Last post on May 22, 2012 at 5:11 PM
You are in the Toyota Tacoma
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Toyota Tacoma, Accidents,, Crash Test Ratings, Truck
#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.