2008 TOYOTA TACOMA VIN: 3TMLU42N38M015196

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VIN 3TMLU42N38M015196 Decoding Toyota Vin Decoder

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Make

TOYOTA

Manufacturer Name

TOYOTA MOTOR MFG DE BAJA CALIFORNIA S DE RL DE CV

Model

Tacoma

Model Year

2008

Series

TRN240L/TRN245L/GRN245L

Trim

Deluxe

Vehicle Type

TRUCK

Plant Country

MEXICO

Plant Company Name

Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja Califronia

Plant State

BAJA CALIFORNIA

Note

Cab: Double

Body Class

Pickup

Wheel Base Type

Long

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1: 6,000 lb or less (2,722 kg or less)

Cab Type

Extra/Super/ Quad/Double/King/Extended

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

4000

Displacement (CI)

244.0949763789

Displacement (L)

4

Engine Stroke Cycles

4

Engine Model

1GR-FE

Engine Power (kW)

175.9852

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Brake (hp) From

236

Cooling Type

Water

Engine Manufacturer

Toyota

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2008 TOYOTA TACOMA Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
19.1%

2008 TOYOTA TACOMA Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 3TMLU42N38M015196

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 10, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10672602
Consumer Location: WEATHERFORD, TX
VIN: 3TMLU42N38M****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS AT A STOP LIGHT AND THE TACOMA TRUCK STARTED ACCELERATING REDLINING THE BRAKES HELD BUT FELT MUSHY I TURNED CAR OFF. I TURNED ON HEATER COMPRESSOR BUTTON WAS ON. I HAD IT TOWED TO TOYOTA FORT WORTH WHERE THEY SAID THEY COULD NOT REPLICATE THE PROBLEM. THE CAR IS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE AS IT STARTED ACCELERATING WHILE BRAKING. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 14, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10290990
Consumer Location: NEWTON, NC
VIN: 3TMLU42N38M****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION WAS SLIPPING AND THEN WENT IT WENT INTO GEAR IT JERKED YOU FORWARD BECAUSE I WAS PRESSING ON GAS PEDAL AND NOTHING WAS HAPPENING AND THEN IT GRABBED THE GEAR. SENT TO DEALER 8/7/08 TO 10/30/09. TRANSMISSION WAS FIXED SO SO ON 8/14/08 BUT NOW THE WARNING BRAKE LIGHT AND SOMETIMES THE WARNING BEEP COMES ON. STARTED 8/14/08 UP TO AND STILL 10/30/09. HAS BEEN TOO TWO DIFFERENT DEALERS HAD COMPANY SEND THREE DIFFERENT TECH. TO WORK ON AND EVEN HAD A ARBITRATOR WITH THE COMPANY, STILL HAVE PROBLEMS WITH TRUCK . *TR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11416822
Consumer Location: PHILLIPSBURG, NJ
VIN: 5TELU42NX8Z****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD TO BRING MY 2008 TOYOTA TACOMA IN TO GET SERVICED . I RECEIVED A CALL REGARDING THE STATE OF THE FRAME. THE DEALER INFORMED ME THAT THE ARE MULTIPLE SPOT ON THE FRAME WITH BAD RUST DAMAGE AND SOME OF THE CROSS MEMBERS ARE MISSING WHERE THEY ATTACH TO THE FRAME AND SAID IT WOULD NOT PASS STATE INSPECTION. IN 2015 THE TRUCK WAS RESPRAYED TO PROTECT THE FARME WHICH LASTED ABOUT 1 MONTH. AT THIS POINT THE FRAME WILL NOT LAST ANOTHER YEAR.

Components: STRUCTURE

May 04, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11415217
Consumer Location: STAR LAKE, NY
VIN: 5TELU42N28Z****

Summary of Complaint

GAS TANK SUPPORT RUSTED OUT CAUSING THE GAS TANK TO FALL OFF THE TRUCK

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

May 03, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11415204
Consumer Location: FLATWOODS, KY
VIN: 5TEPX42N08Z****

Summary of Complaint

FOYOTA TACOMA 2008 TRUCK, FRAME RUST HAS BROKEN INTO.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11398396
Consumer Location: COLLEGEVILLE, PA
VIN: 5TETX22N78Z****

Summary of Complaint

RUST ON FRAME WILL NOT PASS INSPECTION. WE NEVER RECEIVED A RECALL NOTICE. TOYOTA REFUSES TO FIX

Components: STRUCTURE

June 19, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11394953
Consumer Location: STEPHENSON, VA
VIN: 5TEUU42N48Z****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED MY 2008 TOYOTA TACOMA IN 2010 WITH 39,000 MILES ON IT. IN EARLY 2018, I RECEIVED A NOTICE FROM TOYOTA THAT MY TRUCK NEEDED TO HAVE THE FRAME INSPECTED. I SCHEDULED AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE TOYOTA DEALERSHIP IN LEESBURG, VA AND HAD THE FRAME INSPECTED AND TREATED WITH SOME TYPE OF BLACK TREATMENT. THIS SUBSTANCE NEVER COMPLETELY ADHERED TO THE FRAME AND WASHED OFF. THIS IS APPARENT IN THE ATTACHED PHOTOS. I EXPRESSED A CONCERN ABOUT REOCCURRING RUST IN APRIL 2020 WITH THE TOYOTA DEALER AND THEY DIRECTED ME TO CALL TOYOTA DIRECTLY. I THEN OPENED A CASE WITH TOYOTA, CASE #2004082516 AND WAS UNABLE TO GET THE FRAME RE-INSPECTED DUE TO COVID. RECENTLY IN 2021 DURING A REGULAR SERVICE, THE TECHNICIAN BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION LARGE GAPING HOLES IN THE FRAME. THE TECHNICIAN SAID THAT THE FRAME WOULD NOT PASS VA STATE SAFETY INSPECTION WHICH IS DUE IN APRIL 2021. I AM NOW LEFT WITH A VEHICLE THAT IS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE AND OF NO VALUE.

Components: STRUCTURE

June 19, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11394529
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5TEUU42N48Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER TAKING THE VEHICLE IN FOR INSPECTION AT AUTO NATION, HE WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE'S SUBFRAME WAS CORRODED. THE VEHICLE WAS COATED WITH A PROTECTIVE SEALANT TO AVOID FURTHER CORROSION. THE CONTACT STATED THAT HE NOTICED MORE CORROSION TO THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER MALLOY TOYOTA (400 WEEMS LN #3609, WINCHESTER, VA 22601; (540) 678-1791) WHO INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE SUBFRAME HAD ROTTED THROUGH AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 199,773.

Components: STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 25, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11383613
Consumer Location: NEW HAMPTON, NH
VIN: 5TELU42N98Z****

Summary of Complaint

TOOK TRUCK IN FOR INSPECTION MECHANIC SAID FRAME IS ROTTED OUT TOYOTA SAID THAT THERE'S NO RECALL PENDING ON THIS VEHICLE

Components: SUSPENSION

February 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11362178
Consumer Location: SAN JOSE, CA
VIN: 5TEJU62N78Z****

Summary of Complaint

FRONT AXLE SHAFT VARATION.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING EQUIPMENT

April 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11361225
Consumer Location: AUSTIN, TX
VIN: 5TETU22N38Z****

Summary of Complaint

UPON ARRIVAL AT THE LOCAL LAUNDRY MAT I HEARD WHAT ALMOST SOUNDED LIKE A LOW CALIBER GIUN SHOR SECONDS LATER THERE WAS HEAVY BROWN SMOKE COMING FROM THE VEHICLE. THEN SECONDS AFTER THAT TWO FOOT FLAMES CONSUMED THE FRONT BUMPER. THE FOG LIGHT WIRING HARNESS MELTED AND THE HEAT WAS SO INTENSE IT CAUSED THE BUMPER TO CATCH FIRE. CALLED TOYOTA AND WAS HOPEFUL THEY WOULD TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR NEGLIGENCE. BUT AFTER SENDING AN OVER PAID INVESTIGATOR WHO FLAT OUT LIED ABOUT MODIFICATIONS DONE ON THE TRUCK( WRONG) TOYOTA THEN TRIE TO TELL NE I WAS THE SECOND OWNER ON THE VEHICLE SO THAT ON TOP OF PHANTOM MODS PRECLUDES TOYOTA OF ANY RESPONSIBILITY. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY TOYOTA YOU'VE DONE NOTHING BUT LIE ABOUT THIS INCIDENT THAT COULD HAVE POTENTIALLY BEEN A DEATH TRAP!*DT *AS

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 23, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11361029
Consumer Location: KANEOHE, HI
VIN: 5TETU62N38Z****

Summary of Complaint

MY VEHICLE SHOWS THAT I HAVE 3 RECALL ITEMS TO REPAIR BUT I HAD ALL 3 REPAIRS COMPLETED ON 7/23/20. I CALLED BOTH TOYOTA AND NHTSA SEVERAL TIMES TO REMOVE THESE ITEMS FROM THE NHTSA WEBSITE FOR MY TRUCK. PLEASE REMOVE THESE ITEMS FROM THE WEBSITE. THANK YOU, MARK

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 15, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11352957
Consumer Location: CRESTVIEW, FL
VIN: 5TETU62N38Z****

Summary of Complaint

CLUNTING SOUND COMING FROM TRASMISSION TO REAR END WHEN COMING TO FULL STOP AND DOWN SHIFTING

Components: STRUCTURE

August 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11351405
Consumer Location: STAR LAKE, NY
VIN: 5TELU42N28Z****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD 2 PREVIOUS RECALLS ON THIS VEHICLE TO CHECK FOR A RUSTED FRAME. . . . WHEN I PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE I HAD IT UNDER COATED AND OF COURSE IT PASSED THE TWO INSPECTIONS. .THE UNDERCOATING HAS NOW FLAKED OFF SO NOW THE FRAME HAS RUSTED THROUGH . . I TOOK IT TO A BODY SHOP AND HAD A PATCH WELDED ON TO THE FRAME. . . TOYOTA NOW SAYS THERE IS NO RECALL ON THIS VEHICLE FOR A RUSTED FRAME. . . I HAVE TO QUESTION THIS AFTER RECEIVING THE TWO PREVIOUS RECALLS. . .

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 24, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11331038
Consumer Location: LYMAN, ME
VIN: 5TEUU42N08Z****

Summary of Complaint

THERE WAS A FRAME INSPECTION FOR REPAIR NOTICE FOR MY TACOMA FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS. I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT IT WHEN MY FATHER SOLD IT TO ME. HE DID NOT REALIZE THERE A RECALL BECAUSE THEY LOOK LIKE ALL THE OTHER SCAMS THAT PREY ON THE ELDERLY. I WAS SUPPOSED RECEIVED OWNERSHIP OF THIS TRUCK IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR, THEN COVID 19 HIT. I WAS SENT HE FROM WORK AND TOLD I COULDN'T GO FURTHER THAN MY COMMUTING DISTANCE FROM MY GOVERNOR HERE IN MAINE. I FINALLY RECEIVED THE TRUCK ON APRIL BECAUSE MY FATHER LIVES 100 MILES FROM ME. THEN HAD TO WAIT FOR MY TOWN OFFICE TO OPEN IN JUNE TO REGISTER IT. FINALLY BROUGHT IT TO TOYOTA TO GET SOME OTHER RECALLS TAKEN CARE OF ON JUNE AND THEY NOTIFIED ME THAT I HAVE SEPARATION IN MY FRAME. TOO BAD BECAUSE TOYOTA WAS FIXING AND REPLACING SUCH FRAMES BIT IT EXPIRED THE MIDDLE OF APRIL. I CONTACTED TOYOTA TO SEE IF THE COULD POSSIBLY EXTEND THE PROGRAM BECAUSE OF COVID 19. IT TOOK 3 HOURS ON THE PHONE AND THEY CAME BACK TWO WEEKS LATER SAYING THEY WOULD NOT COVER MY TRUCK. THIS IS A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE. FIRST OFF TOYOTA JUST ASSUME THAT WHEN A TRUCK HITS 12 YEARS OLD THAT IT'S OK FOR THEIR FRAMES TO FAIL. THEY ALSO DON'T CONSIDER A SHUT DOWN STATE A GOOD ENOUGH REASON TO EXTEND THIS COVERAGE. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

June 25, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11330805
Consumer Location: HOGANSVILLE, GA
VIN: 5TEMU52N18Z****

Summary of Complaint

REAR UNIVERSAL GOING BROKE DUE TO RUST WHILE DRIVING VEHICLE, FRONT DRIVER SIDE TIRE COMPONENT BROKE DUE TO RUST WHILE DRIVING VEHICLE. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11323198
Consumer Location: MONROE, GA
VIN: 3TMJU62N68M****

Summary of Complaint

RUNAWAY VEHICLE REPORTED FRIDAY, 04/24/2020. HAPPENED AGAIN FRIDAY 05/01/2020, AND TODAY 05/04/2020. SIX TIMES NOW I HAVE REPORTED. FRIDAY AND TODAY I WAS BACKING OUT OF DRIVEWAY. STARTED UP, HAD FOOT ON BRAKE, PUT IN REVERSE, AND THROTTLE WENT WIDE OPEN. TURNED SWITCH OFF, PUT IN PARK, AND STARTED UP. ALL OK.THOUGHT A/C COMPRESSOR MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH ELECTRONICS, BUT A/C WAS OFF ON 05/01/20. I HAVE A ELECTRO / MECHANICS TECH DEGREE AND HAVE WORKED IN APPLIANCE SHOP OVER 15 YEARS. WORKED IN VEHICLE SHOPS OVER 25 YEARS. CURRENTLY SCHOOL BUS PARTS SPECIALIST FOR GWINNETT BOE. I KNOW FROM INTERNET THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM THAT NOBODY WANTS TO FIX. I HAVE WRITTEN TO SENATOR, CONGRESSMAN, TOYOTA CORP AMERICA. THEY WANT TO BLAME PROBLEM ON FLOOR MATS. AT TIMES I DID NOT HAVE ANY MATS IN. LAST TWO TIME I HAD WEATHER TECH CUSTOM FIT HARD PLASTIC MATS IN VEHICLE. I CAN'T SELL AS-IS, AS I DO NOT WANT ANYONE TO GET KILLED IN IT.SO AS A TAX PAYING AMERICAN, I AM STUCK WITH WHAT EVERYONE KNOWS IS A VERY DANGEROUS PROBLEM THAT HAS KILLED HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE AND NO ONE CARES. MY WIFE HAS INFO ON REPORT FROM ELECTRONIC ENGINEER FIRM THAT WON CASES IN COURT. I TOLD HER WHEN I DIE IN ACCIDENT, FILE LAW SUIT AGAINST TOYOTA AND US GOVERNMENT AS THEY HAVE BEEN TOLD ABOUT THE PROBLEM. MY TRUCK WENT THREE YEARS WITHOUT DOING THIS. NOW HAS RUN AWAY THREE TIMES IN ONE WEEK! I COULD UPLOAD THE REPORT IF NEEDED, BUT YOU PROBABLY ALREADY HAVE SEVERAL COPIES.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 17, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11321708
Consumer Location: MONROE, GA
VIN: 3TMJU62N68M****

Summary of Complaint

FORTH TIME. SAME SITUATION. WHILE CREEPING ALONG IN DRIVE, WITH FOOT ON BRAKE PEDAL, A/C COMPRESSOR CLICKED ON, ENGINE RPM'S REVVED SLIGHTLY, THEN THROTTLE WENT FULL FORCE. TIRES STARTED SPINNING; BRAKES WOULD NOT HOLD. HAD TO TURN IGNITION SWITCH OFF. TURN BACK ON AND ALL OK. GOVERNMENT KNOWS ABOUT THIS PROBLEM WITH 2002-2011 TOYOTA'S, AND HAVE FINED THEM HEAVILY. THERE NEEDS TO BE A BRAKE OVERRIDE SYSTEM INSTALLED ON ELECTRONIC THROTTLE SO THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN. VERY DANGEROUS. AND IT DID NOT INVOLVE THE FLOOR MAT AS ONE WAS NOT IN VEHICLE.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING WHEELS

January 01, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 11319634
Consumer Location: TUSCALOOSA, AL
VIN: 3TMJU62N38M****

Summary of Complaint

HEAD LIGHT LENS HAVE STRESS CRACKS, HOLD MOISTURE AND ARE NOT CLEAR AND DIMINISHES THE VISIBILITY FOR THE BULB TO WORK PROPERLY AND DRIVER TO BE ABLE TO SEE AT NIGHT. THE LENS ARE NOT CLEAR AND HAVE TURNED TO A YELLOWISH COLOR. THIS STARTED HAPPENING WITHIN TWO YEARS AFTER I PURCHASED THE TRUCK NEW IN 2008 LUG NUTS. TUSCALOOSA TOYOTA TELLS ME OVER A YEAR AGO THAT I HAVE SWOLLEN LUG NUTS. TUSCALOOSA TOYOTA HAS DONE ALL OF MY SERVICE WORK AND THE ONLY ONES THAT HAVE TOUCHED THESE LUG NUTS. THEY HAVE CAUSE THE PROBLEM BY NOT USING THE CORRECT SOCKET BUT THEY WANT ME TO PAY FOR REPLACEMENT. THEY SHOULD REPLACE THEM BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE HAS TOUCHED THEM. I AM HAPPY WITH MY TRUCK BUT VERY UNSATISFIED WITH THE TOYOTA DEALERSHIP NOT TAKING CARE OF THESE TWO DEFECTIVE PARTS THAT HAS TO DO WITH SAFETY.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11316862
Consumer Location: MISSOURI CITY, TX
VIN: 3TMJU62N28M****

Summary of Complaint

DURING A 60MPH DRIVE OVER HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL BRIDGE MY VEHICLE START TO STALL MID INCLINE. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT PURSUED YIELDING PO171 & PO174. THIS HAS BEEN TROUBLE SOME AND FEAR OF POWER LOST DURING DRIVING. FUEL PRESSURE WAS CHECKED SEVERAL TIMES BUT FINALLY SEEN INTERMITTENT PRESSURE DROP BELOW 20PSI.. THE FUEL PUMP AND DRAINER HAVE BEEN REPLACED AND NOW HAVE DRIVEN 400+ MILES NO CEL. NOTE THE ATTACHMENT OEM REPLACEMENT KIT INFO. I AM CONCERNED OF REPEAT DANGER OF MAJOR STALL DURING DRIVERBILITY.

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 30, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11310276
Consumer Location: GENEVA, NY
VIN: 5TETX22N98Z****

Summary of Complaint

BOUGHT MY 08'TOYOTA TACOMA USED 10/21/19. NOT KNOWING ABOUT THE RUST PROBLEM THESE SEEMED TO HAVE. IT HAD 174000 MILES ON IT, AND SO FAR I AM FIRST HAVING TO GET A NEW OIL PAN, (RUST HOLE) IT IS ABOUT A 7+ HOUR JOB BECAUSE THE CROSS MEMBER CAN NOT BE REMOVED . COST WILL BE ABOUT $800.00, WHILE WAITING FOR THAT TO HAPPEN THE REAR AXLE (DIFFERENTIAL) STARTED TO LEAK. ANOTHER RUST HOLE...THE DIFFERENTIAL IS ONE PIECE, NO REMOVABLE COVER. NOW I'M IN FOR A USED ONE AND ADD LABOR IT WILL BE SOME AROUND $1200.00 TO $1500.00 TO FIX...WHAT GIVES, THIS IS WAY OVER THE TOP FOR A 11 YEAR OLD TRUCK! I GOT RID OF MY 2000 FORD RANGER WITH WHEN I BOUGH IT HAD 200,000 MILES ON IT. AT 206,000 WHEN I GOT RID OF IT, NO LEAKS ANYWHERE, THE BODY WAS RUSTED OUT BUT THIS NY. THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN A RECALL PROBLEM LONG AGO AND I ASKING WHY IT WASN'T. IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO ON MY END TO GET SOME HELP WITH THIS MAJOR COST. I AM 74 YEARS OLD AND ON SS. MY E-MAIL IS [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: STEERING

February 19, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11310193
Consumer Location: NEW CASTLE, PA
VIN: 5TEPX42N08Z****

Summary of Complaint

STEERING IS VERY DIFFICULT AND VERY STIFF. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS AND SHOULD BE RECALLED AND I SEE MANY OTHER 08 TACOMAS WITH THE SAME PROBLEM. WHY HAS THERE BEEN NO RECALL? ALSO STEERING DOES NOT RETURN TO POSITION YOU HAVE TO CONTINUOUSLY TURN IT ON YOUR OWN. I SEE MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS AND THERE IS APPARENTLY NO WAY TO FIX IT. I ALMOST HAD AN ACCIDENT ON MY WAY HOME TODAY BECAUSE I COULDN'T STEER THE TRUCK. DEFINITELY NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED. ALL OF THESE COMPLAINTS POINT TO THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM. THE STEERING IS VERY DIFFICULT WHEN MOVING AND WHEN STATIONARY. IT DOES IT ON CITY STREETS, HIGHWAYS, ALL THE SAME. AND AT TIMES STEERING WILL BE NORMAL AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT. WHEN I TRY TO TURN MY TRUCK WITH THIS PROBLEM IT DOES NOT RESPOND AND THE WHEEL DOES NOT RETURN TO POSITION.

Components: STEERING

December 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11302599
Consumer Location: STRATFORD, CT
VIN: 5TEUU42N88Z****

Summary of Complaint

STEERING IS VERY DIFFICULT TO CONTROL. WHEN MAKING A TURN IT DOES NOT STRAIGHTEN ITSELF OUT IT KEEPS GOING IN THE DIRECTION THAT YOU TURNED. IT IS VERY HARD TO STRAIGHTEN OUT AND HAS BECOME VERY DANGEROUS. THE PROBLEM HAPPENS IN A STATIONARY POSITION, CITY STREETS AND HIGHWAY. THERE ARE TIMES WHEN THE STEERING BECOMES EASY AGAIN WHICH ONLY MAKES IT MORE DANGEROUS!

Components: AIR BAGS

November 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11281544
Consumer Location: WILLIAMSON, NY
VIN: 5TEUU42NX8Z****

Summary of Complaint

AIR BAG FAULT INDICATOR IS ON IMMEDIATELY WHEN VEHICLE IS STARTED , AND DOES NOT GO OFF . VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH THE 16 CHANNEL SPIRAL CABLE. ALSO THE HORN IS INOPERATIVE

Components: STRUCTURE

August 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11243479
Consumer Location: VINELAND, NJ
VIN: 5TELU42N08Z****

Summary of Complaint

MY VEHICLE HAS A LOT OF RUST AREA ON THE BOTTOM FRAME. I AM UNABLE TO PUT A CARJACK TO LIFT THE VEHICLE UP WITHOUT THE FRAME BREAKING. I AM AFRAID IF I NEED TO SWITCH THE TIRE I WONT BE ABLE TO BECAUSE OF ALL THE RUST. I NEED TO PLACE A SIDE STEP RUNNING BOARD ON THIS VEHICLE BUT I AM AFRAID IT MAY BE TOO RUSTED TO HOLD IT. THERE IS SOME RUST ON THE BODY AREA AND I WAS THINKING ABOUT FIXING IT MYSELF BUT THE FRAME MAYBE A LITTLE HARDER TO FIX IF I NEED TO REPLACE THESE PARTS.

Components: STEERING

May 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11206265
Consumer Location: MINNEAPOLIS, MN
VIN: 5TEUU42N88Z****

Summary of Complaint

THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT U JOINT SEIZES UP OR IS VERY HARD TO TURN AND WILL NOT LET THE STEERING RETURN TO STRAIGHT POSITION. U JOINT IS NOT COVERED AND EXPOSED TO ELEMENTS THEREFORE LETTING IT RUST AND CORRODE. OTHER TOYOTA VEHICLES HAVE BEEN RECALLED FOR THIS SAME PROBLEM BUT NOT THE TACOMA.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

February 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11176682
Consumer Location: PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA
VIN: STEUU42NX8Z****

Summary of Complaint

TRUCK UNINTENTIONALLY ACCELERATES WHEN BRAKING

Components: SUSPENSION

March 27, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 11175906
Consumer Location: PLEASANT UNITY, PA
VIN: 5TEUX42N88Z****

Summary of Complaint

REAR LEAF SPRING BROKE IN HALF AND WAS RUBBING AGAINST TIRE ALMOST CAUSING AN ACCIDENT. CUSTOMER PAID FOR REPAIRS WHICH WAS NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY AND BEFORE THE SAFETY RECALL WAS ISSUED. CUSTOMER MAILED TO TOYOTA A COPY OF THE REPAIR ORDER, PROOF OF PAYMENT, AND PROOF OF OWNERSHIP AS REQUESTED. TOYOTA HAS REFUSED TO PAY FOR REPAIRS.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11161042
Consumer Location: BAKERSFIELD, CA
VIN: 3TMJU62NX8M****

Summary of Complaint

SUN VISOR IS DEFECTED. IT'S NOT WORKING PROPERLY. IT GOES DOWN WHEN IT GOES IN THE UP POSITION.

Components: STEERING

November 27, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11154429
Consumer Location: ADAMS, MA
VIN: 5TEUU42N88Z****

Summary of Complaint

STEERING FELT LIKE IT LOCKED UP WHEN I WAS TURNING ONTO A BUSY ROAD. VERY STIFF AND HARD TO TURN. DRIVING HOME IT CONTINUED TO BE INTERMITTENTLY HARD, THEN EASY, THEN HARD AGAIN, ALL DURING A SINGLE TURN! CAUSED ME TO HAVE GREAT DIFFICULTY TURNING. RESEARCH PROVES THIS IS A VERY COMMON DEFECT AND I WONDER WHY TOYOTA HAS NOT ACCEPTED RESPONSIBILITY AND ISSUED A RECALL.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 21, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11153114
Consumer Location: CORONA, CA
VIN: 3TMKU72NX8M****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL THE SPINDAL CABLE IN THE STEERING COLUMN NEEDS REPLACED AND THERE IS A SIMILAR RECALL ON THE SAME MODEL AND YEAR BUT IT DOES NOT APPLY TO MINE.IT SAYS MY AIRBAG MIGHT NOT DEPLOY IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT.

Components: SUSPENSION

May 16, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11143834
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5TEUU42NX8Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA RECALL NUMBER:14V604000 (SUSPENSION). THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER INDEPENDENCE TOYOTA (730 AIRPORT RD, HAZLETON, PA 18202) AND THEY STATED THAT THE LEAF SPRINGS ON THE REAR SUSPENSION WERE NOT DAMAGED. THE CONTACT TOOK HIS VEHICLE IN FOR REGULAR MAINTENANCE AT ANOTHER UNKNOWN DEALER AND THE LEAFS WERE DISCOVERED TO BE FRACTURED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE BACK TO THE DEALER INDEPENDENCE TOYOTA AND THIS TIME THEY CONFIRMED THAT THE LEAFS WERE FRACTURED AND REPAIRED THE VEHICEL UNDER THE RECALL. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 139,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

April 01, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 11138874
Consumer Location: OAKLAND, MS
VIN: 3TMLU42N48M****

Summary of Complaint

SQUEAKY REAR SPRINGS

Components: AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 26, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11130228
Consumer Location: SANGER, CA
VIN: 5TETX22N38Z****

Summary of Complaint

AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY IN A HIGHWAY ACCIDENT THAT LED TO A ROLLOVER AND SEVERE BODILY INJURIES.

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 03, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11122404
Consumer Location: BROOKLYN, MI
VIN: 3TMLU42N48M****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE OPERATING THIS VEHICLE ON MY PROPERTY IN 4WD THE TRANSFER CASE BECAME STUCK IN 4WD. IT STILL IS STUCK IN 4WD AND WON'T RETURN TO 2WD AS IT SHOULD. I'VE BEEN FORCED TO REMOVE THE FRONT DRIVESHAFT (NO EASY TASK) TO PREVENT UNNECESSARY WEAR AND TEAR ON THE FRONT DIFFERENTIAL. AFTER READING NUMEROUS FORUMS RELATING TO THIS SUBJECT I'VE DETERMINED THAT THIS IS A COMMON OCCURRENCE WITH THIS MODEL TRANSFER CASE.

Components: SUSPENSION

August 22, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11121943
Consumer Location: OAKLAND, MS
VIN: 3TMLU42N48M****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVEN'T BEEN CONTACTED FROM THE DEALERSHIP I BOUGHT THIS TRUCK FROM ABOUT ANY RECALLS... I NEED TO GET THE 3 RECALLS DONE ON MY TRUCK ASAP

Components: STEERING

June 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11122004
Consumer Location: CORBIN, KY
VIN: 3TMLU42N08M****

Summary of Complaint

THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT U JOINT SEIZES UP OR IS VERY HARD TO TURN AND WILL NOT LET THE STEERING RETURN TO STRAIGHT POSITION. U JOINT IS NOT COVERED AND EXPOSED TO ELEMENTS THEREFORE LETTING IT RUST AND CORODE. HAS ALMOST CAUSED ME TO HAVE A FATAL ACCIDENT WITH MY ENTIRE FAMILY IN THE TRUCK. EVERY TOYOTA OWNER I KNOW AND HAVE TALKED TO HAS HAD THE SAME PROBLEM.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

May 21, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11119960
Consumer Location: KAPAA, HI
VIN: 5TELU42N98Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V604000 (SUSPENSION). THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO SERVCO AUTO KAUAI (2477 ULU MAIKA ST, LIHUE, HI 96766, 877-689-1808) WHERE THE TECHNICIAN DISQUALIFIED THE VEHICLE FOR THE RECALL REPAIR DUE TO AN AFTERMARKET LEVELING KIT BEING INSTALLED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRAME WAS RUSTED AND THERE WERE HOLES UNDERNEATH THE FRONT DRIVER AND PASSENGER SEATS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 85,000.

Components: STEERING

August 07, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11118362
Consumer Location: MILFORD, PA
VIN: 5TEPX42N28Z****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD ALL OF A SUDDEN THE STEERING IS FROZEN MEANING I LOSE ALL MY STEERING. IT LOCKS UP WHEN STEERING LEFT OR RIGHT.

Components: STEERING

May 11, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11111045
Consumer Location: ORANGE PARK, FL
VIN: 5TEUU42N68Z****

Summary of Complaint

HARD STEERING. AT LOW SPEEDS AND NOT MOVING

TOYOTA TACOMA Sold

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