hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,500 miles

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problem #2

Aug 012013


  • 129,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the steering wheel suddenly malfunctioned and caused the vehicle to become uncontrollable. The contact discovered that during the incident the steering rack had fractured. The vehicle was repaired by the contact. In a second incident the contact indicated that while driving the engine suddenly malfunctioned and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that 2 pistons had come through the engine block. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified and no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 129,000.

- Arlington Heights , IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 012013

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
When engine (cold) first started, there is engine (piston slap/rattle) noise. Such continues for approx. One full minute and then sounds normal. Such noise is very expensive to repair, complete engine overhaul and should certainly not be occurring in vehicle with only 50,000 miles. Truck was very carefully broken in when new and all appropriate oil changes at Toyota recommended times...or even sooner.

- Rock Island, IL, USA