1996 Toyota TACOMA Suspension Rear Springs Leaf Spring Assembly problems & defects.

Toyota TACOMA Suspension Rear Springs Leaf Spring Assembly problems : 22.

Rear Springs Cracked Causing Rear End Suspension Problems.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4TAPM62N3T2. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in NEW WINDSO, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960112. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Spoke To Local Dealer Technician. He Said That This Dealership Was Taking Care Of This Problem With Goodwill Repairs That Included Both Parts And Labor. I Was Charged $100 Labor For The Repairs By Another Dealership. I Feel That If One Dealership Can Do This Then They All Can. Two Of The Three Spring Leafs Had Broken Completely. They Were Replaced With An Updated Set That Included Three Main And One Overload Built Right Into The Assembley.toyota Obviously Knows That They Had A Problem Due To This Updated Part Assy. That The Dealer Had Right In Stock And Changed That Day While I Waited. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4TAWM72N9TZ. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in SWANTON, VT. Vehicle was purchased on 19981101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Dec 23, 1998

Left & Right Rear Leaf Springs Have Broken In Half. Dealer Has Admitted That They Are Having A Problem With These. They Agreed To Split The Cost With Me 50-50. However, I Feel There Needs To Be A Recall On This Item. I Know Of 3 Other People That Have Had This Same Problem That Live Here In The Salem/bloomington Area. The Failure Date/milage I Listed Is Incorect.. Since I Have No Idea When The Springs Actually Broke… I Noticed It While Looking For A Squeeking Noise I Was Hearing. Thanks! *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4TAPN62N3TZ. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in SALEM, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960301. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 01, 1997

There Was A Squeaking Noise Present Due To The Rear Leaf Spring Breaking. Dealer Replaced The 3 Leaf Spring With A 4 Leaf Spring. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4TAWN72N9TZ. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in MANCHESTER, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Contacted Dealer , The Service Department Stated They Couldn’t Help Me Because The Truck Was Out Of Warranty. Steve In Service Said He Had No Idea How Much It Would Cost To Repair My Truck, He Said He Would Transfer Me To Parts At Which Point We Were Disconnected. I Contacted The Dealer’s Parts Department On My Own And Found That The Part Numbers Had Been Changed From The Originals Whic Denotes A Change. Further Investigation Revealed That toyota Issued A Service Bulletin ( #su00197) Denoting A Change Of The Rear Leaf Springs In Relation To Ride Comfort. There Were Two Other Bulletins (#com0401k) Relating To Rear Spring Squeaks And (tc96018) Relating To Cracked Frames. Why Would The Dealer That I Purchased The Vehicle From Not Know This Or Attempt To Find It Since It Certianly Is A Saftey Factor. The Manufacturer’s Warranty Is 36/month/36000 Comprehensive And 5 Year/60,000 Miles On The Powertrain. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4TAWM72N2TZ. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in STAMFORD, CT. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960901. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Mar 24, 2000

Both Rear Springs Broke, Causing Noise In The Rear Part Of The Vehicle Which May Cause A Loss Of Vehicle Control. Common Problem. Please Provide Further Information. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4TAPM62N17Z. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in PEWEE VALLEY, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 02, 2000

Rear Leaf Springs Broke On Both Sides Of Vehicle. Consumer Has Contacted The Dealer. Please Provide Any Further Details. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4TJAWM72N7T. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in SOMERS, MT. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

While Traveling At Highway Speed At 65 Mph Rear Leaf Spring Broke. Vehicle Taken To Independent Repair Shop Which Informed Consumer That Both Rear Leaf Springs Had To Be Replaced Because Manufacturer Had Redesigned The Rear Leaf Spring Assembly. *ak *ml

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4TAWN72N8TZ. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in LYNCHBURY, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 20000504. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

June 04, 2000

Calle D toyota Sales To Report Complaint. I Was Informed That Manufacturer Was Aware Of The Defect In The Rear Suspension And Has Began Correct It With A Stronger Leaf Spring Later In 1996. Even Though They Are Aware Of The Defect They Are Not Issuing A Recall.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4TAWN72N8TZ. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in LYNCHBURG, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 20000501. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

June 04, 2000

Both Driver’s Side And Passenger Side Rear Leaf Springs Hav Developed Cracks. Vehicle Has Three Leaf Springs. Consumer Noted A Tsb To Upgrade Leaf Springs From Three To Four. Manufacturer And Dealer Refused To Correct The Tsb. Please Provide Any Further Details.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4TAWN72N8TZ. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in BLUFORD, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 23, 2000

Rear Leaf Springs Failed At 80,000 Miles, Causing A Gash Into Tire. Mechanic Stated That toyota Was Sending A Spring With 4 Leafs Instead Of Three. Apparently Installed With Wrong Leafs. *ak Consumer States That Prior To New Springs, Vehicle Rocked And Rolled And Was Very Unstable, Mechanic Installed A Clamp On The Broken Spring, However The Spring Gradually Worked Its Way Under The Clamp Cuasing The Broken Leaf To Swing Out Into The Tire. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4TAWM72N9TZ. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in MONROE, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 19980128. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 7 mph.

Nov 28, 1999

Both Rear Springs Failed. Nlm

TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in CORNWALL, NY. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 02, 2000

Both Rear Leaf Springs Broke, Causing Spring To Cut Into Brake Line. Please Give Any Further Details. *ak

TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in WATERVILLE, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Vehicle Experienced Broken Leaf Spring Due To Weight Of Truck Bed And Undercarriage, An Ex-technician Stated That This Vehicle Along With 1995-1997 Models Were Made With Passenger Car Suspensions. *slc

TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in CORNWALL, NY. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 02, 2000

Right Rear Leaf Spring Snapped While Driving, Causing It To Swing Out Of Assembly, Which Could Have Gotten Caught On Brake Line Or Caused A Tire To Blowout. *ak *tt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4TAVL52N2TZ. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in WEST NOTTINGHAM, NH. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Rear Middle Leaf Spring Broke In Half, Causeing Vehicle To Vibrate When Driving.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):N/A. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in SPRINGVILLE, ME. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

May 20, 2001

I Have Heard A Noise In Rear For Some Time. I Discovered Recently That The Middle Of Right Rear Leaf Spring Was Popped Out And Rubbing The Shock. No Used Part Can Be Found And New Part Very Unaffordable Considering 5000.00 Left Owing On 18000 For The Vehicle. Work For Local Tag Office And Have Heard Many Similiar Reports On Same Part. Reports Came From Individuals, Mechanics, And Dealers.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4TAPM62N4TZ. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in LENOIR, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 19971201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 01, 2001

Right Rear Spring Is Broken, I Had It Fixed Once Before At An Indipendent Repair Shop. This Is A Known Problem With toyotas Rear Springs I Would Like To Know What The Nhtsa Is Doing About It Since It Is A Safety Problem. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4TAPM62N5TZ. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in NEW BEDFORD, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

While Making Turns Tires Were Rubbing. A Private Repair Shop Examined Vehicle, And Determined That Right Rear Leaf Spring Broke. Please Provide Any Additional Information / Attachments.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4TAWN72N2TZ. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in STAMPING GROUND, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Sept 01, 2001

It Appears To Me That toyota Has Used A Bad Quality Spring Steel Not Only Have My Cracked But So Have Evreyone That I Have Talk To. The Salvage Yard Has Told Me That As Soon As They Get Some In That Are Not Cracked They Are Sold Fast, I Was Told By Two Difrent Spring Service Companys In Town That All The tacoma Springs Crack What Is This Am I The First Person To Report This The Danger Here Is If The Center Leaf Falls Out Like Mine Did It Could Stab The Tires And Cause One Heck Of A Accident, I Always Loved My toyota But Come On A Cracked Leaf Spring And They Want 375.00 Each For Them At A Spring Shop Lord Knows What toyotas Getting. Thank You Mark Gianopoulos. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4TAWN74N7T2. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in LAS VEGAS, NV. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Jan 15, 2001

Faulty Speedometer. Front End Suspension Faulty,leaf Spring Noise. *ak

Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4TAWN72N7TZ. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in LENOIR, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960329. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Nov 10, 1996

Right Side Rear Leaf Spring Broke In Half At 79,000 Miles. Rodland toyota In Everett, Wa. Stated This Is Not Covered Under The Extended Warranty. The Service Department Did Not Mention This As A Known Problem. No Offers Were Extended To Correct The Defect. No Mention Was Made When I Purchased The Truck 6 Months Ago (oct. 03). Truck Was Said To Be In Excellent Condition.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 79000 miles. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 problem was reported in LAKE STEVENS, WA. Vehicle was purchased on 20031018. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA TACOMA 1996 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: RODLAND TOYOTA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 800-308-6968 . DEALER’S CITY: EVERETT . DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 98203 .

Mar 23, 2004

1996 Toyota TACOMA problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used Toyota TACOMA, driving a 1996 Toyota TACOMA, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Suspension Rear Springs Leaf Spring Assembly problems and defects.

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