2009 TOYOTA TACOMA VIN: 5TEUU42N89Z626706

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Condition
Unknown
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 5TEUU42N89Z626706 Decoding Toyota Vin Decoder

Error Text

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

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 5TEUU42N89Z626706

Components: SUSPENSION

December 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10897533
Consumer Location: SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT
VIN: 5TEUU42N89Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V604000 (SUSPENSION); HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: STEERING

July 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10883906
Consumer Location: MANSFIELD, MA
VIN: 5TEUU42N89Z****

Summary of Complaint

STEERING BECOMES INTERMITTENTLY 'STIFF'. COMPLAINT HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED MANY TIMES BY OWNERS ON FORUMS AND OTHER ON-LINE SITES. APPARENTLY THIS IS A DESIGN ISSUE THAT ALLOWS THE LOWER STEERING JOINT TO SUFFER ACCELERATED CORRODED BY NORMAL USE. DEALERS AND TOYOTA DO NOT ACKNOWLEDGE IT IS A MANUFACTURING ISSUE THAT CAN CAUSE/CREATE SAFETY ISSUES WITH THE VEHICLE. PROBLEM OCCURS INTERMITTENTLY AT ANY SPEED OF CAN ALSO OCCUR WHEN ATTEMPTING TO TURN STEERING WHEEL WHEN VEHICLE IS STOPPED. PROBLEM IS INTERMITTENT AND VARIOUS DEGREES OF SEVERITY.

Components: SUSPENSION

March 23, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10711904
Consumer Location: CAMPTON, NH
VIN: 5TEUU42N89Z****

Summary of Complaint

TOYOTA IS NOT ADDRESSING THE TACOMA REAR LEAF SPRING SAFETY RECALL IN A REASONABLE TIME. I WAS NOTIFIED OF THE LEAF SPRING RECALL IN THE FALL OF 2014. IN MARCH OF 2015 I TOOK MY 2009 TACOMA TO THE DEALER TO INVESTIGATE EXCESSIVE NOISE COMING FROM THE REAR OF THE TRUCK. DEALER SERVICE DEPARTMENT DETERMINED THAT ONE OF THE LEAF SPRINGS HAD FRACTURED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED PER THE SAFETY RECALL. DEALER ORDERED THE REPLACEMENT SPRINGS BUT WAS UNABLE TO PROVIDE A TIME WHEN THEY WOULD BE AVAILABLE SO THE REPAIR COULD BE COMPLETED. AFTER NEARLY A MONTH, STILL WAITING FOR PARTS. CALLS TO BOTH THE DEALER AND TOYOTA CORPORATE TO FIND OUT WHEN THE PARTS WOULD BE AVAILABLE HAVE BEEN FRUITLESS. BOTH STATE THAT THE REPLACEMENT LEAF SPRINGS ARE UNAVAILABLE AND WILL NOT PROVIDE A DATE WHEN THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE. GIVEN THE LENGTH OF TIME THAT TOYOTA HAS KNOWN ABOUT THIS SAFETY ISSUE, I FIND THAT THIS IS LACK OF REPAIR PARTS AND ADDRESSING THIS SAFETY ISSUE IS UNACCEPTABLE ESPECIALLY FOR OWNERS SUCH AS MYSELF WHO ARE KNOWN TO HAVE FRACTURED LEAF SPRINGS. RECOMMEND THAT NHTSA INVESTIGATE WITH TOYOTA AS TO WHY THIS SAFETY RECALL IS NOT BEING ADDRESSED IN A PROMPT MANNER. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 08, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10307999
Consumer Location: MIDDLETOWN, PA
VIN: 5TEUU42N89Z****

Summary of Complaint

TRUCK WAS PURCHASED NEW IN MAY 2009 (TACOMA SR5, 4X4, ACCESS CAB, 4L, V6, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, TOWING PACKAGE). WHEN COMING TO A STOP, THE ENGINE WILL REV UP TO 5000 RPM. MY FOOT IS ON THE BRAKE WHEN THIS HAPPENS, AND I AM NOT SLAMMING ON THE BRAKE. WHEN I SHIFT INTO NEUTRAL, THE REVVING STOPS. THIS HAS HAPPENED THREE TIMES IN TWO DAYS, NOT EVERY TIME I STOP. THE TRUCK HAS 3900 MILES ON IT. AFTER THE THIRD TIME, I DROVE DIRECTLY TO THE DEALER. THEY DID A "SYSTEM HEALTH CHECK" AND THE TEST CAME BACK OK. THEY COULD NOT DUPLICATE THE CONDITION IN THE TIME THEY HAD THE VEHICLE. I LEFT THE VEHICLE THERE FOR A TECHNICIAN TO DRIVE TO SEE IF HE/SHE CAN REPLICATE THE CONDITION. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EQUIPMENT

August 12, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10280538
Consumer Location: HASTINGS, MN
VIN: 5TEUU42N89Z****

Summary of Complaint

LIKE A GREAT MANY OTHER PEOPLE, I AM EXPERIENCING MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH THE RADIO IN MY 2009 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE RADIO TURNS ON AND OFF RANDOMLY WITH NO INPUT FROM ME. IT ALSO SWITCHES BANDS (FM1 TO FM2, ETC.) OF ITS OWN VOLITION. SOMETIMES IT REFUSES TO TURN ON AT ALL. JUDGING FROM THE OTHER COMPLAINTS SCATTERED AROUND VARIOUS FORUM SITES ON THE INTERNET, THIS PROBLEM SEEMS PARTICULARLY PREVALENT IN THE "ACCESS CAB," WHICH IS THE MODEL I RECENTLY PURCHASED. THIS BIZARRE BEHAVIOR HAS BEEN HAPPENING FROM THE DAY I DROVE THE CAR OFF THE DEALERS LOT: THE RADIO--WHICH I THOUGHT WAS OFF-- SUDDENLY BEGAN BLARING AT HIGH VOLUME. AFTER ABOUT ONE SECOND, IT. TURNED ITSELF OFF AGAIN. IT WAS STARTLING TO SAY THE LEAST, AND I'M GLAD IT DIDN'T HAPPEN IN HEAVY TRAFFIC. THE RADIO EXHIBITS SOME KIND OF "POLTERGEIST" MANIFESTATION ALMOST EVERY TIME I DRIVE THE VEHICLE. SO FAR TOYOTA'S RESPONSE TO MY PROBLEM ALSO SEEMS TYPICAL OF WHAT OTHERS ARE REPORTING. THE COMPANY (AND THE DEALER) APPEAR TO BE STONEWALLING AND STALLING. THE INTERNET IS RIFE WITH COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE RADIO YET THERE IS NO SERVICE BULLETIN (PRESUMABLY BECAUSE THERE IS ONLY AN INDIRECT CONNECTION TO SAFETY ISSUES AND THE LAWSUITS THEY CAN BRING). THE SERVICE WRITER AT MY DEALERSHIP STOUTLY MAINTAINED THAT HE HAD NEVER HEARD OF THE PROBLEM. WHEN I TOLD HIM THAT I HAD FOUND COMPLAINTS ALL OVER THE INTERNET, HE ATTEMPTED TO CONVINCE ME THAT I WAS THE VICTIM OF INTERNET HYSTERIA--AS IF I COULDN'T TELL WHEN MY RADIO WAS TURNING ON AND OFF WITHOUT HUMAN INPUT. IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT TOYOTA HAS KNOWN ABOUT THE PROBLEM FOR THE BETTER PART OF A YEAR, THE SERVICE WRITER TELLS ME THAT "A TECHNICIAN WILL HAVE TO EXAMINE THE RADIO FOR DEFECTS AND GET PART NUMBERS AND SO FORTH BEFORE HE CAN MAKE REPAIRS." IN OTHER WORDS, I HAVE TO MAKE AT LEAST TWO TRIPS TO THE DEALER (25 MILES AWAY) TO SOLVE WHAT SHOULD BE A SIMPLE RECALL ISSUE, AND I HAVE TO HOPE AN ELECTRICAL GREMLIN APPEARS ON DEMAND WHEN THE TECHNICIAN CHECKS IT. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 12, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10280234
Consumer Location: WORCESTER, MA
VIN: 5TEUU42N89Z****

Summary of Complaint

IN DECEMBER OF 2008, I PURCHASED A BRAND NEW 2009 TOYOTA TACOMA FROM HARR TOYOTA FOR ABOUT $30,000. THIS TRUCK WAS A 4X4 OFF ROAD, AND CAME WITH ALL OF THE EXTRA OPTIONS THAT COULD BE OFFERED. THE TRUCK INCLUDED A 36,000 MILE BUMPER TO BUMPER WARRANTY AND A LIFETIME POWER TRAIN WARRANTY. SINCE I TRAVEL OFTEN FOR WORK, THE TRUCK WOULD REMAIN GARAGED FOR THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, AWAY FROM THE ELEMENTS OF THE WINTER. IN JULY, AFTER RETURNING FROM A BUSINESS TRIP, I STARTED TO NOTICE THAT ON THE HIGHWAY, THE TRUCK HAD AN UNUSUAL ODOR, AND WHEN THE GAS PEDAL WAS APPLIED, THE SMELL WOULD GET WORSE. I BROUGHT THE TRUCK IN TO BE LOOKED AT BY HARR TOYOTA SERVICE DEPARTMENT, WHERE THE TRANSMISSION WAS IMMEDIATELY REFUSED TO BE COVERED UNDER WARRANTY DUE TO 'CORROSION.' HISTORICALLY, TOYOTA HAS HAD MANY ISSUES WITH CORROSION AND THE IMMEDIATE REFUSAL FOR COVERAGE SHOCKED ME. THEY CLAIMED THAT THE TRUCK APPEARED TO 'HAVE BEEN DRIVEN THROUGH A BODY OF SALT WATER' ' COINCIDENTALLY ON THE TRANSMISSION ONLY. AFTER REPEATED ATTEMPTS TO GET TOYOTA CORPORATE TO REVIEW MY CASE, THEY CLAIMED THAT THEY CAME TO SEE THE TRUCK, AND DENIED COVERAGE. AS MY RESEARCH SHOWED, THEY HAD NOT ACTUALLY COME DOWN, AND HAD JUST SPOKEN TO THE DEALERSHIP ON THE PHONE. ON THE NEXT ATTEMPT AT A TOYOTA INSPECTION FOR COVERAGE, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT I HAD TO PAY $441.00 FOR THEM TO TAKE THE TRANSMISSION DOWN, AND THEN COVERAGE WAS ONCE AGAIN DENIED. . AFTER NUMEROUS CALLS, AND INSULTING CONVERSATIONS WITH DEMEANING AND SARCASTIC CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVES, I HAVE GIVEN UP AND FEEL THAT TOYOTA MAY HAVE GOTTEN THE BEST OF ME. *TR

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

Components: ENGINE

December 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11317147
Consumer Location: ASHFORD, CT
VIN: 5TETX22N69Z****

Summary of Complaint

THE ORIGINAL WATER BY-P PIPE WAS FAULTY. THE PIPE WAS MADE OF PLASTIC AND IT WORE OFF AT THE FLANGE. THIS CAUSED COOLANT TO LEAK OUT AND CAUSED OVERHEATING, LOSS OF HEAT AND COOLANT. THE NEW PART NUMBER FROM TOYOTA IS 1626875131 WHICH IS NOW MADE OF WHAT APPEARS TO BE STAINLESS STEEL. THE PART FROM THE DEALER LIST 58.04 THE LABOR FROM THE DEALER I WAS QUOTED WAS 6-8 HOURS AND TOTAL PARTS WOULD COST ABOUT $150. WHICH INCLUDED GASKET 1625875021, BOLT W WASHER 90119A0183, GASKET, INTAKE 1717775040, GASKET, THROTTLE 2227175070, AND SUPER LONGLIFE ANTIFREEZE 2 00272SLLC2. I DID THIS WORK MYSELF AND AT THE AGE OF 59 IT WAS BOTH A MENTAL AND PHYSICAL STRAIN. THE INTAKE HAS TO BE TAKEN OFF TO GAIN ACCESS INTO THE VALLEY TO REACH THE WATER BY-P PIPE. I DID THIS WORK IN DEC. 2019. I HAD A HARD TIME SEEING EXACTLY WHERE THE ANTI-FREEZE WAS COMING FROM AND HAD REPLACED THE THERMOSTAT A NUMBER OF TIMES BEFORE REALIZING THE REAL ISSUE. THIS SHOULD BE A RECALL FROM TOYOTA AS IT COULD CAUSE A CAR TO OVER HEAT AND BLOW A HEAD GASKET BECAUSE OF THIS FAULTY PART. IT MUST BE OBVIOUS TO TOYOTA BECAUSE THE PIPE IS NOW STAINLESS STEEL. I'M LUCKY I DIDN'T BREAK ANY INTAKE BOLTS OR FUEL LINES IN THE PROCESS. MY 2009 TOYOTA TRUCK HAS ALMOST 200K AND IS BACK RUNNING WITHOUT LEAKING ANTI-FREEZE. I'M NOT SURE IF I CAN GET ANYTHING BACK FOR WHAT I PAID FOR AND MY TIME, BUT PERHAPS THIS WILL HELP OTHERS. I HAVE PHOTOGRAPHS BEFORE AND DURING THE WORK I PERFORMED. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT I OR OTHERS CAN DO. THANK YOU. I DID THE WORK IN MY GARAGE

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

May 06, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 11306835
Consumer Location: WEST POINT, MS
VIN: 5TETX22N09Z****

Summary of Complaint

RUNNING LIGHTS ARE MELTING THE HEAD LIGHT CLEAR ASSEMBLY...THIS IS THE SECOND TIME FOR THE RUNNING LIGHT BULBS TO MELT THE HEAD LIGHT ASSEMBLY..THE HEAT IS 233 DEGREES USING A DIGITAL HEAT READER...THE YELLOW BULBS ARE 24 WATTS..

Components: ENGINE

January 28, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11292428
Consumer Location: GRAND HAVEN, MI
VIN: 5TENX22NX9Z****

Summary of Complaint

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT: P0420 FAULT CODE. ALSO, THERE IS A RATTLING SOUND AND EXHAUST BACK UP TO THE PRESSURE RELEASE MOUNT WHERE THE EXHAUST CONNECTS TO THE ENGINE. DEALER DIAGNOSIS CATALYTIC CONVERTER IS FAILING, REPLACEMENT REQUIRED ALSO THE HEAT SHIELD IS RATTING. I WANT TO KNOW IF I CAN GET MY 2009 TOYOTA TACOMA TRUCK VIN ADDED TO THE 2010-2014 TACOMA 2TR-FE EXHAUST PIPE CATALYTIC CONVERTER WARRANTY EXTENSION F0U. HTTPS://WWW.TOYOHEADQUARTERS.COM/THREADS/2010-2014-TACOMA-2TR-FE-EXHAUST-PIPE-CATALYTIC-CONVERTER-WARRANTY-EXTENSION-F0U.474/

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

November 14, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11280494
Consumer Location: HANOVER, MD
VIN: 5TEUX42N99Z****

Summary of Complaint

BREAKS FAILED AT RED LIGHT ON STATE HIGHWAY...PEDAL WENT TO THE FLOOR THEN BACK BREAKS SLOWED TRUCK TO A STOP...RUSTED BRAKE LINE ON FRONT LEFT...RIGHT BRAKE LINE ALSO LOOKING TO BREAK FROM RUST IN THE FUTURE...NOT RUBBER COATING ON BREAK LINES LIKE OTHER LINES

Components: STEERING

October 11, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11270484
Consumer Location: EAST FALMOUTH, MA
VIN: 5TEUX42N19Z****

Summary of Complaint

HAD JUST ENTERED MY DRIVEWAY AND TACOMA CABIN SUDDENLY FILLED WITH HEAVY SMOKE AND SMELL OF SOMETHING BURNING. STOPPED VEHICLE, SET BRAKE AND GOT AWAY FROM IT AFTER OPENING BOTH DOORS. SHORT TIME LATER OPENED HOOD TO TRY AND DETERMINE WHAT HAD GONE WRONG EXPECTING S RADIATOR HOSE LEAK. AFTER EXAMINING FLUIDS, ONLY THE POWER STEERING TANK WAS EMPTY AND PASSENGER SIDE OF ENGINE SMELLED LIKE CABIN DID. HAD TACOMA TOWED TO DEALER TO DETERMINE WHAT WAS WRONG. THEIR MECHANIC FOUND MASSIVE CORROSION OF THE POWER STEERING RACK AND LINES WERE SPLIT/ROTTEN BLOWING POWER STEERING FLUID ONTO MANIFOLD AND LOWER STEERING SHAFT FREEING UP. THEY HAD TO REPLACE POWER STEERING RACK, LINES, OUTTER TIE RODS AND STEERING SHAFT. THEN DID AN ALIGNMENT. BTW THIS TACOMA HAD A FRAME REPLACEMENT ABOUT A YEAR AGO. I FIRMLY BELIEVE POWER STEERING RACK COULD HAVE BEEN STRESSED DURING THAT TIME. ALSO THEY SHOULD HAVE DETECTED THE CORROSION PROBLEM THEN. THE MECHANIC AND SERVICE ADVISOR SHOWED ME WHAT WAS LEFT LEFT OF PSR...SEVERE CORROSION HAD LEFT PIECES OF IT FLAKING OFF. I'M NOT HAVING MUCH SUCCESS GETTING TOYOTA TO COVER PARTS $$$ REPLACEMENT AND I AM A 4 TIME BUYER OF TOYOTA VEHICLES SINCE 1980'S. IF THIS HAD HAPPENED AT HIGHWAY SPEED I WOULDN'T BE WRITING THIS.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 21, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 11256280
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 3TMJU62N69M****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL. I WAS NOTIFIED ABOUT THE TAKATA RECALL AND WHEN I CALL TOYOTA. I WAS TOLD THAT I WOULD BE NOTIFIED WHEN I COULD GET IT REPLACED. I WAS NEVER NOTIFIED! I HEARD THAT THERE WERE SO MANY TO BE REPLACED. THAT IT WOULD BE SOME TIME BEFORE IT WOULD BE REPLACED. TOYOTA MOTOR COMPANY NEVER CONTACTED ME. I NEED A REPLACEMENT. I BOUGHT THIS TACOMA IN TEXAS I AM NOW LIVING NEAR CLEVELAND OHIO NOW. AS OF THIS DATE 9/17/2019 I HAVE LESS THAN 30,000 ORIGINAL MILES.PLEASE HELP ME GET THIS FIXED! MY PHONE # IS [XXX] . MY NAME IS [XXX]. ADDRESS IS [XXX]. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

August 19, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11252528
Consumer Location: SEATTLE, WA
VIN: 5TETX22N79Z****

Summary of Complaint

BURNT HEADLIGHT LEN. THE RUNNING LIGHT LENS IS BURNT AND CRACKED DUE TO OVERHEATING. WHEN I TRIED TO CONTACT TOYOTA'S RECALL PHONE NUMBER, AFTER OVER A DOZEN ATTEMPTS, THE NUMBER WAS ALWAYS BUSY.

Components: SUSPENSION

August 22, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11245906
Consumer Location: FRANKFORT, KY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 TOYOTA TACOMA. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS AT AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC UNDERGOING REGULAR MAINTENANCE, THE CONTACT'S HUSBAND WAS INFORMED THAT THE LEAF SPRING WAS RUSTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO FRANKFORT TOYOTA (1001 LEESTOWN RD, FRANKFORT, KY 40601, (502) 695-1500), BUT THE DEALER COULD NOT ASSIST. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 108,000. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: POWER TRAIN TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM SERVICE BRAKES

May 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11222887
Consumer Location: KANE, PA
VIN: 3TMLU42N89M****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 TOYOTA TACOMA. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 10 MPH, THE BRAKES DID NOT WORK. THE BRAKE PEDAL WENT TO THE FLOORBOARD MOMENTARILY AND THEN STARTED WORKING AGAIN. IN ADDITION, THE SERVICE ENGINE INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE TECHNICIAN CLEANED THE BRAKES AND STATED THAT THERE WAS NO BRAKE FAILURE. ON ANOTHER OCCASION, WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 70 MPH, THE VEHICLE SHIFTED FROM REGULAR GEAR INTO FOUR WHEEL DRIVE ON ITS OWN. ALSO, THE TRACTION CONTROL INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO JOEL CONFER TOYOTA (814-237-5713, LOCATED AT 120 CLINTON AVE, STATE COLLEGE, PA 16803) WHERE THE TECHNICIAN ADDED TRANSMISSION FLUID AND REMOVED A METAL PIECE THAT BROKE OFF THE FUEL TANK COVER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES. AND CONTACT WAS TOLD UNINTENDED ACCERLATION TEMPLATE WAS THE PROBLEM, HAPPEN FOR 4 DAYS. THE CONTACT DID NOT BELIEVE THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 79,899. *BF 'PARTS OF THIS DOCUMENT HAVE BEEN REDACTED TO PROTECT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).'*JB

Components: STEERING

March 13, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11190986
Consumer Location: VESTAL, NY
VIN: 3TMMU52N19M****

Summary of Complaint

STEERING SHAFT JOINT FAILED (PN 45203-04021), CAUSING LOSS OF CONTROL OF STEERING/ BINDING STEERING

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

March 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11187394
Consumer Location: ONTARIO, CA
VIN: 5TENX22N39Z****

Summary of Complaint

HEADLIGHT LENS GET HOT MELTED LENS, LIGHT BULB PLUG IS ALSO BURNED READY TO CRACK THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

March 04, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11183962
Consumer Location: ONTARIO, CA
VIN: 5TENX22N39Z****

Summary of Complaint

FRONT HEADLIGHTS HAVE YELLOW SIGNAL AND DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS THAT ARE ALWAYS ON AND THE LIGHT BULB HEAT UP CAUSING THE PLASTIC TO HEAT AND MELT AND STILL FEEL HOT WHEN USING ON A LONG DRIVE. I WORRY ABOUT MY CAR CATCHING ON FIRE

Components: STEERING

February 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11181912
Consumer Location: RACINE, WI
VIN: 5TEMU52N09Z****

Summary of Complaint

IT JUSS STARTED A WEEK OR SO AGO.THE POWER STEERING IS INTERMITTENT GOIN OUT.IT'S VERY SCARY.I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS BUT IT GETS STIFF LIKE THERE'S NO POWER STEERING. THAN IT WILL COME BACK.

Components: ENGINE

January 03, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11166606
Consumer Location: EAGLEVILLE, PA
VIN: 5TELU42N19Z****

Summary of Complaint

ON A INTERMITTENT BASIS THE ENGINE WILL SUDDENLY ACCELERATE WHEN THE BRAKES ARE APPLIED. THIS IS NOT A PROBLEM RELATED TO THE FLOOR MATS. THE LAST OCCURRENCE TOOK PLACE AS I WAS ENTERING A PARKING SPACE THE ENGINE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED FORCING ME TO FORCEFULLY APPLY BRAKES AND PUSHING THE GEAR SHIFT INTO PARK. I LOOKED AT THE MATS AND THEY WERE IN THERE CORRECT POSITION. THIS HAS OCCURRED ABOUT FOUR TIMES IN ABOUT FIVE YEARS.

Components: SUSPENSION

October 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11157151
Consumer Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
VIN: 3TMJU62N39M****

Summary of Complaint

FRONT LOWER BALL JOINTS EARLY SIGNS OF FAILURE COULD LEAD TO MAJOR ACCIDENT. CLUNKING SOUNDS FROM FRONT END. GREASE ALREADY LEAKING. FEAR OF JOINT FAILURE.

Components: STEERING STRUCTURE ENGINE

August 28, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11155547
Consumer Location: VOORHEESVILLE, NY
VIN: 3TMLU42N49M****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO NEW COUNTRY TOYOTA OF SARATOGA SPRINGS (3002 NY-50, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866, (518) 584-7272) AND REPAIRED PER AN UNKNOWN RECALL REGARDING THE FRAME. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL NOISE COMING FROM THE VEHICLE. WHEN THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED, THE NOISE INTENSIFIED AND THE STEERING WHEEL VIBRATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 92,000.

Components: SUSPENSION SEAT BELTS STRUCTURE

September 29, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 11152487
Consumer Location: CENTERBURG, OH
VIN: 5TEUU42N79Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL- THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 14V604000 (SUSPENSION), 13V337000 (SEAT BELTS) AND 11V148 (TIRE) THE CONTACT CALLED SEVERAL DEALERS INCLUDING THE TOYOTA DIRECT DEALER (614-476-1979, LOCATED AT 4248 MORSE RD, COLUMBUS, OH 43230) AND IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE AND WAS NOT ABLE TO CONFIRM WHEN THE PARTS WERE TO BECOME AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT FE

Components: STEERING

October 08, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11139637
Consumer Location: MILTON, MA
VIN: 5TEUX42N39Z****

Summary of Complaint

POWER STEERING GOES OUT INTERMITTENTLY. HIGHWAY OR BACK ROADS MAKE NO DIFFERENCE. TURNING THE WHEEL SUDDENLY GETS STIFF, THEN CAN SLIP BACK INTO POWER STEERING AND TURN VERY QUICKLY.

Components: STEERING STRUCTURE

September 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 11127944
Consumer Location: WILLIAMSTOWN, MA
VIN: 5TEUU42N79Z****

Summary of Complaint

IN ADDITION TO A RUSTED FRAME, MY 2009 TACOMA HAS 1.A RUSTY AIR CONDITION SYSTEM WITH RUSTED COMPONENTS. 2.A RUSTED U JOINT FOR STEERING THAT WAS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT & EXPENSIVE TO REPLACE. 3.A RUSTED POWER STEERING COMPONENT WITH A HOLE IN BOTTOM. IT CAN'T BE FIXED UNTIL THE FRAME IS REPLACED. I CAN'T SAFELY DRIVE THE VEHICLE. 4.A RUSTED 4-WHEEL DRIVE ACTUATOR ' TO BE REPLACED. IT DOESN'T G INTO 4 WHEEL DRIVE. 5.BRAKE LINE RUSTED THRU. WILL THESE REPAIRS BE COVERED BY TOYOTA AS WELL DURING THE FRAME REPLACEMENT?

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