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2004 Toyota Tacoma

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2004 Toyota Tacoma Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Toyota issued a recall on the lower ball joint due to the possibility of premature wear from improper finishing in production. The ball joints will be replaced under the recall. This recall applies to 2001-2004 models only. Please contact you local Toyota dealer to see if your vehicle is included.

Drive Train -- Verified

At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

2004 Toyota Tacoma Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., April 28, 2004

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On eight vehicles, the driver's side seat belt had incorrect markings and did not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. No vehicles were sold to consumers.

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Body, Interior & Misc., November 23, 2012

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Vehicles currently registered, or first sold in states where salt is used to de-ice the roads, are being recalled because a metal plate which helps secure the spare tire may rust excessively and break. This rust condition is a result of an insufficient coating of anti-corrosion material during the manufacturing process. If the plate were to break, the spare tire would come loose and fall from the vehicle while driving. Toyota is currently developing a remedy for this recall and will notify owners of affected vehicles when the remedy is in place. This is expected during December of 2012.

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Suspension & Steering, July 5, 2005

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Toyota has recalled 2001-2004 Tacoma, 2002-2004 Tundra and Sequoia, and 2001-2002 4Runner models because the surface of the lower ball joints may have been scratched during assembly, which may have compromised their integrity. The ball joints may loosen and fall out and the driver may experience a loss of steering control. Dealers will replace the front suspension lower ball joints.

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2004 Toyota Tacoma Questions and Answers

RKEHLENBACH, 2004 Toyota Tacoma, 3.4L V6, Spring, TX

Can the A/C condenser be repaired instead of bring replaced?

tsburns2020, 2004 Toyota Tacoma, 2.7L 4 Cylinder, Hickory, NC

my engine makes a knocking noise when first cranked then goes away after it warms up, useally 5 mins or so in cold weather. it has 98000 miles on it

Visitor, 2004 Toyota Tacoma, Hilo, HI

I AM REPLACING MY FRONT DRIVER SIDE BERRING DO YOU GUYS HAVE A MANUEL ON THE NET HOW TOD GO ABOUT THIS

Visitor, 2004 Toyota Tacoma, 3.4L V6, Roseland, LA

I have a 2004 Toyota Tacoma pickup....... The dash lights are out... I've tried to gain access to the bulbs, and I'm pretty handy , but I can't see to find access. I've remove...

Visitor, 2004 Toyota Tacoma, 3.4L V6, Nuevo, CA

light blew out on right side next to headlight need to remove lightcover

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2004 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

my car is overheating.I add water to the radiator every morning.The temperature increases when am driving,whether the air condition is on or not.I once made a two hours journey not knowing that i did not cover the radiator,and since then,the radiator water drops every morning i check it.But the car was not over heating until recently.Please what will be the cause for i dont want a guess work.

Bought a brand new Tacoma dbl cab 4wd trd package in '04. This is my 6 Toyota PU covering a span of 35 years. Amazing. I have 140,000 miles. I get a clunk when the tranny downshifts to low, when coming to a stop. Dealer said that's normal; feels like a rear tranny mount. Small issue with the dome light; sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Front springs are a joke. Replaced the whole suspension (springs and shocks, with 3" lift) at 120,000 miles and it's like driving a brand new truck again! Toyota Amazingness!

Having problems with the accelerator. Has full gas pedal sometimes, other times I have to push it down half way to get any response from the engine. Had the codes checked, nothing showed up.

@33K on a 2004 the check engine light came on. This caused me to look at the air filter that was packed with maple seeds by a chipmunk. Cleaned it all up and and reset the computer & still have CEL. Took it to the dealer and for $96 was told the rear O2 sensor was NG. Replaced it with a $56 Denso. Now the AC cannot overcome a 95 outside temp. 85 yes 95 no this will be my next automotive project. RWCD

Best Truck Ever..Love it never any problems

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