really awful
Crashes / Fires:
43 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
18 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,897 miles

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problem #125

Nov 122018


  • 131,800 miles
The airbag light just turned on. Cruise control on steering wheel is not functioning, audio control on steering not working also and lastly the horn is not working also. Looks like a spiral cable problem based on the symptom and validation of discussion group online. Checked for recall here and seen my VIN number on the range for recall. Why did I not received any recall notice on this. Not sure if the vehicle is unsafe to drive considering the airbag deployed light is on or if this will affect the airbag deloyment if needed. This happened just recently and there are issues similar to my case. Hope it can be fixed by Toyota.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #124

Jun 012010


  • 80,000 miles
I do not see the recall for the spiral cable assembly on my Tacoma. I read that this VIN is part of a recall for the wiring in the steering wheel that controls my passenger airbag, cruise control and some other functions. It has malfunctioned. Why is it not listed on your website? when I checked on the status of this recall, it shows that my model, according to the VIN does qualify for this. My passenger airbag is not working, and my cruise control is no longer working at speed.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #123

Jul 112017

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. While driving less than 1 mph downhill, the vehicle accelerated independently. The contact stated that the failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to kendall Toyota (located at 6930 old seward hwy, anchorage, ak 99518, (855) 981-5457) to be diagnosed. The contact was not informed of what caused the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was also contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000. Updated 11/02/17

- Seward, AK, USA

problem #122

Mar 272017


  • 150,000 miles
Accelerated by itself. Unintended acceleration. My wife was driving our 2006 4X4 Toyota Tacoma on a 55mph road with or 3 year old and 1 year old children on March 2017 at around 12:00 noon, when she started to decelerate to turn onto side road she depressed the brakes but they didn't work, she pressed harder and there was no change; then the truck accelerated on its own while she still only applied the brake pedal, the brakes finally worked and she was able to navigate the turn, yet much too fast. Overt the next two miles to our house on a 35mph road, she stopped the truck fine (once at a stop sign, and once at our mailbox). However, as she pulled into our garage she stepped on the brake pedal and again the brakes did not work, and the truck again accelerated on its own and hit a tool cabinet which hit the garage wall. Thankfully she and the kids were ok. The truck has a push-bar on the front and that was pushed into the front bumper and grill, the Tacoma's front bumper is concaved in the middle and the ends are broken from where the join the front fenders, the lower grill area also broke. I immediately called three different Toyota dealerships to explain what had happened and ask if there was a recall. Two claimed to never have heard of this, and one of those told me to make sure a floor mat wasn't in the way (which it wasn't). One service advisor stated that this was similar symptoms to a national recall that had been issued for other Toyota models, but not our Tacoma was not one of those. I took to the internet and instantly found thousands of similar complaints by Tacoma owners, and even verbiage that nhsta has had thousands, maybe tens of thousands, of similar complaints for this generation Tacoma. I tested the truck later in the day and it worked as it should, however it's clear that Toyota, and this Tacoma, have unintended acceleration issues

- New Durham, NH, USA

problem #121

Dec 182016


  • 187,671 miles
I was pulling into my driveway with the intention of parking in the garage. I was slowly with my foot on the brake, turning into the driveway when the vehicle simultaneously started to squeal (as I was on the brake) and accelerate. I kept pushing harder and harder on the brake, the squealing continued. I was able to put the truck in park and shut the ignition off prior to crashing into anything.

- Mcallen, TX, USA

problem #120

Sep 072016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 09V388000 (vehicle speed control); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Murphy, NC, USA

problem #119

Apr 072014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000 (suspension). The dealer was unable to supply the parts for an extended period of time. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V388000 (vehicle speed control). The manufacturer was contacted and was unable to supply the parts for the recall repair within a reasonable time frame. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #118

Sep 152015

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Cpsc: Toyota Tacoma: Consumer stated he experienced sudden acceleration, as well as frame corrosion, that allowed for the rack and pinion to wear and loosen prematurely. The consumer stated as a result, he experienced greater steering effort, reduced vehicle self-centering and noise in the front suspension.

- Pikeswille, TN, USA

problem #117

Oct 232015


  • 80,000 miles
Car at approximately 2 mph at indoor parking garage. My foot was not on the gas pedal when car accelerated suddenly. Turned ignition off and was able to stop car before impact with several other vehicles.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #116

Feb 092015


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle suddenly experienced unintended acceleration causing the driver to loose control of the vehicle and make contact with a guard rail before crashing into a brick wall. During the incident, the vehicle sustained significant damage to the front end but the air bags did not deploy. The driver suffered an injury to the left eye. A police report was filed. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #115

Jan 082015

Tacoma 5-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Original recall 09V388000 for speed control was remedied by modification to the gas pedal and replacement or repurchase of the floor mats. On my truck, I accepted their fixes. Since then, the replacement floor mat has torn and is once again loose and a risk to being stuck in my gas pedal. Of note is that the replacement floor mats were much lower quality (cheap fix) than the original floor mats and had I known this I probably would have asked for the repurchase option. Either way, the existing floor mats are sub-standard and pose as risk which should require replacement with a mat the quality of the original mats or better. I have pictures I'd like to send you that make it abundantly clear.

- Kaneohe, HI, USA

problem #114

Nov 262014

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • 165,000 miles
I was commuting to my home mid-afternoon on interstate hwy 94 when the traffic ahead of me began to slow. As I approached the slowing traffic ahead of me I removed my foot from the acceleration pedal and began to coast to a stop when unexpectedly my truck began to accelerate very quickly. I immediately began to apply the brakes using both feet, my hands gripping the top half of the steering wheel with my shoulders thrust against the back of my seat. I stayed on the brakes the entire time that it took for me to have traveled the 50-60 feet before I hit the vehicle that had now come to a stop. It was only after I collided with the vehicle ahead of me that my truck stopped accelerating. For that entire time I was on the brakes, the tires screeching so loudly that the person in the vehicle that I hit heard them prior to the impact. This incident has shaken me personally and I no longer have any confidence in my truck so I no longer drive it. I have contacted Toyota and they have issued to me a case number for this incident and have sent to me a consent form to allow them to download data from the vehicle's event data recorder as well as to physically inspect the vehicle. I did initially schedule a diagnostic appointment with my local Toyota dealership where I bought the vehicle new but they would not perform any diagnostic work as a result of the vehicle having been in an accident. They gave me the telephone number for Toyota corporate to call. The vehicle that I hit sustained $1,100 worth of damage. What are my options in this matter concerning my vehicle and the damage to the vehicle that I hit.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #113

Aug 012014

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • 197,000 miles
I have a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. I took it to my local Toyota dealer in August to address the recalls needing to be done. They tell me they are backed up trying to get recalls fixed. It is now November and have not been called yet. Now the leaf springs are on recall. I replaced one leaf spring in September 2014 due to it snapping.will I get reimbursed from Toyota for this repair"? I have not heard from my local Toyota dealer as to when they can fix the recalls, they said they will call me when they can get me in. What year will that be? will my second leaf spring snap and puncture the tank before it gets repaired" or will the frame possible rust out and fall on the leaf springs....... I love Toyota Tacoma, disappointed in the follow thru/timeliness on fixing these problems.

- Portage, MI, USA

problem #112

Oct 162013

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
On October 2013 I approached a red light (no car in front of me) the road surface was wet and the ABS kicked in. When I applied the brake hard, the engine started to accelerate and I couldn't hold the truck back. I went through the red light avoiding an accident. I called the Toyota dealer and was told that I probably did not press down on the brake hard enough. On January 2014 the same thing occurred. Here again I was fortunate that another vehicle was not in front of me and this time I went through a stop sign. I called the dealer and had it checked out. They found nothing wrong. March 15th it happened again. Once again I was lucky that no vehicle was in front of me, but I now brake way in advance of a light or stop sign because of fear. This time when the engine started to accelerate I got off the brake and went right back on and the engine stopped accelerating. I once again put it in the garage and they found nothing wrong. I think that the unintentional acceleration is triggered when hard pressure is applied to the brakes when the ABS kicks in. I'm not a rookie driver. I've been driving Tacoma for over 30 years. This is my 4th one. After happening three times, it is definitely a problem with the truck. This is a possible serious accident waiting to happen. What can I do to get Toyota to correct this problem? thank you

- Denver, PA, USA

problem #111

Nov 092012


  • 132,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while stopped at a traffic light, the engine roared loudly as the tires began squealing. As the contact turned to see if there was something behind the vehicle, his foot haphazardly slipped off the brake pedal and the vehicle rapidly accelerated. As a result, the contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle was injured. The vehicle was not inspected to determine the cause of the failure. The failure recurred two months later. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 132,000.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #110

Feb 192013


  • miles
Letter submitting a copy of letter he sent to the Toyota claims department for reimbursement of repair expenses to the used 2006 Toyota Tacoma he recently purchased; vehicle was in crash previous owner ignored two recalls on vehicle the consumer stated when he applied the brake, to stop a traffic light, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into the rear of a vehicle, that was already sitting at the light.

- Warrensville, NC, USA

problem #109

Dec 242012


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated while standing in the driver's side doorway the vehicle accelerated independently, rolling over the contact's foot. He was able to jump inside and bring the vehicle to a stop. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing however, after one month in the dealer's possession they were unable to diagnose the failure. The dealer referred the contact to the manufacturer, who stated that they would not offer any assistance until the contact signed a release form so they could examine the black box. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 120,000.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #108

Jan 232013


  • 65,700 miles
Finally did floor mat recall work done on my 2006 Tacoma. New floor mat is thin, flimsy, nothing like original thick all weather floor mat. I also want to add, there was nothing wrong with the original design aw floor mat for Tacoma vehicles, there was absolutely no interference with the accelerator pedal, and that the only reason I changed the mats was due to the mat ribs starting to break on the driver's side. In addition, the campaign called for the floor carpet to be vacuum cleaned and shampooed, and none of this was done. The dealer simply swapped-out the floor mats and charged-out $185 to "recall work", I don't even think they did any pedal adjustment. Here's the real problem: The new, thin, flimsy floor mat uses the old floor mat retainer hooks that were intended for the thick all weather floor mats. These floor mat hooks hurt my feet when driving barefoot, but more importantly, they can, they will, and they have caught and hooked-up the heel of my shoes on occasion. I am a very safe driver, do not tailgate vehicles, and I tell you now, these hooks have caused me to get into embarrassing situations and very near accidents due to my shoe getting caught in the hooks and not being able to brake properly and on time. If I modify the hooks or cut them, there is a good chance that the new mat will slide-up under the pedals, preventing use of the brakes and not being able to stop the vehicle. I will not do this, I will not assume this responsibility. At this present situation, at this present design, the liability rests with the manufacturer and the authorization for this recall design modification. As I mentioned earlier, there was no problem with the original design for this specific year/make/model; however, the recall modification did create a problem where none existed, and made the situation worse than original.

- Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

problem #107

Mar 042013

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
As I was rolling down hill and applying the brakes, the truck suddenly accelerated. As I pressed the brakes harder the anti-lock brakes activated and the truck continued to move forward for a short distance, almost into on coming traffic, while the engine could be heard loud as if the gas peddle was being pushed although the brakes were being applied only. Scary! uncontrollable forward movement and acceleration while braking.

- Warwick, RI, USA

problem #106

Jan 292006

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while the vehicle was coming to a stop, an odd noise was heard coming from the driveshaft. The contact also stated that acceleration suddenly increased up to 7 mph higher than what the speed control was set to. In addition, when the wind shifted the vehicle, the front stabilizer bar rubbed against the tires and caused a loud noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated there was no failure with the vehicle. The dealer gave him another vehicle to test drive and stated if that vehicle has the same issue then that was the design of all of the vehicles. The contact test drove the vehicle and experienced the same failure. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 102,000. Updated 03/07/13 the consumer the driveshaft was replaced.. the failure felt like the vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle.

- Coco, FL, USA

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