This version of the Tacoma shed some of its workaday roots with powertrain, steering system, and interior trim improvements. Fuel economy is quite competitive among pickup trucks, and handling is secure. However, the ride is not altogether comfortable and the driving position is not ideal. Payload capacity is relatively small.
Alerts
There are 10 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2005 Toyota Tacoma owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Driver's side door edge trim has split several inches, becoming loose at the top"

Keith S., NV (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Roof rain channel trim fell off"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"A piece of plastic trim fell off"

David C., CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Painting fading on the fenders and front bumper"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"top of cab paint peeled off. looks awful. has happened to other toyota tacomas but company will not cover"

Anonymous, SC (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"All of a sudden the clear coat paint started to fail all over the truck. It looks like skin with a peeling sunburn"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Clear coat has disintegrated in the last year, even though I waxed the car four times a year"

Ernie B., AZ (2005 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"paint failed, cracked, turned white only on the hood and roof. Otherwis the body is in very good shape"

Anonymous, HI (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Truck looks terrible; peeling of clear coat (obvious manufacturers defect), now the paint exposed and is chipping. Clear coat completely gone on hood and roof, is now coming off both sides as well. Ridiculous"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"It scratches very easily"

Anonymous, ID (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"paint on top of wheel wells is wearing away l away leaving bare plastic exposed"

William C., NV (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Paint is fading and cracking on roof"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Fading and rust, had to completely paint entire truck"

David C., TX (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Roof had major paint cracking and peeling which led to rust. Now the hood is doing he same"

Nancy M., CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"paint began peeling off roof about 3 or 4 yrs ago (leading to rust), then off of hood a couple of yrs ago. We had to have it repainted last fall. Toyota dealer checked for recall, but found none"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Within the past year, paint has become oxidized and cracked most noticeably on the hood and roof. However, upon close inspection the doors and fenders are all fading rapidly as well"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"The problem centers around the top of the cab. The paint was still glossy, however, rust was noticed under the paint finish. I have also noticed quite a few Tacomas with much worst rust on the roof. In fact some where totally void of paint and app"

John C., GU (2005 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"Blue paint faded from exposure to sun, had to repaint it"

Anonymous, PR (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"paint chipping from hood and roof area"

Jim A., TN (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Truck is never garaged, always exposed to weather, seldom waxed. Clearcoat is gone in numerous places. A total paint job is required"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Paint became chalky. I had the vehicle repainted"

Ernie B., AZ (2005 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"fading and chalking"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"Paint is sun damaged on roof"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Hood & roof & some upward facing side trim had pealing. Had these areas repainted by dealwr"

Jim S., CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Top of cab paint looks awful. Paint has disappeared"

Paul S., NC (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint chalking on the roof and hood"

Anonymous, SC (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"clear coat failed on top surfaces, needed repainting"

James F., CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Truck has been outdoors 100% of its life. The clear coat has been deteriorating for about 2 years and is unsightly on roof, hood, and driver's side (side most subject to direct sunlight)"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Paint shop said the rest of truck likely need new paint within the year. I didn't have $$$ to repaint whole truck"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"rust spots on doors and trims"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)

"Toyota had a recall on rusty frames.... They replaced my underside frame. Took 5 days and there are now 3 or 4 problems associated with the frame replacement"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Frame is rusted through near convertor pipes"

Robert C., CT (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Frame rust. Received mailing from Toyota about this issue on certain vehicles. I took to local dealer for inspection, after which, I was told a new frame is being ordered and they will install at no charge per a recall"

Anthony N., MD (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"The roof of my truck has rusted pretty much all over. It will cost me a minimum of $1200 to have it stripped and repainted. Told Toyota about it and they would not fix it without me paying"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Toyota admitted to using inferior materials. Under recall offered to replace rusted out frame. Refused to pay for rusted out struts, control arms and other attaching parts to which rust had spread. Truck is unsafe to drive"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"Vehicle recalled by Toyota for underbody inspection. Toyota dealer replaced frame and leaf springs. Required 7 months to get parts shipped from Toyota to dealer"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"I received a recall for frame rusting. so far Toyota has had my truck for 5 months waiting on parts to do the repair"

Mark F., IN (2005 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)

"Badly rusted frame. Replaced free via Toyota recall, but other associated rusted items were charged to me - more than $1000"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)

"on roof due to paint peeling off, then beginning on hood. we had to have it repainted (see previous)"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Roof rust that Toyota would not repair"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Within the past year, there seems to be rust developing all over the truck. Roof, undercarriage, springs/suspension parts, frame, etc"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"FRAME RUSTING ,NEEDED TO BE PATCHED AND A ANTI -RUST PRODUCT WAS PAINTED OVER . PER TOYOTA"

Anonymous, RI (2005 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"Frame rusted. Toyota replaced entire frame"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)

"The roof has been rusting over the past 4 years"

Shannon W., SC (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"rear bumper rusting. From what I've read it's common with chrome bumpers on this model"

Mike A., WA (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Frame failure due to severe rust"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer identified pinhole in frame at inspection mandated by recall. Replaced frame at Toyotas expense"

Charles B., VT (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint on the roof of the truck rusted badly and I had to have it repainted in 2016. This has been a wonderful vehicle. Very reliable and otherwise trouble free vehicle"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"2 huge areas on roof of truck that rusted through the paint. Each spot 10-12"x 20-24". I had to take to a paint shop"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"It didn't take 7 years before the seat fabric started wearing and getting holes in it"

Shannon W., SC (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

"This is a recall that took a long time to be able to get permission to do"

Shawn A., OR (2005 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"metal part of the hose rusted and leaked/broke"

David B., OH (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Seized power steering clutch"

S B., ON (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"OEM shocks were replaced"

Mike K., CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"well you left out frame . The frame rusted out no trade in value .. waited Toyota had a hidden limited recall . Had to fight to get it . Then had to wait over 7 months for frame and parts to come in before they even started repairs . Leads to ques"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust"

Anonymous, NH (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"rear spring leafs broke"

David B., OH (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"druiver side leaf spring snapped. Turns out it was a recall"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"Rear springs had to be replaced. I have since been notified of a coming recall on the spring problem, but no resolution is available at this time"

James R., PA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear leaf springs worn out & now recalled. Vehicle has eaten the 3rd drive line center support bearing. Related to the rear end riding low & bottoming out?"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Recall / repair issue for rear leaf springs"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)

"Leaf spring cracked and was replaced under a recall"

Jackie A., FL (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"The rear leaf springs had to be replaced under recall warranty because of a possible corrosion problem. Replaced at no cost to me"

Kent Z., MO (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"The rear leaf springs broke. They were fixed with a manufacturer's recall"

Randy B., CO (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"recall"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Toyota issued a recall on the leaf springs - they have replaced these free of charge"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"rear leaf springs were replaced under recall"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"part of the rust factor of toyota frames"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"The truck began to have stiff steering. I identified the cause of the problem on an online Tacoma website. The lower steering shaft's universal joint was seizing and preventing the power steering pump for assisting. Very hard to diagnose. Also th"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Steering shaft bearing failed causing steering to "GRAB" in different steering wheel positions. Had to have steering shaft replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"The steering wheel would shimmy when you tried to make a turn"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Had to replace power steering gear box"

Anonymous, ME (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"The linkage had worn to a point it had excessive motion causing vibration and a slightly harder steering"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"Steering shaft was binding and required replacement"

Craig B., MA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Steering knuckles, universal drive joint"

Walter K., MA (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Bearing and linkage issues caused very tight steering. Expensive fix"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"the knuckle on steering column has been causing the steering to stiffing up, very difficult to turn. I sprayed silicone to alleviate the problem,, but its only a temp fix. Shaft/column has to be replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)

"front left "hub" had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)

"Steering wheel would shimmy when you tried to make a turn"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Due to linkage issue"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"Noise front end. Little vibration"

Gary J., OH (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"Allignment"

Walter K., MA (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"right wheel bearing was worn and needed replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"This problem started with a tire noise. The tires were checked and no tire problem was identified. The noise went away when the vehicle was turning to the right under acceleration. This removed the thrust force on the right wheel bearing"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Engine shimmy caused by deteriorated rear motor mount and worn wheel bearings"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Front right wheel bearing had to be replaced"

Kent Z., MO (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Steering became extremely tight and difficult. A wheel bearing was determined to be part of the problem"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Drivers side front wheel fell off"

Steven G., NY (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"wore out and needed replacing (left and right)"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"had to have front wheel bearing replaced at about 67,000 miles"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

"A/C compressor and clutch failed and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, ME (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"The a/c compressor froze after sitting for 6 weeks when I was on vacation"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"compressor seized"

Anonymous, SC (2005 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C stopped working when truck was 4 years old. Mechanic said compressor was leaking and that it would cost $550 to $850 +parts+labor+tax to fix. I never had it repaired"

James E., WI (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"air conditioner has not worked for two years"

C B., NS (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Had a pinhole leak. Cost about $800"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"A/C was making a squealing noise. Light on A/C button started to flash. Reported to service dept. they charged refrigerant . Still squeals, light flashes, no A/C"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"ac compessor went out, cost me 1200 dollars to repair"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Have had this 'fixed' 3 times. Fan continues to blow only very weakly. Service department says that replacing it would require total rebulid of system costing thoUSnds of dollars. Luckily, in the summer, windows still work"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"Cheap part that was part of multi car manufacturer USge. Son replaced with new part designed for load"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Fan motor resistor failed. I looked on Toyotanation.com, found the problem and the fix, ordered the resistor for $35.00, and had it fixed in 30 minutes!"

Mark M., VA (2005 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"Heater/AC blower started making a very loud squealing noise"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"fan motor died recently, had to be replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Fan only works on high"

Anonymous, AL (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"The circuit to the blower became "fried". New wiring and resistor were installed"

Andrea C., KS (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Intermittent fan failure on all speeds except max speed"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)

"Fan occasionally makes a clicking sound neither the dealer or an independent garage has been able to eliminate due to its intermittent character. The blower wheel also seems at times to be loose from the motor but this, too, is an intermittent problem"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Fan motor switch burned out"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Just bulb failure"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Finally repaired by private mechanic as Toyota dealer's repair did not address problem"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"Replaced the universal joint"

Ron A., TX (2005 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"driveshaft seal leaking-repaired"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Drive shaft wore out"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced drive shaft and have issues with transmission making noise from a bearing in fifth gear"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Vehicle keeps destroying the rubber portion of the drive line center support bearing. I am ready to install number 4. No vibrations to report so drive line balance should not be a factor"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"recall"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Whatever holds the driveshaft in was loose"

Adam W., AZ (2005 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"Bearing On Driveshaft failed resulting in $1,100 repair"

John S., GA (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Developing a more and more pronounced "growl" and vibration even though had differential replaced six months ago"

Ron A., TX (2005 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"Universal joints needed replacing"

Charles R., TX (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"The driveline vibration was caused by worn universal joints"

Anonymous, SC (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"bearing need to be replaced"

Jack C., OR (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Just had the oil changed"

Charles R., TX (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Had to replace rear differential due to broken ring gear"

Charles C., NV (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Fan motor doesn't come on consistently when AC is needed"

Paul S., NC (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

"This item stopped working the first year of ownership - does not work. Seems to have been made cheaply"

Vincent T., AK (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"The 12 volt power plug does not work...was to be replaced at the time of the previous issue, but was forgotten"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"clock with compass had to be replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Gauges

"The outside temperature gauge became intermittent then stopped illuminating about 6 months ago"

Vincent T., AK (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Tachometer is no longer working. Self-performed troubleshooting confirmed good signal from PCM. The fault is in the gauge cluster circuit board. Left unfixed"

James C., LA (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Temp / Compass gauge started to fail and then did. For a basic gauge such as this, I would not have expected it to fail, even after 10 + years"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Gauges do not always work"

Todd G., SC (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Headlights

"Failure of bulbs"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"The new installed battery was continuing discharging...so according to the dealer, the brake light would remain on to drain the battery...therefore an electronic component,somehow associated with the radio and the radio, had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake light switch failed"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"Climate interior light bulb burned out. Once again, I looked at Toyotanation.com and ordered the bulbs and fixed the problem in less than an hour"

Mark M., VA (2005 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"climate control consol lights burned out have to replace them"

Anonymous, PR (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Warning lights

"A Recall to replace a spiral wire in the steering column alerted me to a problem with a faulty, half-lit seatbelt/airbag warning light"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Check Engine & Check Oil lights do not turn off. Terrible that we need to take for service to deactivate"

Anonymous, HI (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Body leak under dash flooding the the inside of cabin"

Stan D., CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Replaced faulty water pump"

Mike K., CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"doors and window weather stripping failing"

Anonymous, NE (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"The leaf springs rattle at low speeds"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"When starting from cold there is a loud rattling noise which quits after a few miles. Been that way for 5 years, so have not bothered to have it fixed"

William K., CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"the rear leaf springs had a TSB for larger shims between the leaves to quite the squeaks, this worked fine"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"It's a truck but it makes the noise of a dump truck. From squeaking in reverse to rattling at stop lights. Fit and finish has not been present"

Doreen O., FL (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"When I drive 70 mph or more, there is a significant whine that I believe is wind noise. The independent service station has not been able to find the noise when I take it in for routine maintenance"

Terry F., CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Driving with the windows up gives almost the same effect as driving with the windows down"

Doreen O., FL (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

"driver's side catalytic converter. not replaced"

Shawn F., IA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)

"There was a bad connection on the electrical wire going to the solenoid on the intake manifold. I haven't had any problems with it since the electrical connection was re-established"

Donald L., WI (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace charcoal filter"

Anonymous, WV (2005 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"Fuel cap needed to be replaced as part of the O2 problem"

David B., CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Engine warning lite came on"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Oxygen sensor defect that was under a recall notification. Repaired by my local automotive service business"

David B., CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

"Check engine light comes on sporadically. Code indicates a problem with the catalyst, but since the problem is still sporadic I have not yet resolved the problem"

James R., PA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust leaks

"Normal Muffler and tailpipe replacement"

Robert C., CT (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Had to have the whole system replaced. It rusted out"

Anonymous, UT (2005 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"Replaced"

Anonymous, UT (2005 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Muffler needs to be replaced"

Anonymous, ME (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Muffler rusted out ... had to replace. But I guess that's not too bad for a 12 year old vehicle"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Master cylinder

"The brakes required pumping to work. They thought it was the master cylinder, but adjustment of the slaves and calipers fixed the problem"

R B., YT (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Seemed excessive for miles driven"

Sammy B., SC (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"all front braking parts needed to be replaced everything"

C T., MI (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"both front wheel bearings neede replacing cost 800 dollars"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Front brakes replaced and they now continue to speak when backing up"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

"Stopped working"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"The overhead information center quit working. Toyota wants $900.00 to fix. Outrageous!!!!!"

William K., CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"glue holding electric parts came apart over $1000 to replace"

C T., MI (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Overhead display (compass & outside temperature) failed to display. This is a well known defect (bad solder joints) in the manufacture of the circuit board"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"This was the overhead display for compass and temperature that is above the rear view mirror. It went out completely and had to be replaced"

William T., GA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Head gasket

"started having problems with heat not being hot. Was determined I had a head gasket leak"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Sneaked up on me but was caught before serious leakage developed. An expensive repair"

Reid S., MD (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Replaced engine. Valve train went bad causing a valve to go through the piston. Decided to replace engine rather then repair because of the high mileage on the engine"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Change your oil!"

Jim S., CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"serpentine belt replaced because it was squeeling. less than 1 year later had to be replaced again"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Valve cover gasket went bad resulting in oil leak which progressed over time"

Robert J., FL (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil leaks from the front of the engine at the crankshaft"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Engine computer

"Check engine light staying on, despite defective speed sensor being replaced. Probably a problem in an in-dash module or computer"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

"had prndl switch replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)
Rough shifting

"Sometimes when I am at a stop sign I feel the transmission shift down to low gear with a thump"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"If it is not used in a week, the shifting is VERY hard, sometimes requiring both hands to shift. Gets easier after use"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Replaced battery around 2012 or 2013"

Anonymous, NV (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Number one cylinder coil died"

E L., NJ (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Starter

"The vehicle would not start and the battery was in good condition so I replaced the starter myself. After the replacement I experience periodic problems when the starter would not turn over. To solve this problem I replcaed the starter relay, which"

John C., GU (2005 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Clutch has never run properly since purchase. Clutch was replaced and still feels soft. Possible other problem, but it's affecting clutch performance"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Throwout bearing was going bad. Had to have it replaced and the rest of the clutch rebuilt"

Anonymous, NV (2005 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"d to replace door seals"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)
Mirrors

"inside rear view mirror quit working,,,cant switch between day and nite mode"

William C., NV (2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

"Seal failed and leaked coolant. Water pump needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, NV (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Developed slowly so I was able to plan the repair"

Reid S., MD (2005 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

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Recalls
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SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY:LEAF
Sep 29 2014
If the fuel tank leaks fuel from being punctured, there is an increased risk of a fire.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner and 4x4 vehicles manufactured September 14, 2009, to October 11, 2010. In the affected vehicles, one of the leaf springs may fracture due to stress or corrosion. While being driven, the broken leaf could move out of position and contact surrounding components including the fuel tank, possibly puncturing the tank and causing a fuel leak.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners and dealers will install new rear leaf spring assemblies. The recall began on January 29, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V604000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 710711
SEAT BELTS
Aug 07 2013
If the seat belt pre-tensioner detaches from the seat belt assembly, the seat belt pre-tensioner will not perform as designed, increasing the risk of injury in a severe crash.
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 Tacoma Access Cab vehicles manufactured September 14, 2004, through March 29, 2010; and model year 2011 Tacoma Access Cab vehicles manufactured July 1, 2010, through September 7, 2011. If the access doors are repeatedly and forcefully closed, the screws that attach the seat belt pre-tensioner to the seat belt retractor can loosen over time. If the screws loosen completely, the seat belt pre-tensioner and the retractor spring cover could detach from the seat belt retractor.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat belt assemblies. Based on the inspection, the seat belt assembly will be replaced or new pre-tensioner screws will be installed with thread-locking sealant and a retractor spring cover with stopper ribs to prevent loosening of the screws. These services will be provided at no cost to the owner. The recall began during February 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V337000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 342451
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Mar 07 2012
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE DRIVER¿S SIDE AIR BAG MAY NOT DEPLOY, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2009 TACOMA VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 14, 2004, THROUGH AUGUST 29, 2008. OVER TIME, STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION MAY DAMAGE THE SPIRAL CABLE ASSEMBLY (CLOCKSPRING) THAT POWERS THE DRIVER¿S AIR BAG MODULE. IF DAMAGE OCCURS, THE AIR BAG WARNING LAMP WILL ILLUMINATE AND THE AIR BAG MAY BECOME DEACTIVATED.
What should you do:
TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SPIRAL CABLE ASSEMBLY, FREE OF CHARGE. AN INTERIM LETTER IS EXPECTED TO BE MAILED TO OWNERS DURING APRIL 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SPIRAL CABLE ASSEMBLY, FREE OF CHARGE.THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN EARLY APRIL 2012.OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V092000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 495470
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Feb 03 2010
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V036000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 153418
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Feb 03 2010
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.
Summary:
GULF STATES TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V035000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 271417
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Oct 05 2009
A STUCK OPEN ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY RESULT IN VERY HIGH VEHICLE SPEEDS AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO STOP THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2010 PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL CAN GET STUCK IN THE WIDE OPEN POSITION DUE TO ITS BEING TRAPPED BY AN UNSECURED OR INCOMPATIBLE DRIVER'S FLOOR MAT.
What should you do:
TOYOTA FILED AN AMENDED DEFECT REPORT ON NOVEMBER 25, 2009, STATING THAT DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND, ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, ALTER THE SHAPE OF THE FLOOR SURFACE UNDER THE PEDAL. THESE CHANGES ADDRESS THE RISK OF PEDAL ENTRAPMENT DUE TO INTERFERENCE WITH THE FLOOR MAT. REDESIGNED ACCELERATOR PEDALS WILL BECOME AVAILABLE BEGINNING IN APRIL 2010 AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ANY MODIFIED PEDAL WITH THE NEW PEDAL IF DESIRED. ALSO, DEALERS WILL REPLACE ANY GENUINE TOYOTA OR LEXUS ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS WITH REDESIGNED ALL-WEATHER MATS, OR REPURCHASE THE PREVIOUS MATS FROM OWNERS WHO DO NOT WANT THE NEW ONES. ADDITIONALLY, SOFTWARE MODIFICATIONS WILL BE INSTALLED ON CAMRY, AVALON AND LEXUS ES 350, IS 350 AND IS 250 MODELS THAT WILL ENSURE THAT THE BRAKE OVERRIDES THE ACCELERATOR IN THE EVENT BOTH BRAKE AND ACCELERATOR PEDALS ARE APPLIED. TOYOTA WILL BEGIN MAILING LETTERS TO OWNERS ON DECEMBER 31, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331, LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.
For more information:
TOYOTA RECALL NO. 90L/90LG.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V388000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4445056
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Jun 15 2009
INCORRECT LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS COULD RESULT IN THE VEHICLE BEING OVERLOADED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING 27,080 MODEL YEAR 2005 THROUGH 2010 PASSENGER CARS BUILT FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 TO MAY 4, 2009. THESE VEHICLES WERE NOT EQUIPPED WITH LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS."
What should you do:
TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE THEM WITH A NEW, ACCURATE LABEL TO BE INSTALLED OVER THE INACCURATE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 18, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-888-270-9371.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V223000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 27080
AIR BAGS
Apr 03 2006
THIS MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE OCCUPANT IN THE INVOLVED SEATING POSITION IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, DUE TO IMPROPER ASSEMBLY OF THE AIR BAG INFLATOR, WHICH IS USED IN THE SIDE AIR BAG, THE CURTAIN SHIELD AIR BAG, AND THE KNEE AIR BAG ASSEMBLY, SOME INFLATORS WERE PRODUCED WITH AN INSUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF THE HEATING AGENTS NECESSARY FOR PROPER AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT. IN THIS CONDITION, THE EXPANSION FORCE OF THE GAS MAY BE INSUFFICIENT TO PROPERLY INFLATE THE AIR BAG WHEN THE SRS SYSTEM IS ACTIVATED DURING A CRASH.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SPECIFIC SRS AIR BAG. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 6, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-888-270-9371, SCION AT 1-866-548-1851, OR LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.
For more information:
TOYOTA RECALL NO. 60B AND LEXUS RECALL NO. 6LB.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V096000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 133
AIR BAGS
Jun 28 2005
IN THIS CONDITION, THE SEAT POSITION AND SEAT BELT BUCKLE SENSOR MAY NOT FUNCTION AS DESIGNED, AFFECTING THE ADAPTIVE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, WHICH IF THE VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN A CRASH, COULD RESULT IN IMPROPER OCCUPANT RESTRAINT.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN REGULAR CAB PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH A BENCH SEAT, THE SEAT POSITION AND SEAT BELT BUCKLE SENSOR CONNECTOR PINS ARE INCORRECTLY POSITIONED DUE TO A WIRE HARNESS MANUFACTURING PROCESS ERROR.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SEAT POSITION AND SEAT BELT FASTENING CONDITION SENSOR CONNECTOR. AN ADDITIONAL SUB-WIRE HARNESS WILL BE INSTALLED TO CORRECT THE CONNECTOR PIN MANUFACTURING ERROR, IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 25, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-431-4331.
For more information:
TOYOTA RECALL NO. SSC 50I.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V302000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 11592
PARKING BRAKE
Feb 11 2005
THIS CONDITION COULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO ROLL IF THE TRANSMISSION IS NOT PLACED INTO THE "PARK" POSITION AND THE VEHICLE IS PARKED ON A SLOPE, THUS RAISING THE POSSIBILITY OF A CRASH.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE PARKING BRAKE PEDAL CABLE LOCK NUT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED TO THE PROPER TORQUE SPECIFICATION. IN THIS CONDITION, THE LOCK NUT MAY LOOSEN AND COME OFF, WHICH WILL REDUCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PARKING BRAKE.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND TIGHTEN THE PARKING BRAKE PEDAL CABLE LOCK NUT TO THE PROPER TORQUE SPECIFICATION FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 3, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
TOYOTA RECALL NO. 50C.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V050000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 22228
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