Toyota Tacoma owners have reported 258 problems related to frame rust (under the structure category).
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.
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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.
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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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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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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.
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 .
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.
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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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Near terminal frame rot. Excessive rusting of frame. No rust on body.
The contact owns a 1996 Toyota Tacoma. While driving at 55 mph, the vehicle became difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the entire frame was rusted and would be difficult to repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was previously repaired under a manufacturer recall in 2011 where the dealer sprayed the frame, but failed to prevent it from rusting. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was the recall number was unknown. 314,000.
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In reference to u. S. District court for the western district of arkansas case number: 1:14-cv-02208 I currently own a 05 Tacoma that has the frame rusted completely, I've contacted Toyota repeatedly about this issue and they are denying to fix this because this vehicle is no longer in the USA. My argument here is that Toyota has known about this problem and has had may complaints about it yet did nothing about it, they should fix this the vehicle regardless of where it is because it poses a major safety risk to my life and others on the road.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that after the vehicle was inspected, the technician informed 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 167,000. Ss.
The contact owns a 1997 Toyota Tacoma. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the frame was rusted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 157,000.
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The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the frame prematurely rusted. The vehicle was unable to pass an inspection due to the failure. The dealer and the manufacturer were notified of the failure and provided no remedy. The approximate failure mileage was 147,000.
While I was driving the passenger side wheel completely buckled under the truck. Luckily, I was only driving 15 mph. Had this broken while I was on the interstate, I would have been injured or injured someone else. As a result, the mechanic found that both ball joints were bad so both were replaced. The frame is completely rusted out and the spare tire cannot be removed. No notice was ever given to us or the previous owner by Toyota, regarding the problems stated above.
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 12v542000 (tires). The contact took the vehicle to the dealer to have the recall repair performed; however, the recall repair was unable to be performed due to excessive rust on the subframe. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 88,000.
I was at the local tire shop getting two tires installed and I noticed that the right rear of my vehicle was not level with the left. I asked that they do an alignment to even the vehicle out and they notified me that the frame was severly rusted. I was told that there was a campain recall on thi same issue and my VIN was in range. When I went to the dealership they notified me that there was another part of this recall, that they did not do, so my frame was not covered. I never received any notice of either recall. I sent a email to Toyota and they called back with the same responce "you never did the ani-corrosion part of the recall so you do not qualify". I have heard of countless persons in my area that have just purchased the same age vehicle and had frame rust that got there vehicles repaired. If there is an issue with or without this corrosion spray why are only certain vehicles covered. This spray does not work and this seems like a way to get around repairing vehicles. Not to mention I never received any recall notices and they have no record of what adress the recall was even sent to.
Tl- the contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while having routine diagnostics ran on the vehicle it was brought to the attention of the contact that the vehicles frame was rusted and the diagnostics could not be ran. The vehicle taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the frame of the vehicle was rusted and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000. The VIN was not available. Wh.
Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for an unrelated repair and they discovered that the entire frame had rust corrosion. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 56,000. Js.
Frame rusted out causing leafspring to sink into frame.
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I have a 2006 Tacoma that I bought used and it had the limited service campaign e0d (under coating) applied over the rusting frame and was told that Toyota will not replace the frame even when it rots through. This is very unsafe and Toyota should be held liable for this and forced to replace the frame.
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