2005 Toyota Tacoma Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Toyota Tacoma

2005 Toyota Tacoma Problems

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.

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2005 Toyota Tacoma Questions

The emission control valve occasionally sticks. When it is freed the light continues to stay on.

While Stuck as I rocked the truck the shifter just let go
From it linkage connection

In the past I would keep lights on in position 2 this would turn the lights on automatically when truck was started and automatically turn off when car was off and I opened the driver's door Now they just stay on when I turn the truck off and open the door I have to turn them off manually I...

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2005 Toyota Tacoma Recalls

If the access doors are repeatedly and forcefully closed, over time the screws attaching the seat belt pre-tensioner to the seat belt retractor can loosen. If the screws loosen completely, the seat belt pre-tensioner and the retractor spring cover could detach from the seat belt retractor. If this were to occur the seat belt pre-tensioner will not perform as designed, increasing the risk of injury in a severe crash. Dealers will inspect the seat belt assembly and the screws will be secured or the seat belt assembly will be replaced as necessary.

Over time, vibration of the steering wheel while driving may damage the spiral cable assembly (clockspring). This is the electrical connection between the driver's airbag and the vehicle wiring harness. If damage occurs, the airbag warning lamp will illuminate and the driver's airbag may become deactivated. In the event of a crash, the driver's airbag may not deploy as expected, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the clockspring assembly to correct this concern.

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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2005 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

BOUGHT USED WITH 69,000 MILES .. GREAT TRUCK

65000 no problems

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...

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