New to the forum. A friend of mine suggested joining a forum and that maybe you guys could help with a very odd problem I am having. Any help would be appreciated as Toyota has no idea. I will try and make the story short but basically the inside of my rear tires are wearing excessively. So much so it's actually become quite the hazard.
First the truck is a 2010 Dual Cab Tacoma sr5 4.0 v6 and I have followed any and all scheduled maintenance as this is a leased truck.
1. My wife had an accident with the truck approximately Nov. 2010. Here is a photo of the damage. Impact was on the right/passenger side. She was turning right at a stop sign and struck a parked trailer. Truck was repaired right away, I asked the repair shop to check alignment as what she had hit had actually punctured the tire on the passenger side. Got the truck back and everything seemed fine. Truck always drove straight, no pulling, etc.
Damage to truck.
2. Go through winter (my first winter with the truck) and notice the truck is a little slippery in bad conditions but rack it up to being bad tires as Toyota had put all seasons on the truck. In the spring I first noticed this uneven tire wear. The following is the first set of tires I have gone through. This wear is only on the inside of both rear tires.
Closeup of first set of tires.
Photo showing the uneven wear of the tires.
3. Replaced the tires hoping that simple alignment was off. Hoping this was just a fluke of some kind. This is now a photo of the second set of tires that went on the truck and still the same uneven wear on the inside of the rear tires.
2nd set of rear tires still wearing excessively on inside.
4. So I am on the third set of tires now and when it last went in for it's last oil change. They checked the tread depth and they told me the tread is still wearing unevenly after 2 alignments, I am out of ideas. Toyota is now speculating the the frame is bent from the accident but I find that hard to believe has it was not a very high speed accident and that the truck was impacted on the right/passenger side so why would both rear tires be wearing on the inside evenly, etc.
EDIT: for spelling and grammar.