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2005 Toyota Tacoma

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2005 Toyota Tacoma Problems

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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.

2005 Toyota Tacoma Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., April 6, 2006

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On 133 vehicles, certain airbag inflators were assembled with an insufficient amount of the heating agents necessary for proper airbag deployment.  In the event of a crash, if the airbag does not deploy as expected, the risk of injury will increase. Dealers will replace only the suspect airbags to correct this concern. The Toyota recall number is 60B. The Lexus recall number is 6LB.

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Body, Interior & Misc., July 25, 2005

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Certain regular cab pickup trucks equipped with a bench seat may have seat position and seat belt buckle sensor connector pins that are incorrectly positioned. This could affect the adaptive airbag deployment. In the event of a crash, occupants may not be properly restrained. Dealers will inspect the affected connectors and install an additional sub-wire harness to correct the pin location issue. This recall is scheduled to begin on July 25, 2005. The Toyota recall number is SCC 50I.

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Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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These vehicle were sold without the required load carrying captivity modification label. Dealers will mail the corrected label to vehicle owners. Owners have the option of requesting that the dealer install the label. This recall is expected to begin on May 27, 2010.

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Body, Interior & Misc., December 31, 2009

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Toyota is recalling 2004–2010 models for an accelerator pedal that can get stuck in the wide open position due to problems with the floor mat. This may cause high vehicle speeds that make it difficult to stop the vehicle, which can result in a crash. In order to correct the problem, dealers will replace the pedals, alter the shape of the floor, and/or replace the floor mats. Toyota will also modify software on certain models to ensure that the brake overrides the accelerator in the event that both are applied.

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Brakes, March 3, 2005

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The parking brake cable lock may not have been tightened correctly; it may loosen and come off, which will reduce the effectiveness of the parking brake. This could allow the vehicle to roll if the transmission is not placed into "park" when the vehicle is parked on a slope. Dealers will inspect and tighten the parking brake pedal cable lock nut to the proper specification. This recall began on March 3, 2005. The Toyota recall number is 50C.

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2005 Toyota Tacoma Questions and Answers

jeff09, 2005 Toyota Tacoma, 4.0L V6, Wichita, KS

compass and temperature quit working and i need to know how to remove the overhead console

sglowacki, 2005 Toyota Tacoma, 4.0L V6, Spring, TX

Any idea what this may be?

johnnyinhb, 2005 Toyota Tacoma, 2.7L 4 Cylinder, Huntington Beach, CA

after truck warms up it fells like the truck idel is ruff but rpm is at 750 is ok

Visitor, 2005 Toyota Tacoma, 4.0L V6, Chino, CA


Visitor, 2005 Toyota Tacoma, Montgomery, AL

My headlights do not work on low beam. They worked last night but don't tonight. The high beams work fine. I doubt they both went out at the same time. Is there a fuse that controls the low be...

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2005 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

this truck is great. 9 years old with 210,000 miles and it is running good. I love the 4 wheel drive. I go around everybody else stuck on the road. the 4 cylinder gives me 23 miles per gal. My biggest problem has been trusting the dealer. they really tried get me when my AC did not work. i discovered they wanted $500 for a $24 part. took it to a auto repair place and found no freon in the system. Replaced a leaking part for $200. Going in for replacement of the lower steering shaft. Other than that I have had very little problem.

Bought this vehicle new. I am religious about maintenance. I have less than 50,000 miles on it and have had unusual amount of repairs.
I have replaced the a/c blower motor twice. The second set of O.E.M. brake pads had only 10,000 miles on them when backing came unglued from the pads on both sides of the vehicle at the same time. The rotors warped and had to be replaced. The a/c evaporator developed a pin hole leak and had to be replaced. The fresh air/recirculated air door servo motor had to be replaced. There is over spray on the one of the front fenders. The a/c blower motor switch resistor has had to be replaced. Drivers door window came off of track. The glove box shock absorber retainer tab is broken and is not replaceable without going to the extremes. And the air intake for the engine and the a/c evaporator (which is inside the cabin on the firewall) suck an abnormal amount of dirt and leaves.
But other than that I love it.
Oh! And the price for replacing a set of keys for it is right at $700.00 which is ridiculous.


Original owner,73,000 miles: Body and interier look great. Under carrige frame is good but gas tank plate is like swiss cheese.(poor metal)Brakes,Drive Train and electrical have been good.2.4L engine seems a little under powered on highway- small wrap noise upon start-up at times. Exaust-Emissions: Had to replace oxegyn sensor about 10,000 miles ago. Muffler is rotted out and also mid way gasket.Heat and AC have been fine. I have 1 leaf spring that broke with no exsess loads. Front end has been good. Over all not to bad....I expected better!

This has been the best vehicle I have ever owned. Completely reliable! Im creeping up on 100,000 miles and have had no problems!

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