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Frame Rust Problems of Toyota Tacoma - part 1



Toyota Tacoma owners have reported 271 problems related to frame rust (under the structure category).

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2004 Toyota Tacoma 1
Failure Date: 02/06/2016

The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer after identifying the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 12v542000 (structure). Upon inspection, the contact was informed that the remedy could not be performed due to extremely severe rusting of the subframe. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,000.

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car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2006 Toyota Tacoma 2
Failure Date: 02/05/2016

The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the vehicle was inspected under Toyota's service campaign due to rusting frames. The technician found no rust present and sprayed an undercoating to the vehicle. Approximately fourteen months later, while the vehicle was being serviced at the dealer, rust and a golf ball sized hole on the front driver side. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 74,143.

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car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2003 Toyota Tacoma 3
Failure Date: 01/20/2016

Frame rust. I was just informed that my 2003 Tacoma has a serious frame rust problem and is now unsafe to drive. I contacted a Toyota dealership and they stated that this case was closed and there was nothing they could do to help. My biggest concern was I had this same truck in the same dealership for a recall on the spare tire holder (rust problem) and they did not mention or check the frame to see if it was safe. My son was in a small front end collision and the entire frame bent and buckled. How could this vehcile be allowed on the roads.

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car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2004 Toyota Tacoma 4
Failure Date: 01/14/2016

Bought vehicle, did a more thorough inspection and found frame rot, (rust holes in frame) which has basically rendered the truck unsafe to drive!!!! was told by Toyota dealer that recall was over for replacing the frame and now I have a truck that I will not let my son drive. I also understand this is a problem with Toyota, the frame rust.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2003 Toyota Tacoma 5
Failure Date: 01/08/2016

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tacoma. When the vehicle was taken for routine maintenance, the technician informed the contact that the frame of the vehicle was rusted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the frame was rusted and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 131,000.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2001 Toyota Tacoma 6
Failure Date: 01/04/2016

I recently purchased a used 2001 Toyota Tacoma and noticed it needed to go in for a recall for the spare tire being in need of remounting. I noticed the frame rust was bad. As in fist size holes all down the frame. I contacted the dealership about the recall and mentioned the frame rust and the recall on the frames. I was informed that they wouldnt do anything about the rust. Im now stuck with a very unsafe truck for me and my children to be in and a company that flat out made a mistake and wont own up to it. I will upload detailed photos of the damage later on.

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car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2004 Toyota Tacoma 7
Failure Date: 01/01/2016

The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Tacoma. While driving 35 mph, the contact heard a noise emerging from the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was driven to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the frame was severely rusted and needed replacement. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2006 Toyota Tacoma 8
Failure Date: 01/01/2016

2006 Toyota Tacoma found hole rusted through the frame while hooking up my electric diesel pump called Toyota and they said there was a service campaign for undercoating or new frame and my truck had been sprayed and they where sorry about my frame rusting into . This is a safety issue.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2006 Toyota Tacoma 9
Failure Date: 12/15/2015

The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken in for a seat belt repair under a manufacturer recall. The contact was notified by the mechanic that the vehicle passed the rust test. A month later, the contact took the vehicle to a mechanic for a tire rotation and was informed that there was severe rust on the subframe. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 1999 Toyota Tacoma 10
Failure Date: 11/19/2015

Toyota sent a recall a few years ago to check and fix a problem with rust on the vehicle frame. I took it in for the 'fix', now (11/19/15) I find out my frame has rusted through and is very unsafe to drive. This is a popular truck and there are alot on the road, some may be in the same situation I am in. Toyota's response was' we can't help you'. After the 'fix' I was told that I would have no problems in the future.

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car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2003 Toyota Tacoma 11
Failure Date: 11/17/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that when the vehicle was taken to be serviced under NHTSA campaign number:12v542000 (tires), the technician informed the contact that the frame was rusted and the recall repair was unable to be performed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 204,000. Ss.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2001 Toyota Tacoma 12
Failure Date: 11/16/2015

Frame in rear is rusted completely out Toyota refusing to fix. Have been told by several mechanics truck is not safe to drive.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2004 Toyota Tacoma 13
Failure Date: 11/02/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2004 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the frame was rusted and had perforations all over. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the issue to a local dealer who advised that nothing could be done about it. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 134,000. Fe.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2000 Toyota Tacoma 14
Failure Date: 10/26/2015

The frame is rusting out. Toyota knew they had a manufacturing defect and offered an extended warranty. Their notification campaign did not reach us in time. Toyota will not honor their extended warranty. The vehicle is unsafe to drive.

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car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2002 Toyota Tacoma 15
Failure Date: 10/22/2015

Hello, I own a 2002 Toyota Tacoma and I brought it to a local Toyota dealership where a service advisor came out to the parking lot, got under the vehicle and noticed that the frame has rusted through (he stuck his hand through the rust hole) near where the leaf springs attach to the frame. It is a known safety issue and Toyota has repaired/replaced many Tacoma¿s due to this safety issue. I did some research, and found out that Toyota knows their frames are unsafe, and have extended the warranty to 15 years from the date of new car delivery. I tried to get mine replaced since its still well within time-frame, but they are stating that the original owner refused a frame inspection/application anticorrosion spray so now they will not honor the unsafe frame. I have vehicle service history showing other recalls (front ball-joint) were done, and other repairs to the car, so its likely that the original dealership did not offer the application anticorrosion spray, otherwise the owner would have had this free service completed (the customer serviced it regularly and kept it in great shape) and the frame would not be unsafe. Original new car delivery date was October of 2002, meaning the 15 year frame recall safety issue is covered until October of 2016 (a year from now). I spoke with Toyota customer service and they are unwilling to do anything about this known safety issue. In any case, since Toyota knows its a safety issue, and its well within the 15 year recall frame time-frame, why should Toyota expect me to just drive around an unsafe vehicle?.

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car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2004 Toyota Tacoma 16
Failure Date: 10/15/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while parked the vehicle engine warning indicator had illuminated. In addition, the contact had looked under the vehicle to check out an issue and saw a hole on the left rear leaf spring and it was not connect to the frame. The contact stated that the frame had rusted. The vehicle was driven to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the vehicle was unsafe to drive. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 162,000. Kc.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2001 Toyota Tacoma 17
Failure Date: 10/15/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2001 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle felt like it was weighted in the rear. The vehicle became hard to drive . The contact stated that it felt like there was a heavy load shifting in the rear of the vehicle. The contact checked the rear of the vehicle and discovered the frame was rusted out and unsafe to drive. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,000. Ed.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2003 Toyota Tacoma 18
Failure Date: 10/09/2015

Both sides of my frame are rusted in front of the rear wheels . The left side has a large rusted crack where the leaf springs connect to the frame. The right side has a roasted whole large enough that I can put my hand inside. I contacted Toyota corporate and they told me they were very sorry but all their campaigns were expired and they had to tell thousands of other people the same thing. Vehicle is unsafe to drive and could cause me or someone else harm at any time. If Toyota has talked to thousands of other people about the same problem, it seems to me they should be responsible for their faulty equipment .

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2003 Toyota Tacoma 19
Failure Date: 10/08/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while the vehicle was being serviced by an independent mechanic, he observed that the frame was rusted. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the frame needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown. Sh.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2007 Toyota Tacoma 20
Failure Date: 10/02/2015

2007 Toyota Tacoma, rusted frame. . I purchased used in austin texas on oct 2015 from a dealership. The truck is from a northern state, affected by massive amounts of rust on the frame. I took the truck in for a look over, I was told I had a few years left in the truck before the rust rots completely through. Toyota needs to recall the 2007 models as well. I just bought this truck thinking this was going to run for a very long time, I was mistaken and buyer beware.

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car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2009 Toyota Tacoma 21
Failure Date: 09/29/2015

Purchase new a 2009 Toyota Tacoma from Toyota of scranton-vehicle final payment for our truck was oct 2012. The truck has not missed an appointment at Toyota of scranton (they always maintained the vehicle). We took the truck for inspection at Toyota of scranton in September (yearly inspection) the truck failed inspection with regards to rust spots at frame of truck. Toyota did not pass the truck for inspection and told us to go to a local welding company and have it welded "superior welding CO. " I have been in touch with corporate and manufacture regarding this issue. They are working on case. I fear for other motorist who may have it welded by others or not welded and it be unsafe on the highway/roads. The truck was at dealership when told of issue. Toyota recalled 2008 trucks for rusted frames (dana manufacture) - a Toyota Tacoma rusted frames lawsuit filed in arkansas. I have spoken to 14 people + 3 supervisors, it is now in the hands of a "field technician specialist". They told me the decision with now go outside the regional office.

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car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2001 Toyota Tacoma 22
Failure Date: 09/22/2015

Took truck to garage to have tuned up and inspected. The technician informed us that there was hole in right rear frame and the whole frame is rusting. Apparently this is an ongoing issue with many Toyota trucks built in 01. Shaking my head Toyota. We bought a Toyota for the quality of vehicles but they forgot to put the quality in this vehicle.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 1999 Toyota Tacoma 23
Failure Date: 09/17/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 1999 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for an inspection and it was discovered that the entire sub frame had excessive rust and fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000. Djr.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2003 Toyota Tacoma 24
Failure Date: 09/14/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while trying to rotate the tires, noticed that the frame was severely rusted in the rear of the both sides of the vehicle. The rust was so severe that it had holes in both rear sides. The vehicle was driven to the dealer and the diagnosis was the frame needed replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 220,000. Bp.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 1999 Toyota Tacoma 25
Failure Date: 09/10/2015

My 1999 Tacoma has just been declared unsafe to drive by a local repair shop due to excessive rust on the frame (I brought it to the shop to have some a/c work done). As part of the Toyota service program, the truck was inspected last in October 2013, and passed the corrosion test. At that point the truck had 106,000 miles. I had purchased the truck afterwards, based on this inspection being done by Toyota and passing. The truck now has 119,000 miles on it, and it is not safe to drive. I called Toyota corporate and they stated that since the truck is now outside the 15-year coverage period, I have no options. I shared that the truck was inspected by them and that it is nearly impossible for a truck to go from no rust issue to significant rust issue in less than 2 years and less than 14,000 miles. She (phyllis) agreed with me and said that she would be frustrated also and that it makes sense that this shouldn't have happened, but it is now outside of the period so I have no options.

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