Toyota Tacoma owners have reported 247 problems related to frame rust (under the structure category).
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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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2007 Tacoma well maintained and garage kept is showing signs of excessive rust on frame and and inside frame rails. Toyota has a campaign out at this time to cover excessive frame rust on Tacoma's in the following states. Ct DE IL in ky MA MD me mi mn nh NJ NY OH PA ri va vt WI wv, & d. C. I live in iowa which also uses salt on roads in the winter and only live 35 miles from the minnesota border, so why is my truck not covered in this salt belt campaign? I checked on line and there are many complaints of frame rust on 1996-2009 Tacoma's being deemed unsafe to drive and with frames failing after as little as 6 years.
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The vehicle has significant frame rust. There are several areas on the frame where large sections of metal have delaminated. This presents a structural integrity issue in key supporting areas of the frame assembly for major components to include drive train, braking and suspension. The overall crash worthiness is in question due to the structural integrity issue presented by the frame design, metal composition and premature rusting and metal fatigue. Toyota has started a limited service campaign to apply a corrosion resistance protection, but this issue should be a safety recall. Based on the magnitude of damage from rusting in my case the only resolution would be a full frame replacement. I have pictures of the frame damage and rust available. I will also be sending Toyota a letter requesting an inspection by the regional factor representative prior to any repairs.
Purchased this vehicle in June of 2014. The carfax report only listed a recent recall dealing with the spare tire hanger. The carfax report did not show any other recalls, including the frame treatment, the frame replacement or the truck buy back offered by Toyota. We we completely unaware of the recalls. Two weeks ago, the rear right shock rotted/completely broke away from the severely rusted frame. Toyota says they will do nothing because "we" didnt have it treated. However, we had no knowledge of the recall and had no way of knowing that there was a frame problem because the dealer indicated no issues, the carfax report showed nothing and we have only owned the truck for 6 months. We don't know what to do. Are we stuck with this or can we hold someone accountable for help?.
Toyota sent me a recall notice (that was not listed on your site) for rust on the frame. I had the dealership inspect it and they said that it is bad and Toyota will replace the frame. The dealership is telling me that specific parts (the power steering rack and lines) that are rusty will not be able to be put back when the frame is replaced (and the truck assembled again) but I have to pay the cost. I had those specific parts looked at by my mechanic and although a portion (the lines are bad and I am having replaced) the ps rack is not in bad condition. I contacted Toyota to see what they will cover and was told they will not cover parts that are not the frame. My truck is 10 years old. It is in great condition and runs great and I planned to keep it for a long time. My concern is that when you try to disassemble a whole vehicle (which is 10 years old) some of the parts that are in good working condition, once banged around trying to remove them, will break. I am concerned that I have to pay for these parts. If Toyota is replacing the frame due to safety issues, isn't it their responsibility to replace other parts that were fine prior to making the recall fix?.
I live in ne pennsylvania and was just informed by my mechanic that my truck may not pass another inspection due to frame rust. Specifically along side the catalytic converter. My dealer said there is a limited recall in the new england states but not PA. Will Toyota expand the recall?.
Tl-the contact owns a 1997 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the rear drivers and rear passengers frame is corroded, as a result the frame is rusting and chipping away in large amounts. The dealer was made aware of the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 195000. Mc.
Regarding the frame rust issue with the Tacoma, I am concerned that my truck will be unsafe to drive. An inspection of my frame has not been performed because iowa is not included in the "cold weather state" list in the service bulletin. I am guessing they have never been here in winter. Is it where the vehicle was sold, VIN number, or did Toyota just limit the states it would cover. My issue is if my truck has a rust issue it should be covered for the safety concern. Rust does not stop at the illinois\iowa state line. Hope to at least get an answer from Toyota that my truck is a safety concern or not. Thank you in advance of any info. You can provide.
At the yearly required state inspection the vehicle failed due to the frame being rusted out with holes. It appears to be a very common issue with this vehicle.
Took Toyota Tacoma, 4x4 to team Toyota in langhorne, PA. For annual state & emissions inspections. Failed state inspection due to hole in chassis frame due to corrosive rust. Had dealer call Toyota with no results. I called from the parking lot & received a case #. Nothing else has been accomplished. Called a few days later & spoke to a corporate person. "Toyota can do nothing at this point , because a recall has not been issued for my vehicle's VIN# . My truck's chassis has been compromised & yet they won't repair it yet! this is the second time this has happened to me. The first time was a 1998 Tacoma which they bought back for the same reason--a rusted chassis frame. Think they would have corrected the problem by now! my sticker runs out at the end of November. What do I do after that? I need help to convince them to fix my truck!please!.