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Center caps falling off

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mcgiiver, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Jun 15, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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    mcgiiver

    mcgiiver [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Aftermarket Driving Lights, Hidden Hitch, Removed rear headrests, Side protective moldings, vacuum gauge, Scan Gauge, Leer cap.
    Anyone have trouble with their center caps on the steel wheels falling off when driving? My truck, 1000 miles has lost two so far.
     
  2. Jun 15, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    phynyx38

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    I lost one, but I think it was because the guys who rotated and balanced my tires didn't put it back on right and I didn't bother to check. Stupid.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    TacomaII

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    I lost one on the way home the day I bought it. Dealer gave me a new one when I bitched.
     
  4. Jul 1, 2009 at 7:15 AM
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    mcgiiver

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    Aftermarket Driving Lights, Hidden Hitch, Removed rear headrests, Side protective moldings, vacuum gauge, Scan Gauge, Leer cap.
    2009 Acces cab 4 x4 , Less than 1800 miles on truck and I have lost my third center cap. Dealer is becoming hesitant about replacing them. Has anyone else had problems with them falling off? I am only driving on paved roads, no off road.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2009 at 7:16 AM
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    DanGer

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    White Head Light mod, White shorty antennae, Doug Thorley Long Tube headers, AFE Drop in air filter, Secondary Air Filter Removed,
    Lol no idea but there is a guy with a silver taco in my apartment complex that has 1 left
     
  6. Jul 2, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    squad314

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    I bought a set of FJ centers for my '07 Sport wheels and they fit looser than I liked....I put a dab of silicone caulk on each tab and in the indents of each wheel and they stayed perfect.As a matter of fact,I had new tires installed yesterday so I took the centers off before dropping off at the tire shop.I cleaned off the old silicone,reapplied and reinstalled them when I got it back.
     
  7. Jul 2, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    brian

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    LoL That sucks!
     
  8. Jul 16, 2009 at 12:54 PM
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    mike49

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    I called my dealer's service department today to follow up on a back order of two center caps for my 2009 Tacoma. I last saw the caps flying down the highway at 60mph! Since my Tacoma had less then 800 miles on it, the dealer offered to cover the caps under their "customer good will program." Apparently the faulty caps have been discontinued. The great news is they have been redesigned and the dealer will order and replace all 4 caps for free! If you have lost any of your center caps, talk it over with your dealer's service department. You should try to get your dealer to replace them for free. Don't be shy about asking if they have a "customer good will program!" (p.s. My center caps are the ones that look like the inverted Jell-O molds. Also, this is my first post and I obtained my initial information about the faulty center caps from this forum! Many Thanks!!!)
     
  9. Jul 16, 2009 at 1:02 PM
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    blackhawk63

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    3" lift, Flowmaster 40, K&N, Limo tint, HID, Grill, Billy 5100s, and more..
    when i got my truck. It only had two
    3 days later
    they were gone
     
  10. Sep 11, 2009 at 9:21 AM
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    mike49

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    I finally had my center caps replaced yesterday at no charge. Had this done while I was in having my radio replaced. My Tacoma is whole again!
     
  11. Sep 11, 2009 at 9:33 AM
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    tacobale

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    What has been changed on them? Does my 09 built in May 09 have the new or old design?
     
  12. Sep 11, 2009 at 10:25 AM
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    RogueLeader

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    Had to have one of my center caps replaced 2 days after picking up my 2010. Don't know where it went, but it went awol and had to go to the parts department to get a new volunteer.
     
  13. Sep 11, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    tmat

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    I came home one day and noticed that one of them was gone, so I just took all of them off
     
  14. Sep 11, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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    FoxRacR17

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    Fox 2.5 C/O's, Fox 2.0 rear shocks, toytec 1.5" AAL, TC UCA's, blue/white dashboard lights, seatbelt chime removed, Synthetic leather armrests, WO seat covers front and back, Goodyear Wranger Duratrac 285/70/17, KMC XD Addict 17x9 rims
    1 of mine fell of on the highway two days after i brought my 09 home. So I just took them all off and now I have a set of KMC wheels and new tires so no more worrying about those crappy caps.
     
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