2011-2016 Toyota Tacoma: Recall Alert

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By Patrick Masterson

Vehicles Affected: Model-year 2011-16 Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks equipped with accessory hood scoops installed by Southeast Toyota Distributors or SET dealers are among the approximately 3,500 vehicles being recalled with model year 2011-16 4Runner SUVs 

The Problem: The adhesive attaching the hood scoop may weaken, allowing the hood scoop to detach from the vehicle, creating a road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will mechanically fasten the scoop to the hood for free.

What Owners Should Do: SET will begin notifying owners Aug. 28. Owners can call SET at 954-429-2000, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

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Comments

In all fairness, I wonder if the hood scope was used for other makes of vehicles.

Southeast Toyota Distributors (SET) are known for being very shady dealers, this does not surprise me...

If you want hood scoops, get one with a real hood, Duramax

All the crap that SET adds to their vehicles will not last! That is why it's crap!

If you want hood scoops, get one with a real hood, Duramax


Posted by: water | Jul 21, 2017 2:59:03 PM

Preach it!

Where are all the Toyota/Taco Fanboys and girls claiming Toyota is the best ever while still living in their glory days of the 80's? I think after dozens and dozens of recalls by Toyota over the last 10 years, we're all smart enough to realize that todays Toyota is nowhere near what it was 30 years ago........well, some of us at least. LOL!

Where are all the Toyota/Taco Fanboys and girls claiming Toyota is the best ever while still living in their glory days of the 80's? I think after dozens and dozens of recalls by Toyota over the last 10 years, we're all smart enough to realize that todays Toyota is nowhere near what it was 30 years ago........well, some of us at least. LOL!

Posted by: Chris | Jul 21, 2017 8:22:17 PM

You do realize Toyota's are built in the USA now. Does that help explain things.

SET is not Toyota... SET is a distributor who used aftermarket parts!

This is NOT a Toyota problem!

Fake news once again...

It is a Toyota problem. SET is Toyota's distributor selling faulty accessories.

Toyota's authorized reseller jacking up vehicle prices with their junky add-ons.

Considering SET distributes to more than 175 Toyota dealers with these junk addons in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and North and South Carolina and sells 20% of all Toyota's vehicles and and Toyota doesn't let you custom order without the addons, it is Toyota's problem at least in these states and for 20% of their volume.

@oxi,

Check your hood scoop, bro.

LOL.

Thanks for the info! I didn't realize the distributor was for Toyota products, my bone head mistake! Ultimately, it's Toyota that decides what is good enough for their light trucks.

This is NOT a Toyota recall, this is a local dealership issue yet this progressive liberal media outlet posts it as such, proving they are fake news!

@ Frank B.,

Since you are so ignorant, you will note my 2010 Tacoma is an SR5, thus NO fake hood scoop and my 2016 Tacoma is an SR, thus again NO hood scoop!

This proves you are a typical liberal Toyota hater!

And the FACT I do not live in the southeast shows you do not pay attention much!

@ Chris,

You do realize Toyota is not the leading recall company, that title goes for the big 3, maybe you should do some research instead of following the fake news as scripture!

This proves you are a typical Toyota hater, no facts, just fake news!

I was surprised to learn that scoops on the Tacomas are `pasted` with glue on the hood. Here in Asia, Hilux, those models with scoops, have their scoops securely bolted down on the hood.
Bob

I was surprised to learn that scoops on the Tacomas are `pasted` with glue on the hood. Here in Asia, Hilux, those models with scoops, have their scoops securely bolted down on the hood.
Bob

The more I see and hear of these dealer add-ons the less inclined I am to select anything that is not factory installed. I had a remote starter installed in my wife's Taurus several years ago by a Ford dealership. It was more expensive and it never worked. This is just another way for dealers to mark up the price and offer an inferior add on. If there is enough demand for hood scoops then maybe Toyota should offer it as a factory option. This if just my observation and from my experience and it is not to say all add-ons are inferior but buyer beware.

Like I have said before, I have never owned a decaled Toyota pickup!

I have always built up my own! While this Tacoma is a step in the right direction, I would still build my own.

By the way with the price differential compared to the Raptor or PowerWagon, the Tacoma has an advantage to build more...

My 2010 Tacoma is almost done with the suspension mods, far different than this new Tacoma but more for payload enhancement as an expedition rig...


Posted by: oxi | Sep 30, 2011 4:01:45 AM


'More payload'
ha ha
what a genius!

Like I have said before, I have never owned a decaled Toyota pickup!

I have always built up my own! While this Tacoma is a step in the right direction, I would still build my own.

By the way with the price differential compared to the Raptor or PowerWagon, the Tacoma has an advantage to build more...

My 2010 Tacoma is almost done with the suspension mods, far different than this new Tacoma but more for payload enhancement as an expedition rig...


Posted by: oxi | Sep 30, 2011 4:01:45 AM


'More payload'
ha ha
what a genius!

What I find a slightly amusing yet disturbing is all those who don't read the article and get ready to jump on a Toyota hating bandwagon. I don't go off Internet statistics and only go by my experience. In my lifetime I have had several different brands of vehicles and by far Toyota outperforms them; from start to finish including durability and longevity and service at the counter. From start to finish including durability and longevity and service at the counter I just recently had to let go of my 2008 Toyota Tacoma with just under 300,000 km and that was only because it was considered written off because of an accident. Even still that little Tacoma engine was still purring and more than willing to keep driving . And my insurance payout you ask was 20,000 Canadian. I challenge anyone else driving a different brand name vehicle to put forth that they got that much money out of the vehicle. And to top it all off when you consider my pay out the use I had on that vehicle and what I paid for it I more than made its value five times over.

So, were these bonnet scoops available across the US?

Are they exhibiting similar problems?

If not why?

So, this might not be a "Toyota" problem, but a problem given to Toyota.

It's good that a resolution is at hand, at simple one using screws.

I notice the cheaper interior door handles and window buttons are made cheaper the whole vehicle my 2014 is chency made compared to the 2007 tacoma i owned and trade in on the 2014 tacoma they need to go back to better qaulity control and not put after market parts that the us manufacturers put in the pontiac cars electric windows that you had to replac the motors in after a years use.. The reat end are being recalled in my wifes 2017 that are leaking i liked my 2007 a lot better. At this point i ready to go back to chevy or gmc for a colorado or canyon the price of what you get in a toyota is about 5000 to 6000 dollars to much and i dont infend on paying over 30000 for another mid size truck when i can get a full size for same money or a little less my wife bought a 2007 red necked version of a limited edition as she called it it had heated seats but noelectical ajustments on the seats sure they were leather but they adjusted just like the cheapest tacoma you can buy you would think if you pay over 40,000 for vehicle you could at least get all the options you can get in a 4 runner.

@ David Robertson,

What is so amusing little boy?

This is liberal fake news!

This is NOT a Toyota recall, this is a local dealer issue!

Get real pickuptrucks dot com, stop reporting false news!

Maybe Toyota could settle this in court against fake media like this?

Unlike Ford, there is nothing mechanically wrong with the truck. A fake add on is the problem so cool your horses Ford junk fan boys Toyota is still a solid build. Funny how the Ford guys dog the Toyota yet they have never owned one except that one guy who keeps telling the same fake story. Keep your Ford junk I'll keep my Tundra. Don't believe the fake news.

Even my triple ex-wife's Toy Hilux has this plasted on hood scoop, maybe I should forewarn her...or maybe not :-)

MADE IN USA>>>LOL

Oxi

Keep on drinking the kool-Aid from Jim Jones.

Answer this - why consumer reports ranked the taco the lowest-rated compact pickup -’we’d suggest that these stay off your shopping list.’

Maybe you will rant and rage 'fake news'

@ David Robertson,

The OPINION of CR is not scripture nor REAL WORLD.

Toyota trucks have always scored low on their IDEA of what a truck should be, the Honda Ridgeline. And so, I could care less what CR thinks of a truck, because the Ridgeline is NOT a truck, more of a yuppie get out to the trail head type of vehicle.

If that is what you think a truck should be, you are the FOOL for paying attention to CR as scripture!

CR does love Toyota's reliability though, for many years Toyota trucks have owned that category because of owner feedback, NOT opinion of CR. Get it now?

So what happened with KBB? Why is the Tacoma the envy of the world with KBB? And why is the Tacoma still outselling the Colorado BIG TIME?

You have a lot to learn little child...

So the ford girls don't get jealous, http://www.carcomplaints.com/news/2017/ford-expands-chrome-door-handle-cover-recall.shtml, similar problem.
Except - Quality is job none.

"Where are all the Toyota/Taco Fanboys and girls claiming Toyota is the best ever while still living in their glory days of the 80's? I think after dozens and dozens of recalls by Toyota over the last 10 years, we're all smart enough to realize that todays Toyota is nowhere near what it was 30 years ago........well, some of us at least. LOL!"
---- Posted by: Chris | Jul 21, 2017 8:22:17 PM


This doesn't seem to be a Toyota problem as a brand but rather a dealer/supplier network issue plugging in cheap aftermarket gimmicks in a bid to raise their profits rather than doing the job right.

My question now is: Will Toyota force these dealerships to do it on their own buck... or else? 'Cause if you ask me, such shady dealings should lead to a dealership losing its franchise for damaging the company's name and reputation.

"The OPINION of CR is not scripture nor REAL WORLD. Toyota trucks have always scored low on their IDEA of what a truck should be, the Honda Ridgeline. And so, I could care less what CR thinks of a truck, because the Ridgeline is NOT a truck, more of a yuppie get out to the trail head type of vehicle. If that is what you think a truck should be, you are the FOOL for paying attention to CR as scripture! CR does love Toyota's reliability though, for many years Toyota trucks have owned that category because of owner feedback, NOT opinion of CR. Get it now? So what happened with KBB? Why is the Tacoma the envy of the world with KBB? And why is the Tacoma still outselling the Colorado BIG TIME?
You have a lot to learn little child..."
---- Posted by: oxi | Jul 23, 2017 4:21:35 PM

Well, oxy, I'll agree with one point; CR is no longer a trusted source; they've proven themselves prejudiced too many times.

However, I disagree with your opinion of the Ridgeline. If it looks like a truck and it works like a truck, then it must be a truck; there are a lot of different kinds of trucks on the market today and for some the Ridgeline meets their needs better than any other pickup truck, foreign or domestic. Just because the Tacoma is the market leader in mid-sized truck doesn't mean its the best on the market--only that it's the most popular. Honestly the Tacoma lacks many of the things that I personally want in a truck, which is why I'm not driving a Tacoma today. Instead, I'm driving a 20-year-old Ford that's smaller and no less capable than the equivalent Tacoma of its day. (And no rusted out frame to contend with.) The Ridgeline offers a lot more than the modern Tacoma, though at the same time is simply too large for what I want in a truck. Odds are I won't be buying either one any time soon.

So while I agree that CR is no longer a trustworthy publication, your obvious zealotry for one brand doesn't make you any more reliable.

Shows that Ford and GM beats Toyota

Shows that Ford and GM beats Toyota

Ford recalls millions of trucks for a live cruise control that can and has caught fire and burned down garages...

Fiat has the largest truck buy back of all time for front end issues...

GM literally murders over 100 people with an ignition spring, covers it up AND sends recall notices to some of the people it actually murdered...

And people wanna talk recall smack about the adhesive on 3500 pieces of plastic on Toy trucks?...

Cute.

CR is biased in their opinions. They show their results for vehicle testing now and in the past without any actual test dates available so the public would get a real time realization about the time span. A perfect example was CR's 2005 midsize pickup tests. They kept showing the same results for years even after Chevy had replaced the 3.5 l engine with a 3.7 l engine for the Colorado in 2007. CR never did a complete test on the entire reworked engine and truck until the new model was released in 2015. Yet they continued to not recommend the Colorado for 8 years based on the 2005 testing results.

@ RoadWhale,

You can stop with the fake rusted frame issue, you sound like the liberal media and their fantasy Russia claims!

I have owned Toyota trucks for 25 years, NO frame issues!

@ RoadWhale,

So according to you a minivan, suv or a regular sedan is a truck?

They can all haul and carry things, so by your definition, ALL vehicles are trucks!

You sound like CR!



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