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09' and newer tacos safer?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by norcaltaco1, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    norcaltaco1

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    i'm looking to get my first tacoma and we heard from a dealer that 2009 was the year that Toyota offered some additional airbags in the second row of double cabs. Is this true? If so, safety is a main concern of mine and i would like to know all your thoughts about this.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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  3. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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    My 2011 has rear curtain airbags in the back seats.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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  5. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    dYL0n

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  6. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    well. ’05 to’07 only had 2 air bags drive and passenger. ‘09+ have driver, passenger and side air bags. but the doors.
     
  7. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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    thanks for all the feedback guys but I'm wondering about new airbags or things along that line. Were any new side curtain airbags or safety features added to 2009 models and newer?
     
  8. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    yes. 2009 and newer have side curtain. 2005 to 2008 did not.
     
  9. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:18 PM
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    Still best off not wreckin' the thing.
     
  10. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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    Not true.

    2005 - 2008 Double cabs had side curtain airbags as an option.

    2009 this option became standard.

    Picture of my 2007 equipped with side curtain airbags:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    Same with my 05... It has the curtain, seat, front passenger and driver airbags.... Where else could they be?
     
  12. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    Not true unless my truck went through a time warp :p
     
  13. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:26 PM
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    well shets. i don’t! :mad: i have 2007 TRD OR.
     
  14. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    I am thinking they were options.. Probably standard after 09. I am guessing that is why the salesman was mentioning that the 09+ are safer.
     
  15. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:29 PM
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    yes. compared with my truck, which has no other safety features besides ABS and 2 Airbags.
     
  16. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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    Exactly ;)
     
  17. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    were ABS and traction control offered in models before 2009?
     
  19. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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    ABS standard, I believe. Traction control as options...

    GP3 is actually the go to guy for that info..
     
  20. Jan 31, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    Yes.

    ABS standard.
    Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control optional.
     
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