hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,150 miles

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problem #6

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 #5

May 182009


  • 36,500 miles
In late May 2009 while on highway 50 in sacramento just East of the 50/80 interchange in good weather (dry and clear) my 2006 Toyota Tacoma's gas pedal buried itself to the floor and the vehicle went to maximum acceleration. Braking only had a slight initial effect and then overheated and faded. After a lucky 4 miles I shifted to neutral and the problem resolved. This began around 60mph and maxed around 107. During the 4 miles I activated and deactivated my cruise several times, tapped the brakes, reached down and pulled on the pedal and the mat, the recent Toyota explanations of sticking pedal and mat issues did not apply and I find them ludicrous.. it is an eerie feeling to have your accelerator leave your foot on its own. Truck had 36,500 miles, never in an accident, was in good repair with regular maintenance and was stock except for a shell. While owned the truck had experienced the at stop surge described by many others where it felt like someone tapped the back of the truck while waiting in an intersection. Loved the truck until that day, and respected Toyota. Had this happened on another road or with heavier traffic it would have had a different outcome. Traded the vehicle two weeks later at great loss of equity. Someone else now owns this vehicle.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 102010


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. Since the vehicle was purchased he smelled fuel inside of the vehicle after starting it. The dealer could not duplicate the failures. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer to repair the vehicle; however, the contact does not know what component was repaired. He also stated the driver's side seat belt sensor failed and the seat belt off warning light illuminated on the warning panel. The dealer confirmed that the sensor had failed. No repairs were made to the seat belt. The failure and current mileages were under 65,000.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 162009


  • 64,902 miles
The truck accelerated and would not stop I had both feet on the brakes they was as hard as a rock and the truck kept accelerating, I was on a two lane road. I was coming quickly upon cars in front of me and I put the gear shift in 3rd out of drive and back in, and truck engine came back under my control. Engine came down but, a little later the brakes would not stop the truck. I managed to get it home and I am afraid to drive it. I called Toyota and they said I had to drive it to one of their dealers or they can not help me.I am afraid to drive it what should I do I do not want to hurt myself or some one else it has nothing to do with the floor mat. I ask the lady if she would promise me it would not happen on the way to the dealers she would not I ask her if they would tow it she said at my expense. I refused and she hung up the phone. She called me back on Dec 21 and said she had contacted Toyota lawyers and they can not help me. I need more information on what to do if you can help me.

- Fellsmere, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 292009


  • 47,500 miles
Problem: Throttle hung in a wide-open position while driving. No carpet problem was involved. This has happened twice to me in a two week span!!! I would like to report a serious problem with my 2006 Tacoma. On 10/29/09 while towing a trailer I experienced the first occurrence. I had two passengers with me that can attest to the truth of my situation. I depressed the throttle and the motor suddenly went to a wide-open position. Fortunately, I was not in heavy traffic. I attempted to slow the truck with brakes alone but they could not stop the acceleration of the truck. My only thought was to turn off the ignition. I did so and brought the truck and trailer to a safe stop although it was very difficult without the power brakes being active along with the fact that I was also towing a trailer. I checked the throttle and gas pedal connections and found no obvious problems. I then attempted to restart the truck to see if possibly the computer cleared itself. When I turned on the ignition, the motor started and instantly went into a full-open throttle mode. I shut it off before it reached a very high level. We then checked all the same things we already checked and I decided to try starting the truck again. This time, it started and ran like nothing ever was wrong. We drove the truck home with no other problems. I brought the truck to my local Toyota dealer where I had purchased it. They inspected both the throttle body, engine codes, and test drove it and told me that they could find nothing wrong. I was sent on my way with no charge to me. They gave me no paperwork as I normally get but I did confirm that this complaint was put into their computer system. This same problem happened to me once more on 11/02/09 which also happened to be my birthday. I feel extremely fortunate to not have been involved in any accident to date but I must tell you that I do not feel safe driving this vehicle at the present time. Ref. Toyota national headquarters file #0911125974.

- Tequesta, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 162008


  • 42,000 miles
2006 Toyota Tacoma 2.7 liter engine. Purchased and @ 42K miles fuel smell enters cabin. I does not happen all the time but suspect the air injected exhaust system a failure. The smell of fuel is so bad I have to stop and remove everyone from vehicle due to nausea, and light headed.

- Miami, FL, USA