To fellow Tacoma owners

Looks like a recall is on it's way. 

http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/toyota-recalls-228000-tacoma-trucks/466763592

 

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Toyota is recalling 228,000 Tacoma vehicles over an issue that could cause drivers to lose control of their cars.

The company said Thursday that the recall applies to certain 2016 and 2017 Tacoma trucks.

The issue is that the vehicles' rear differential -- or the piece that connects the truck's back two wheels -- could leak oil.

"If a vehicle is continuously operated in this condition, the rear differential could become damaged, which can result in noise and reduced propulsion," Toyota said in a statement. "In some cases the rear differential could seize, resulting in a loss of control of the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash."

Customers can look up whether their car is included in the recall on Toyota's website. The company says it's already sending notices in the mail to affected customers.

Toyota is encouraging drivers with affected trucks to bring them into a dealer to get checked out. If there's an issue, the company says necessary parts will be replaced free of charge. Otherwise, minor services may be performed to ensure there isn't an issue going forward, Toyota said.

The company declined to comment when asked whether there have been any injuries or crashes linked to this recall.

--CNNMoney's Peter Valdes-Depena contributed to this report

Mine is a 2006 with 220k miles. I think I'm ok lol

These Tacoma recalls are a bit ridiculous tho. I've them in mine as well

What happened to Tacomas and Tundras? It's like they forgot how to be good trucks about 3 years ago.

A truck might leak gear oil. Ok...

2008 4Runner with 195k no problems besides normal maintenance n wear. Great truck

Captain 'Murica - What happened to Tacomas and Tundras? It's like they forgot how to be good trucks about 3 years ago.
'85 was the last year they made a damn near bullet proof truck. I've got a 1st gen tacoma (03) and the thing is tough as nails besides the frame recalls (I wasn't affected). Still with the IFS suspension it doesn't hold a candle to the early solid axle trucks.

Anything after a 1st gen tacoma is downhill in terms of quality, reliability, and function. I would still pick them over any other truck on the market but every new truck today is pretty damn close in build quality.

Beninger - A truck might leak gear oil. Ok...
That's the difference. GM, and Dodge would just write that off as the standard.
Toyota recall the vehicles at the cost of millions of $ to fix it for free.

DiscoNfrno - 
Beninger - A truck might leak gear oil. Ok...
That's the difference. GM, and Dodge would just write that off as the standard.
Toyota recall the vehicles at the cost of millions of $ to fix it for free.

A few years ago, my son needed a more economical car, and wanted a manual transmission. I looked around and found a Toyota Solara (hardtop, not one of those gay convertibles). It is 2006, in very good shape except for a dash that had a cracks in it. I was able to use the cracked dash to get a killer deal on the car.

My son drove the car about a year, when we got a letter from Toyota in the mail. Due to numerous complaints about the cracked dashes, Toyota felt they did not provide a product that was up to their standards, and was offering free dash replacements!

WAY the fuck out of the warranty period. Not a safety issue at all. We took the car in, and later that day the new dash was installed.

I had a 98 Toyota bought back from me because of frame rust

Pig Bun - 
DiscoNfrno - 
Beninger - A truck might leak gear oil. Ok...
That's the difference. GM, and Dodge would just write that off as the standard.
Toyota recall the vehicles at the cost of millions of $ to fix it for free.

A few years ago, my son needed a more economical car, and wanted a manual transmission. I looked around and found a Toyota Solara (hardtop, not one of those gay convertibles). It is 2006, in very good shape except for a dash that had a cracks in it. I was able to use the cracked dash to get a killer deal on the car.

My son drove the car about a year, when we got a letter from Toyota in the mail. Due to numerous complaints about the cracked dashes, Toyota felt they did not provide a product that was up to their standards, and was offering free dash replacements!

WAY the fuck out of the warranty period. Not a safety issue at all. We took the car in, and later that day the new dash was installed.


Same with my son's 2004 4Runner.....115K miles on it,  and we are the third owners. Toyota replaced the dash for free last summer, thing looks new on the inside now!

My Dad has an 06 and they recently replaced the entire frame. Yes, the whole goddamned frame.

I didn't believe it until I saw it.

Just bought my 2017 TRD Off Road last month. Wonder if mine is affected. 

BJTT_Pella -

Just bought my 2017 TRD Off Road last month. Wonder if mine is affected. 

Got mine in November.