2003 TOYOTA TACOMA VIN: 5TEVL52N93Z173569

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Condition
Unknown
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 5TEVL52N93Z173569 Decoding Toyota Vin Decoder

Error Text

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Make

TOYOTA

Manufacturer Name

TOYOTA MOTOR MANUFACTURING, CALIFORNIA, INC.

Model

Tacoma

Model Year

2003

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

Extra Cab

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

2003 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%

2003 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 5TEVL52N93Z173569

Components: SEAT BELTS

February 28, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10500825
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5TEVL52N93Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT BOTH THE FRONT DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE SEAT BELTS WERE FAILING AND WOULD NOT RESTRAIN THROUGH THE HOLDER. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, WHO STATED THAT THERE WAS NOT A RECALL FOR THE VEHICLE AND ADVISED THAT THE CONTACT WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR REPAIRING THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 83,000.

Components: STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10277930
Consumer Location: FAIRFIELD, CA
VIN: 5TEVL52N93Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 TOYOTA TACOMA. THERE WERE 14 MILES ON THE VEHICLE AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE PAINT WAS CHIPPING ON THE VEHICLE. HE FILED A COMPLAINT WITH THE MANUFACTURER AND THEY DECLINED ANY LIABILITY FOR THE FAILURE. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE LESS THAN 36,461. THE VEHICLE ALSO HAD FRAME RUST. UPDATED 09/09/09.*JB

Components: AIR BAGS

December 18, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11445196
Consumer Location: YUCAIPA, CA
VIN: 5TEVL52N73Z****

Summary of Complaint

Truck crashed into rocks on shoulder and rolled over. Driver side Windshield and roof crushed. Air bag did not deploy. Sheriff took a report of crash.HI213530034 Greenspot road. Highland , CA. Vehicle is in possession of coparts authorized by USAA insurance

Components: STRUCTURE

May 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11420436
Consumer Location: HAUBSTADT, IN
VIN: 5TEGN92N03Z****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated while changing the oil, he noticed that the undercarriage of the vehicle was rusted which resulted in the sub-frame being compromised. The vehicle was diagnosed but not repaired. The manufacturer was informed of failure of the failure but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 140,000.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 06, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11420490
Consumer Location: SILVER SPRING, MD
VIN: 5TEWN72N23Z****

Summary of Complaint

While driving, on the highway, the rear shock absorber support mount came loose, allowing the truck bed to come loose from the frame/chassis. Fortunately only the passenger side came loose, keeping the truck's bed attached to the rear of the truck I later found that this particular model has a problem with Frame rot which generated a Toyota bulletin. I bought the truck from Toyota, as a used truck in 2011, but received no notifications of this potentially hazardous vehicle. If the bed had come loose at highway speed, any vehicle following the 2003 Toyota Tacoma truck would have been severely damaged or potentially resulted in the death of the people in the cars following behind me and the truck. There was a Toyota bulletin issued previously which was not disclosed to me at the time of purchase. The vehicle has been in Toyota shops regularly for inspections, maintenance and other repairs but the shop never mentioned anything about a "rusty" frame. Upon further research, I have found multiple Toyota Tacoma owners with similar issues with the frame. I believe Toyota knowingly manufactured and sold a defective product with serious potential safety issues. This vehicle either should be banned from the road for the safety of all drivers.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

April 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11407284
Consumer Location: ROANOKE, VA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED IN THE GARAGE, RODENTS ATE THE FUEL LINE CAUSING A FUEL LEAK. THE CONTACT STATED NO WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO HALEY TOYOTA OF ROANOKE (1530 COURTLAND RD NE, ROANOKE, VA 24012) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED WITH THE FUEL LINE NEEDING TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE HAD BEEN REPAIRED TWICE HOWEVER, THE ISSUE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER HAD NOT BEEN INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 75,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

Components: SUSPENSION UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11406253
Consumer Location: NORWOOD, NY
VIN: 5TEWM72N53Z****

Summary of Complaint

THE FRAME IS ROTTED AND WAS NEVER ADDRESSED TO BE FIXED

Components: STRUCTURE TIRES

February 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11402626
Consumer Location: REDDING, CA
VIN: 5TEWN72N13Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 12V542000 (TIRES) HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE RECALL REPAIR WAS NOT YET AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER HAD EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE HAVING A ROUTINE CHECK UP AT LITHIA TOYOTA OF REDDING (250 E. CYPRESS AVE, REDDING, CA 96002, (530) 250-3207) THE TECHNICIAN INFORMED HIM THAT THE SPARE TIRE HAD SEVERE CORROSION, AS WELL AS THE REAR SUBFRAME. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED DUE TO PART NOT BEING AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE RECALL HAD EXPIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 450,000. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: SEATS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 12, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11400357
Consumer Location: DINUBA, CA
VIN: 5TENM92N93Z****

Summary of Complaint

ONCE YOU FASTEN THE SEAT BELT, IT TIGHTENS WITH ANY MOVENT AND RESTRAINS THE BODY TO THE POINT THAT DISABLES MOVEMENT OR EVEN BREATHING. THIS IS VERY UNSAFE.

Components: SUSPENSION SEAT BELTS STRUCTURE

January 10, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11398310
Consumer Location: REDDING, CA
VIN: 5TEWN72N13Z****

Summary of Complaint

I NOTICED A SMALL HOLE UNDERNEATH THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE FRAME JUST IN FRONT OF THE LEAF SPRING AND NOW THE HOLE HAS GROWN TO THE SIZE OF A QUARTER. THERE IS ALSO QUITE ALOT OF RUST UNDERNEATH THE TRUCK AS WELL AS THE SPARE TIRE HOLDER. I LIVE IN CALIFORNIA AND THIS TRUCK WAS PURCHASED FROM A TOYOTA DEALERSHIP IN PENNSYLVANIA. THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION. SINCERELY,[XXX]. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

November 30, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11397954
Consumer Location: MADISON, NY
VIN: 5TEWN72N73Z****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN I WENT TO THE GARAGE FOR THE YEARLY INSPECTION, I WAS INFORMED BY THE MECHANIC THAT THE FRAME ON MY TACOMA WAS RUSTED SEVERELY WITH MAJOR HOLES AND COULD NOT BE INSPECTED. I WAS TOLD THAT THERE WAS A RECALL ON THE FRAME FOR SUCH ISSUES AND THAT I SHOULD CALL THE DEALER WHO SOLD THE TRUCK. BEING AS THE DEALER WAS NO LONGER OPEN (RETIRED), I WAS UNABLE TO SPEAK TO HIM. II CALLED THE TOYOTA COMPANY, AND WAS TOLD THAT THE RECALL WAS NO LONGER IN EFFECT AND THAT THEY COULD NOT HELP ME. I ASKED WHY I WAS NOT INFORMED ABOUT THIS RECALL AS I WAS THE REGISTERED OWNER OF THE VEHICLE, I WAS TOLD THAT "EVERYONE THAT OWNED ONE SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN A NOTICE." I WROTE A LETTER TO THE TOYOTA COMPANY IN JANUARY 2020 AND DID NOT RECEIVE A REPLY.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11387151
Consumer Location: EAST STROUDSBURG, PA
VIN: 5TEWN72N43Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS AT AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR ROUTINE MAINTENANCE, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE UNDERCARRIAGE WAS RUSTED AND CORRODED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS INFORMED OF THE FAILURE HOWEVER, OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE WARRANTY WAS EXPIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 123,208.

Components: SUSPENSION

September 08, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11366133
Consumer Location: BURLINGTON, KY
VIN: 5TEWN72N43Z****

Summary of Complaint

FRAME IS RUSTING.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11362151
Consumer Location: COLUMBUS, OH
VIN: 5TEWM72N43Z****

Summary of Complaint

RUST, CORROSION, OR OTHER FAILURE OR DETACHMENT OF EXTERIOR BODY AND FRAME COMPONENTS, THE VEHICLE IS ROTTED UNDERNEATH

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11352934
Consumer Location: MAYFIELD, PA
VIN: 5TEWM72N93Z****

Summary of Complaint

I TOOK MY TACOMA FOR STATE INSPECTION AND THEY COULD NOT LIFT IT BECAUSE THE FRAME HAS A HOLE THROUGH IT AT THE FRONT MOUNTING POINT OF THE REAR SPRING ON THE DRIVERS SIDE. THE MECHANIC TOLD ME HITTING A SEVER BUMP OR A POTHOLE COULD SNAP THE FRAME IN HALF. I HAVE OWNED THE TRUCK FOR ALMOST 10 YEARS AND NEVER RECEIVED A RECALL NOTICE ABOUT THE FRAME, ONLY ON THE SPARE TIRE CARRIER. I'M NOT A COMPUTER EXPERT AND DON'T KNOW HOW TO ADD A PICTURE OF THE FRAME TO THIS DOCUMENT. I DO KNOW THAT I NEED THE TRUCK BUT I AM UNABLE TO GET IT INSPECTED TO DO SO. PLEASE HELP.

Components: STRUCTURE

March 11, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11349866
Consumer Location: BETHLEHEM, PA
VIN: 5TEWN72N03Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE'S SUBFRAME HAD RUSTED THROUGH WITH FIVE HOLES TO THE SUBFRAME. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO BENNETT TOYOTA (1951 LEHIGH ST, ALLENTOWN, PA 18103), WHERE IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT THERE WERE FIVE HOLES IN THE SUBFRAME AND THAT THE SUBFRAME NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE DEALER INFORMED THE CONTACT THE VEHICLE WAS OUT OF WARRANTY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE VEHICLE WAS OUT OF WARRANTY AND OFFERED NO FURTHER ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 143,000.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

June 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11341339
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5TEWN72NX3Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHERE SHE WAS INFORMED THAT THE DRIVER?S AND PASSENGER?S SIDE REAR SUBFRAME AND REAR LEAF SPRING WERE FRACTURED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO BERLIN CITY TOYOTA OF PORTLAND LOCATED AT 191 RIVERSIDE ST, PORTLAND, ME 04103 (207) 618-6528, AND THE DEALER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 160,000.*DT 8/14/2020 EDIT BY [XXX]: I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO ADD THAT THE TACOMA WAS BROUGHT INTO THE SEASHORE TACOMA DEALERSHIP IN NEW JERSEY BACK IN 2013 FOR A DIFFERENT RECALL AND THE FRAME RECALL WAS NEVER ADDRESSED OR BROUGHT UP TO ME WHILE MY TACOMA WAS THERE. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO NOTE THAT IN 2016 WHILE I WAS STATIONED IN ALASKA, I RECEIVED A POST CARD ABOUT THE EXTENDED WARRANTY. I PROMPTLY CALLED THE NUMBER AND WAS ADVISED THAT THE WARRANTY DID NOT PERTAIN TO MY TACOMA. OTHERWISE, I WOULD HAVE PUT IT ON THE FERRY TO JUNEAU FOR THE INSPECTION. LASTLY, I HAVE OWNED THIS TACOMA SINCE 2009. IT AS BEEN STATIONED WITH ME FOR 4 YORK IN FL, 4 YORK IN NJ, 4 YORK IN SITES, AK AND 2 YEARS IN ME. IT ALSO PREVIOUSLY LIVED BETWEEN IN KY AND FL PRIOR TO ME. HAD I BEEN ASKED THE RIGHT QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF THE TACOMA THEN I'M SURE THEY WOULD HAVE TOLD ME THE TRUCK WAS ELIGIBLE FOR THE EXTENDED WARRANTY. *DT INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).'*JB

Components: STRUCTURE

February 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11329736
Consumer Location: KANSAS CITY, KS
VIN: 5TENL42N43Z****

Summary of Complaint

A LOT OF RUST ON THE FRAME AND RUST UNDERNEATH. CLEAN AND WELL TAKEN CARE BUT THE RUST STILL EXIST. I EVEN HAVE TO REPLACE THE EXHAUST BECAUSE IT FALL OFF DUE TO THE RUST. THE RUST UNDERNEATH ARE ALMOST EVERYWHERE. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

December 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11327993
Consumer Location: BOSTON, MA
VIN: 5TEWM72N93Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SUBFRAME AND UNDERCARRIAGE OF THE VEHICLE WAS RUSTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR INSPECTION. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS UNSAFE TO DRIVE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE DEALER WAS NOT INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS INFORMED OF FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 100,000.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

June 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11327499
Consumer Location: AIEA, HI
VIN: 5TEHN72N63Z****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED MY 2003 TACOMA SECOND HAND BACK IN 2015 WHICH SERVES AS MY PRIMARY VEHICLE TO THIS DAY. AFTER RETURNING FROM A YEAR LONG DEPLOYMENT OVERSEAS, I HAD A FEW FRIENDS OVER ON 4JUN OF WHICH ONE WAS ADMIRING MY TRUCK UNTIL HE LOOKS UNDERNEATH AND NOTICES ALL THE FRAME RUST. HE ADVISES THAT THERE IS A RECALL ON IT AND I SHOULD CONTACT MY TOYOTA DEALER TO GET IT SERVICED. FEELING DISTRAUGHT, I GO ONLINE AND LOOKUP RECALLS FOR MY CAR WHICH LED ME TO THE "FRAME RUST" SAFETY ISSUE ON A MANY TOYOTA MODELS TO INCLUDE MY OWN. THE ADVISEMENT SUGGESTS SAFETY CONCERNS WITH THE FRAME RUSTING THROUGH DUE TO FACTORY NEGLIGENCE IN SUFFICIENTLY COATING WITH ANTI-CORROSION MATERIALS. FURTHER RESEARCH IN OTHER FORUMS STATE OTHER TOYOTA OWNERS DESCRIBING IT AS FRAME RUST ALTOGETHER AND NOT JUST ON THE SPARE TIRE PLATE. ISSUES DESCRIBED INCLUDE THE ISSUE CAUSING THE LEAF SPRING TO SNAP AND THE FRAME ITSELF RUSTING THROUGH. INSPECTION OF MY TRUCK PROVES TRUE TO ALL ACCOUNTS DESCRIBED. I CONTACTED SERVCO TOYOTA IN HONOLULU, HI THE VERY NEXT DAY AND SPOKE TO A NICE LADY. I EXPLAINED HOW I BECAME THE OWNER OF THE VEHICLE SINCE 2015 AND WAS NEVER MADE AWARE OF THIS RECALL. SHE CHECKED MY VIN TO CONFIRM THAT I WAS AFFECTED BY IT, HOWEVER THE RECALL HAS EXPIRED AS OF 2018 SO THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO. SHE GAVE ME THE 1-800 NUMBER TO TOYOTA WHICH LED ME NOWHERE AND KEPT DIVERTING ME BACK TO SERVCO TOYOTA INSTEAD OF THEIR MAIN OFFICE..... WHAT FRUSTRATES ME THE MOST IS THAT TOYOTA PROVIDED ME NO NOTICE OR WARNING ABOUT THIS RECALL. SO HOW CAN I REACT TO SOMETHING I WAS NEVER MADE AWARE OF. SAFETY RECALLS SHOULD NEVER HAVE EXPIRATION DATES AS IT REMAINS A SAFETY ISSUE UNTIL ITS PROPERLY REMEDIED. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

December 28, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11299761
Consumer Location: BAXTER, TN
VIN: 5TEPM62N53Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS AT THE DEALER BEING SERVICED AT A DEALER (CUMBERLAND TOYOTA 1540 INTERSTATE DR, COOKEVILLE, TN 38501 (931) 272-3719) WHERE IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE FRAME WAS DISCOVERED TO BE RUSTED OUT. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS UNSAFE TO DRIVE AND ADVISED THAT THE MANUFACTURER DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE. THE MANUFACTURER HAD EXTENDED THE WARRANTY BUT IT HAD EXPIRED BY 2018. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 11, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11281665
Consumer Location: CRAIGSVILLE, WV
VIN: 5TEHN72N83Z****

Summary of Complaint

WE BOUGHT A TOYOTA TACOMA OFF A USED CAR LOT UNAWARE OF THE PREVIOUS RECALL ON THE TRUCK. WE ARE NOW STUCK WITH A UNDRIVEABLE VEHICAL THAT IS RUSTED THROUGH TO THE FRAME. IT IS IN ARE YARD. WE STILL OWE 10.000 FOR IT AND BEING FORCED TO PAY INSURANCE FOR A VEHICAL IM NOT EVEN ABLE TO USE.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

August 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11270931
Consumer Location: MATEWAN, WV
VIN: 5TEWN72N93Z****

Summary of Complaint

WAS DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AND THE FRAME BROKE COMPLETELY IN HALF ON THE DRIVERS SIDE AN CAUSED THE DRIVE SHAFT TO FALL OUT AND WHEN IT DID IT BOUNCED UP AND KNOCKED A HOLE IN THE GAS TANK CAUSING ME TO WRECK.AND THE BED OF THE TRUCK HAS HUGE HOLES RUSTED THROUGH THEM.

Components: STRUCTURE

September 14, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11256135
Consumer Location: ROSEDALE, MD
VIN: 5TEHN72N13Z****

Summary of Complaint

ON SEPTEMBER 14 2019, I TOOK MY TRUCK (2003 TOYOTA TACOMA) TO JERRY TOYOTA DEALER FOR A SERVICE. THEY FOUND A CRACK ON THE FRAME OF THE TRUCK AND THEY TOLD ME IT IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE THE TRUCK, BUT THEY DIDN'T OFFER ANY REPAIR. I CALLED TOYOTA AND THEY TOLD ME THAT THE RECALLED FOR THE FRAME WAS EXPIRED ON 2018.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11253652
Consumer Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
VIN: 5TEGN92N93Z****

Summary of Complaint

AT APPROXIMATELY 128K MILES, THE AIR BAG LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND WILL NOT GO OUT. THE PROBLEM WAS FIRST NOTICED WHILE DRIVING, BUT NOTHING HAPPENED TO THE VEHICLE THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN AN OBVIOUS CAUSE. ADDITIONALLY, THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN CONTINUALLY GARAGED SINCE I PURCHASED IT NEW IN 2003.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

August 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11252614
Consumer Location: MATEWAN, WV
VIN: 5TEWN72N93Z****

Summary of Complaint

POWER STEERING PUMP HAVING ISSUES I CAN FILL IT UP TO THE FULL LINE AND IT WILL GO DOWN TO HALF EMPTY EVERYTIME I'VE DONE IT THEREFORE STEERING IS VERY TIGHT AND DIFFICULT, THE TRUCK BED HAS HUGE HOLES RUSTED/CORROSION COMPLETELY THROUGH IT ON BOTH SIDES, THE SPARE TIRE MECHANISM IS RUSTED SO BADLY IT DOESN'T WORK AND HALF OF IT IS MISSING DUE TO RUST/CORROSION AN HAS FALLEN OFF, AND THE FRAME BROKE COMPLETELY IN HALF ON THE DRIVER SIDE OF THE TRUCK WHILE I WAS DRIVING IT AN CAUSED THE DRIVE SHAFT TO HANG ON THE GROUND AND IT KNOCKED A HOLE IN THE GAS TANK BEFORE I COULD GET THE TRUCK STOPPED, ALSO THE SUSPENSION ON THE REAR OF THE TRUCK IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE FRAME ON THE TOP UNDER THE BED JUST ATTACHED TO THE FRAME ON THE BOTTOM.

Components: STRUCTURE

November 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11241921
Consumer Location: WEST ORANGE, NJ
VIN: 5TEWN72N33Z****

Summary of Complaint

COMPLETE RUST WITH THE UNDERCARRIAGE. THERE WAS A VOLUNITARY RECALL BY TOYOTA BUT I NEVER RECEIVED THIS RECALL NOTICE. THIS CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS BECAUSE THE VEHICLE CAN BREAK IF HALF. THIS IS ALSO WHY THERE IS A RECALL ON THE SPARE TIE HOLDER. BUT CAN NOT GET THE SPARE TIRE HOLDER FIXED WHAT TO THEY FIX IT TO A RUSTED UNDERCARRIAGE. I HAVE CALLED AND COMPLAINTED IN THE PAST.

Components: SUSPENSION UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11234167
Consumer Location: DOUGLAS, AK
VIN: 5TELU42N76Z****

Summary of Complaint

BROUGHT TRUCK INTO BODY SHOP IN JUNE 2019 TO HAVE WORK DONE. THEY TOLD ME THE FRAME ON THE TRUCK WAS SEVERELY RUSTED IN SEVERAL PLACES. THEY SAID IT MAY BE UNSAFE TO DRIVE. IN 2016 (ABOUT 2.5 YRS AGO) I BROUGHT THE TRUCK INTO THE LOCAL TOYOTA DEALER TO HAVE FRAME INSPECTED UNDER A RECALL NOTICE. AT THAT TIME THEY TOLD ME THAT THE FRAME WAS OK. IN ADDITION THE TRUCK WAS AT THE DEALER IN 2018 FOR ANOTHER RECALL FOR LEAF SPRINGS. AT THIS TIME THEY REPLACED LEAF SPRINGS BUT DID NOT REPORT ANY PROBLEMS WITH FRAME RUST. THE ORIGINAL BODY SHOP AND MY LOCAL CAR REPAIR SHOP TOLD ME THAT THE SEVERITY OF THE RUST DAMAGE ON THE TRUCK INDICATED THAT THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON A LONG TIME AND WERE SURPRISED THAT IT HAD PASSED TOYOTA DEALER FRAME INSPECTION. I CALLED TOYOTA NATIONAL LINE AND THEY TOLD ME THAT FOR FRAME REPLACEMENTS FOR MY TRUCK THE PROGRAM ENDED IN JANUARY 31 2019. SUBSEQUENTLY I TRIED TO WORK WITH THE LOCAL DEALER AND THEY HAVE ALSO TOLD ME THAT NATIONAL TOYOTA WILL NOT HELP. CLEARLY THE SEVERITY OF THE PROBLEM (SEE ATTACHED PHOTOS) INDICATES THAT THE RUST DAMAGE WAS HAPPENING OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME AND TOYOTA WAS NEGLIGENT IN REPORTING THIS TO ME. TOYOTA SHOULD TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR REPAIRING/REPLACING THE FRAME SINCE CLEARLY THE PROBLEM HAS EXISTED LONG BEFORE THE JANUARY 31 2019 DATE AND I HAVE FOLLOWED UP ON ALL THE RECALL NOTICES FOR THIS TRUCK.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

July 03, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11229210
Consumer Location: PUNTA GORDA, FL
VIN: 5TEHN72N53Z****

Summary of Complaint

BOUGHT THE TRUCK USED, FRAME RUSTED, FROM COLD WEATHER STATE, HEARD LOTS OF TRUCKS DID THIS, RUST SO BAD AFRAID TO DRIVE IT,EVERYTHING ELSE ON TRUCK GOOD, FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND IT'S HAD 5 RECALLS, NOT ONE DONE BY FORMER OWNER, INTERNET WEB SITE SAID FRAMES WERE NOT COATED RIGHT, FACTORY DEFECT, WANT TOYOTA TO FIX ISSUE AS IT'S THEIR FAULT THIS HAS HAPPENED, IT'S DANGEROUS TO DRIVE.

Components: STRUCTURE

June 29, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11228898
Consumer Location: REVERE, MA
VIN: 5TEWN72N13Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 TOYOTA TACOMA. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, A NOISE EMERGED FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DETERMINED THAT THE REAR FRAME WAS SEVERELY RUSTED ON BOTH SIDES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 46,733.

Components: STRUCTURE

June 28, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11228645
Consumer Location: BALTIMORE, MD
VIN: 5TEGN92N33Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 TOYOTA TACOMA. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS UNDERGOING ROUTINE MAINTENANCE, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE SUB FRAME EXPERIENCED EXTREME RUSTING. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED, BUT NO ASSISTANCE WAS OFFERED. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 155,000.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

March 31, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11208831
Consumer Location: EAST WINDSOR, NJ
VIN: 5TEWN72N83Z****

Summary of Complaint

FRAME IS ROTTEN AND BROKEN, SHOCKS RIPPED OFF OF FRAME. UNSAFE TO DRIVE AND STILL NEED TO USE DAILY.

Components: STRUCTURE

September 24, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11208388
Consumer Location: HOLLAND, MI
VIN: 5TEHN72N23Z****

Summary of Complaint

FRAME IS RUSTY AND I AM AFRAID THAT THE PART MAY BREAK AND CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH TO ME OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN MY VEHICLE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE ENGINE

May 04, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11207478
Consumer Location: MADISON, CT
VIN: 5TEWM72NX3Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE IGNITION SWITCH FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO MIDDLETOWN TOYOTA LOCATED AT 634 NEWFIELD ST, MIDDLETOWN, CT 06457 (860) 347-7294. THE DIAGNOSTIC TESTING STATED THAT THE REAR FRAME WAS CRACKED. THE IGNITION SWITCH WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER THE FRAME HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 250,000. *BF IN MARCH 2019 IGNITION FAILED TOWED IT HOME. WHEN TOW TRUCK PICKED IT UP WE SAW BROKEN FRAME. WESTBROOK TOYOTA REPAIRED SPARE TIRE CARRIER RECALL (2016). *JB

Components: STRUCTURE

April 14, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11207598
Consumer Location: ROCKVILLE, MD
VIN: 5TEHN72N23Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT HE INSPECTED UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE AND NOTICED THAT THE FRAME WAS COMPLETELY RUSTED. THE CONTACT CALLED THE DARCARS LOCATED AT 15625 FREDERICK RD, ROCKVILLE, MD 20855 WHERE IT WAS INFORMED THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL FOR THE FRAME. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT AN UNKNOWN RECALL FOR FRAME CORROSION EXPIRED, AND REFERRED THE CONTACT TO THE NHTSA TO FILE A COMPLAINT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 115,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 03, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11206898
Consumer Location: TROY, MI
VIN: 5TEGN92N63Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE FRAME WAS RUSTED. THERE WERE CRACKS AROUND THE SUB FRAME AND THE VEHICLE HAD AN UNSTABLE BODY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO CONFIRMED THE FAILURE HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE 210,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

May 04, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11205722
Consumer Location: GARRARD, KY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

FRAME RUSTED RESULTING IN STRUCTURE FAILURE (AUTO BASICALLY BROKE IN HALF), CALL TOYOTA HEADQUARTERS AND THEY PROVIDED NO ASSISTANCE. SAID THE TRUCK SHOULD HAVE BEEN SPRAYED. BOUGHT THE TRUCK FROM A DEALERSHIP AND FEEL AS THOUGH THE DEALERSHIP SHOULD HAVE PROVIDED INSPECTION AND SPRAY IF NECESSARY PRIOR TO SELLING AUTO.

Components: SUSPENSION SERVICE BRAKES

May 03, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11205730
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5TESN92NX3Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 TOYOTA TACOMA. WHILE DRIVING 35-40 MPH, THE FRONT SUSPENSION EXPLODED. THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE TIRE FLEW UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE AND THE BRAKE LINE SNAPPED. THE VEHICLE MOVED ONTO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 172,661.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

April 03, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11196517
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5TEWN72N93Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE REAR FRAME WAS RUSTED AND THE PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL BEARING DETACHED. THE HUB FOR THE WHEEL BEARING WAS LOOSE AND DETERIORATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO RUST AND WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO REFUSED TO SERVICE THE VEHICLE BECAUSE THEY DID NOT HAVE THE CORRECT CERTIFIED PARTS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 107,000.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

February 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11193289
Consumer Location: JOHNSON CITY, TN
VIN: 5TENL42N13Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 TOYOTA TACOMA. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, A POPPING NOISE WAS PRESENT FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DISCOVERED THAT THE REAR DRIVER'S SIDE SPRING HANGER WAS RUSTED AND DETACHED FROM THE VEHICLE. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 146,000 *BF.. CONSUMER STATED WHILE SEARCHING THAT TOYOTA WAS AWARE THAT THE FRAME WAS SUSCEPTABLE TO CORRISION AND THERE WAS A RECALL/ REEPLACEMENT PROGRAM BUT HAS EXPIRED.*JB

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