1998 TOYOTA TACOMA VIN: 4TAWN72NXWZ135242

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Normal
Title
Clear

VIN 4TAWN72NXWZ135242 Decoding Toyota Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

TOYOTA

Manufacturer Name

TABC INC.

Model

Tacoma

Model Year

1998

Plant City

FREMONT

Series

RZN171L/VZN170L

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 1D: 5,001 - 6,000 lb (2,268 - 2,722 kg)

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

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

3378

Displacement (CI)

207.48072992208

Displacement (L)

3.4

Engine Model

5VZ-FE

Engine Power (kW)

136.4631

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Brake (hp) From

183

Cooling Type

Water

Engine Brake (hp) To

190

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

1998 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%

1998 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 4TAWN72NXWZ135242

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 02, 1998
NHTSA ID Number: 10926040
Consumer Location: ARVADA, CO
VIN: 4TAWN72NXWZ****

Summary of Complaint

THERE IS AN ACCELERATED AND ABNORMAL AMOUNT OF CORROSION AND RUST SHOWING UP ON UNDERCARRIAGE OF THE VEHICLE. REAR LEAF SPRINGS HAVE LOST RUBBER BUMPER DUE TO RUST, AND SUSPENSION/FRAME MAKE NOISES DUE TO STRESS ON FRAME WHICH IS THE RESULT OF RUST/CORROSION. I AM THE ORIGINAL OWNER TO THIS VEHICLE, HAVING PURCHASED IT NEW AND HAVING ALWAYS HAD IT IN COLORADO A MOSTLY DRY CLIMATE NOT CONDUCIVE TO RUST/CORROSION. I HAVE IT AT THE SAME DEALERSHIP I BOUGHT IT FROM MULTIPLE TIMES PER YEAR FOR SERVICE, AND IT IS STILL UNDER 150K ORIG MILES. I HAVE NEVER BEEN INFORMED BY THE TOYOTA DEALERSHIP REPS. ABOUT CONCERNS WITH RUST/CORROSION ISSUES, NOR HAS ANY COMPANY STAFF EVER ACKNOWLEDGED ANY CONCERNS OVER THESE ISSUES, OR HAS THE COMPANY REACHED OUT TO INFORM ME OF POTENTIAL PROBLEMS. IN NO WAY, SHAPE OR FORM HAS TOYOTA EVER ADVISED ME OF ANY RECALL, CONCERNS OR PROBLEMS. I HAVE LIVED AT MY CURRENT RESIDENCE AND HAD THE SAME PHONE NUMBERS FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS AND THIS HAS BEEN IN THE STEVENSON TOYOTA DEALERSHIP RECORDS THIS WHOLE TIME. THIS IS EXTREMELY CONCERNING DUE TO THE MOUNTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS HERE IN COLORADO, AND SPEED AT WHICH THIS RUST/CORROSION IS EXPANDING AND MAKING THE VEHICLE WEAK AND UNSAFE TO OPERATE. APPARENTLY MORE OWNERS OF THIS VEHICLE AND MODEL YEAR ARE EXPERIENCING THE VERY SAME ISSUES AND HAVE NOT BEEN NOTIFIED BY TOYOTA. THIS APPEARS TO BE A PROLIFIC ISSUE THAT NEEDS IMMEDIATE ATTENTION.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 26, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10537972
Consumer Location: DILLON, MT
VIN: 4TAWN72NXWZ****

Summary of Complaint

UPON PURCHASE OF A 1998 TOYOTA TACOMA FROM LITHIA TOYOTA OF MISSOULA, MONTANA I WAS PRESENTED WITH AN ODOMETER DISCLOSURE STATEMENT STATING THE VEHICLE HAD 168,143 MILES. WHILE TEST DRIVING THE VEHICLE EARLIER ON PAVED HIGHWAY I NOTICED THE ODOMETER READ 168,000 AND SOMETHING MILES, SO SIGNED THE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT IN GOOD FAITH OF THE DEALER. I ALSO HAD REQUESTED A VEHICLE HISTORY REPORT. AFTER THE TEST DRIVE, THE SALESMAN HANDED ME AN AUTOCHECK VEHICLE HISTORY REPORT. HE DID NOT EXPLAIN DETAILS OF THE REPORT TO ME, ALTHOUGH IT SEEMED FAIRLY STRAIGHTFORWARD. HEADING THE ODOMETERCHECK SECTION, IN BOLD LETTERS IT STATED "YOUR VEHICLE CHECKS OUT!" IT CONTINUED BY STATING "AUTOCHECK EXAMINED THE REPORTED ODOMETER READINGS REPORTED TO AUTOCHECK FOR THIS 1998 TOYOTA TACOMA SR5(VIN#) AND NO INDICATION OF AN ODOMETER ROLLBACK OR TAMPERING WAS FOUND." BECAUSE I HAD BEEN WARNED ABOUT USED VEHICLES AND ACCIDENTS I FOCUSED ON THE ACCIDENTCHECK AND TITLE AND PROBLEMCHECK IN THE REPORT. IT WASN'T UNTIL THE ODOMETER WENT OUT DRIVING ON GRAVEL A WEEK LATER THAT I REALIZED THE ODOMETER WAS FLAWED. AND IT DOESN'T RECORD THE MILEAGE WHEN IT IS OUT. ON CLOSER INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE HISTORY REPORT, THERE ARE SIX REPORTS UNDERNEATH THE ODOMETERCHECK SECTION. THE SUSPECT MILEAGE IS BETWEEN THE 2ND AND 3RD MILEAGE REPORTS. THE 2ND MILEAGE REPORTS 15,000 MILES 10/09/98 WITH A NOTATION STATING: "NOT INCLUDED IN ROLLBACK CALCULATION." THE 3RD MILEAGE REPORTS 10,038 12/10/1998. THAT IS A DIFFERENCE OF -4,962 MILES LOST ON THE ODOMETER. I PHONED, THEN BROUGHT THE TACOMA BACK TO LITHIA 8/6/13. THE MAN IN THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT SAID THEY FOUND NO PROBLEM AND RECOMMENDED REPLACING THE CIRCUIT BOARD AT MY EXPENSE. THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO, HE REPEATED. I WROTE A LETTER TO TOYOTA CORP. 8/9/13 AND RECEIVED A RESPONSE BY PHONE 8/20/13. THE ANALYST STOOD BY LITHIA'S DECISION 8/23/13.

Components: STRUCTURE

June 01, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10404856
Consumer Location: HARRISBURG, PA
VIN: 4TAWN72NXWZ****

Summary of Complaint

LETTER FROM SENATOR CASEY ON BEHALF OF CONSTITUENT RE HIS 1998 TOYOTA TACOMA *TGW THE CONSUMER STATED PRIOR TO PURCHASING THE VEHICLE, IT WAS DAMAGED ON THE RIGHT SIDE AND HAS A RECONSTRUCTED TITLE. TOYOTA RECALLED THE VEHICLE DUE TO A MANUFACTURERS DEFECT FOR FRAME RUST. TOYOTA DENIED THE RECOMMENDATION OF INCLUDING THE VEHICLE IN THE BUY BACK PROGRAM, DUE TO THE RECONSTRUCTED TITLE, EVEN THOUGH THE FRAME WAS CAUSED BY TOYOTA THREE YEARS PRIOR DURING THE MANUFACTURING OF THE VEHICLE. *JB

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

September 26, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 8014183
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4TAWN72NXWZ****

Summary of Complaint

FRONT BRAKE ROTORS WERE REPLACED 3 TIMES, AND THE BRAKE SHOES REPLACED 6 TIMES. THEY WERE REPLACED EVERY 16,000-18,000 MILES DUE TO EXCESSIVE WEAR. DURING FAILURE THE VEHICLE WOULD EXPERIENCE EXTENDED STOPPING DISTANCE, REAREND HOPPED UP IF SUDDEN BRAKING WAS APPLIED. DEALER WAS INFORMED. *AK *NLM

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 26, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 716832
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4TAWN72NXWZ****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN ACCELERATING IN 2ND GEAR THERE IS A BAD VIBRATION(2000-2500 RPM). IT ALSO "CLUNKS" WHEN SHIFTING FROM 1ST GEAR TO 2ND GEAR. THE HIGHER THE RPM THE WORSE IT "CLUNKS". VEHICLE PURCHASED IN NOVEMBER 1999. TAKEN TO DEALER TWICE REGARDING PROBLEM. DEALER SAYS IT IS "NORMAL". I AM CONCERNED THAT THE TRANSMISSION SYNCHRONIZERS ARE WORN OUT AND WANT TO GET PROBLEM RESOLVED WHILE COVERED UNDER 60,000 MILE DRIVETRAIN WARRANTY. *AK

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 29, 1998
NHTSA ID Number: 609916
Consumer Location: WINCHESTER, CA
VIN: 4TAWN72NXWZ****

Summary of Complaint

KEY WOULD NOT TURN IN THE IGNITION. YH

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 26, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 607347
Consumer Location: TWIN PEAKS, CA
VIN: 4TAWN72NXWZ****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION FAILED SINCE NEW. YH

Components: STRUCTURE

December 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11399788
Consumer Location: RICHLANDS, VA
VIN: 4TAPM62N7WZ****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT A 1998 TOYOTA TACOMA 4X4 AUTOMATIC WITH 106995 ON THE ODOMETER AND I AM HAVING A HARD TIME GETTING IT INSPECTED BECAUSE OF THE RIGHT SIDE REAR FRAME IS TESTED TO BAD

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

March 06, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11399558
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4TASN92N2WZ****

Summary of Complaint

BOUGHT A VEHICLE FROM A WOMAN OFF OF CRAIGSLIST. MET HER IN AN UNFAMILIAR AREA. WOMAN STATED THE VEHICLE WAS IN GOOD CONDITION AND RUNS PERFECT. WOMAN WOULD NOT ALLOW US TO TEST DRIVE THE VEHICLE. MY HUSBAND INSISTED ON CHECKING THE VIN ON CARFAX AND SHE QUICKLY PULLED OUT AN OUTDATED TITLE. THE VEHICLE'S ODOMETER READING STATED APPROXIMATELY 166,000 MILES. AFTER THE TRANSACTION OF $5000.00 WAS COMPLETED IN CASH. SHE QUICKLY LEFT WITH A HEAVYSET HISPANIC MALE THAT WAS WITH HER. MY HUSBAND LOOKED AT CARFAX AND THE LAST REPORTED MILEAGE ON CARFAX FOR THE VIN NUMBER WAS APPROXIMATELY 278,000 MILES FOR THAT VEHICLE. THE WOMAN QUICKLY BLOCKED OUT PHONE NUMBERS. ABOUT AN HOUR LATER SHE HAD HER NUMBER UNBLOCKED. WE CALLED HER FROM A DIFFERENT NUMBER AND ACTED AS THOUGH I WAS READY TO PURCHASE A VEHICLE FROM HER AND SHE STATED SHE HAD ANOTHER VEHICLE, AND COULD MEET ME AT THE SAME LOCATION (NOT KNOWING IT WAS ME) NOT ONLY WAS THE ODOMETER READING FALSE, THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DRIVEABLE AND COMPLETELY UNSAFE. THE TRANSMISSION WAS BROKEN.

Components: STRUCTURE

April 24, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11203515
Consumer Location: PLAINFIELD, NJ
VIN: 4TAPM62N8WZ****

Summary of Complaint

FRAME IS VERY BAD SHAPE DUE TO RUST PROBLEM AND BROKEN

Components: STRUCTURE

March 11, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11186670
Consumer Location: MOLALLA, OR
VIN: 4TAPM62N7WZ****

Summary of Complaint

MY SON WAS DRIVING HIS 1998 TOYOTA TACOMA DOWN THE HIGHWAY WHEN THE FRAME SEPARATED IN HALF. LUCKILY HE WAS ABLE TO SLOWLY PULL THE VEHICLE OVER TO THE SIDE AND GET IT OFF OF THE ROAD WITHOUT HARM TO HIMSELF OR OTHERS. THE TRUCK WAS LATER TRAILERED TO A FRIENDS HOUSE WHERE A TEMPORARY BRACE WAS WELDED ON. WE LATER BROUGHT THE TRUCK TO A DEALERSHIP WHO TOOK ONE LOOK AT THE FRAME AND SAID WE WERE NOT DRIVING THAT TRUCK HOME IT WAS EXTREMELY RUSTED BEYOND ITS YEARS. THE DEALERSHIP GAVE US A RENTAL CAR FOR THE EVENING UNTIL THEY HEARD BACK FROM TOYOTA WHO REFUSED TO REPLACE THE FRAME BECAUSE THE PROGRAM HAD EXPIRED. UNFORTUNATELY I AM ON ABLE TO PURCHASE A NEW VEHICLE FOR MY SON. I DID MY DUE DILIGENCE WHEN I PURCHASED THE TRUCK AND PULLED A CARFAX ON IT AND THERE WAS NO REPORT OF A RECALL, I DID NOT LOOK UNDERNEATH TO CHECK FOR FRAME DAMAGE AS THE TRUCK HAD A CLEAN TITLE AND THERE DID NOT SEEM TO BE A REASON.

Components: SEAT BELTS

February 13, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11183215
Consumer Location: ELKINS, AR
VIN: 4TAWM72N9WZ****

Summary of Complaint

THE DRIVER SIDE SEAT BELT STARTED FRAYING AND AFTER WHILE LOCKED UP ,WOULD NOT RETRACTED OR PULL OUT. NOW THE PASSENGER SIDE IS FRAYING AND NOW IT IS LOCKED UP, IT DOES NOT MATTER IF THE ENGINE IS RUNNING OR NOT IT WILL NOT RETRACTED OR PULL OUT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SEAT BELTS SERVICE BRAKES

December 07, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11162647
Consumer Location: CORSICANA, TX
VIN: 4TAVL52N3WZ****

Summary of Complaint

THE WIRING HARNESS CABLE FROM THE SENSORS TO THE COMPUTER BURNOUT AND THE SEATBELTS DOESN'T RESPOND RIGHT ESPECIALLY WITH HIS UNRAVELING AND DOESN'T LOCK GOOD OR POOL AND THE MASTER CYLINDER IT'S NOT FUNCTION CORRECTLY EITHER IT'S LIKE IT'S NOT STOPPING THE BRAKES ARE NOT STOPPING I KNOW THE VEHICLE IS OLD BUT STILL THIS IS A DEFECT AND VERY HAS FOR THE DRIVERS OF ALL THE VEHICLES MY 1998 TOYOTA TACOMA SR5 2.4 LITER 2 WHEEL DRIVE

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11115728
Consumer Location: VIPER, KY
VIN: 4TAPM62N3WZ****

Summary of Complaint

FRAME ON RIGHT AND LEFT REAR RUSTED THREW

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11078567
Consumer Location: WESTON, WV
VIN: 4TAPM62N1WZ****

Summary of Complaint

I RECEIVED A SAFETY RECALL LETTER IN 2011 REGARDING A TACOMA FRAME RUST CORROSION ISSUE. I OPENED A CASE AND HAD MY TOYOTA INSPECTED ON 5/20/11 BY A TOYOTA DEALERSHIP. THEY SAID THE FRAME HAD PASSED INSPECTION. ON 12/02/11 TOYOTA PERFORMED A BODY FRAME UNDERCOATING ON THE VEHICLE. FAST FORWARD TO 2017. I FOUND A SMALL HOLE IN THE FRAME THAT WAS INSPECTED BY TOYOTA AND DEEMED SAFE. I CONTACTED TOYOTA AND THEY SAID SINCE THE SAFETY RECALL ON THE FRAME HAS PASSED THERE WAS NOTHING THEY CAN DO ABOUT IT. THE INTERNET IS FULL OF OTHER STORIES OF TOYOTA'S WITH RUSTING FRAMES. I FEEL IT IS NOW UNSAFE TO DRIVE AND/OR SELL TO SOMEONE.

Components: STRUCTURE

November 29, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11051480
Consumer Location: KITTERY POINT, ME
VIN: 4TAPM62N7WZ****

Summary of Complaint

THE PROBLEM WITH MY TRUCK IS THAT THERE IS SEVER CORROSION ON THE FRAME MAKING THE VEHICLE UNSAFE TO DRIVE. TOYOTA HAS PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED AND ATTEMPTED TO CORRECT THIS PROBLEM HOWEVER THEIR ATTEMPT (UNDERCOATING) FAILED. THE MANUFACTURER NOW REFUSES TO RECTIFY THE SITUATION.

Components: WHEELS

October 17, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11043791
Consumer Location: TRINIDAD, CO
VIN: 4TANL42N7WZ****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION ON A HIGHWAY AT A SPEED BETWEEN 60-65 ML/HR, WHEN I HEARD SOMETHING POP. WHEN COMING TO A STOP SIGN AT THE OFF RAMP, THE STEERING WHEEL IMMEDIATELY TURNED TO THE RIGHT, AFTER PRESSING ON THE BRAKES. I TOOK IT TO WALMART WERE I PURCHASED THE TIRES AND EXPLAINED TO THE INTAKE TECHNICIAN OF THE SITUATION AND REQUESTED A BALANCING OF ALL 4 TIRES, BECAUSE I THOUGHT A WEIGHT HAD FALLEN OFF THE RIM. THE AUTO TECHNICIAN BALANCED ALL 4 TIRES. THE RECEIPT STATED TIRES BALANCE ACCEPTED AND COMPLETE. NO OUT OF BALANCE SPECIFICATIONS WERE INDICATED. THE PROBLEM WAS NOT RESOLVED. WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AT 60-65 ML/HR AND COMING TO A STOP, THE VEHICLE STILL PULLED TO THE RIGHT IMMEDIATELY WHEN LETTING GO OF THE STEERING WHEEL. I THEN HAD THE ALIGNMENT CHECKED BY ANOTHER AUTO/TIRE SHOP. IT WAS FOUND TO BE OUT OF ALIGNMENT. THE MECHANIC COULD NOT SOLVE THE VEHICLE PULLING TO THE RIGHT AND SWAPPED THE FRONT TIRES, FROM RIGHT TO LEFT. HE FOUND THE VEHICLE NOW PULLED TO THE LEFT. HE STATED THE ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS ARE CORRECT AND THAT IT WAS A BAD TIRE. THE PROBLEM WITH THE TIRE WAS INTERNAL AND TO CONTACT WALMART WHERE YOU PURCHASED THEM. WALMART DID NOT CHECK THE TIRE AND STATED THE WARRANTY WAS NOT EFFECTIVE AT 5/32ND TREAD DEPTH. WALMART STATED THEY OPTED OUT OF MICHELIN'S TIRE WARRANTY AND TO CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER OF THE TIRE DIRECTLY. I THEN CONTACTED MICHELIN NORTH AMERICA CUSTOMER CARE, WERE THEY AUTHORIZED ME TO TAKE IT TO ANOTHER TIRE DEALER WHO SOLD MICHELIN TIRES. I TOOK IT TO PHIL LONG TOYOTA DEALER WHO STATED THEY WOULD PROCESS THE WARRANTY FOR THIS TIRE. THEY CHECKED THE TIRE AND FOUND THAT THE TIRE ON THE LEFT SIDE HAD AN INTERNAL SEPARATED BELT. THE COMPANY MICHELIN NORTH AMERICA IS PROCESSING THE WARRANTY.

Components: STRUCTURE

March 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11024960
Consumer Location: LEON, WV
VIN: 4TAPM62N0WZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 TOYOTA TACOMA. AFTER INSPECTING THE VEHICLE, THE CONTACT BECAME AWARE THAT THE SUBFRAME BETWEEN THE REAR AXLE WAS SEVERELY RUSTED. THE CONTACT WAS CONCERNED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS UNSAFE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO BE DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. A DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED BY THE MANUFACTURER OF A BUY BACK PROGRAM, WHICH HAD EXPIRED. THE CONTACT RECEIVED CASE NUMBERS: 1505202202 AND 1602030551. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 132,238.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

August 24, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11021327
Consumer Location: DALTON, GA
VIN: 4TAWN72N9WZ****

Summary of Complaint

I RECENTLY BOUGHT MY 98 TOYOTA TACOMA EXTENDED CAB 44. I KNEW NOTHING OF ANY FRAME RUST PROBLEMS OR ANY OTHER PROBLEMS THAT TOYOTA'S HAD. NOW I AM THE PROUD OWNER OF A GOOD LOOKING TRUCK THAT I JUST FOUND OUT IS NOT ONLY UNSAFE TO DRIVE OFF ROAD BUT ON ROAD ALSO.YESTERDAY I FOUND THAT THE REAR SHOCK,WHERE IT MOUNTS ON TOP,HAD BROKE THROW THE FRAME AND AFTER INSPECTING AND DOING A QUICK WELDING REPAIR JUST TO MAKE IT HOME,THAT THE FRAME HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN REPAIRED IN OTHER PLACES BUT ONLY WELDED NEW METAL OVER THE EXISTING RUSTING FRAME.NO ONE HAS MADE ANY ATTEMY TO INFORM ME OF ANY PROBLEMS AND FROM WHAT I'M SEEING NOW IT'S PAST THE 15 YR DEADLINE. I BOUGHT A TOYOTA BECAUSE OF ITS DEPENDABILITY BUT WHAT GOOD IS IT TO HAVE A DEPENDABLE ENGINE WHEN THE FRAME WASN'T PREPARED TO HOLD UP TO NORMAL CONDITIONS WITHOUT RUSTING INTO.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 30, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 11015435
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: 4TAPM62N1WZ****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE WAS STOPPED IN TRAFFIC ATTEMPTING A LEFT TURN. VEHICLE WAS REAR ENDED BY A DRIVER NOT PAYING ATTENTION, SENT AIRBORNE, FLIPPED SEVERAL TIMES FORWARD AND SIDEWAYS, THEN HIT A PARKED CAR. AIR BAG NEVER DEPLOYED, RESULTING IN MAJOR INJURIES TO DRIVER OF VEHICLE.

Components: SEAT BELTS

March 17, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11012946
Consumer Location: ACTON, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

SEAT BELTS ARE FRAYED AND LOCK UP. SR5 EXTRA CAB- DRIVERS SIDE AND REAR SEAT BELTS ARE NOT WORKING

Components: STRUCTURE

June 12, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10995685
Consumer Location: PISGAH FOREST, NC
VIN: 4TAWN72N9WZ****

Summary of Complaint

THE TACOMA HAS DEVELOPED SIGNIFICANT RUST AROUND THE PASSENGER SIDE REAR LEAD SPRING BRACKET. THE BRACKET IS BEGINNING TO PULL AWAY FROM THE FRAME AND THE VEHICLE IS NO LONGER USABLE AS A RESULT, THIS IS VERY DISCOURAGING AS THIS VEHICLE HAS BEEN MAINTAINED WELL AND CURRENTLY HAS 250K MILES ON IT. ALL OTHER PARTS OF THIS VEHICLE IS IN VERY GOOD SHAPE.

Components: SEAT BELTS

May 25, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10993245
Consumer Location: WILDOMAR, CA
VIN: WZ100502****

Summary of Complaint

SEAT BELTS LOCK UP AND WILL NOT RELEASE AND WILL NOT RETRACT AND THE STRAP IS COMING APART.

Components: STRUCTURE

May 19, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10990564
Consumer Location: YORK, PA
VIN: 4TAWM72N5WZ****

Summary of Complaint

FRAME PERFORATION AKA RUST THROUGH PROBLEM FAILED PA INSPECTION THIS WEEK. GARAGE NOTIFIED ME OF KNOWN TACOMA FRAME RUST PROBLEMS. TOYOTA DEALER SAYS ITS TOO LATE BUT I WAS NOT AWARE OF THIS HAZARD THAT TOYOTA SEEMS TO BE WELL AWARE OF. BODY SHOP WILL NOT TOUCH THIS PROBLEM OF RUST THROUGH ABOVE SPRING LEAF MOUNTS DUE TO LIABILITY CONCERNS. THIS SEEMS LIKE TOYOTA'S PROBLEM TO SOLVE. PLEASE HELP!

Components: STRUCTURE

April 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10980906
Consumer Location: SELIGMAN, MO
VIN: 4TAWN72N8WZ****

Summary of Complaint

THE FRAME OF THE 1998 TOYOTA TACOMA XTRACAB TRUCK WE OWN HAS SEVERE RUST ISSUES TO THE POINT THAT IT IS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE. I HAVE ATTACHED 4 PICTURES TOTAL WITH 2 OF THE PICTURES SHOWING THE DAMAGE TO THE CAB FROM MOVEMENT THERE ARE OTHER AREAS THAT ARE RUSTED WORSE, BUT CAN NOT GET GOOD PICS OF. WE LIVE MIDWEST, A AREA THAT SALT IS NOT A FACTOR. WE NOTCED THIS DAMAGE AFTER FEELING THAT THE BED WAS MOVING.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 01, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10958970
Consumer Location: UTICA, MI
VIN: 4TAWN72N2WZ****

Summary of Complaint

THIS VEHICLES FRAME IS BREAKING BECAUSE IT LACKED ADEQUATE CORROSION-RESISTANT PROTECTION. AS A RESULT, IT SUFFERS HEAVILY FROM RUST PERFORATION.

Components: SUSPENSION UNKNOWN OR OTHER

December 31, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10956183
Consumer Location: STEARNS, KY
VIN: 4TAPM62N1WZ****

Summary of Complaint

PURCHASED 1998 TOYOTA TACOMA 4WD TRUCK OCTOBER 2012. VEHICLE HAD BEEN RECALLED FOR FRAME RUST AND WAS SERVICED BY A TOYOTA DEALERSHIP 05/25/2011 AND FRAME AND UNDER CARRIAGE WAS INSPECTED, CLEANED, PREPARED AND COATED WITH UNDERCOATING. DEALERSHIP ADVISED THE PROBLEM WAS CORRECTED. MILEAGE AT TIME WAS 161,757. IN LATE 2012 RUST SPOTS DEVELOPED AGAIN AND CONTINUED TO WORSEN UNTIL THE FRAME COMPLETELY RUSTED THROUGH AND BROKE ABOVE THE RIGHT REAR WHEEL IN THE VICINITY OF THE SHOCK ABSORB-ER BRACKET WHICH ALSO WAS RUSTED THROUGH. THERE ARE VARIOUS OTHER RUST PROBLEM AREAS ON THE FRAME AND SUSPENSION PARTS AND ANOTHER FRAME RUST THROUGH IS EVIDENT ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE VEHICLE ABOVE THE REAR TIRE AT THE SHOCK ABSORB-ERR BRACKET.. DECEMBER 2016, MILEAGE 211,927 THE VEHICLE WAS CONSIDERED TO BE UNSAFE FOR OPERATION AND TAKEN OFF THE PUBLIC ROADWAYS BY THE CURRENT OWNER AFTER THE FRAME BROKE INTO WHILE TURNING INTO THE DRIVEWAY. THE VEHICLE WAS PLACED OUT OF SERVICE DUE TO FEAR OF BEING HELD LIABLE FOR DEATH, INJURY OR DISMEMBERMENT TO SELF, PERSON OR PERSONS DUE TO KNOWINGLY CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE WOULD BE UNSAFE. AFTER EXTENSIVE RESEARCH OF FRAME RUST THROUGH PROBLEMS, THE TOYOTA DEALERSHIP THAT HANDLED THE RECALL IN 2011 WAS CONTACTED IN PERSON BY THE CURRENT OWNER ON FEBRUARY 21, 2017 AT 1:30 PM AND WAS ADVISED BY THE DEALERSHIP SERVICE DEPARTMENT THAT THE ENHANCED WARRANTY WAS ONLY GOOD FOR 15 YEARS FROM THE DATE THE VEHICLE WAS FIRST PURCHASED NEW AND PLACED IN SERVICE WHICH WAS APRIL 1998 AND HAD EXPIRED IN APRIL 2013. AS THE CURRENT OWNER OF THE VEHICLE I WAS NEVER NOTIFIED BY TOYOTA THAT A WARRANTY HAD EVER EXISTED AND WOULD SOON EXPIRE AND NOR MYSELF OR THE PREVIOUS OWNER WAS EVER NOTIFIED TO HAVE THE VEHICLE REINSPECTED BY TOYOTA TO MAKE SURE THE PROBLEM HAD NOT REOCCURRED AND VEHICLE WAS SAFE FOR CONTINUED OPERATION.

Components: STRUCTURE

February 13, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10954391
Consumer Location: GROVER, MO
VIN: 4TAVL52N7WZ****

Summary of Complaint

RUST RECALL TOYOTA CAR DEALERSHIP UNWILLING TO "GOODWILL" FIX FRAME DUE TO NOT APPLYING RUST CHEMICALS ON TO THE FRAME

Components: STRUCTURE

December 09, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10935308
Consumer Location: STAFFORD, VA
VIN: 4TAWM72N4WZ****

Summary of Complaint

MY VEHICLE HAS BEEN INSPECTED EACH YEAR AND PROPERLY MAINTAINED. INSPECTIONS AND OTHER MAINTENANCE HAVE FREQUENTLY OCCURRED AT TOYOTA DEALERS BY TOYOTA TECHNICIANS. MY VEHICLE WAS UNDERGOING ANNUAL INSPECTION DECEMBER 2016 AT A NON-TOYOTA GARAGE AND I WAS ADVISED OF A FAILED INSPECTION DUE TO STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY ISSUES CAUSED BY SEVERE RUSTING ON THE FRAME OF THE TRUCK. I WAS ALSO ADVISED TO CEASE DRIVING THE TRUCK AS IT IS NOW CONSIDERED A DANGER TO MYSELF AND, I ASSUME, TO OTHER MOTORISTS. THE TECHNICIAN SUGGESTED THAT THERE MAY HAVE BEEN A RECALL FOR THIS PROBLEM. I CALLED TOYOTA SEVERAL TIMES AND WAS ULTIMATELY TOLD I HAD RUN OUT OF TIME. I PLEADED THAT I HAVE OWNED THE VEHICLE FOR OVER TEN YEARS AND WOULD HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF ANY RECALLS HAD I RECEIVED ANY INFORMATION OF ONE, BUT NO ONE IS ABLE TO EXPLAIN TO ME WHY I WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM. A PROBLEM LIKE THIS DOES NOT CROP UP WITHIN A YEAR AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO HIDE FROM HONEST TECHNICIANS CONCERNED WITH THE INTEGRITY OF THEIR INSPECTIONS/MAINTENANCE AND THE SAFETY OF MOTORISTS. THIS VEHICLE IS FREQUENTLY USED FOR TRAVEL OVER DISTANCES GREATER THAN 50 MILES, ONE WAY, AND TO FIND OUT THAT I HAVE BEEN OPERATING SUCH A DANGEROUS VEHICLE OVER SUCH LONG DISTANCES AND POSING SUCH A DANGER TO MYSELF AND COUNTLESS OTHER MOTORISTS BECAUSE OF THE SILENCE AND/OR NEGLIGENCE OF TOYOTA TECHNICIANS IS UNACCEPTABLE AND REPREHENSIBLE. MY VEHICLE IS OTHERWISE IN GREAT RUNNING CONDITION WITH MANY NEW PARTS THAT SHOW PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP. I MUST DEMAND THAT TOYOTA REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE FRAME ON MY VEHICLE TO RESTORE THE SAFETY AND PEACE OF MIND THAT MOTORISTS HAVE A RIGHT TO EXPECT WHEN THEY GET BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A CAR. *TR

Components: SEAT BELTS

December 06, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10934405
Consumer Location: ROANOKE, TX
VIN: 4TAPM62N5WZ****

Summary of Complaint

EXCESS FRAYING BOTH DISES

Components: STRUCTURE

October 24, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10924861
Consumer Location: SMITHTON, MO
VIN: 4TAPM62N8WZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 TOYOTA TACOMA. UPON INSPECTING UNDER THE FRONT AND REAR PASSENGER SIDES OF THE VEHICLE, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THERE WAS RUST AND A HOLE. THE DEALER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE, BUT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS UNCERTAIN IF THE VEHICLE WOULD BE REPAIRED BY A DEALER OR AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND PROVIDED NO SOLUTION. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 261,000.

Components: STEERING STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 12, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10915619
Consumer Location: SALEM, NH
VIN: 4TAVL52N5WZ****

Summary of Complaint

"1995 THROUGH 2000 MODEL YEAR TACOMA FRAME RUST CORROSION WARRANTY EXTENSION" RECEIVED A LETTER FROM TOYOTA ATTACHED. REQUESTED FRAME INSPECTION ATTACHED. REQUESTED ANOTHER FRAME INSPECTION ATTACHED. MY VEHICLE CASE WAS NOT HANDLED CONSISTENT WITH THE INTENT OF TOYOTA'S PROGRAM NOR WAS I CONTACTED BY THEIR IMPARTIAL SERVICES GROUP (ISG). AS A RESULT THE SAFETY OF ME AND MY PASSENGERS HAS BEEN NEGLECTED BE NOT ALLOWING ME THE SAFETY BENEFITS OF THEIR WARRANTY OFFERINGS.

Components: STRUCTURE

August 20, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10903699
Consumer Location: NEWINGTON, CT
VIN: 4TAWN72N5WZ****

Summary of Complaint

MASSIVE ACCELERATED CORROSION OF THE FRAME INCLUDING LEAF SPRINGS WHICH HAS NOW PUNCTURED THE GAS TANK LEADING TO GASOLINE LEAKING. THERE HAVE BEEN HUNDREDS OF COMPLAINTS AS FAR AS I CAN TELL FOR THE SAME REASON. HOWEVER, THERE ARE NO RECALLS BY TOYOTA AND THE COMPANY AND DEALERSHIP ARE SAYING THEY ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE!

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 12, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10884235
Consumer Location: PETERSBURG, AK
VIN: 4TAWM72N9WZ****

Summary of Complaint

THE FRAME ON THIS VEHICLE IS BAD. MY WIFE HAS HAD THIS TRUCK SINCE 1998 AND THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A RECALL ISSUED FOR THIS FRAME ISSUE. THE FRAME WILL EVENTUALLY BREAK AS REPORTED BY MANY OTHER CONSUMERS AND IS IT IS ON THE ROAD WHEN THIS HAPPENS COULD CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. PLEASE ISSUE A RECALL.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10883984
Consumer Location: LOVELAND, OH
VIN: 4TAWN72N5WZ****

Summary of Complaint

MY FRAME IS RUSTED AND CRACKED IN HALF. I WELDED A PLATE TO THE FRAME AND USED A BOLT FOR THE SHOCK MOUNT TO REPLACE THE BUSTED SHOCK MOUNT. CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THE VEHICLE AS I AM WAITING FOR THE REST OF THE FRAME TO BREAK IN HALF AS I AM DRIVING.

Components: STRUCTURE

June 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10873043
Consumer Location: STOUGHTON, WI
VIN: 4TAVL52N3WZ****

Summary of Complaint

1998 TOYOTA TACOMA. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO DEALERSHIP REFUSAL TO REPAIR VEHICLE FRAME CORROSION RECALL NOTICE. *SMD THE CONSUMER STATED THE FRAME WAS COMPLETELY CORRODED AND THE VEHICLE WAS INOPERABLE. DURING THE RECALL IN 2008, THE VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED AND THE CONSUMER WAS INFORMED THE VEHICLE DID NOT HAVE THE INVOLVED METAL THAT WAS SUSCEPTIBLE TO CORROSION. THE DEALER INFORMED THE CONSUMER, THE VEHICLE WAS PAST THE 15 YEAR LIMIT, AND THEY WERE UNABLE TO IX IT, OR BUY IT BACK. *JB

Components: STRUCTURE

April 18, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10865881
Consumer Location: BUCYRUS, OH
VIN: 4TAWM72N9WZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 TOYOTA TACOMA. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS UNDERGOING ROUTINE BRAKE SERVICE, THE MECHANIC NOTICED THAT THE ENTIRE FRAME WAS CORRODED WITH HOLES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 161,000.....UPDATED 0711/16 *BF UPDATED 7/12/16*LJ *CN

Components: STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10863004
Consumer Location: OCEANSIDE, CA
VIN: 4TAWN72N4WZ****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT MY '98 TOYOTA TACOMA IN 2000. SINCE THAT PURCHASE I HAVE NEVER RECEIVED A LETTER REGARDING ANY RECALLS OR SAFELY ISSUES. I HAVE ONLY MOVED ONCE SINCE I PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE AND THAT WAS IN 2003. SO I FEEL THAT TOYOTA MADE NO HONEST EFFORT TO CONTACT ME REGARDING ANY ISSUES SO I SHOULD BE ABLE TO ADDRESS AND HAVE REPAIRED ANY PROBLEMS THAT WERE RECALLED SUCH AS THE CORRODING FRAME. THIS IS A SERIOUS ISSUE THAT TOYOTA CONVENIENTLY LET FALL THROUGH THE CRACKS.

Components: STRUCTURE

April 19, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10860914
Consumer Location: MARS HILL, NC
VIN: 4TAPM62N0WZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT HEARD A NOISE FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. UPON INSPECTION, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE ENTIRE FRAME WAS RUSTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 312,000.

Components: STRUCTURE WHEELS

April 03, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10855100
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4TAVL52N1WZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRAME OF THE VEHICLE WAS FRACTURED BY THE REAR WHEEL ON THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE FRAME WAS NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 319,552.

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