really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,338 miles

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problem #8

Dec 162022


  • 86,600 miles
The contact owned a 2014 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while driving at 52 MPH, the vehicle drove over a pothole, causing the driver-€™s and passenger-€™s side curtain air bags to erroneously deploy. The vehicle was towed to the dealer; however, no cause for the failure was found. The vehicle was deemed totaled by the insurance company. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 86,600.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #7

Jan 092021


  • 54,101 miles
This is the 2nd time my Toyota Tacoma has been damaged by rodents: The 1st time (12/15/2015), the engine was running rough, the engine and trac off warning lights were on, and the damage was about $3,000. The 2nd time (1/09/2021), the ABS, airbag, traction control warning lights came on, and the cost of the damage is not yet known, but it is likely to be more expensive (5 years later). I have had 19 prior vehicles in 46 years (8 Chevrolet, 2 Ford, 2 Nissan, 3 Honda, 1 Jeep, 1 Pontiac, 1 Hyundai, and 1 Chrysler), and I never had such serious rodent problems. Rodent damage has also occurred with my parent's Toyota (who had many other vehicle brands in 70 years), and other neighbors and friends have had the same problem with their newer model Toyota. However, they did not have these issues ever with other vehicle brands in the past. Also, I had a Nissan frontier at my current address in 2012 and 2013, and still have a Nissan Altima at my current address, and rodents never chewed the wires on those vehicles. The problem is that Toyota puts soy in their wiring insulation, and rodents find it tasty. There is a resurrected class action in California about Toyota's tasty wires. I asked Toyota to take responsibility, but Toyota maintains that there is nothing wrong with their wiring. However, the wiring does contain soy, and rodents most certainly to like to chew on it. So, this is the second time my 2014 Toyota Tacoma has been damaged by rodents, despite me taking the following steps to prevent this from happening again: (1) place bag of moth balls under the hood. (2) installed 2 sonic sound deterrents under the hood; (3) installed 1 light-flashing deterrent under the hood; (4) sprayed the wheel wells and engine with peppermint spray; (5) inspect the engine compartment regularly for signs of rodents;

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #6

Nov 142018


  • 29,000 miles
The air bag didn't react in a motion crashing.

- BayamÓN, PR, USA

problem #5

Mar 132019


  • 88,000 miles
The seatbelt/airbag sensor in the front passenger seat is malfunctioning. The vehicle will not detect a person sitting in the seat, and in turn will not deploy the airbag in the event of an accident.

- Cookeville, TN, USA

problem #4

Jul 172018

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
The contact owned a 2014 Toyota Tacoma. While driving approximately 50 mph, the driver attempted to switch to the right lane and crashed into the rear of the preceding vehicle. None of the air bags deployed and there were no warning indicators illuminated. A police report was filed. There were no injuries. The vehicle was totaled and towed to a tow yard. The dealer was not called. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that it would be investigated; however, the contact was not called back. The failure mileage was approximately 54,000. Updated 10/2/18

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 222018


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owned a 2014 Toyota Tacoma. While driving 55 mph over black ice, the vehicle crashed into two fences, a house, and a rock. The air bags did not deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was filed under case number: 18648. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and deemed a total loss. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #2

Nov 302015


  • 28,000 miles
The contact owned a 2014 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the driver was driving at 35 mph, when the vehicle accelerated independently and the brakes failed to respond when the brake pedal was depressed. As a result, the contact crashed into the rear end of another vehicle. The driver side air bag deployed but the passenger air bag failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained a fractured rib and the driver had a fractured left arm and rib which required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 28,000.

- Goodyear, AZ, USA

problem #1

Feb 232015

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • 13,000 miles
Waiting at stop light, when light turned green proceeded into intersection. At that time a minivan struck the driver side door (90 degrees) of my 2014 Toyota Tacoma....updated 05/11/15 the minivan was traveling 40 miles per hour and did not apply brakes (no skidding) when it hit the driver side door. The airbags on the minivan deployed...the curtain and side airbags did not deploy on my 2014 Toyota truck and the accident was a direct impact to the two sensors that deploy the airbags on the driver side. The safety section of the Toyota owners manual states 3300 lb. Vehicle traveling 12-18 miles per hour will deploy the curtain and side airbags. I have filed a claim with Toyota on March 9, 2015 regarding the safety concern. Toyota representative has retrieved black box data from the truck and sent me a courtesy copy of the data on March 19, 2015. I have not received any analysis feedback from Toyota indicating the truck is safe to drive. I can furnish accident report, witness to accident and repair estimate.......updated 12/17/15 updated 10/6/2017

- Albuquerque, NM, USA