install the label free of charge. Dealers will also correct the owner's manual. The safety recall began on May 27, 2010. Owners may contact gulf states Toyota at 713-580-3300. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10V035000 »

  5. 2005 Toyota Tacoma EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS NHTSA Campaign #10V036000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 03, 2010
    • Vehicles Affected: 153,418

    Summary: Southeast Toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2011 passenger vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims." These vehicles were sold without the requisite load carrying capacity modification labels.

    Consequence: A driver may overload a vehicle which may increase the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will mail to consumers the corrected label or the customer will have the option for dealers to install the label free of charge. The safety recall began on May 27, 2010. Owners may contact southeast Toyota at 1-800-301-6859. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10V036000 »

  6. 2005 Toyota Tacoma VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL NHTSA Campaign #09V388000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 05, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 4,445,056

    Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2010 passenger vehicles. The accelerator pedal can get stuck in the wide open position due to its being trapped by an unsecured or incompatible driver's floor mat.

    Consequence: A stuck open accelerator pedal may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop the vehicle, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death.

    Actions: Toyota filed an amended defect report on November 25, 2009, stating that dealers will modify the accelerator pedal and, on certain vehicles, alter the shape of the floor surface under the pedal. These changes address the risk of pedal entrapment due to interference with the floor mat. Redesigned accelerator pedals will become available beginning in April 2010 and dealers will replace any modified pedal with the new pedal if desired. Also, dealers will replace any genuine Toyota or Lexus all-weather floor mats with redesigned all-weather mats, or repurchase the previous mats from owners who do not want the new ones. Additionally, software modifications will be installed on Camry, avalon and Lexus ES 350, is 350 and is 250 models that will ensure that the brake overrides the accelerator in the event both brake and accelerator pedals are applied. Toyota will begin mailing letters to owners on December 31, 2009. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331, Lexus at 1-800-255-3987. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09V388000 »

  7. 2005 Toyota Tacoma EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS NHTSA Campaign #09V223000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 15, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 27,080

    Summary: Toyota is recalling 27,080 model year 2005 through 2010 passenger cars built from September 1, 2005 to May 4, 2009. These vehicles were not equipped with load carrying capacity modification labels which fails to conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims."

    Consequence: Incorrect load carrying capacity modification labels could result in the vehicle being overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Toyota will notify owners and provide them with a new, accurate label to be installed over the inaccurate label free of charge. The safety recall began on August 18, 2009. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-888-270-9371. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09V223000 »

  8. 2005 Toyota Tacoma AIR BAGS NHTSA Campaign #06V096000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 03, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 133

    Summary: On certain vehicles, due to improper assembly of the air bag inflator, which is used in the side air bag, the curtain shield air bag, and the knee air bag assembly, some inflators were produced with an insufficient amount of the heating agents necessary for proper air bag deployment. In this condition, the expansion force of the gas may be insufficient to properly inflate the air bag when the SRS system is activated during a crash.

    Consequence: This may increase the risk of injury to the occupant in the involved seating position in the event of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the specific SRS air bag. The recall began on April 6, 2006. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-888-270-9371, Scion at 1-866-548-1851, or Lexus at 1-800-255-3987. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06V096000 »

  9. 2005 Toyota Tacoma AIR BAGS NHTSA Campaign #05V302000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 28, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 11,592

    Summary: On certain regular cab pickup trucks equipped with a bench seat, the seat position and seat belt buckle sensor connector pins are incorrectly positioned due to a wire harness manufacturing process error.

    Consequence: In this condition, the seat position and seat belt buckle sensor may not function as designed, affecting the adaptive air bag deployment, which if the vehicle is involved in a crash, could result in improper occupant restraint.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the seat position and seat belt fastening condition sensor connector. An additional sub-wire harness will be installed to correct the connector pin manufacturing error, if necessary. The recall began on July 25, 2005. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-431-4331. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V302000 »

  10. 2005 Toyota Tacoma PARKING BRAKE NHTSA Campaign #05V050000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 11, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 22,228

    Summary: On certain pickup trucks equipped with an automatic transmission, there is a possibility that the parking brake pedal cable lock nut may not have been tightened to the proper torque specification. In this condition, the lock nut may loosen and come off, which will reduce the effectiveness of the parking brake.

    Consequence: This condition could allow the vehicle to roll if the transmission is not placed into the "park" position and the vehicle is parked on a slope, thus raising the possibility of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect and tighten the parking brake pedal cable lock nut to the proper torque specification free of charge. The recall began on March 3, 2005. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V050000 »

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