Last post on May 22, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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Toyota Tacoma, Accidents,, Crash Test Ratings, Truck
#1 of 7 tissue paper front bumper - 2007 tacoma
Jan 14, 2011 (9:55 am)
I'm curious if anyone else has had a similiar revelation with their Tacoma. I've got a 2007 regular cab that slid off an icy road last week and toppled a stop sign. The stop sign was undamaged - it just needed to be dropped back in its posthole. However a different matter with the Tacoma. I expected some scratched paint and a small dent, but all of the front grill/trim was shattered and unnervingly, the bumper had been shoved 6 inches back against the radiator.
How this model ever got good crash test ratings is a mystery to me. I get queasy thinking about hitting an immovable object at 20mph rather than a movable one a 3mph. I can picture myself holding the engine block in my lap.
#2 of 7 Re: tissue paper front bumper - 2007 tacoma [bill4444]
Jan 16, 2011 (1:45 am)
Yes I would be concerned. Jap vehicals have always been the loser in a crash. I had one in the eightys and almost died in it and have never bought anouther.
#3 of 7 Re: tissue paper front bumper - 2007 tacoma [bill4444]
Jan 17, 2011 (4:54 pm)
i have a 2005 toyota tacoma. I go off-roading almost every other weekend. I have hit trees and slid down hills into other hills and even rocks. I have never had to change my bumper and cant beleive that you have had that much trouble.
#4 of 7 don't know why
Sep 23, 2011 (2:31 pm)
#5 of 7 Bumper or bumper cover
Jan 12, 2012 (9:46 am)
Have a careful look. The bumper itself is a big chunk of aluminum bolted onto the front of the frame. The plastic thing at the front of the vehicle is just a piece of nice-looking trim.
#6 of 7 Re: Bumper or bumper cover [knowsitall]
Jan 12, 2012 (1:38 pm)
The obliterated plastic trim wasn't a total surprise. The thin piece of aluminum passing for a bumper was. It folded. Someone at a Toyota dealership body shop had the audacity to tell me the wimpy bumper was by design. By giving way it reduced frame damage in front impacts.
#7 of 7 Trucks aren't cars.
May 22, 2012 (5:11 pm)
Trucks do not have to comply with any Federal regulations regarding bumpers like cars do. The rules don't apply, so the manufacturers spend as little as possible on truck bumpers.