Used 2009 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Reviews

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2009 Tacoma Prerunner 4cyl, Manual 5spd

n2wood, 01/09/2013
PreRunner 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)
19 of 19 people found this review helpful

Purchased in Dec 2009. Good looking truck. I have pampered truck for 48 months. Have same problems with radio as other owners - turns itself off and on in extreme cold or hot temps. Toyota appears to have resolved that problem after 2009. Just turned over 35,000 miles on odometer and clutch has started to slip. It is not operator error. I had a 1990 Toyota 6cyl, manual 5spd truck for 16 years and never had to replace anything, but starter and timing belt. Based on my google search, the problem is the clutch made in Mexico. A replacement AISIN clutch, made in Japan, appears to be reliable. Normal mpg has been 20-23 with non-alcohol gas.

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Frame rust

pgrazioso, 01/01/2012
V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
14 of 14 people found this review helpful

We've only had this 2009 for three years. There is lots of rust on both sides of the frame. There is also rust under the hood where the cross-bar supports the radiator. We are wondering if this is common and what people have done to solve the problem.

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General problems

pgrazioso, 01/01/2012
V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
31 of 33 people found this review helpful

Our truck is three years old. There is a squeeking noise in the shocks. We had the radio replaced. Also the lights on the dashboard for the the controls. The accelerator pedal was recalled. Gas mileage is less than we expected. Now we have rust on the frame. All-in-all we expected better from Toyota.

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Toyota Quality And Integrety Hits Bottom

James Haggerty, 12/20/2015
V6 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
14 of 15 people found this review helpful

I own a 2009 Toyota Tacoma Sport. This is their top model with the most expensive tag yet the aluminum coating is peeling off the base metal on the rims. I contacted customer service and was told to take it to a dealership for inspection. The conclusion, (or should I say collusion as they appeared to know what the answer was going to be from corporate headquarters) , was that the bubbling and peeling was due to exposure to the elements. Toyota says it's normal usage issues and not their problem because the 3/36,000 warranty is over. All I could do is apologize for not having the forethought to bring them in at night. The value of the truck is now thousands less because the rims are peeled and bubbled so bad and guess who looses? Bottom line is don't buy a Toyota with aluminum rims or better yet don't trust Toyota until they start acting like the company they once were.

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Less than expected

Pride and such..., 10/09/2010
2dr Regular Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A)
6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Decent quality truck but I expected more from Toyota. We have all seen the mid 80's Toyota pickup still going strong with over 200k miles and I am maintaining the belief that this truck will do the same. Nice ride for a small truck. If you are over 5'10" tall the standard cab bench seat will be uncomfortable. Few trucks get 27- 29 highway mpg. Plenty of power for getting around town and up to speed on the highway. However, the truck is beyond sluggish with any significant payload. Radio changed stations automatically and the volume didn't work at times. Received replacement unit after 2 months of waiting and it does the same thing. Toyota has recall out for floor mats and pedal assembly.

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