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Frame Rust Problems of Toyota Tacoma - part 1



Toyota Tacoma owners have reported 398 problems related to frame rust (under the structure category).

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2004 Toyota Tacoma 1
Failure Date: 06/12/2017

'04 Toyota Tacoma. Frame recall did not apply, but was inspected for issue in 2010 and given a clean bill. Hear a rattle under my truck and have a look. Shock mount broken, frame rusted through and nearly cracked in half. Undriveable-safely. If the frame was good, and was inspected 7 years ago, the frame was obviously not good. More importantly, the inspection (in this case) was insufficient to determine an adequate service life on the frame. The inspections should be performed again and the procedure modified to reflect the goal of the inspection, which this inspection did not.

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car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2004 Toyota Tacoma 2
Failure Date: 06/03/2017

With 115,000 mikes the frame is rusted through in several spots. This is a problem with the model for many years and Toyota refuses to fix it. My mechanic has advised me that it is unsafe to drive.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 1999 Toyota Tacoma 3
Failure Date: 06/01/2017

Toyota sent a recall card in 2011 to rust proof the frame. They covered up the rust and said the vehicle was good to go. The frame has rusted to the point the vehicle is not safe to drive. I have a friend that had the same problem and they purchased his vehicle and I know several people have had their frame's replaced at no charge by Toyota. They avoided the issue and now I have a unsafe vehicle.

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car image   Frame Rust problem of the 1998 Toyota Tacoma 4
Failure Date: 05/19/2017

Frame perforation aka rust through problem failed PA inspection this week. Garage notified me of known Tacoma frame rust problems. Toyota dealer says its too late but I was not aware of this hazard that Toyota seems to be well aware of. Body shop will not touch this problem of rust through above spring leaf mounts due to liability concerns. This seems like Toyota's problem to solve. Please help!.

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car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2005 Toyota Tacoma 5
Failure Date: 05/12/2017

Toyota frame recall - I have a 2005 Toyota Tacoma with holes and cracks visible in the frame. I can only imagine the damage internally to the frame. Huge chunks of frame rust come from the inside of the frame when pressure washed. The truck was originally purchased and resided in the northeast for the majority of the vehicle's life. The truck was obviously exposed to road salts and as a result the frame has been compromised. The Toyota dealer must be aware of the history of the vehicle as the truck was serviced regularly at Toyota dealerships and third party service centers throughout the northeast. In 2014 Toyota tried to covered up the problem with a "rust inhibitor" which only hide the true damage on the frame. I recently took my truck to autonation Toyota at 2555 colonial blvd, fort myers, FL 33907 phone:(239) 321-5413 for a different recall, the rear springs. I requested the frame be replaced under the recent Toyota frame recall settlement and was simply ignored. I am currently driving my truck as a necessity knowing there may be a catastrophic failure at any time. Toyota has agreed in court to either replace or buy out the vehicles affected. My truck is a danger to myself and others on the road but I can't afford another vehicle. I have taken pictures of the affected areas of the frame as evidence of the damage. Please help!.

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car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2001 Toyota Tacoma 6
Failure Date: 04/25/2017

The frame has rusted through right in front of the right rear spring mount. This vehicle was called back by Toyota for poor corrosion protection of the frame. They sprayed the outside of the frame with and underscoring but did not treat the inside of the boxed sections of the frame. They did not protect the frame as they led me to believe. They are refusing to correct their mistake. I took the truck back to them when they informed me of the problem to have them correct it, but they did not correct it. Merely covered it up. I'v e contacted both team Toyota in langhorne PA and Toyota USA. They have both ignored my issue. This frame issue is dangerous and they're left their customers drive unsafe trucks knowing t h e problem exists. They know of the problem , they created the problem and they are putting many lives in danger every day. These vehicles need to be repaired or the owners need to be properly compensated. It's all about their profits. They've put money and doing the right thing in front of lives like mine. Please ask Toyota to correct this problem. Thanks for your time.

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car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2006 Toyota Tacoma 7
Failure Date: 04/20/2017

The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. While inspecting the vehicle, it was discovered that the subframe was rusted and corroded. The cause of the failure was not determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 89,000.

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car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2004 Toyota Tacoma 8
Failure Date: 04/19/2017

Frame is completely rusted, Toyota has replaced frames on thousands of these vehicles but wont replace mine because my VIN is not in their "program" because it was originally sold in hawaii. Yet dealer tells me car is unsafe to drive.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2002 Toyota Tacoma 9
Failure Date: 04/14/2017

The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Tacoma. While the vehicle was stationary, the contact noticed that the frame was rusted and severely corroded. The contact stated that there were holes in the frame of the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 230,000. The VIN was not available.

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car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2003 Toyota Tacoma 10
Failure Date: 04/02/2017

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while working underneath the vehicle, the contact noticed that the frame was rusted. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 180,000.

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car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2005 Toyota Tacoma 11
Failure Date: 04/02/2017

The frame is rusting and has perforations which could lead to frame failure. The vehicle has been kept in immaculate condition over its life. The level of corrosion on this vehicle did not happen in two years. Toyota needs to notify their customers that these vehicles are corroding faster (because they fought the same issue in court and won). They need to point that they are not legal to drive despite the inspections approved.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2007 Toyota Tacoma 12
Failure Date: 03/15/2017

My chasys frame have rust and look like my motor going to fell to the floor I call Toyota but the say no open recall to replace my frame, also my car have a lot vibration on rear went aceleration. But Toyota dont wante help.

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car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2000 Toyota Tacoma 13
Failure Date: 03/14/2017

Frame is rusting through. Despite Toyota deeming it unaffected, and applying a coat of undercoating to it for free, it is now rusted through.

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car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2006 Toyota Tacoma 14
Failure Date: 03/13/2017

Went to get my car inspected and it failed for a rusted frame. Did some research and found out it's under recall.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2001 Toyota Tacoma 15
Failure Date: 03/01/2017

I took my Tacoma to be serviced and when the technician started to lift it into the air, loud creaking was heard and movement of truck bed from truck cab. Technician immediately lowered vehicle and I was told the frame was rusted and truck may not be safe to drive. Had truck inspected at an auto body shop and was told frame was a complete loss due to rust and would need to be replaced. This year Tacoma was not in the massive recall of rusted frames, but seems like with the number of complaints online, it should be. I'm just thankful that it was found before anything serious had occurred while driving.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2004 Toyota Tacoma 16
Failure Date: 02/24/2017

Letter from congressman tonko on behalf of constituent re 2004 Toyota Tacoma recall. The consumer stated the vehicle could not be inspected due to frame rust. The consumer was not notified of all recalls. The last recall expired; therefore, the consumer was ineligible for assistance.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2004 Toyota Tacoma 17
Failure Date: 02/15/2017

The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Tacoma. While making left and right turns, the vehicle made an abnormal noise. The origin of the noise could not be determined. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the frame was rusted, and the stabilizer bar, passenger side steering rod, struts, and shocks needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 141,678.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2003 Toyota Tacoma 18
Failure Date: 02/12/2017

Extensive frame rust and rot has rendered the vehicle unsafe to operate. Vehicle has only 90k miles on it.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 1999 Toyota Tacoma 19
Failure Date: 02/01/2017

Holes rusted through on frame. Believe it's called lift spring bracket broke because of rust. Mechanic informed me a couple of days ago when I wanted to know if rusted out hole in frame could be repaired.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 1999 Toyota Tacoma 20
Failure Date: 02/01/2017

Frame rusted so bad there are holes, and a bracket has broken lose causing the wheel to move. Was told too dangerous to drive by mechanic a couple of days ago.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 1996 Toyota Tacoma 21
Failure Date: 01/29/2017

The frame is rusted, in some areas, clear through. The brackets that hold suspension have rusted through. Everything that touches the frame has an excess amount of rust. The truck is parked because I'm afraid it will cause great bodily harm if the truck falls apart while driving.

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car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2006 Toyota Tacoma 22
Failure Date: 01/20/2017

The vehicle frame is so rusty everywhere including visible cracks that I do not know if it is safe to drive anymore. I am sure it will not be safe to tow anything for sure or the thing will break in half.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2001 Toyota Tacoma 23
Failure Date: 01/04/2017

Frame rusted through. Took it to dealer in 2010 for inspection. Dealer reported no issues. Took it to dealer in 2017. Dealer would not put it on the lift for fear that it would break in half. Toyota assuming no responsibility inspire of the fact of the class action lawsuit for same. They indicated it was past the settlement date. I did bring in in within the deadline in 2010 and they claimed no problem. 7years later the truck has been rendered useless. I should mention that the after market trailer hitch has not rusted through and is in good working order. Hmmm? I think Toyota is not being honest with their customers.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2002 Toyota Tacoma 24
Failure Date: 12/26/2016

The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Tacoma. When the vehicle was taken to be serviced for NHTSA campaign number: 12v542000 (tires), the technician discovered that the passenger side frame was rusted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 212,632.

car image   Frame Rust problem of the 2005 Toyota Tacoma 25
Failure Date: 12/20/2016

I purchased my 2005 Toyota Tacoma used with 108,000 miles on it on 12/8/2016. It failed virginia inspection on 12/20/2016 due to rust in the frame. The truck is not safe or legal to drive. Toyota will not cover the damage under lsc e0d, which expired in March 2016, despite that the vehicle was in a Toyota dealer twice during the service campaign.

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