• May 18, 2005

Whoops. 880,000 Tacoma and Tundra pickups and Sequoia, Landcruiser and 4Runner SUVs built between May 2001 and December 2003 will be recalled to fix front-suspension ball joints that could wear faster than they should. If the ball joint fails, it could "hamper steering."  789,000 units were sold in North America. Recalls happen to everyone.



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      • 9 Years Ago
      Considering the vehicles involved are trucks and SUV's, perhaps Toyota should cancel its recall and be congratulated on it's contribution to ensuring evolutionary progress.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Recalls like that happen to EVERY COMPANY! On my moms 1989 Firebird there was a recall about the seatbelt not restraining properly. GM must have not been with it. I work at a Toyota dealership, and people need to not be so ignorant. Do some research, almost ALL Toyotas are made here in USA. Scion (seperate franchise but made by Toyota) is from Japan. I still haven't seen any "American made" cars/trucks go 350,000+ miles on the original engine. Pull your heads out of your asses.
      • 9 Years Ago
      #2 I don't think quality has gotten worse, but since Mitsu and others being caught lying, the gov. has been watching more closely. They have all been lying, they are just afaid of a scandel which would be worse, so they are reporting more stuff.
      • 9 Years Ago
      That's good news. All of the Domestic bashers can take that and rotate. I'm tired of our, supposed, pride and hardwork getting slandered by our on citizens. Do people wonder why the country is going down the crapper. America is the village bicycle of the world. And many far too stupid and ignorant to realize it. When's the last time you saw an American made vehicle in Japan? Umm, never?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Well, so much for the "technical service bulletin" theory...
      • 9 Years Ago
      Toyota can't even make a vehicle that steers properly!? Toyota has the lowest quality vehicles on the road. My next car will be a Kia.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I have a 91 4runner that i lost my brakes due to a rusted out brake line. The brake line runs along the frame to the back of the suv. There is a place right behine the cross member in front of the rear axel that the line has the ability to gather sand, dirt and pebbles that accumulated and stayed wet and allowed the brake line to set in it and rust. I lost my brakes without warning. I was lucky I was right in front of my house when it happened. I feel others will not and want to make sure that everyone is a ware of this problem. I have seen that in Canada they recalled the suv's but not in the USA. Does it take someone having to die for the US to also recall these suv's?
      • 9 Years Ago
      I have a 1998 Toyota Tacoma Ext.Cab SR5 4x4 The Ball Joint Separated and without notice my Truck did a 180 degree turn,My wife and I slid backwards crossing the other lane and crashed into a power pole,Toyota sent a so called "Field Technician"to do an 8 minute inspection of my truck,She didn't know her butt from a hole in the ground.Toyota denies any fault in my case also,they haven't even wanted to replace a ball joint,the crash almost killed my wife,and my truck is totaled!Toyota says we are sorry about your "Incident"But they do not want to do anything about it!William Duck Bay Minette,AL
      • 9 Years Ago
      Toyota is still the highest quality vehicle affordable vehicle manufactured.
      • 9 Years Ago
      For those of you complaining about the lack of "bitching" because Toyota announced this recall, just read the first entry in the link below in my blog back in 2001. If this is the first recall in the history of my Toyota since that time, for something that "might" have been scratched, then I am not complaining. http://prometheus.med.utah.edu/~bwjones/C1276349108/E1349369451/index.html
      • 9 Years Ago
      Lets see when the last great Toyota Recalls were: 1992 - 550,000 1987-1990 Camry, door lock problem I would compare this to others, but there isnt enough room to start. Dont get me wrong, I think that this is unacceptable on Toyota's behalf, but look how they handled it. There has been only one accident and two confirmed cases of it. There is no government investgation. Then compare this to the domestics.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "Recalls happen to everyone." Gee there is no bias here. Good thing it wasn't GM,Ford, or Mitsubishi.
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