2012 TOYOTA TACOMA VIN: 5TFJU4GN2CX016553

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Non-Repairable

VIN 5TFJU4GN2CX016553 Decoding Toyota Vin Decoder

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Make

TOYOTA

Manufacturer Name

TOYOTA MOTOR MANUFACTURING, TEXAS, INC.

Model

Tacoma

Model Year

2012

Series

TRN265L/GRN265L

Vehicle Type

TRUCK

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc

Plant State

TEXAS

Body Class

Pickup

Wheel Base Type

Long

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1: 6,000 lb or less (2,722 kg or less)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4x2

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

4000.0

Displacement (CI)

244.09497637892

Displacement (L)

4.0

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

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Multipoint Fuel Injection (MPFI)

Engine Brake (hp) From

236

Cooling Type

Water

Engine Manufacturer

Toyota

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Curtain Air Bag Locations

All Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

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

2012 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

Overall Side 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.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

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 Seat
Rear Seat

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 Risk:
14.7%

2012 TOYOTA TACOMA Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger
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 5TFJU4GN2CX016553

Components: SUSPENSION

June 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11421480
Consumer Location: PITTSBURGH, PA
VIN: 3TMMU4FN7CM****

Summary of Complaint

Is there a recall on leaf springs

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 12, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11420726
Consumer Location: MERIDIAN, MS
VIN: 5TFLU4EN5CX****

Summary of Complaint

Switching valve stuck open bank 1 and 2. Truck is in limp mode. Air pump is full of water.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

June 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419346
Consumer Location: ROCHESTER, NH
VIN: 5TFPX4EN0CX****

Summary of Complaint

June 1st 2021 I went to park in a parking space at a local mall. My truck instead of stopping it accelerated out of control jumped two stone curbs, drove though a fence and landed into a swamp. Call Toyota and they have opened a new case # 210602000065. Police report # 21-374-AC. This isn't the first time that this has happen with this truck. It happen in Aug 2019. I contacted Toyota case number 1908060035. They sent out EAA Engineering Analysis Ass. out who did a ACM.CDRX file a month later. Toyota came back said they couldn't find anything wrong and my case was closed. Another incident in winter of 2016 where my truck was stopped and it accelerated on its own and It drove in the 4 way intersection where it caused an accident. lots of damage to cars. Toyota was contacted and they sent me to a dealer for repairs. Dealership has records of my truck coming in since I owned it with complaints of Truck not moving at all to all of sudden to acceleration on its own.

Components: TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM SERVICE BRAKES

April 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11413111
Consumer Location: YORBA LINDA, CA
VIN: 3TMJU4GN4CM****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 80 MPH, WHILE THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS NOT BEING DEPRESSED, THE BRAKES LOCKED UP WHICH CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO START SLIDING. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TRACTION CONTROL WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. UPON INVESTIGATION, THE CONTACT ASSOCIATED THE FAILURE WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V054000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL) HOWEVER, THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 76,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

April 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11408264
Consumer Location: CURWENSVILLE, PA
VIN: 5TFUX4EN9CX****

Summary of Complaint

HAVING THE SAME ISSUE AS THE 2011 TACOMA'S WITH FAULTY LEAF SPRINGS STARTED AS A SQUEAK SPRAYED WD-40 AND FLUID FILM DIDN'T HELP THEN FEW MONTHS LATER HEARD A CLUNK AND NOW DRIVER SIDE LEAF SPRING IS BROKE THIS SHOULD BE COVERED UNDER THE RECALL!!

Components: STEERING

February 20, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11400328
Consumer Location: ROCHESTER, NH
VIN: 5TFUU4EN7CX****

Summary of Complaint

RECENTLY I HAVE NOTICED THE STEERING ON MY 2012 TACOMA IS HARDER THAT NORMAL AND NO LONGER RETURNS TO CENTER AFTER TURNING. UPON INVESTIGATING ONLINE AND VISUALLY INSPECTING MY TRUCK, THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING ROD LOWER BALL JOINT HAS FAILED! UPON VISUAL INSPECTION IT APPEARS THAT THE CUPS AND BEARING ARE DESTROYED . TOYOTA CONSIDERS THIS A NORMAL WEAR ITEM!! THE TRUCK ONLY HAS 34,400 MILES ACTUALLY THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION THAT WILL SOMEDAY RESULT IN INJURY OR DEATH AND SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY BY TOYOTA. IT APPEARS THAT MANY TOYOTA OWNERS ARE EXPERIENCING THE SAME ISSUE FOR MANY YEARS.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 23, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11390421
Consumer Location: STOCKTON, NJ
VIN: 3TMLU4EN5CM****

Summary of Complaint

HORN WILL NOT WORK WITH THE STEERING WHEEL CENTERED. IF YOU TURN THE STEERING WHEEL 90% TO THE LEFT OR RIGHT THE HORN HAS WORKED SOMETIMES. TOYOTA ISSUED A RECALL FOR THIS PROBLEM ON OTHER TACOMAS BUT NOT FOR THE 2012. THE TOYOTA DEALERSHIP IS SAYING THAT ITS MOST LIKELY THE CLOCK SPRING.

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 13, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11389313
Consumer Location: YPSILANTI, MI
VIN: 3TMMU4FNXCM****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN ACCELERATING THE TRUCK LOST ALL POWER AND ACCELERATION. ENGINE LIGHT IS ON. ENGINE WILL NOT INCREASE RPM WHEN ACCELERATOR IS PRESSED. TRUCK WILL SLOWLY DRIVE BUT IS UNSAFE TO BE ON THE ROAD AS IT SLOWLY ACCELERATES UP TO 20-30MPH MAX. VEHICLE WAS MERGING INTO TRAFFIC FROM PARKING LOT ACCESS.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 04, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11386862
Consumer Location: WILMINGTON, NC
VIN: 5TFMU4FN8CX****

Summary of Complaint

HORN WILL NOT WORK WITH THE STEERING WHEEL CENTERED. IF YOU TURN THE STEERING WHEEL TO THE LEFT OR RIGHT AND PUSHING THE HORN IT WILL WORK. TOYOTA ISSUED A RECALL FOR THIS PROBLEM ON 2005-2009 TACOMA BUT NOT FOR THE 2012. TOYOTA HAS KNOWN THAT THEY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE CLOCK SPRING THAT THEY WON'T ADDRESS ON THE 2012'S.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING STRUCTURE

November 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11373565
Consumer Location: BEAUFORT, SC
VIN: 5TFJU4GN9CX****

Summary of Complaint

PAINT PROBLEMS ON ALL FOUR DOORS FLAKING OFF .RECIEVING A NOTICE FOR MY CAMARY BUT NOT THE TACOMA, BOTH COLORS WERE LISTED.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11373218
Consumer Location: LAPLACE, LA
VIN: 5TFJU4GN9CX****

Summary of Complaint

SUN VISOR , SPRING INSIDE VISOR BREAKS. MAKING THE VISOR HANG DOWN. WIRE HARNESS FROM AC BLOWER MOTOR, SO SOMEWHERE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT OVERHEATS AND MELTS WIRING SO THE AIR CONDITIONING STOPS WORKING.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

September 21, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11362524
Consumer Location: EAST MEADOW, NY
VIN: 5TFUX4EN4CX****

Summary of Complaint

TOYOTA HAS KNOW THAT THE CLOCK SPRING HAS BEEN FAILING FOR YEARS. THEY ISSUED A RECALL FOR MODEL YEARS 2005-2009. TRUCKS IN THE MODEL YEARS 2010-2012 ARE ALSO AFFECTED. PROBLEMS - LOSS OF HORN, LOSS OF AIRBAG. OPTIONAL IF EQUIPPED - LOSS OF CRUISE CONTROL AND/OR LOSS OF RADIO CONTROLS. THIS IS A MAJOR SAFETY HAZARD! LOSS OR HORN AND LOSS OF AIR BAGS ARE A VERY, VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION!!! THE CLOCK SPRING FAILS RANDOMLY SO YOU MIGHT NOT BE AWARE UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE!!!

Components: SUSPENSION

September 22, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11360680
Consumer Location: NEW BRIGHTON, MN
VIN: 5TFUU4EN7CX****

Summary of Complaint

FAILURE OF DRIVERS SIDE LEAF SPRING WITH LARGE SECTION(4-6IN) MISSING. GAVE NO NOTICE OF FAILURE PRIOR TO FAILING. FOUND WHEN CHANGING TIRES. DO NOT USE VEHICLE FOR TOWING BEYOND SPECS OR OFF ROADING. TOYOTA RECALLED PREVIOUSLY FOR THIS ISSUE UNDER SAFETY RECALL E02(E12) FOR 2005-2011 M.Y. STATING BROKEN LEAF SPRINGS COULD PUNCTURE FUEL TANK PROPAGATING IN A FIRE. TOYOTA DEALERSHIP WAS UNWILLING TO ASSIST IN REPAIR OR ADMIT FAULT DESPITE SAFETY RELATED ISSUE.

Components: WHEELS ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

September 13, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11354818
Consumer Location: MCFARLAND, CA
VIN: 3TMMU4FN5CM****

Summary of Complaint

RIGHT FRONT WHEEL SUDDENLY LOCKS FOR SEVERAL SECONDS PUTTING A DRAG ON THAT WHEEL, SLOWING THAT WHEEL DOWN. HAPPENS ON SHARP TURNS ONLY SO FAR, MOSTLY GOING DOWN HILL, ALL AT REASONABLE, SAFE SPEEDS FOR THE CURVE. DRIVER IS NOT USING THE BREAKS AT THE TIMES THIS HAS HAPPENED, AND RELEASES THE GAS AND HOLDS TIGHT TO THE STEERING WHEEL. NO DASH LIGHTS APPEAR. IT IS INCREASING IN FREQUENCY AND STARTING TO SCARE US ON OUR DEEP CLIFF CURVE ROADS. THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING JUST ONCE IN AWHILE 5 YEARS, BUT IS NOW HAPPENING 2-5 TIMES EACH TIME WE DRIVE THE 15 MILE RIVER CANYON WITH TIGHT CURVES AND STEEP CLIFFS. WE ONLY KNOW WHEELS ANS BRAKE SYSTEM ARE INVOLVED, AND THE STABILITY OF THE VEHICLE.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11353480
Consumer Location: METAIRIE, LA
VIN: 5TFJU4GN0CX****

Summary of Complaint

TRAC OFF AND CEL ON, TRUCK GOES INTO 'LIMP MODE' AND DECELERATES WHEN GAS ALLPIED. LOUD WHINING NOISE WHEN FIRST STARTING.

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