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TOYOTA TACOMA - 2007 TOYOTA TACOMA Problems & Complaints

 
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by Toyota Motor Corporation

There are 394 complaints filed for the 2007 TOYOTA TACOMA

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2007 TOYOTA TACOMA. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2007 TOYOTA TACOMA, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Engine And Engine Cooling (12) Fuel System Other (1) Service Brakes Electric (4) Tires (7) Wheels (5)
Equipment (2) Latches Locks Linkages (1)

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SERVICE BRAKES

11/21/2016 - RICHMOND, VA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKES FAILED TO PROPERLY FUNCTION. WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS APPLIED, THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL NOISE AND IT WAS DIFFICULT TO DEPRESS SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 10,000.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

11/17/2016 - CHATSWORTH, NJ
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE FUEL TANK WAS LEAKING. ONCE THE FUEL TANK WAS REMOVED, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE SUBFRAME WAS RUSTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FRAME NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 137,000. THE VIN WAS NOT PROVIDED.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

11/17/2016 - CHATSWORTH, NJ
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE FUEL TANK WAS LEAKING. ONCE THE FUEL TANK WAS REMOVED, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE SUBFRAME WAS RUSTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FRAME NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 137,000. THE VIN WAS NOT PROVIDED.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

11/10/2016 - FORT COLLINS, CO
THIS TRUCK HAS A MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND THE PROBLEM OCCURS WHILE IT IS IN GEAR. IF THE ENGINE IS LOADED AT 50% OF FULL THROTTLE OR MORE (ACCELERATING, GOING UP HILLS, INTERSTATE SPEEDS) IN 4TH OR 5TH GEAR, AND YOU TAKE YOUR FOOT OFF THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL, THE ECM (COMPUTER) CONSISTENTLY HOLDS THE THROTTLE OPEN FOR 10 SECONDS. IN ANY SITUATION WHERE YOU NEED TO STOP QUICKLY (YELLOW LIGHTS, CAR TURNS IN FRONT OF YOU, PEDESTRIAN) AND YOU STEP ON THE BRAKE, THE ENGINE FIGHTS THE BRAKES AND GREATLY INCREASES (>DOUBLES) STOPPING DISTANCE. IN ONE INSTANCE THE REAR WHEELS REPEATEDLY BROKE-FREE, AND IT WAS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO KEEP THE VEHICLE GOING STRAIGHT. ON SNOW OR ICE, I EXPECT MAINTAINING CONTROL TO BE IMPOSSIBLE: I'LL SPIN AT THE FIRST APPLICATION OF THE BRAKES. TOYOTA TECHS HAVE EXAMINED THE VEHICLE TWICE AND CONFIRM THAT IT IS THE ECM HOLDING THE THROTTLE OPEN, SUPPOSEDLY "...HELPING THE RPMS TO STAY UP FOR A BRIEF PERIOD OF TIME TO HELP WHEN SHIFTING" AND TO MITIGATE EMISSIONS. IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO HOLD THE THROTTLE OPEN WHEN IN GEAR, BUT I WAS TOLD THE ECM DOESN'T KNOW WHEN THE CLUTCH IS ENGAGED OR WHAT GEAR IT'S IN. ON MY VEHICLE THE NORMAL "SHIFT CYCLE" HAPPENS CORRECTLY BETWEEN ALL THE GEARS AND LASTS ~1 SECOND AS LONG AS YOU DON'T "LOAD" THE ENGINE GREATER THAN ~50%, AS DESCRIBED ABOVE. BUT IF YOU DO, THE ECM HOLDS THROTTLE FOR 10 SECONDS WHILE THE TRUCK IS IN GEAR, WHICH IS 880FT AT 60MPH! I HAVE SPOKEN TO TOYOTA SEVERAL TIMES: BRENTON, (800) 331-4331, CASE #1610030909. BRENTON, A SUPERVISOR, CLAIMS THAT THIS IS INTENDED BY DESIGN AND IS SAFE AND REFUSES TO DO ANYTHING. THERE IS MORE DOCUMENTATION AT HTTPS://WWW.TACOMAWORLD.COM/THREADS/UNSAFE-ENGINE-REVS-BETWEEN-GEARS-3-4-4-5-AND-SHIFTING-OUT-OF-5.458027/ I WILL CONTINUE TO DOCUMENT THE TRUCK'S BEHAVIOR UNTIL I CRASH DUE TO THE SEVERELY DEGRADED STOPPING DISTANCES.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

10/3/2016 - SOUND BEACH, NY
EXCESSIVE RUST ON FRAME OF TRUCK. FRAME COATING/ PROTECTION INSUFFICIENT. TOYOTA RE-COATED THE FRAME ON FEBRUARY 7TH 2015 HOWEVER THE FRAME HAS CONTINUED TO RUST UNABATED AS COATING IS FLAKING OFF.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

10/3/2016 - SOUND BEACH, NY
EXCESSIVE RUST ON FRAME OF TRUCK. FRAME COATING/ PROTECTION INSUFFICIENT. TOYOTA RE-COATED THE FRAME ON FEBRUARY 7TH 2015 HOWEVER THE FRAME HAS CONTINUED TO RUST UNABATED AS COATING IS FLAKING OFF.

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SUSPENSION

9/28/2016 - MCKINNEY, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V604000 (SUSPENSION) AND STATED THAT THE PART NEEDED FOR THE REPAIR WAS NOT AVAILABLE. 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. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

9/15/2016 - NORTH DENNIS, MA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 TOYOTA TACOMA. AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC DIAGNOSED THAT THE VEHICLE HAD SEVERE CORROSION AND THE CHASSIS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS INVALID. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 90,000.

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SUSPENSION

9/15/2016 - OAKWOOD, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 TOYOTA TACOMA. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V604000 (SUSPENSION) SEVERAL MONTHS AGO. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE PART WAS ON A NATIONAL BACK ORDER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS UNABLE TO PROVIDE A REASONABLE TIME FRAME TO SUPPLY THE PARTS TO THE DEALER. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

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SUSPENSION

9/7/2016 - JACKSON, WY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 TOYOTA TACOMA. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, AN ABNORMAL SQUEAKING SOUND EMITTED FROM THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE VIN WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V604000 (SUSPENSION); 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 NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

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