Mechanical Condition Report

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  • VIN: 5TEMU52N66Z261721
  • MAKE Toyota
  • MODEL Tacoma
  • YEAR 2006
  • MILES 137,424

Inspector

  • Kevin D
  • 34 yrs experience; ASE, safety, emissions certified
  • 3,933 BlueStar Inspections

Inspection Photos

Industry Awards (8)

  • Residual Value Award: Compact / Midsize Pickup (ALG)
  • Best Bet: Pickup Trucks (Cars.com)
  • Best Buy (Consumer Guide Automotive)
  • Consumers Most Wanted Vehicles (Edmunds)
  • Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study: Top Models in Segment (J.D. Power and Associates)
  • Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS): Top Models (J.D. Power and Associates)
  • Total Quality Impact Winner: Compact Pickup Segment (Strategic Vision)
  • Best Bet: Compact Pickup (The Car Book)

Inspection Checklist

  • Passed
  • See Details Detailed Explanation of Failing Observation
  • Read related BlueStar article

Powertrain

Ignition / Electrical

Body / Frame / Exterior / Interior

  • Dash / Displays / Entertainment / Navigation / Security & Info Systems
  • Intelligent / Smart Systems
  • Interior lighting / Courtesy Lights
  •   Glove Box / Storage Compartment / Cup Holders See Details
  •   Interior / Power Accessories See Details
  •   Door(s) / Gate / Hood / Hatch / Handles & Latches See Details
  • Hood / Gate / Hatch / Trunk / Deck Lid Support
  •   Body / Body Component / Weatherstrip / Moldings See Details
  • Trunk / Rear Compartment
  • Engine Compartment
  • Frame / Undercarriage
  • Environmental Damage

Fluid Leaks / Level / Condition

TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS

Fluids

Engine Oil

Low Dirty

Transmission Fluid

Sealed Sealed

Power Steering Fluid

Low Acceptable

Coolant

Low Acceptable

Brake Fluid

Acceptable Acceptable

Transfer Case Fluid

Acceptable Acceptable

Front Differential Fluid

Acceptable Acceptable

Rear Differential Fluid

Acceptable Acceptable

Filters

Engine Air Filter

Dirty

Cabin Air Filter

Dirty

Battery

Battery

Weak

Emissions

Monitor Status

Ready

Tires and Brakes

Driver Front

5/32 inch
Acceptable
6/32 inch
Acceptable

Driver Rear

6/32 inch
Acceptable
4/32 inch
Near end of life

Passenger Front

7/32 inch
Acceptable
6/32 inch
Acceptable

Passenger Rear

4/32 inch
Near end of life
3/32 inch
Near end of life

INSPECTOR COMMENTS AND PHOTOS

  • Passed
  • Safety
  • Emissions
  • Other
  • Additional Info

Test Drive

Inspection Point
Result
Inspector Comments
Inspector Comments

Key FOB does not function properly.

(Inoperative, Aftermarket)

Pulls / wanders when driving on a level straight road.

(The vehicle does wander slightly when driving. at highway speeds.)

Safety / Vision

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Result
Inspector Comments
Inspector Comments

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light / message is on.

(Solid light)

Maintenance message displayed.

(Maintenance required)

Inspection Point
Result
Inspector Comments

Windshield is cracked / damaged.

(Cracked across the bottom)

Inspection Point
Result
Inspector Comments

Plastic headlight lens appears hazy / cloudy.

(The left headlamp lens is slightly hazy/cloudy. The left fog lamp lens is very hazy/cloudy.  Since the headlamp and fog light on the right side are both damaged and will need replaced advise restoring both of the left side lenses to match new lenses that will be required on the right side. )

Reverse light does not function properly.

(Left inoperative)

Safety light (Fog / DRL) does not function properly.

(Right fog lamp inoperative)

Exterior light lamp and/or housing is damaged/broken.

(Left tail lamp assembly is cracked. Right headlamp assembly is badly broken. Right front fog lamp is broken and partially filled with water. )

Fuel / Emissions / Exhaust

Inspection Point
Result
Inspector Comments
Inspector Comments

OBD2 diagnostic port is not secure.

(Hanging loose but still operational)

Inspection Point
Result
Inspector Comments

Engine air filter / filter box has been replaced with aftermarket air intake / filter system and appears dirty.

(K&N reusable filter, Advise clean and recharge or replace with conventional filter)

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Result
Inspector Comments

Exhaust does not exit to the perimeter of the vehicle.

(Tail pipe missing, The tail pipe has rusted out and fallen off of the muffler and is currently sitting in the bed of the pick up. )

Wheels / Tires / Brakes

Inspection Point
Result
Inspector Comments
Inspector Comments

Front tire wearing unevenly.

(Both, Feathered, Inside edge, Outside edge, Also, the front tires are mismatched brands. The left front is a Big O, and the right front is a BF good rich. )

Front tire has weather checking / cracking on sidewall and/or tread channels.

(Left, Side wall)

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Result
Inspector Comments

Rear tire wearing unevenly.

(Both rear tires are wearing on the outside edges. The right rear is wearing worse than the left rear. )

Steering / Suspension

Inspection Point
Result
Inspector Comments
Inspector Comments

Rear shock / strut is leaking.

(Left)

Powertrain

Inspection Point
Result
Inspector Comments
Inspector Comments

4x4 / AWD system does not function properly.

(4x4 Lo will not engage. The light just flashes. The BlueStar inspector tried to shift into neutral, reverse, forward gears and going slow speeds, and it still would not shift. It does work in 4x4 Hi. )

Ignition / Electrical

Inspection Point
Result
Inspector Comments
Inspector Comments

Battery corrosion present at terminal.

(both terminals, Also present on hold down)

Body / Frame / Exterior / Interior

Inspection Point
Result
Inspector Comments
 Glove Box / Storage Compartment / Cup Holders
Inspector Comments

Glove box does not function properly

(Dampener is missing)

Inspection Point
Result
 Interior / Power Accessories
Inspector Comments

Right rear power window does not function properly.

(Will not go up with the individual switch. It does go down with the individual switch. It does goes up and down with the master switch. )

Interior component damaged/broken.

(Power window/power lock plastic bezel that fits into the left front door panel is loose and broken. It pulls right out. )

Inspection Point
Result
 Door(s) / Gate / Hood / Hatch / Handles & Latches
Inspector Comments

Hood release / latch does not function properly.

(The hood will not latch and is only held down by the secondary safety latch. This is a safety issue. )

The right front door will not open properly because it binds on the damaged right front fender. You have to put a screwdriver in to pry the fender up in order to get the door to open. 

Inspection Point
Result
 Body / Body Component / Weatherstrip / Moldings
Inspector Comments

Molding is damaged/missing.

(Left front door air deflector molding at the top of the door is broken. )

Body component is damaged/missing.

(Entire right front end has significant impact damage. This includes the right front fender, the front bumper, the grill, the hood, and the right headlamp assembly. )

The right rear door has slight body damage just beneath the window.

The right front door has slight body damage just beneath the window.

The hood will not properly latch and is currently being held down by the secondary latch. This is due to the body damage on the front end. 

The rear bumper is damaged on the left side.

The tailgate is missing the strikers for the latches and will not close. It is always in the down position or needs to be removed. 

Fluid Leaks / Level / Condition

Inspection Point
Result
Inspector Comments
 Coolant Level / Condition / Protection / PH
Inspector Comments

Coolant level is low in the overflow bottle. It is at the minimum cold mark when the engine is hot.

Other

Inspection Point
Result
Inspector Comments
 Frequently removed, lost or misplaced item present at the time of inspection
Inspector Comments

Owner's manual

Wheel lock key for locking lug nuts

Inspection Point
Result
 Positive test results at time of inspection
Inspector Comments

Brake fluid water content tests acceptable

Inspection Point
Result
 Frequently removed item present at the time of inspection
Inspector Comments

Vehicle Emission Control Information (VECI) label is present under hood

Inspection Point
Result
 Informational observations noted at time of inspection
Inspector Comments

Vehicle has surpassed manufacturer's recommended service life for spark plugs. Advise maintenance record check. There is no rough running condition present at time of inspection.

Comments

Inspection Comments

All safety components of this vehicle were marked "acceptable" at the time of inspection.

At the time of inspection, all on-board diagnostic (OBD) readiness monitors were ready, the check engine light was operational with key on but not illuminated with engine running, and emissions components were marked "acceptable."

Seller Comments

This vehicle has new cabin and engine air filters. We also changed the oil.