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Toyota Highlander 2013
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 2014
Location:
Egg Harbor Township, NJ

i rear ended a car in front of me. damage minimal to his car. my highlander sustained over 10 thousand dollar front damage. my air bags did not deploy.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDK3EH2DS. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph.

Toyota Tacoma 2005
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
Dec 20, 2014
Location:
Harbeson, DE

the vehicle has significant frame rust. there are several areas on the frame where large sections of metal have delaminated. this presents a structural integrity issue in key supporting areas of the frame assembly for major components to include drive train, braking and suspension. the overall crash worthiness is in question due to the structural integrity issue presented by the frame design, metal composition and premature rusting and metal fatigue. toyota has started a limited service campaign to apply a corrosion resistance protection, but this issue should be a safety recall. based on the magnitude of damage from rusting in my case the only resolution would be a full frame replacement. i have pictures of the frame damage and rust available. i will also be sending toyota a letter requesting an inspection by the regional factor representative prior to any repairs.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 175440 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TEUU42N55Z. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Toyota Camry 2007
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
June 14, 2014
Location:
Wesley Chapel, FL

dashboard is deteriorating. it is extremely sticky and is also easily scratches. we are concerned about the safety of this vehicle we drive it only when absolutely needed. florida heat during summer months makes the situation worse, dashboard becomes sticky and glare from the dashboard reflecting sun lights makes it very difficult and dangerous to drive.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 75000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4T1BE46K67U. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Toyota Corolla 2015
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
Jan 07, 2015
Location:
Riverside, RI

stopped at stop light to make left had turn. was waved on by driver in opposite lane as i started to make the turn i was hit by on coming car. upon impact all air bags deployed, including side air bags which shouldn't of happened since the impact of the car was in the front. the side air bag hit the passenger which caused him to be injured.

1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2008 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2T1BURHE0FC. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph.

Toyota Tundra 2001
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
Oct 15, 2012
Location:
Norwood, NY

on 11//18/0/01irc'd a recall for excessive corrosion of the rear cross member. in 10/2012,i was informed that the truck frame passed inspection and was good.they did replace two gas tank straps and told me the undercoating that should be sprayed on it as part of the recall was not available.i never received any addition correspondence regarding the undercoating.on 12/23,14 i took my truck to tj toyota for a trailer light whip repair. at that time, the mechanic had me look at the frame rail.it is rusted so bad i could see right through the rail.the connection of this rail to the frame has excessive scaling.the truck was due for an inspection at the end of the month, and i was told they would not do an inspection.the mechanic continued to tell me he felt the truck was ⿿junk⿝ unsuitable for towing anything.i called 1-800-331-4331 at toyota and spoke with terence, nicole and john. nicole processed a conference call with herself, roger at tj toyota and me. nicole told me to take the truck back to tj toyota to redo the frame inspection and if it failed, toyota would replace the frame. however, roger, from tj toyota stated it is not corroded on the frame but it is on the rail connecting to the frame. i asked what they would for me and he stated, spray it with undercoating. i asked what that would do for the truck and roger stated ⿿nothing⿝. nnyroads are salted heavily.if this vehicle was never undercoated or protected for rust, the fact that the rails are rusted is due to not being prepared for driving in nnywinter.i find it difficult to believe that in 2012 my truck frame and under carriage was in as good a condition as the inspection dictated.if in two years a toyota truck frame goes from good to junk, there is a problem some place. i believe not undercoating the vehicle led to the rust problems and the result of the inspection in 2012 was incorrect.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 145000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TBBT44111S. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Toyota Rav4 2014
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
Nov 16, 2014
Location:
Vero Beach, FL

the bottom of all four door where the door at the bottom meets the harden rubber or plastic. looking at the doors from the outside it would always be in the lower right corners at where the curved part of the door meets the straight piece running along the bottom. each of these corners are extremely sharp and have caused upon closing by wind to cut the calf of the led, which led to opening two blood vessels, requiring emergency attention and stitches. have checked at least 10 other rav4's same models same year in addition to four on two separate dealer lots. all have the same issue.

1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2400 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Toyota Highlander 2011
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
Jan 16, 2015
Location:
Colorado Springs, CO

i have a 2011 toyota highlander. the drivers side sun visor has broken from its internal guide on the visor, making it unsafely and uncontrollably flip & flop around. i have been trying to get a replacement, but the dealer told me there are more than 200 on backorder, and it could take one or more months to get a replacement. further research shows previous recalls on toyota sun visors. so, with more than 200 already needing replacements on what should be a strong part, it suggests a larger problem worthy of your attention and a possible recall. thanks.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDK3EH8BS. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Toyota 4runner 2000
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
June 18, 2014
Location:
Ludlow, MA

extreme rust and damage due the aforementioned rust. the rear control arms completely rusted off the frame. i know the vehicle is 15 years old but this much rust is not normal and will cause injury to many people if they do not now it is failing.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3HN86R1Y0. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Toyota Camry 2007
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
July 01, 2010
Location:
Alvin, TX

2007 camry xle. the dashboard is sticky and appears to be melting. small pieces of the dash have come off and there is glare on the windshield from the dash on a bright sunny day. i have owned this vehicle since it was new. it has always been garage kept and at work i always used a full windshield sun visor.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4T1BK46K67U. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Toyota Tacoma 2006
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
Jan 21, 2015
Location:
Bridgewater, MA

i have a 2006 tacoma that i bought used and it had the limited service campaign e0d (under coating) applied over the rusting frame and was told that toyota will not replace the frame even when it rots through. this is very unsafe and toyota should be held liable for this and forced to replace the frame.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 185000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TEUU42N26Z. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Toyota Prius 2008
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
Jan 17, 2015
Location:
Seattle, WA

i was driving my 2008 prius in rainy weather (normal for seattle) northbound on interstate 5 in relatively heavy traffic. traffic was slowing down, so i braked and decreased my speed further. as i got closer to the car ahead of me, i pushed more firmly on the brake, and nothing happened. the abs did not engage. the car just kept moving along and i ran into the car ahead of me. luckily my speed was only 5-7 mph. the other car, an suv, was not damaged. my front hood was quite crunched. no one was hurt. my concern is that the brakes simply did not engage at the last moment. i have read about the recalls of 2010 prius' because of abs failures, so i wanted to make sure that you were aware of at least one 2008 prius that seems to have experienced a similar failure. thanks.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 72000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTDKB20U283. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 6 mph.

Toyota Tundra 2003
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
Jan 18, 2015
Location:
Danville, KY

tl*the contact owns a 2003 toyota tundra. the contact stated that the rear of the frame was rusted and corroded. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. the technician stated that the entire frame needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not replaced. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 92,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 92000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TBBT44113S. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Toyota Highlander 2015
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 2014
Location:
Elmhurst, IL

tl*the contact owns a 2015 toyota highlander. the contact stated that during inclement weather, water leaked inside the vehicle through the molding on the front driver and passenger doors. the contact stated that the molding was not sealed properly to prevent water from leaking in. the failure recurred on numerous occasions. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, where the technician stated that the vehicle was working up to specifications. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 700. ....updated 07/22/15 *bf

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDJKRFH3FS. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Toyota Tacoma 2004
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 2014
Location:
Richboro, PA

my low mileage totota truck has both front and rear bumpers rotting through from the back to the front . there is a hole coming through the chrome and the back side is completely full of crumpling rust. these bumpers are going to offer little to no protection in a accident situation . i believe this should be included in the rust recalls of these trucks please make it happen before someone gets seriously injured. thanks , robert patton

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TEWN72N842. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Toyota Sequoia 2005
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
Jan 16, 2015
Location:
Iron River, MI

vehicle had new front shocks put on as front shocks were rusted and seized, after inspection of vehicle, technician told us frame of the car was severely rusted and had holes in it. he felt it was very unsafe as spare tire could fall off and suv may not take impact from a crash correctly. we phoned toyota directly and we asked for a technician to come over to our dealer to view the suv. we were told they could not do that, and we had to go to dealer and have dealer look at it. dealer looked at it and took pictures and advised us that is in poor condition. they are sending that information over to toyota. toyota should take this much more seriously as they have had recalls on other vehicles with this same issue. i do not feel safe at all in my car and i bought this new and paid a lot of money for this vehicle. there should be a recall on this issue as this is definitely a safety issue.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 159000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBT48A05S. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Toyota Corolla 2014
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
Jan 23, 2015
Location:
Hillister, TX

this am i hit a deer on the way to work head on at 65-67 mph and not one air bag deployed!!! the entire front end crumpled to the windshield area and the radiator and parts torn lose to the top of engine and not one air bag deployed. everyone at the wreck could not believe it and now i am terrified of the car if direct contact at that speed does not open the safety equipment what will? this car is not safe.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 34000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5YFBURHE8EP. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 656 mph.

Toyota Tacoma 1998
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
Jan 25, 2015
Location:
Leesburg, VA

frame rusted out causing leafspring to sink into frame

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4TAWM72N6XZ. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Toyota 4runner 1999
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
Oct 14, 2014
Location:
Bowlingreen, OH

tl*the contact owns a 1999 toyota 4runner. the contact stated that the frame had developed holes due to rust. the vehicle was taken to a dealer, where it was diagnosed that the frame was rusted and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not offer any assistance. the failure mileage was 107,871. updated 04/06/15*lj updated 6/25/2015 *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 107871 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3HN86R4X0. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 07, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Toyota 4RUNNER 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Toyota 4RUNNER 1999 Structure Body Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Romen Toyyota . Dealer's telephone number: 419-893-5000 . Dealer's city: Maumee . Dealer's state code: OH. Dealer's zipcode: 43537 .

Toyota Tacoma 2001
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
Mar 04, 2010
Location:
Dowagiac, MI

i took my toyota tacoma pick up to signature toyota in benton harbor, michigan for a frame recall and the dealer informed me that it was not recalled and i had letter in hand that said it was. now in december 14, 2014 i took it back to the same dealer for the spare tire recall and they said that it could not be fixed because i did not have the frame recall fixed and i told them that i had it in there and they told me it was not part of the recall. and they would not fix it and toyota will not fix it earthier. they are telling me that the truck is not safe to drive. i took the truck to jorden toyota for a second opinion. i thought that signature was telling me the truth when in fact they weren't.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 198000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TEWN72N01Z. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Toyota Prius 2007
Toyota Motor Corporation
Safety incident date:
Jan 26, 2015
Location:
Belvedere, CA

the trunk latch has melted making it very sticky/gooey in hot weather and frozen solid (immovable) in cold weather making it difficult to open the hatch. the situation continued to worsen to the point of while attempting to open the trunk yesterday the entire back piece fell off the car. i can no longer open the hatch at all. this is both a serious safety issue (a life saving access point) and a serious quality defect that toyota has chosen to ignore. in addition, the cost toyota is charging for repair is exorbitant (over $500). also, i've noticed that there are no complaints on later model prius', so it appears that toyota has fixed the problem at the expense of many. i do hope that nhtsa will look into this issue.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 160000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTDKB20U573. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.


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