1996 TOYOTA TACOMA VIN: 4TAVL52N2TZ187269

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VIN 4TAVL52N2TZ187269 Decoding Toyota Vin Decoder

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Make

TOYOTA

Manufacturer Name

TABC INC.

Model

Tacoma

Model Year

1996

Plant City

FREMONT

Series

RZN150L/VZN150L

Trim

DELUXE

Vehicle Type

TRUCK

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

TABC Inc.

Plant State

CALIFORNIA

Note

Chassis: With 1/2 ton Independent Front Suspension

Body Class

Pickup

Wheel Base Type

Extra Long

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1C: 4,001 - 5,000 lb (1,814 - 2,268 kg)

Cab Type

Extra/Super/ Quad/Double/King/Extended

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4x2

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2438

Displacement (CI)

148.8

Displacement (L)

2.4

Engine Stroke Cycles

4

Engine Model

2RZ-FE

Engine Power (kW)

105.8894

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Multipoint Fuel Injection (MPFI)

Engine Brake (hp) From

142

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

1996 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:
0%

1996 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 Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

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 4TAVL52N2TZ187269

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

March 09, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10339159
Consumer Location: LIBERTY HILL, TX
VIN: 4TAVL52N2TZ****

Summary of Complaint

[XXX] 1996 TOYOTA TACOMA IT HAS HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THE BRAKES AS OTHER MODELS/YR WHY HAVE YOU NOT RECALLED THIS VEHICLE. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: TIRES

September 23, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10039415
Consumer Location: FAIR OAKS, CA
VIN: 4TAVL52N2TZ****

Summary of Complaint

FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT TIRE - TREAD SEPARATED ON FREEWAY

Components: SUSPENSION

November 26, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 885008
Consumer Location: WEST NOTTINGHAM, NH
VIN: 4TAVL52N2TZ****

Summary of Complaint

RIGHT REAR LEAF SPRING SNAPPED WHILE DRIVING, CAUSING IT TO SWING OUT OF ASSEMBLY, WHICH COULD HAVE GOTTEN CAUGHT ON BRAKE LINE OR CAUSED A TIRE TO BLOWOUT. *AK *TT

Components: SEATS

December 01, 1996
NHTSA ID Number: 605097
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4TAVL52N2TZ****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER SEAT FAILED.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

March 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11403041
Consumer Location: RICHMOND, KY
VIN: 4TAPM62N5TZ****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED TRUCK IN 2005 FROM TOYOTA OF NICHOLASVILLE KY I HEARD THERE WAS A RECALL NEVER RECEIVED RECALL NOTICE TOOK TRUCK TO HAVE BRAKES DONE MECHANIC REFUSED TO WORK ON IT BECAUSE OF DANGEROUS FRAME HOLES RUST CAN PUSH IN SIDES OF FRAME WITH FINGERS AND MAKE A HOLE MECHANIC SAID IT WAS VERY DANGEROUS TO DRIVE!

Components: SUSPENSION

October 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11385620
Consumer Location: FLORENCE, MS
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1996 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING, THE REAR PASSENGER'S SIDE OF THE VEHICLE STARTED TO LOWER. AFTER STOPPING TO INSPECT THE VEHICLE, THE CONTACT DISCOVERED THE REAR CENTER LEAF SPRING HAD FRACTURED AND HAD ALSO PUNCTURED THE FUEL TANK CAUSING THE FUEL TO LEAK FROM THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT INDICATED THAT THE FRACTURED LEAF SPRING WAS SEVERE RUSTED. AN UNKNOWN DEALER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED OR INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: STRUCTURE

August 16, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11244911
Consumer Location: DAYTON, VA
VIN: 4TAWN72N3TZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1996 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE'S FRAME WAS CORRODED WITH HOLES NEAR THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN UNKNOWN DEALER FOR THE MANUFACTURER WARRANTED FRAME REPAIR. WHEN THE CONTACT ARRIVED AT THE DEALER, THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE FRAME WAS NOT CORRODED AND THE VEHICLE DID NOT QUALIFY FOR THE BUY BACK PROGRAM. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 115,310. *TT*JB

Components: STRUCTURE

May 16, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11104864
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4TANL42NXTZ****

Summary of Complaint

THE FRAME ON THE PASSAGER SIDE OF THE TRUCK HAS RUSTED OUT? WILL NOT PASS STATE INSPECTION.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 12, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11033195
Consumer Location: GORE, VA
VIN: 4TAWM72N8TZ****

Summary of Complaint

RECALL INFO, CAN'T SELL WITHOUT PAPERWORK ON FRAME AND NEW COMPANY IN OUR CITY WON'T OR CAN'T GIVE ME PROOF THAT FRAME IS OK

Components: STRUCTURE

August 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11019932
Consumer Location: PLOVER, WI
VIN: 4TAWM72N1TZ****

Summary of Complaint

ONLY 114,000 MILES, FRAME RUSTED THROUGH. UNSAFE.

Components: SUSPENSION

July 03, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11004095
Consumer Location: SANGER, CA
VIN: 4TAVL52N4TZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1996 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE PASSENGER SIDE SUSPENSION SUPPORT WAS DAMAGED. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 96V129000 (SUSPENSION); HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE FOLSOM LAKE TOYOTA DEALER WAS CONTACTED AND REFUSED TO DO THE REPAIR BECAUSE THE FAILURE ALREADY OCCURRED ON THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 278,000. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN STRUCTURE

January 29, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10948686
Consumer Location: TORONTO, KS
VIN: 4TAWN74N3TZ****

Summary of Complaint

THE FRAME IS RUSTED, IN SOME AREAS, CLEAR THROUGH. THE BRACKETS THAT HOLD SUSPENSION HAVE RUSTED THROUGH. EVERYTHING THAT TOUCHES THE FRAME HAS AN EXCESS AMOUNT OF RUST. THE TRUCK IS PARKED BECAUSE I'M AFRAID IT WILL CAUSE GREAT BODILY HARM IF THE TRUCK FALLS APART WHILE DRIVING. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

December 06, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10933656
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4TAPM62N6TZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1996 TOYOTA TACOMA. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS UNDERGOING AN OIL CHANGE BY THE DEALER, THE TECHNICIAN STATED THAT THE FRAME FAILED DUE TO CORROSION. IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FRAME NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT RECEIVED AN EXTENDED WARRANTY IN 2011. AT THAT TIME THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE FRAME WAS FINE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 122,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

July 19, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10914353
Consumer Location: BALTIMORE, MD
VIN: 4TANL42N2TZ****

Summary of Complaint

1996 TOYOTA TACOMA FRAME RUST ISSUES. WAS NEVER NOTIFIED BY TOYOTA OF THE "PROGRAM" OFFERS TO FIX. TOYOTA CASE #1607184527 CREATED 6/2016. TOOK VEHICLE TO WELDER TO FIX FRAME TO MAKE ROAD WORTHY.

Components: STRUCTURE

August 31, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10902950
Consumer Location: WILDWOOD, MO
VIN: 4TAWN72N6TZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1996 TOYOTA TACOMA. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS BEING REPAIRED, THE MECHANIC WAS ABLE TO PUSH HIS FINGER THROUGH THE VEHICLE'S FRAME. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT REFERENCED MANUFACTURER COMMUNICATION NUMBER: LSC-90-D. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: STRUCTURE

August 24, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10898883
Consumer Location: DANBURY, CT
VIN: 4TAWN72N6TZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1996 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE AT AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR ROUTINE REPAIRS, THE TECHNICIAN INFORMED THAT THE SUB FRAME WAS CORRODED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND INFORMED THAT THERE WAS A VOLUNTARY CAMPAIGN RELATED TO THE FAILURE BUT HAD EXPIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 73,000. UPDATED 01/27/17*LJ

Components: STRUCTURE

June 13, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10871889
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: 4TAVL52N6TZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1996 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER SIDE FRAME RAIL WAS COMPLETELY CORRODED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE TECHNICIAN ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NO LONGER ELIGIBLE FOR REPAIRS UNDER A MANUFACTURER RECALL RELATED TO CORROSION OF THE FRAME. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 170,000.

Components: AIR BAGS FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 05, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10865069
Consumer Location: BRIDPORT, VT
VIN: 4TANL42N5TZ****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL CONTACTED DEALER WHO VERIFIED AIRBAG RECALL, PUT ME ON LIST DUE TO BACK ORDER STILL WAITING HAVE A PROBLEM WITH LIMP HOME THROTTLE SETTING ACTIVATING WHILE IN MOTION. SO FAR HAS ONLY BEEN WITHIN 1/4 MILE OF START UP BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO A COLD ENGINE. REQUIRES STOP AND RESTART TO RESET.

Components: STRUCTURE

June 01, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10851804
Consumer Location: SOUTH WEBSTER, OH
VIN: 4TAWN74N9TZ****

Summary of Complaint

OUR TRUCKS FRAME IS RUSTING AWAY. I'M WORRIED THE TRUCK IS GOING TO BREAK INTO AND KILL MY HUSBAND. I KNOW THERE WAS A RECALL ON THE FRAME BUT I NEVER RECEIVED A RECALL NOTICE. I HAVE ALREADY TALKED TO YOUR PEOPLE AND THEY SAID THEY ALLOWED 15 YEARS EXTENSION ON THE RUSTED FRAME . WE BOUGHT OURS USED YEARS AGO. WE HAD NO CLUE THIS WAS A PROBLEM UNTIL I FOUND IT TODAY. I THINK U SHOULD MADE IT GOOD FOR US. WE R POOR AND WE CANNOT AFFORD TO GET IT FIXED. IT SHOULD B FROM THE TIME WE BOUGHT IT. IT IS SO BAD MY HUSBAND S FINGERS WENT THROUGH THE METAL. THIS IS SO UNFAIR. I ALSO FOUND OUT THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE BALL JOINTS AND THAT WAS A RECALL WE HAVE ALREADY SPENT HUNDREDS OF DOLLAR GETTING IT FIXED. IT'S SAD, U SAY U BACK UP YOUR PRODUCT. HOW R WE SUPPOSE TO KNOW WHEN THERE IS S RECALL . IT'S NOT FAIR, AND IF SOMEONE GETS HURT OR KILLED I WILL HOLD ALL OF U RESPONSIBLE . WE SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED A NOTICE IN THE MAIL, BUT WE RECEIVED NOTHING. U KNOW THAT THE ONLY AUTOMOBILES WE BUY ANYMORE IS TOYOTAS. PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING MY HUSBAND. WE CAN'T AFFORD ANOTHER AND HE IS HANDICAPPED SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE R GOING TO DO. THANK U ,[XXX] , EMAIL IS [XXX]. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 24, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10838741
Consumer Location: KIRBYVILLE, MO
VIN: 4TAWN72N8TZ****

Summary of Complaint

I STOPPED AT A GAS STATION TO INVESTIGATE A VIBRATION MY TRUCK HAD JUST STARTED GIVING OFF. FOUND OUT THAT THE FRAME HAS RUSTED COMPLETELY THROUGH AND HAS AN INCH OF STEEL LEFT HOLDING IT TOGETHER. I CALLED TOYOTA AND THEY WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FAULTY STEEL. I BOUGHT THIS VEHICLE FROM A USED CAR DEALER WHO SAID THE VEHICLE PASSED A MISSOURI STATE INSPECTION AND AM CURRENTLY HAVING TO MAKE PAYMENTS ON IT AND IT CAN NOT BE DRIVEN.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

July 06, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10760095
Consumer Location: EDEN, NC
VIN: 4TAPM62N6TZ****

Summary of Complaint

FRAME CORRODED AND CRACKED. HUSBAND WAS ABLE TO BRACE WITH SHEET METAL AND WELD. JUST WANTED TO MAKE YOU AWARE.

Components: STEERING

July 15, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10745636
Consumer Location: LINCOLN PARK, NJ
VIN: 5TEUX42N86Z****

Summary of Complaint

POWER STEERING DID NOT WORK. THEY SAID IT FROZE UP.. IT RUSTED OUT. ..

Components: STRUCTURE

July 02, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10733656
Consumer Location: MILWAUKEE, WI
VIN: 4TAWM72N7TZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1996 TOYOTA TACOMA. WHILE DRIVING AT 55 MPH, THE VEHICLE BECAME DIFFICULT TO MANEUVER. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE ENTIRE FRAME WAS RUSTED AND WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO REPAIR. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED UNDER A MANUFACTURER RECALL IN 2011 WHERE THE DEALER SPRAYED THE FRAME, BUT FAILED TO PREVENT IT FROM RUSTING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS THE RECALL NUMBER WAS UNKNOWN. 314,000.

Components: SUSPENSION UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 21, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10726420
Consumer Location: PITTSBORO, IN
VIN: 4TAPM62N3TZ****

Summary of Complaint

RIGHT REAR FRAME EXCESSIVE RUST. TAKEN TO MECHANIC TO VERIFY THE SAFETY ISSUE.

Components: STRUCTURE

June 04, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10724254
Consumer Location: AUSTINVILLE, VA
VIN: 4TAWM72N5TZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1996 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRAME AND AROUND THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE ARE CORRODED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 183,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

April 08, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10723214
Consumer Location: SUGARCREEK, OH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1996 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS EXCESSIVE RUST AND CORROSION THAT PROGRESSED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A REPAIR SHOP WHERE IT WAS RUST PROOFED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED YEARS LATER ON THE UNDERCARRIAGE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO A REPAIR SHOP AND THE TECHNICIAN STATED THAT THEY WOULD NEED TO RUST PROOF THE VEHICLE AGAIN AND WELD A PLATE TO PREVENT HOLES AND THE FRAME FROM FRACTURING. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED MORE THAN THREE YEARS AGO AND PROVIDED NO REMEDY. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 210,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 06, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10716827
Consumer Location: FAIR HAVEN, NJ
VIN: 4TAWM72NXTZ****

Summary of Complaint

TRUCK WAS REAR ENDED AND WHEN BROUGHT IN FOR REPAIR OF REAR BUMPER MAJOR FRAME RUST WAS FOUND.

Components: STRUCTURE

March 24, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10714410
Consumer Location: SILVER CITY, NM
VIN: 4TAWM72N8TZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1996 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRONT AND REAR OF THE VEHICLE HAD EXTENSIVE RUST AND CORROSION ON THE UNDERBODY AND FRAMING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE FRAMING OF THE VEHICLE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 96V129000 (SUSPENSION). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 135,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

April 13, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10705435
Consumer Location: LAWRENCE, KS
VIN: 4TAWN72N6TZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1996 TOYOTA TACOMA. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN PARK, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE SUBFRAME NEAR THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE CORRODED AND FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 152,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

April 08, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10704464
Consumer Location: WALLKILL, NY
VIN: 4TAWN72N1TZ****

Summary of Complaint

THE FRAME IS RUSTED TO THE POINT WHERE THE LEAF SPRING MOUNTS ARE CRUSHING THE FRAME AND THE FRAME HAS HOLES RUSTING THROUGH. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

January 07, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10704147
Consumer Location: WELLINGTON, OH
VIN: 4TAWN74N5TZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1996 TOYOTA TACOMA. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH OVER AN UNEVEN ROAD, THE VEHICLE STARTED BOUNCING ABNORMALLY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE CONTACT NOTICED RUST ON THE REAR DRIVER SIDE LEAF SPRING AND THE FRAME OF THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 98,138.

Components: STRUCTURE

December 10, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10663545
Consumer Location: CAPE MAY, NJ
VIN: 4TAWN74N5TZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1996 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRAME FRACTURED DUE TO EXCESSIVE CORROSION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 163,000.

Components: SEAT BELTS

October 25, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10651452
Consumer Location: BARTLETT, TN
VIN: 4TANL42N4TZ****

Summary of Complaint

1996 TOYOTA TACOMA DRIVER SIDE SEAT BELT BUCKLE WILL NOT STAY IN THE LATCH. IT JUST STOPPED WORKING. I AM THE ORIGINAL OWNER. I HAVE CONTACTED THE LOCAL TOYOTA DEALER AND EXPLAINED THE PROBLEM TO THEM. I WAS TOLD THEY WOULD CONTACT ME. I HAVE LEFT THEM TWO VOICE MAIL MESSAGES BUT THEY HAVE NOT RETURNED MY CALLS. EXTREME SAFETY HAZARD! *TR

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

August 19, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10626444
Consumer Location: ANSONIA, CT
VIN: 4TAWN72N7TZ****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED IN NOVEMBER 2013, FRAME IS CRACKED IN THE RIGHT REAR AND NUMEROUS HOLES ARE FORMING DUE TO THE WIDELY KNOWN ISSUE OF IMPROPER CORROSION PREVENTATIVE AND POOR MANUFACTURER QUALITY OF MATERIALS USED AND DESIGN. WAS TOLD BY TMC CUSTOMER SERVICE THAT THE "LIMITED SERVICE BULLETIN" HAD EXPIRED AND THEY ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE. THIS SHOULD BE THE LAST COMPLAINT OF THIS KNOWN ISSUE AS CONSUMERS ARE DYING IN GM VEHICLES THAT THE COMPANY KNEW ABOUT FOR 10 YEARS PRIOR. I HAVE OWNED TOYOTAS ALL MY LIFE, AND NOW THE LIFE OF MY YOUNGER SISTER LITERALLY TEETERS ON THE CRACKED FRAME OF HER 1996 TOYOTA LIABILITY. I AM STARTING A PETITION TO THE WHITE HOUSE ( WE THE PEOPLE PETITION SITE AND SEARCH TOYOTA FRAME RECALL) AND HOPE THAT OTHERS SEARCHING THIS SITE AND THE 222 PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE COMPLAINTS WILL SIGN IT. THAT IS IF THEIR TRUCK HAS NOT COLLAPSED AND KILLED THEM. TO PUT A TIME LIMIT ON A SAFETY HAZARD SUCH AS THIS IS DISGUSTING, IMMORAL, AND DOWNRIGHT INTOLERABLE. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

July 30, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10619530
Consumer Location: GAMALIEL, KY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

FRAME FAILURE: THE FRAME BROKE, BETWEEN THE LEAF SPRINGS, DURING NORMAL USAGE. AFTER FURTHER INSPECTION, THE FRAME IS RUSTING THROUGH IN MULTIPLE PLACES. TOYOTA DEALERSHIP TOLD ME 5 YEARS AGO THAT MY TRUCK DIDN'T QUALIFY FOR THE TOYOTA FRAME RUST RECALL, THAT IT WAS MOSTLY NORTHERN (COLDER CLIMATE) STATES. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

June 05, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10610690
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4TAVL52N9VZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1996 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH, THE REAR OF THE FRAME FOLDED IN HALF AND THE STEERING BECAME DIFFICULT. IN ADDITION, THE REAR END OF THE VEHICLE SWAYED FROM SIDE TO SIDE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A PRIVATE MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE ENTIRE FRAME WAS RUSTED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THERE WAS A MANUFACTURER RECALL RELATED TO THE FAILURE BUT IT WAS EXPIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 200,000.

Components: SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 01, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10608877
Consumer Location: LOOGOOTEE, IN
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY HUSBANDS 1996 TACOMA WAS RECALLED DUE TO RUSTING UNDERNEATH AND WAS DANGEROUS TO DRIVE, BUT BECAUSE WE WERE IN CHAPTER 13 WE WERE TOLD TO COME AND GET THE TRUCK BACK FROM THE DEALER. WE ARE NOW DONE THIS MONTH WITH THE CHAPTER 13 AND WE HAVE CALLED TOYOTA AND THEY WILL NOT MAKE GOOD ON THE RECALL OFFER. MY HUSBAND NOW HAS A TRUCK THAT HE CANNOT SALE OR TRADE BECAUSE IT IS RED TAGGED. *JS

Components: STRUCTURE

June 02, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10596458
Consumer Location: OAKDALE, NY
VIN: 4TANL42N4TZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1996 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE CHASSIS, FRAMING AND SUB FRAME WERE COMPLETELY RUSTED WITH CORROSION TO THE POINT OF DETERIORATION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN FOR AN INSPECTION AND WAS NOT ABLE TO PASS. THE INSPECTION SHOWED THAT THERE HAD BEEN SO MUCH CORROSION THAT THE PARTS COULD POTENTIAL DETACH FROM THE FRAMING. THE VEHICLE WAS TO BE INSPECTED, DIAGNOSED AND REPAIRED BY AN AUTHORIZED DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN. UPDATED 08/11/14*LJ THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE DID NOT PASS THE NEW YORK STATE INSPECTION. NO BUY BACK WAS AVAILABLE. TOYOTA DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE. UPDATED 08/12/2014 *JS

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

June 01, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10594786
Consumer Location: MADISON, WI
VIN: 4TANL42N9TZ****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE TAKEN IN FOR RECALL UNDERCOATING FOR DEFECTIVE FRAME. SERVICE ADVISED FRAME PERFORATED AND WOULD NOT DO UNDERCOATING. VEHICLE PAST 15-YEAR WARRANTY BUY-BACK PROGRAM (150% OF BLUEBOOK) BY ABOUT TWO DAYS. NO ACTION AVAILABLE. 2014 CONTINUED USE AND ATTEMPTED SERVICING. REFUSED DUE TO FRAME DETERIORATION. CONTACTED DEALER FOR COST ESTIMATE OF FRAME REPLACEMENT. ADVISED BY PARTS THAT FRAME WAS DISCONTINUED IN 2006 (2006!) AND NO ALTERNATIVES AVAILABLE. VEHICLE NOW HAS 77500 MILES ON IT AND IN GOOD CONDITION SAVE FOR THE DEFECTIVE FRAME THAT IS IRREPARABLE. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 15, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10578208
Consumer Location: MEDFORD, MA
VIN: 4TAVL52N3TZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1996 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE EXHIBITED SEVERE RUST AND CORROSION ON THE FUEL TANK AND FRAME. THE VEHICLE WAS INCLUDED IN A MANUFACTURER'S LIMITED SERVICE CAMPAIGN HOWEVER, A LOCAL DEALER ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THE CAMPAIGN HAD EXPIRED. THE VEHICLE REQUIRED EXTENSIVE REPAIRS TO CORRECT THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND PROVIDED NO REMEDY. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80000.

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