Rattle coming from intake air box in engine compartment. There is a TSB for this defect, but dealer refuses to fix under the certified warranty.
Tailgate bent the first time I loaded lumber into the bed. There is also a TSB on this defect, but the dealer refuses to fix this under the certified warranty also.
Truck bounces all over the road with load in the bed; anything over 400 pounds and the truck sounds like it is bottoming out.
If you want a truck, do not buy a Tacoma. It will not haul a load or pull a load without damage to the vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th July, 2009
14th Jul 2009, 14:32
During these tough times, it seems like the dealer is picky to warranty certain items. It's a shame for them because in the future we as consumers won't forget these circumstances.
I deal with a Ford dealer for warranty claims I get the run around. If I buy parts their wanna sell me their new born.
17th Jul 2009, 15:11
This Tacoma was purchased from a Toyota dealer as a certified vehicle. The certified vehicle warranty I was told extended the new vehicle comprehensive warranty for 3 months or 3000 miles. But the certified vehicle warranty does not cover the correction of defects, the installation of TSB's, body panels and several other items, as it does with a new vehicle. I do not think it is worth the extra expense to purchase a certified vehicle with such a limited coverage warranty. I will not go out of my way again to get a certified vehicle from a dealer, I will make all my purchases from a private owner.
2007 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport with Towing package 4.0L V6 from North America
Love this truck!
After 30,000km's and its second winter:
Suspension is excessively soft, and bouncy. It drove like a sports car when I first got it, but now it bounces like a 20year old farm truck. I think the extreme cold may have been a factor (a week of -50C), as I never overloaded it.
I love this truck.
It's never let me down, and performs wonderfully for a small truck. Has loads of power. (A cold air K&N intake made this more apparent.)
It's a little annoying having the suspension so weak, but warranty should fix that next month, then it will be back to normal. Anyone else with this problem?
The six speed transmission shifts with ease, and has a short throw from gear to gear.
It doesn't quite have the visibility my Honda Civic did, but it's still a lot better then most.
I wish the 4 door, long box (6ft) was available with the manual transmission.
The factory tires it came with were substandard, but easily fixed with some Nitto's or Yokohama's.
All in all a great truck, although a little let down by the suspension.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd April, 2009
27th Jun 2009, 14:16
I also have a 2007 Tacoma TRD Sport with towing package. Also have been thru two winters, including one week of -50C. Suspension is also very soft and the truck bottoms out a lot under normal driving conditions. very annoying and disappointing.
Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 12 reviews