pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,250 miles

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problem #12

Jun 062019


  • 3,800 miles
When sitting on a hill, when you move from the brake to the gas the transmissin (automatic) appears to go in neutral and the truck will roll backwards a ways before the transmission engages again. I told a service tech at dealership about it and he said they all do it and there is no fix. He asked me if I had it in the mountains yet and I told him no and he smiled at me so now I am scared to go into the mountains. This could be a problem in heavy traffic or very dangerous in an off road situation. The tech said they have had 4 others in this week for the same problem. They give me an appt. For next week so they can put my truck on the list.

- Archdale, NC, USA

problem #11

Dec 122018


  • 6,500 miles
The clutch for the manual transmission stays at the floor when depressed in cold weather. Below 20 degrees F. it becomes very dangerous to drive. I have to wait for all traffic to clear before trying to pull out onto a large road as I don't know when or if the clutch will engage. The dealer won't touch it as they do not have a service bulletin from Toyota regarding the issue.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #10

Sep 012018


  • miles
When braking, starting to come to a stop and when the truck down shifts just before 1st, there is a vibration before it fully stops.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #9

Sep 012018


  • miles
When driving the car when the engine is completely cold and shifting mainly from 2nd and up, the transmission hesitates when going into gear. Once the truck is warmed up to normal operating temps, it doesn't do it anymore

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #8

Dec 152018


  • 2,700 miles
After shifting into reverse from park and start backing up there is a ┐clunk┐ noise from under the the vehicle and ┐clunk┐ happens again once you brake in reverse. Vehicle inconsistently shifts while driving at normal city speed limits.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #7

May 222018


  • 200 miles
Vibration in steering wheel and seat when driving between 10-30mph and braking between 10-30mph. This is a new 2018 Tacoma access cab with only 4000 miles. Tsb 0171 and 0023 address the same problem"??"

- Martinez, GA, USA

problem #6

Nov 292018


  • 5,150 miles
Vehicle surges between 40-50mph, vehicle he a 4 sod automatic with 2 electronic overdrives, monroney label stated 6spd automatic. Vehicle sticks in it last gear 4th sometimes lock in 1st od rpms are high, mileage is 4 mpg less than listed. Vehicle stutters, doesn┐T accelerate well when transmission locks

- Houma, LA, USA

problem #5

Oct 132018


  • 3,500 miles
Acceleration delay/hesitation, unp? try telling a driver what to doredictable and dangerous computer transmission combination. I now have just over 4000 miles on my 2018 Toyota Tacoma or 4X4 dcsb. Purchased in July, got a software update in August at about 1100 miles. While the throttle response improved post update, the hunting for gears and what gear do I belong in confusion has not really improved. I might have been able to live with some of the gear hunting/confusion, but the one issue that just kills me every time, is a delay from pressing the pedal until the vehicle accelerates when I am in a coast at approximately 15-25mph. I can literally press the pedal, count 1, 2..and then the truck revs aggressively and kicks into gear as if it's now overcompensating for the delay as opposed to what should have just been a gradual increase in speed. This doesn't happen every time, but it happens often enough that it is an obvious flaw and it has never improved post update. And once and just once, I pressed the pedal and it just didn't react at all, it was just dead, then I released it and pressed again and it accelerated. I have never in my entire 24 years of driving experienced a dead pedal until this brand new 2018 Tacoma. The update I am referencing flashes the computer of the truck and the same calibration id was released to combat a number of issues known by Toyota. The Toyota service bulletin id's for this update are 0062-18, 0058-18, 0125-18.

- Culver City, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 132018


  • 4,300 miles
Safety issue regarding the Toyota Tacoma V6 with 6spd automatic. Sluggish from a standstill, if starting from a coast, there is a dealy until it accelerates, the vehicle downshifts abruptly into 4th gear if a gust of wind or any incline crossover, bridge, overpass occurs. The vehicle will lock downshift to 4th ramp up RPM's to 3300 and above, after cresting the 3300 rpms still occurs, it will eventually upshift into 5th gear, but will hold 5th gear at 55mph and above sometimes indefinitely, other times, for miles then shift into 6th, all the while driving on a flat surface. It is unsafe, cannot properly tow anything, and subsequently, the mpg's are substantially less than posted due to the defects with the transmission. Toyota forums are up to 145 pages of unhappy Tacoma owners suffering the same issues, while Toyota takes the stance it is normal. These problems occur every time I drive on the highway.

- Houma, LA, USA

problem #3

Jul 092018


  • 500 miles
Transmission locks out in 4th gear, mid speed surge, surge at idle when turning the wheels. Cruise control doesn't function it will increase RPM's on a flat road.

- Houma, LA, USA

problem #2

Aug 202018


  • 145 miles
The contact owns a 2018 Toyota Tacoma. When the contact attempted to drive the vehicle, the gear shifter knob became loose. The vehicle was taken to stewart Toyota (located at 3400 I-145, corsicana, tx 75110, (903) 874-6556) and repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 145.

- Corsicana, TX, USA

problem #1

May 012018


  • 200 miles
Bought truck brand new. Within a couples of weeks noticed random shuddering vibration when driving the vehicle not around 35-45 mph. Took it to Toyota. They stated they could not imitate the issue. Shuddering is worse and consistent around 35-50 mph. Currently around 2000 miles on odometer. Scheduled another appt with Toyota this week.

- Stuart, FL, USA