really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,693 miles

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2005 Toyota Tacoma suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 282005

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5 miles


I have 2005 Toyota Tacoma double cab 4X4, vehicle has a vibration in the front end as if the front tires are out of balance, the tires have been balanced two times in the last few months which doesn't seem to be the issue. The problems seems to occur at speeds of 55 to 65 mph. It comes and goes and get to point sometimes if feels very unsafe to handle at higher speeds. I have told the dealer twice about it and they say there's nothing wrong, yeah right.

- Hastings, NE, USA

problem #3

Mar 292006

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Potential safety hazard 29 Mar 06 05/06 Tacoma suspension design-design flaw and potential safety hazard. This is not a question but a description of what I and other previous and current Tacoma or truck owners consider a design flaw and potential safety hazard. I'm highly disappointed with the front end metal suspension knuckle that sits a 1/2 inch away from the middle of the tire. This is on the 05 Tacoma crew cab 4X4 shortbed w/trd, tow pkg (oc)options. -this causes issue this could cause flexing of the tire during normal on-road and off-road bumps causing the tire to flex and possibly rub against the suspension knuckle. This situation is compounded if a tire runs a little low on air pressure and could cause a premature cut tire or blowout. Another unrelated item--the new 05/06 Tacoma rear suspension bottoms out to easy. During a recent hunting trip Oct 05 in Colorado. I had my hunting gear distributed evenly in the crew cab and the shortbed (appx 100pds in the back seat, only myself 220pd in driver seat, and appx 400 pds in the truck bed. The truck bed had appx 275 pds between the wheel well and tailgate and other 100-150 max in front of bed evenly destroyed. The truck bottomed out quite easily on fairly minor ruts on dirt roads and on highway ditches that were only minor sloped and should not have cause the truck to bottom out. The truck was not close to the 50% weight limit and the rear of the truck standing still was not sagging much at all from the weight. I was really shocked that it sounded like the truck bottomed out on minor slow speed ruts and during highway road humps or dips. This never happened with my 95 or 98 Tacoma unless I had 75% plus of the bed carry limit met. I think you need to beef up or retest/redesign the springs and/or shocks to meet the new trucks weight and load carry capabilities better. Billy armour.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #2

Jun 152005

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,200 miles
: the contact stated there is a vibration in the front end of the vehicle at speeds of 25 to 35 mph. The front tires have been replaced once trying to remedy the problem. The independent repair shop personnel determined the vibration was due to defect in the front suspension. The manufacturer has been contacted.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #1

May 122005

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,567 miles
My 2005 Toyota Tacoma pickup has severe paint chipping problems on the rocker panels, lower doors, and front of the bedsides. Toyota is denying responsibility. They want to do a paint repair which will depreciate the value of my truck instead of giving me a new truck which is the only way to properly correct the problem. Unless they were to strip my truck down to bare metal and repaint from scratch, there is no other way to do it properly.

- Salunga, PA, USA

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