2008 TOYOTA TACOMA VIN: 5TEKU72N78Z489054

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
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VIN 5TEKU72N78Z489054 Decoding Toyota Vin Decoder

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Make

TOYOTA

Manufacturer Name

TOYOTA MOTOR MANUFACTURING, CALIFORNIA, INC.

Model

Tacoma

Model Year

2008

Plant City

FREMONT

Series

GRN270L

Trim

Deluxe

Vehicle Type

TRUCK

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Toyota Motor Manufacturing

Plant State

CALIFORNIA

Note

Cab: Double

Body Class

Pickup

Wheel Base Type

Super 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

4x2

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 5TEKU72N78Z489054

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.

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