hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,962 miles

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problem #2

Feb 022015

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the frame from the rear leaf spring hanger was corroded. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the frame needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000. Updated 11/01/16

- South Shore, KY, USA

problem #1

May 232007

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,923 miles
The Toyota Tacoma had a rear axle wrap up, this was where the two piece driveshaft becomes loose at the spleen and caused a clung or looseness in the drive line, which caused undue stress on the engine and the transmission, which could cause the driveshaft to break at the yoke and fall to ground, causing an accident. This was getting progressively worse on the truck. I have taken the car under warranty to the dealer. They dismissed it as normal. This was not normal. It was a flaw in the springs they used on the truck.

- Lakeland, FL, USA