All Known 2005 Toyota Tacoma Problems
We love the Toyota Tacoma, but like any vehicle there are bound to be some issues with it. Here is a handy guide to all known 2005 Toyota Tacoma problems.
Faulty Steering-Wheel Spiral Assembly Recall
The recall is to replace a faulty steering-wheel spiral assembly. Part of a possible design flaw, friction could develop between spiral cable and the retainer in the steering-wheel assembly. This friction could lead to a loss of connectivity with the driver’s airbag and cause the airbag not to deploy in a crash.
Air Bag Recall
Toyota recalled 2005 Tacoma’s to fix an air bag issue. Specifically over time, steering wheel vibration may damage the sprial cable assembly (clockspring) that powers the driver’s air bad module. If damage occurs, the air bag warning lamp will illuminate and the air bag may become deactivated.
Parking Brake Recall
On certain pickup trucks equipped with an automatic transmission, there is a possibility that the parking brake pedal cable lock nut may not have been tightened to the proper torque specification. in this condition, the lock nut may loosen and come off, which will reduce the effectiveness of the parking brake. This condition could allow the vehicle to roll if the transmission is not placed into the “park” position and the vehicle is parked on a slope, thus raising the possibility of a crash.
Clutch Noise – TSB
Toyota Tacoma with a six-speed manual transmission could develop a a lot noisier clutch than when the truck was new or that it just seems to make a lot of noise compared to other vehicles you have driven. Toyota has determined that there are three parts that are ultimately responsible for the squeaking or rattling noises emitting from the Tacoma’s clutch: the clutch release cylinder, clutch release fork support and clutch release bearing. Contact your dealer for the fix.
Manual Transmission Rattling Noise - TSB
Some Tacoma vehicles equipped with the R155 5-speed manual transmission may exhibit a rattle noise from the transmission assembly while in neutral with the clutch pedal released. Toyota has produced part numbers and specific information for use with repairs of this problem. Contact your dealer to have this problem fixed.
5-Speed Manual Clutch Disk Defect – TSB
Some Tacoma vehicles equipped with a 5–speed manual transmission exhibit a slipping feeling in all forward gears and reverse. Replacement of the clutch disk, clutch cover, ﬂywheel, and clutch pedal turnover spring is required to repair the vehicle.
Cowl Water Leak – TSB
A limited number of vehicles, water from outside the vehicle may enter the HVAC system through the cowl cover. Evidence of water entry will be found in the blower motor housing, on the blower motor, or on the carpet below the blower motor. If water is found in one of these areas, an updated cowl panel is available to address this condition.
Tacoma Squeaky Leaf Spring Suspension – TSB
Some 2005 Tacoma vehicles may exhibit a squeak noise from the rear leaf spring when traveling over speed bumps or with suspension movement from loading and unloading the suspension. A new leaf spring pad has been made available to reduce the noise.
Broken Fan Speed Control Tacoma Heater Air Conditioner – TSB
Some Tacoma vehicles may exhibit a faulty condition whereby the blower motor is seemingly stuck on a single high speed. In reality this condition renders the rest of the fan speeds inoperative, thus causing undue wear and tear on the auto parts involved, not to mention discomfort to the driver and passengers. The issue is caused by a fault in the blower motor resistor and resistor connector, which can be fixed by following the instructions below or contacting your local Toyota service center.
Strange Tacoma Heater / Air Conditioner Fan Noise – TSB
Some Toyota Tacoma owners have heard a strange ticking and/or clicking noise or sometimes a squealing sound coming from the blower motor. Toyota released a fix for this.
Daytime Running Light Lenses – TSB
Some Toyota Tacoma’s have a condition where the inner Daytime Running Light/Turn Signal lens becomes distorted and bubbled in appearance? In addition the inner lens may appear cracked or separated.
J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study finds these top 5 problems:
- Wind Noise
- Unusual Suspension Noises
- Seat Belt Doesn’t Retract
- Brakes Are Noisy
- Tire Problem Uneven Wear
Hopefully this list helps!
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