2009 Toyota Tacoma Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Toyota Tacoma
2009 Toyota Tacoma Problems
The amber front running lights, located in the head light assembly may melt or crack their lens. The correction at this time is to replace the head light assembly.
2009 Toyota Tacoma Questions
Once in a while I get a smell coming from the air-conditioning vents. It almost smells like a wax smell. What could be?
How can I get better gas mileage. I'm a fairly slow driver and rarely ever go over 55 miles an hour. Most of the time I travel between 40 and 55. I only get about 18 miles a gallon. Is or anything I can do to get better mileage?
2009 Toyota Tacoma Recalls
The steering column assembly contains electrical connections for the driver's airbag, commonly called the "clock spring". This spiral cable assembly includes a Flexible Flat Cable (FFC). Due to the shape and location of the FFC's retainer, the FFC could become damaged when the steering wheel is turned. If the FFC is damaged, the driver's airbag could be deactivated. The failure of the driver's airbag to deploy when required increases the risk of injury to the driver. When the parts are available, dealers will replace the spiral cable assembly to correct this concern.
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.