Toyota Tacoma owners have reported 5 problems related to front suspension wheel bearing (under the suspension category).
At 59,500 miles the left front wheel bearing started making a lot of noise and vibration and noticeably altered the steering. The wheel bearing was replaced under warranty. Now at 90,000 miles the bearing is faulty again and Toyota refuses to fix it again. I took it to my mechanic who told me that he sees a lot of failed wheel bearings on the Tacomas. A failed bearing can result in the wheel locking up or falling off at highway speeds.
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The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Tacoma. While driving 5 mph and making a right turn the contact heard a groaning noise in the front passenger side wheel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technicians stated that they could not diagnose the failure but the wheel bearing on the vehicle was tightened. After the vehicle was taken to the dealer the contact was driving 65 mph when the front passenger side tire came off of the vehicle. The wheel assembly broke as well. There were no injuries reported. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 24,000. Updated 2/23/11
the consumer stated the vehicle coasted to a stop on the shoulder of the highway. Updated 02/28/11.
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2005 prerunner sr5 had grinding sound from right front at about 40mph when turning left. No sound when turning right. Dealer checked and determined left front wheel bearing was bad. Replaced left front wheel bearing ($516. 32). When leaving dealer lot after picking up the truck I noticed the sound still came from the right front wheel . Brought back to dealer who checked again and determined right front wheel bearing was bad. Also said left rear may be going bad. Cost to replace right front wheel bearing $337. 01 (dealer didn't charge labor this time). About 1 year after bearings replaced the grinding sound has returned. Vehicle now has about 107k miles. Reluctant to return to dealer and pay another $800-$1000 to repair wheel bearings that appear to be either poor quality or installed incorrectly. Dealer claims replacing wheel bearings at 80k miles is not abnormal.
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Back in June 2005 I observed a significant "rubbing" noise coming from the front end of my 2005 Toyota Tacoma. Upon taking the vehicle to the dealership for warranty repair I was informed that the left front wheel bearing was bad. On October 24th 2005 I returned to the dealer experiencing a similar "rubbing" noise and was told on this occasion that both the left and right front bearings had failed. This vehicle only has 20 thousand miles on it. I was informed that they must be poorly manufactured bearings. I'm concerned that this may be an ongoing problem as well as a safety issue.
Wheel bearings over torqued in manufacturing, causing right front wheel to snap off at spindle.
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|Front Suspension Shock Absorber problems||
|Front Suspension Leaf Spring problems||
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