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To add insult to injury. Add some new Tacoma's to the list of recalled vehicles.

Toyota Recalling 8,000 Tacoma Pickup Trucks Over Propeller Shaft - Leisure - FOXNews.com


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WASHINGTON — Toyota is recalling about 8,000 Tacoma pickup trucks from the 2010 model year to fix a problem with the front propeller shaft that could cause the vehicle to lose control.

The automaker told dealers Friday that a crack could develop that could lead to the front driveshaft separating and falling from the truck, causing the vehicle to lose control.

While small in number, the recall is the latest issued by Toyota, which has called back 8.5 million vehicles worldwide for faulty gas pedals and brakes. The recall involves 4-wheel drive Tacomas that were built from mid-December 2009 to early February 2010.

A notice to dealers says the part was manufactured by Dana Corp.

A Toyota spokesman says most of the vehicles are on dealer lots or in the distribution chain. [hah hah haah hah 'cuz no one wants to buy them!!!!! ]
 

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My first thought is "glad I didn't buy a taco" but then again, at least Toyota is *fixing* their problems instead of blaming the owner....like the radiator/transmission issue...
 

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Toyota is paying the price for maintaining profits by squeezing its suppliers. I think the gas pedal issue is an engineering flaw, but the other little things they are dealing with is an issue with poor quality control. Toyota makes great stuff and I really do hate to see them in the shape they are in. They really are good for competition and have forced a lot of makers to up their game which in the end lets us all buy better cars.
 

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My first thought is "glad I didn't buy a taco" but then again, at least Toyota is *fixing* their problems instead of blaming the owner....like the radiator/transmission issue...
Toyota is fixing the problems that are safety issues because they are being FORCED to do so. They did not voluntarily stop selling vehicles, they were told that they COULD NO LONGER SELL THEM until they were fixed.
 

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why did you post this in General Discussion? What does this have to do with the frontier?
 

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Toyota is fixing the problems that are safety issues because they are being FORCED to do so. They did not voluntarily stop selling vehicles, they were told that they COULD NO LONGER SELL THEM until they were fixed.
According to an article I read today, the resale value for Toyotas has dropped more than a little bit.

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According to State Farm Insurance, they notified Toyota as early as 2007 that there was an unintended acceleration problem with their products.
Think of how many less vehicles would be involved had they acted much sooner. How about how many less injuries and loss of life.

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why did you post this in General Discussion? What does this have to do with the frontier?
Because this is a general discussion about a Frontier competitor. It is relevant info about trucks... namely a taco...a familiar thing. IMHO

According to an article I read today, the resale value for Toyota's has dropped more than a little bit. Clint
I was talking to Chevy dealer who said they will not even accept any recalled Toyota's as trade-ins and that auctioneers don't want any part of it...they are taking a hit right now.

If only we could get some relief (reimbursement) for our truck issues.:thatswck:
 

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I was just at the dealer (who also sells Honda and Toyos) and the dealers are PISSED! They told me this situation has tripled the interest in the Frontiers. The sales guy said they don't carry any Frontiers that often but now with the surge in demand they are brining in all models of the 2010 Frontier. I walked over to the Toyota side and talked to one sales mgr who was smoking outside and he said sales were already terrible for 2009 and this whole situation has put them in a very bad financial situation. There is rumor at the dealership the FJ Cruiser might be next on the recall list. The sales mgr said this is a nightmare as they get like 1000 calls a day now in regards to this recall stuff. They sold so many 2010 Tacos and people are now calling demanding refunds (they are in a panic and do not realize their Taco is not effected)! Said one guy just wanted to return the truck (lemon law) and buy a Frontier instead. Not that will happen but... I think the Frontier is going to be selling more this year. Let's hope there isn't a recall on them!!!
 

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My first thought is "glad I didn't buy a taco" but then again, at least Toyota is *fixing* their problems instead of blaming the owner....like the radiator/transmission issue...
true. nissan could step up to the plate on this one.
 

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I'm not familiar with the radiator/transmission issues in the Frontiers. Can someone bring me up to speed?
 

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I'm not familiar with the radiator/transmission issues in the Frontiers. Can someone bring me up to speed?
coolant leaks into the tranny fluid from the radiator's built-in tranny cooler. nukes tranny, nissan will not fix unless under warranty. $4000 gone. search for 'transmission by pass'
 

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Now would be a good time for Nissan to advertise and let consumers know that the do have other vehicles beside the altima, versa, and 370z. Yes, Nissan still makes trucks...

Hopefully Nissan doesnt try and start pumping out trucks to make up for previously scarce dealer lots. Some can argue that the current quality is somewhat questionable, dont neem to let it slip any more.
 

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Is the radiator/transmission engineering different on 2010s because of the issues? I hope the system is different on my 2010. I feel funny posting this rather selfish comment, because I do feel for you guys who had this problem. Nissan should be fixing them all on their dime, regardless of mileage or warranty timeframe.


Interesting thought here.... perhaps if there are enough of these complaints, someone could get some news interest in the issue. A guy with a 5th Generation Honda Civic Si (MT) did that because there were thousands of people with gear grind issues in the Civic Si MT. Big media story and all of a sudden Honda is fixing the issues.
 

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So now that the taco is being revisited what other ones will come next? I am waiting to the hammer to drop on the FJ Cruiser, we have an '07 and this is starting to concern me. I haven't seen a damn thing about it yet but each day that passes seems to bring more issues for Toyota.
 

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I don't look down on Toyota what so ever when recalls are issued, at least they truly back up their products, no fights. Little tiny problems(except throttle issues, haha) are turned into recalls, costing the owner nothing and no problems what so ever.

My buddy's 00 4Runner TRD supercharged was making some awful noises at high RPM from the SC, toyota ripped it apart and installed new bearings because it something "known to wear out" ... he's 80k miles past warranty, they even put new bulbs in his fog lights while it was there, left without paying a dime, gah, made me hate our local nissan dealership even more seeing how my buddy was treated at the toyota dealership.

Yeah, all dealerships are different, but I feel that toyota is a great manufacture and company overall, so is nissan, but they've got to stop being so uptight... they're uptight about everything to save money, but if they let loose for a while, word gets out, more people buy, they make more money.


I wish nissan would just accept that our truck have sh***y U-joints all over, like china-glass differentials, exploding transmission coolers on the 05's, etc.. and fix em' with no fuss without robbing us and calling us liars because they don't know how we treat our trucks, other than that, great truck for the $$$ Titan differentials, here I come. The service manager at my local nissan dealer was telling me he's been a frightened at some of the new trucks they're getting in... he was telling me that he has seen the transmissions going kookie on the newest altima's, they've had two new GTR's sold with major timing issues right off the floor (they sell a bunch of em believe it or not) within the past couple months, but he did tell me he doesn't see too many frontiers coming in for service.

Burnin' out like wild in my uncle's TRD 06 supercharged tacoma on the pavement and out on the desert is just a blast, those differentials take it all very well at over 100K miles on the truck, I've got nothing to complain about that truck of his at all, he beats the living p*** out of it and hasn't fixed a thing.
 

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It warms my heart to see Toyota falling on their face so many times in a row.
 

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I don't look down on Toyota what so ever when recalls are issued, at least they truly back up their products, no fights. Little tiny problems(except throttle issues, haha) are turned into recalls, costing the owner nothing and no problems what so ever.
When lives are lost because a company ignores reports of their product failing, I would say its reason enough to look down on them. Regardless if the Tacoma is a better truck than the frontier or not, the issues should have been resolved a long time ago. That goes for Nissan as well. neither of these company's have your interest in mind, only there wallets.
 
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