2009 TOYOTA TACOMA VIN: 5TEUU42N09Z668707

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VIN 5TEUU42N09Z668707 Decoding Toyota Vin Decoder

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Make

TOYOTA

Manufacturer Name

TOYOTA MOTOR MANUFACTURING, CALIFORNIA, INC.

Model

Tacoma

Model Year

2009

Plant City

FREMONT

Series

TRN240L/TRN245L/GRN245L

Trim

Deluxe

Vehicle Type

TRUCK

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Toyota Motor Manufacturing

Plant State

CALIFORNIA

Note

Cab: Extra

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

2009 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%

2009 TOYOTA TACOMA Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Standard
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 5TEUU42N09Z668707

Components: SEAT BELTS

October 14, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11436858
Consumer Location: RANCHO CORDOVA, CA
VIN: 5TETX22N49Z****

Summary of Complaint

I had my mechanic take the passenger door panel off to investigate a rattle in the door. What he found was the seat belt anchor bolt for the front passenger had come loose and was rattling around inside the access door ( a rear door where the front passenger seatbelt is mounted). This is a serious safety problem as the seatbelt would not have worked properly in an accident, not being properly bolted/anchored to the vehicle. My mechanic stated he has never seen a bolt like this come loose before, usually they are so tight they are very difficult to remove. I have never received a recall notice for this problem and have always taken this vehicle in for all recalls. I am really upset as I now see Toyota has an informal recall for this problem, yet I had to pay a mechanic to fix it.

Components: SUSPENSION

July 12, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11436401
Consumer Location: TAPPAN, NY
VIN: 5TEPX42N09Z****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated while the vehicle was at a local dealer they informed the contact that their vehicle frame was rusted and needed to be replaced. Upon investigation, the contact associated the failure with, NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V604000 (SUSPENSION) however the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was informed of failure and told the contact that they were unable to assist. The failure mileage was approximately 75,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

August 18, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11429705
Consumer Location: LEOMINSTER, MA
VIN: 5tetx22n99z****

Summary of Complaint

The vehicle has an excessive frame rotten. The car was inspected by Toyota dealer confirming the issue. The issue appeared the first week of August 2021.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

April 13, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419375
Consumer Location: JEFFERSON CITY, MO
VIN: 5TEUU42NX9Z****

Summary of Complaint

The daytime driving lights are too hot causing the plastic housing to melt, crack and, in some cases, break. My research has found that this is a common problem in Toyota Tacoma trucks from 2005-11. In April 2015, Toyota replaced the headlight assemblies with a supposed "redesigned" assembly to address this issue. However, now in April 2021, the "redesigned" assemblies have again melted, cracked and broken due to the daytime driving lights being too hot and too close to the light assembly. Nothing was redesigned in 2015. Whatever safety or fire hazard in the owner or operator that caused Toyota to replace the headlight assemblies in 2015 still exists today. I have contacted Toyota and my dealer and they have offered no assistance or remedy.

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 26, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11397853
Consumer Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL
VIN: 3TMJU62N19M****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER COMING TO A STOP AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT OR STOP SIGN, IT FEELS LIKE A "THUD" UNDER THE VEHICLE AND/OR GETTING HIT FROM BEHIND. I NOTICED THIS ON A RARE OCCASION STARTING ABOUT A YEAR AGO, BUT IT SEEMS TO NOW HAPPEN MORE OFTEN THAN NOT.

Components: STRUCTURE

August 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11397358
Consumer Location: WHITE PLAINS, NY
VIN: 5TEUX42N39Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS BEING SERVICED AT TOYOTA CITY (1305 E BOSTON POST RD, MAMARONECK, NY 10543, (914) 825-5611) UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V604000 (SUSPENSION) HE BECAME AWARE THAT THE SUBFRAME OF THE VEHICLE WAS CORRODED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER HAD BEEN INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 34,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

October 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 11389152
Consumer Location: FARMINGTON, NM
VIN: 3TMJU62N69M****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION SEEMS TO SLIP OR SLIDE AS ONE COMES TO A STOP, IT FEELS LIKE ONE IS GETTING BUMPED FROM BEHIND.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

January 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11389155
Consumer Location: FARMINGTON, NM
VIN: 3TMJU62N69M****

Summary of Complaint

THERE IS AN ISSUE ON DRIVING AMBER SIGNAL LIGHTS LOCATED ON FRONT OF VEHICLE. BULBS ARE TOO HOT, AND HAVE MELTED AND CRACKED THE LENSE COVER ON THE INSIDE OF THE HEAD LIGHT ASSEMBLY. IT IS HAMPERING LIGHT OUT PUT, AND COULD FORM A HOLE IN THE FUTURE WHICH WILL PROVIDE A HIGH BEAM OF LIGHT TO ON COMING TRAFFIC. ALSO, IT COULD IGNITE DUE TO HEAT AND PLASTIC MELTING. REPORTS OF THIS OCCURING ON TOYOTA VEHICLES HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS WITH NO RESOLVE. MIND YOU, THIS IS A ENGINEER OR MANUFACTURING MISHAP AND ERROR AS THEY FAILED TO CONSIDER AT THE MOMENT OF DESIGNING /MANUFACTURING, AND NOW THE RESULTS ARE MORE THAN EVIDENT. OTHER TOYOTA VEHICLES ARE NOT HAVING THIS ISSUE WHICH MEANS THAT SOMEONE FIGURED OUT A RESOLVE ON THEIR FUTURE PRODUCTION IN ORDER TO AVOID BAD PUBLICITY. IT IS FAIR TO SAY, THAT TOYOTA SHOULD REPLACE SUCH A DEFECT, OR REIMBURSE ITS CUSTOMERS WHO DECIDE TO REPLACE THEM DUE TO SUCH A DEFECT. THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING THE VALIDITY OF THIS MANNER!

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11386175
Consumer Location: LYNDHURST, OH
VIN: 5TEUU42N39Z****

Summary of Complaint

TOOK VEHICLE TO A REPAIR SHOP. THEY INFORMED ME THAT THE FRAME IS SEVERELY RUSTED.

Components: SUSPENSION

December 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11385631
Consumer Location: SALEM, NH
VIN: 3TMLU42N19M****

Summary of Complaint

FRAME HAS BEEN EXCESSIVELY ROTTED LIKE MANY OTHER TACOMAS IN THIS YEAR. THERE IS NO REMEDY BEING GIVEN BY A TOYOTA REP.

Components: ENGINE

November 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11373751
Consumer Location: EAST AMHERST, NY
VIN: 5TEUU42N59Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2009 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING AT 55 MPH, THEY WERE INFORMED BY ANOTHER DRIVER THAT THE VEHICLE WAS ON FIRE. THE VEHICLE SPONTANEOUSLY CAUGHT FIRE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. ALL THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER WARNING LIGHTS WERE ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO PULL OVER AND EXIT THE VEHICLE BEFORE THE VEHICLE WAS ENGULFED IN FLAMES. THERE WERE NO REPORTED INJURIES. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS ON THE SCENE. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT LOT. THE LOCAL DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 97,000. THE CONTACT STATED THE VEHICLE WAS A TOTAL LOSS. *DT *DT *JB*JB

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

October 16, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11364831
Consumer Location: GLENDALE, AZ
VIN: 3TMJU62N99M****

Summary of Complaint

CRUISE CONTROL BECAME FINICKY SPRING/SUMMER 2019. I FOUND ARTICLES STATING THAT IT COULD BE THE CLOCKSPRING/SPIRAL CABLE. I REPLACED THE CLOCKSPRING AND THAT FIXED THE CRUISE CONTROL ISSUE, BUT IT CAUSED MY AIRBAG LIGHT TO TURN ON. I HAVE BEEN DRIVING AROUND WITH THE AIRBAG LIGHT ON FOR THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF. OVER THAT TIME, THE RADIO CONTROLS ON THE STEERING WHEEL HAVE QUIT WORKING (FIRST THE VOLUME, THEN THE CHANNEL, AND THE MODE BUTTONS). THESE HAVEN'T BEEN WORKING FOR AT LEAST 3 MONTHS NOW. JUST YESTERDAY, THE CRUISE CONTROL WENT OUT COMPLETELY. NO WARNING SIGNS OR ACTING UP. IT JUST QUIT. FROM WHAT RESEARCH I HAVE DONE, THIS ISSUE WAS HANDLED UNDER A RECALL, BUT THE RECALL ONLY APPLIES TO THE TACOMA MODELS WITHOUT AUDIO CONTROLS ON THE STEERING WHEEL. HAS THAT CHANGED AT ALL? WHY WERE NOT ALL VERSIONS/CONFIGURATIONS COVERED?

Components: STRUCTURE

August 31, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11352302
Consumer Location: BRISTOL, RI
VIN: 5TEPX42N69Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED HE BECAME AWARE THAT THE CHASSIS UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE WAS EXTREMELY RUSTED. THE CONTACT CALLED BRISTOL TOYOTA LOCATED AT 2283 GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC HWY, SWANSEA, MA 02777, (401) 253-2100, AND WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED AS OF YET. THE MANUFACTURER HAD NOT BEEN INFORMED OF FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 92,458.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

February 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11340415
Consumer Location: SPRINGDALE, AR
VIN: 3TMLU42N99M****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL APPROACHING A STOP SIGN, HE HAD TO PUMP THE BRAKE PEDAL EACH TIME TO BRING THE VEHICLE TO A STOP. THERE WAS NO WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO TOYOTA OF FAYETTEVILLE (1352 W SHOWROOM DR, FAYETTEVILLE, AR 72704) WHERE THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER WAS REPLACED HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE SAME DEALER AND THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE OPERATED AS DESIGNED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 176,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

February 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11328984
Consumer Location: NEW MILFORD, PA
VIN: 5TEPX42N49Z****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD A RUSTY FRAME RECALL WHICH I TOOK IN ON FEB. 2018 AND HAD THEY SUPPOSEDLY REPAIRED THIS BY RUSTPROOFING. SINCE THEN ALL THE NEW RUSTPROOFING APPLIED FOR THIS FIX HAS DETERIORATED. THIS TRUCK HAS ONLY BEEN DRIVEN LESS THAN 10,000 MILES SINCE THAT TIME AND IS HOUSED IN A GARAGE. THIS RECALL ENDS ON JULY 28TH OF 2020 AND MY DEALER SAYS THE WILL DO NOTHING. BECAUSE NO PERFORATIONS ARE SEEN THEY WILL NOT HELP. I ASSUMED THAT THIS WAS REPAIRED CORRECTLY WHEN IT WAS DONE INITIALLY BUT HAVE FOUND THAT THE JOB DONE WAS MAINLY COSMETIC AND THE MATTER WAS NOT FIXED. I AM NOW ASKING FOR HELP TO HAVE THIS REPAIR DONE PROPERLY. *TR

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