2017 Toyota Tacoma Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Transmission, electrical system, and engine issues among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

By Brian Jones | Updated on

By Brian Jones | Updated on

The Toyota Tacoma is one of the most dependable trucks on the market, consistently scoring high-reliability ratings in all major surveys. But even the best vehicles have flaws. According to the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, the main problem areas for the 2017 Tacoma are the powertrain, engine and electrical system.

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NHTSA Complaints for the 2017 Toyota Tacoma

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Power Train
62
Unknown Or Other
28
Engine
24
Electrical System
19
Fuel/propulsion System
16
Service Brakes
16
Structure:body
13
Air Bags
9
Vehicle Speed Control
9
Wheels
8

Problems with the Transmission

All modern pickup trucks, including the Tacoma, have a rear differential that transfers power from the engine to the wheels. Inside the unit is a collection of gears that must be kept lubricated by oil. Any leaks can cause fluid loss and eventual failure of the assembly.

The rear differential should last the life of the vehicle. Unfortunately, the unit in the Tacoma is known to leak fluid early on, opening the door to premature failure.When this happens, the assembly may seize, causing the vehicle to abruptly stop moving.

Many owners have complained of their trucks leaking differential fluid. One from Parksley, VA, wrote into the NHTSA website, “My Toyota Tacoma is leaking fluid from the rear differential. Currently, there is a recall on some 2016 and 2017 models.”

As the owner mentioned, Toyota addressed the concern quickly, issuing a recall (17V285000) on228,000 of its 2016 and 2017 pickup trucks. The automaker instructs dealers to fix the leak and replace the differential as needed.

Regrettably, the rear differential isn’t the Toyota’s only powertrain problem. There are also numerous complaints of transmission issues, such as delayed engagement, harsh shifting and slippage.

An owner from Whittier, CA, complains to the NHTSA, “The truck often stays at a higher gear and will either lug the vehicle or jerk/rough downshift.”

Toyota has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) to address the issue. The TSB (T-SB-0077-16) reads:

“Some 2016 – 2017 model year Tacoma vehicles equipped with the 2GR engine and the AC60 6-speed automatic transmission may exhibit one or more of the following shift feeling concerns: · Delayed engagement Park to Drive or Reverse to Drive. · Harsh 1st – 2nd upshift. · Delayed upshift when using cruise control. · Busy shift-like hunting gear behavior when driving on highway speed/slight grade. · Engine flare during 3rd to 4th gear shift when in cold condition after several hours soak.”

The remedy is for dealers up reprogram the truck’s main computer, the Engine Control Module (ECM).

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Toyota Tacoma Transmission Problems

TACOMA REAR DIFFERENTIAL LEAK – MY 2017 TOYOTA TACOMA IS LEAKING FLUID FROM MY REAR DIFFERENTIAL. CURRENTLY THERE IS TOYOTA RECALL ON 2016 AND SOME 2017 TOYOTA TACOMA MODELS.

MY TOYOTA DEALERSHIP HAS HAD MY 2017 TACOMA TRUCK SINCE MID JULY. AFTER WEEKS OF CALLING THE DEALERSHIP THEY CANNOT GIVE ME A COMPLETED REPAIR DATE. TOYOTA HAS FAILED OR IS UNABLE TO REMEDY THE DEFECT WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AND I WANT TOYOTA TO EXCHANGE MY CURRENT TRUCK FOR A NEW ONE: MY CURRENT TRUCK HAS LESS THAN 10,000 MILES. CALLS TO TOYOTA RESULTED IN NO ACTION TAKEN ON THEIR PART TO RESOLVE THIS MATTER.

THE CURRENT RECALL AFFECTING 2016/2017 TOYOTA TACOMA REAR END DIFFERENTIALS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE OFF ROAD MODELS. MY DIFFERENTIAL IS LEAKING AS WELL AS MANY OTHERS AS EVIDENCED BY TOYOTA TACOMA FORUMS. WHY IS THIS? WE ARE AT THE SAME RISK OF POTENTIAL CATASTROPHIC FAILED AS THE NON OFFROADS MODELS.

Problems with the Engine

Gasoline-powered engines need three things to run: fuel, spark, and compression. On modern vehicles, spark is controlled by the ECM based on input from the crankshaft position sensor (CKP). If the CKP sensor signal is lost, there will be no spark and the vehicle will stop running. Obviously, a huge safety concern.

Some 2017 Toyota Tacoma models suffer from CKP sensor problems that can lead to stalling. An owner from Fort Worth, TX, wrote into the NHTSA, “Engine stalls when attempting rapid acceleration when engine RPM is less than 3,000. This is a safety issue.”

To address the concern, Toyota has issued a recall (17V356000)of 32,000, V6-equipped trucks. In it, the automaker instructs dealers to replace the CKP sensor with an updated component.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Toyota Tacoma Engine Problems

ENGINE STALLS WHEN ATTEMPTING RAPID ACCELERATION WHEN ENGINE RPM IS LESS THAN 3000. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE. I RECENTLY ATTEMPTED RAPID ACCELERATION WHEN MAKING A LEFT TURN TO AVOID A COLLISION WHERE AN ONCOMING DRIVER RAN A RED LIGHT. THE ENGINE STALLED. I HAVE EXPERIENCED OTHER SIMILAR INCIDENTS. I HAVE REPORTED THIS TO MY TOYOTA SERVICE CENTER TWICE. THE FIRST TIME I WAS TOLD TOYOTA IS AWARE OF THE CONDITION, WHICH WOULD BE ADDRESSED IN A SOFTWARE UPDATE. THE SECOND TIME I WAS TOLD MY ENGINE WAS OPERATING WITHIN NORMAL SPECIFICATION PARAMETERS, AND NO SUCH SOFTWARE UPDATE WAS FORTHCOMING. IT WAS RAINING THE DAY I BOUGHT THIS VEHICLE, SO IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO TEST LOW END ACCELERATION. I WOULD NEVER HAVE BOUGHT THIS VEHICLE HAD I KNOWN LOW END ACCELERATION WAS SO LETHARGIC. ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS IT HAS NEARLY GOTTEN ME KILLED

WHEN DECELERATING AT ANY GIVEN TIME VEHICLE LOSES COMPRESSION AT HE BRAKE PEDALS AND FEELS AS IF THOUGH VEHICLE IS THRUSTING AND LOSING POWER TO ENGINE. AND ALSO WHEN SLOWING DOWN WHEN SPEED REACHES 20 MPH, VEHICLE CAN BE FELT ALMOST WANTING STALL.

I BOUGHT A TOYOTA TACOMA THINKING I WAS PURCHASING A ROUGH TUFF TRUCK. IT IS BY FAR THE WEAKEST TRUCK/CAR I HAVE EVER DRIVEN. IT HAS NO POWER, CANNOT PULL MORE THAN AN INFLATABLE RAFT, DOWN SHIFTS IF A BUTTERFLY FLIES IN FRONT OF THE TRUCK. GAS MILEAGE IS PATHETIC, MY KIDS 2004 FORD RANGER HAS TWICE THE POWER AND CAN CARRY AND TOW THREE TIMES AS MUCH AS THE TOYOTA. THE TRUCK IS PATHETIC! SHAME ON YOU FOR SELLING ME SUCH A WEAK SHAMEFUL TRUCK.

Problems with the Blower Motor

These days, drivers expect the cabin of their vehicle to be temperate at all times. But many 2017 Toyota Tacoma owners are being forced to sweat in the summer, and freeze in the winter, due to a failed blower motor.

As the name implies, the blower motor is responsible for pushing either warm air or cool air into the vehicle cabin. To do accomplish this, it turns a circular fan, often referred to as a “squirrel cage”. In the 2017 Tacoma, the squirrel cage has been known to break apart from the motor, rendering it useless. When this happens, all HVAC operation is lost.

Of the concern, an owner from Collegeville, PA, wrote into the NHTSA website, “I have a 2017 Toyota Tacoma with 53,000 miles on it. The squirrel cage on the A/C blower motor broke today during a 100 degree day. From what I can see online, there is a back order on the replacement part.”

So far, there have been no TSBs, recalls or campaigns from Toyota addressing the issue.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Toyota Tacoma Electrical Problems

I HAVE A 2017 TOYOTA TACOMA WITH 53000 MILES ON IT. THE SQUIRREL CAGE ON THE AC BLOWER MOTOR BROKE TODAY DURING A 100 DEGREE DAY. FROM WHAT I CAN SEE ON LINE THERE IS A BACK ORDER ON THE REPLACEMENT PART. THE PLASTIC FEMALE PORT FOR THE SHAFT CRACKED IN HALF AND NOT THE CAGE MAKES A HORRENDOUS NOISE. POOR DESIGN: METAL SHAFT SPINNING INSIDE PLASTIC IS A RECIPE FOR A STRESS CRACK WHICH IS WHAT THIS APPEARS TO BE. MY TRUCK IS OUT OF WARRANTY SO NOW I AM STUCK PAYING FOR THE REPAIR!!

THE SPEEDOMETER WOULD GET STUCK AND NOT DISPLAY AN INCREASE OR DECREASE IN SPEED WHILE DRIVING. OR IT WOULD DISPLAY AN INCREASE IN SPEED UP TO 60 MPH AND THEN TREAT 60 AS 0. EX. I WAS GOING 45 BUT IT READ THAT I WAS GOING 95. OR SOMETIMES, IT WOULD JUST INCREASE ALL THE WAY TO 120 MPH AND THEN STOP. TURNING THE VEHICLE OFF AND THEN BACK ON DID NOT MAKE A DIFFERENCE. THE GAUGE WOULD STILL READ WHERE IT WAS WHEN THE CAR WAS TURNED OFF. I WAS NEVER SURE OF THE SPEED I WAS GOING AND BROUGHT THE VEHICLE INTO THE DEALER WITHIN A MONTH OF THE OCCURRENCE. THE TRUCK WAS ONLY 10 MONTHS OLD. THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN AT THE DEALERSHIP FOR 2 MONTHS. THEY ARE WAITING ON TOYOTA TO CREATE & SHIP A NEW SPEEDOMETER BECAUSE TOYOTA IDENTIFIED THAT THE SPEEDOMETERS IN SOME OF THEIR MAKE/MODELS WERE FAULTY.

TRUCK CAB FAN PLASTIC SQUIRREL CAGE (THE AIR MOVER) HAS SEPARATED FROM FAN MOTOR SHAFT. CANNOT RUN FAN, THEREFORE CANNOT DEFROST WINDSHIELD OR RUN HEATER/AIR CONDITIONER, ALL ARE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS ISSUES. PROBLEM PRESENT WHETHER VEHICLE IS STATIONARY OR IN MOTION..

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Complaint Data

CategoryElectrical System:seat Heater:wiring Harness
DateOct 21, 2022
StateOH
Description
The contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact stated that while driving or idled, the front driver's side seat heater failed to operate. The contact then stated that he smelled a burning odor and upon inspecting the seat, he noticed burned and charred marks on the amp and wiring harness. No warning lights was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where an electrical diagnostic was performed. The contact was informed by the dealer that the front driver's side heated seat amp assembly and the wiring harness had melted and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the contact was informed that the vehicle is out of warranty, but no further assistance was provided. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000.
CategoryEngine
DateAug 25, 2022
StateTN
Description
The contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact stated he noticed an oil leak on the garage floor. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to the local dealer, where it was being diagnosed while filing the complaint. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. Upon investigation, the contact associated the failure with nhtsa campaign number: 17v356000 (engine) however, the vin was not included. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.
CategoryElectrical System
DateJun 22, 2022
StateIN
Description
The contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact stated that they had smelt an electrical burning odor coming from their heated seat. The vehicle's heated seats had caught fire. The contact had not received any injuries. The contact spoke with the dealer who stated they would have someone call them back to discuss the failure, however, they received no callback. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made of the failure and opened a case. The approximate failure mileage was 113,000.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateMar 19, 2022
StateNH
Description
Water leaked through the third brake light gasket at the rear, top of the cabin. There is a service campaign, I believe, for 2016-2018 double cab tacomas. However, this issue is present in my access cab tacoma. I have water leaking through onto the rear windshield.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 18, 2022
StateFL
Description
The paint is chipping/flaking around the windows and along the edges on both rear doors. I have taken my tacoma into two dealerships, santa maria toyota, santa maria, ca and arlington toyota, jacksonville, fl. I first reported this to the service manager stacy at santa maria toyota in july 2021 for the rear driver side door paint damage. Then on 16 march 2022 I reported the rear passenger side door damage to body shop arlington toyota. Both inspected my vehicle and stated this is a common problem with the super white paint. I contacted toyota corporate both times and today they advised me to file this with you guys. I bought this 2017 tacoma new and it has been garaged.
CategorySuspension
DateMar 14, 2022
StateMA
Description
Mileage 64000: vehicle went in for oil change and the mechanic noticed an issue with the differential mounts. The right bolt was corroded and broken leaving that side unsecured. The other bolt was heavily corroded also but still "intact". I had the support bolts, nuts and washers replaced on both sides for safety. These bolts were in a bad condition in relationship to a everything else under the vehicle. I want to make sure there isn't an issue with the bolts failing this early.
CategoryElectrical System
DateDec 20, 2021
StateCO
Description
The contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact noticed the seat warmer had malfunctioned. The contact noticed that the amp for the wire relating to the seat warmer for the driver and passenger side had burnt out. The contact had not taken the vehicle to the dealer. The vehicle had not been officially diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and opened a case regarding the matter. The approximate failure mileage was 5,500.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateDec 08, 2021
StateSC
Description
I went to the gas station to fill up my tank and once I was done. I had trouble closing my fuel filler door. Fuel filler door is now broken and won't close at all.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 04, 2021
StateNY
Description
Roof top shark fin antenna leaking water. First suspected the leak from high mount stop light, changed gasket for it. Water intrusion continued and ceiling higher than high mount brake light wet. Upon inspection of roof top antenna, white axidation found around the base of roof top antenna cabin/inside side.
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 02, 2021
StateCA
Description
My tacoma has the super white color paint. It has been peeling for several months from the 2 passenger doors and both front fenders. Toyota acknowledges paint issues with the super white on several models but not the tacoma. I've seen a lot of the same exact issue on the internet. I went to my local toyota dealer and they said to go to their collision center for them to make a report and send to toyota. Toyota then told me they are not covering that yet. The paint is getting much worse. I would like to file a complaint in hopes other toyota owners are doing the same and they will finally acknowledge and correct the issue
CategoryService Brakes
DateSep 21, 2021
StateFL
Description
When fully stopped, in drive, and applying constant pressure on the brake pedal, the brake pedal loses firmness and starts to move further forward. If the operator doesn't apply more pressure to the now moving pedal, the vehicle will start to roll forward. I was able to recreate this issue on several occasions.
CategorySeats
DateSep 10, 2021
StateIA
Description
•the heated seat amp connections melted under the front seats during use, it is available and a I have taken pictures. •the melting amp could have caused a fire, it did cause some smoke with a strong smell of burning plastic. •they are aware of this issue at the dealership but did not look at vehicle. •no they did not inspect it, stating this is a common issue. •no warnings or messages. First appeared 02/21
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 09, 2021
StateCT
Description
The contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact stated that after shutting off the vehicle with the push-button keyless ignition, the vehicle was parked inside of the garage with the garage door remaining opened and the contact exited the vehicle. When the contact came back to the garage, he noticed that the vehicle was missing as it had reversed down the driveway inadvertently while the engine was off. However, the transmission gear shifter was on the drive position. The vehicle had crashed into two trees in the woods. No police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to a body shop and remained at the body shop, waiting for repairs to the front and rear passenger side doors, rear windshield, rear fender, and passenger side mirror. The dealer and manufacturer were not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 48,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 02, 2021
StateNY
Description
As vehicle was being shifted from reverse to drive the shift lever locked up in neutral ! ! !
CategoryEngine
DateSep 01, 2021
StateGA
Description
The contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact stated while driving approximately 5 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was restarted but was unable to exceed 20 mph while driving. The contact stated that there was no warning light illuminated. Upon investigation, the contact associated the failure with nhtsa campaign number: 17v356000 (engine) however, the vin was not included. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 18,000.
CategoryElectrical System, Exterior Lighting, Structure:body
DateJul 28, 2021
StateAZ
Description
The high mount rear stop lamp leaks water into the cab. The water channels in through a cheap gasket, down the inside of the frame, destroying the cushions and plastic through moisture and mildew. Toyota corporation and precision toyota of tucson (service) az, both say the problem is only covered by the regular 36,000 mileage, 3 year warranty. They want to charge me 5 to replace the light. However, the known issue doesn't occur because of miles driven or even age of the vehicle. I live in the desert and it has not rained significantly since I bought the truck new in 2017, according to the national weather service. This year, with record rains, water is freely seeping in to the cab. Toyota should recall tacomas with this issue and replace the cheap gasket it used to manufacture these trucks.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJun 26, 2021
StateGA
Description
Airbags did not deploy during car accident. This was the 2nd time, but 1st accident was minor because it was with a deer. The vehicle is available in the towing company per police instruction. Driver had several bruises. Insurance companies are involved, have not hear anything about this specific situation. No warnings and all switches for airbags were on
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 03, 2021
StateCT
Description
I have been having several intermittent issue with the automatic transmission on my 2017 tacoma trd off road with 43000 miles. Among them are as follows: it fails to shift correctly (hunting for gears) on the highway and hesitates to accelerate when needed, also the transmission sometimes has a delayed engagement when putting it into reverse or drive from a standstill. The engine will rev up like it was in neutral then abruptly catch the reverse gear causing a loud and disturbing “bang” and even some tire spin on the pavement. I also intermittently experience a loud “clunk” when slowing down to a stop in traffic as if the transmission is not downshifting properly from the higher gears to the lower ones and is forced to come to an abrupt halt. The dealer has performed a software update but this has not helped. The dealer also cannot replicate these problems because the issues are intermittent. I understand that a lot of 3'rd generation tacoma owners are experiencing the same exact issues but it seems that toyota is not issuing a recall for some reason. I believe this is a potential safety hazard and should be addressed.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Structure:body
DateMay 31, 2021
StateCO
Description
I had to have a leaking third brake light assembly replaced for water pouring into the cab. The total cost for repairs were 496. 00. My truck has only 40,000 miles and it has been leaking for a long time from the previous owner. It would have been replaced by toyota if under 36,000 miles. There is multiple complaints on the website and a toyota service bulletin involved with this repair. I think a recall should be introduced and a refund issued. I had the local toyota dealer fix the leak with genuine parts.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateMay 04, 2021
StateWA
Description
The tach shows the engine is bouncing all over the place which is especially evident when idling, but also noticible while in motion. I believe my truck should have the fuel pump replaced. The engine rpms jump all over when driving, when backing up or just rolling without pressure on the gas pedal, the truck jumps & drops in speed. This has been happening for some time now. We have tried adding detergents & using better quality gas but it doesn't seem to help.
CategoryElectrical System
DateApr 28, 2021
StateWA
Description
Left turn signal quit working while driving on a city street making a left turn. Toyota took 4. 5 hours to diagnose the problem. Said it was in the instrument cluster affecting the turn signal and odometer. Said it would take a week to get part and they needed to know how many miles I would drive in that week because the odometer had to be set to existing miles plus the miles I drive during the week. One week later was told the part was on back order and it would be 30 to 60 days for the part. I googled the problem and found many complaints of "left turn signal going out" on toyota tacomas dating as far back as 2012. Obviously toyota knows of the problem. Have they fixed the problem on the replacement part or is it pron to go out again. How many people have had to drive for one or two months without a left turn signal, how many accidents have occured because of not having a left turn signal, how many citations have been issued for failure to use turn signal. How many vehicles do not have the correct mileage on the odometer, mine wont unless they contact me and ask how many miles I have driven prior to shipping the part as I was told it had to be set at the factory before shipping. In addition the diagnostic coast was 0. 00 the part will be 0. 00 plus labor to install. I feed toyota should have known exactly what the problem was when told the left turn signal quit. I googled it in less that 5 minutes. So far no invoices to share.
CategoryFuel System, Gasoline
DateMar 25, 2021
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 20v682000 (fuel system, gasoline). Arlington toyota (10939 atlantic blvd, jacksonville, fl 32225, (904) 302-9611) was contacted and it was confirmed that parts were not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had 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.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateMar 24, 2021
StateCA
Description
The leak detection pump sub-assembly, charcoal canister (part # 90910-af006) located above the rear axle will start "pumping" very loudly even after the vehicle has not been driven in excess of 8 hours. Continues for approx 10 minutes, then shuts off. I went to my dealership and asked why this is happening and I was told that "it seems unusual" and then asked me if I pump gas "beyond the normal click to stop" - I said "no", and that I hadn't gassed up in over a week. So he said to just keep "an eye on it". Difficult to determine just how often this is happening since clearly I'm not going to be in the garage at the time this may be occurring. Having said that, a week later the same thing happened. I'm afraid that there's some sort of electrical issue at play here, but I get the feeling that the dealership won't do anything because of the sporadic nature of this.
CategoryAir Bags
DateMar 23, 2021
StateUT
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact stated that while driving in heavy snow at 50 mph, they crashed into several elk in the road. The air bag failed to deploy. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The driver and passenger occupant sustained injuries to the neck, cheek and back however medical attention was not provided. A police report was filed. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 87,000. The vin was not available
CategoryElectrical System, Fuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateMar 06, 2021
StatePR
Description
Every so often I heard a bang coming from the drivetrain while I'm driving and also when I put the truck on reverse the sound it's loud. I don't know it's a transmission problem or the joints with the differential. But it's getting bad. Also I have problems with the charging system and it was brought in and the day there is no problem but for some reason some times lights will come up out of the bue.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Wheels
DateFeb 19, 2021
StateFL
Description
Vehicle looses tracktion when making turns on a curve. Happens frequently and tires are still within lifecycle. The tires currently are from original purchase of new tacoma. Also, the recall for problem with fuel propulsion system has been ongoing and no remedy has been made available. This is putting my family at risk.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateJan 27, 2021
StateMA
Description
Certain toyota's have been recalled for a fuel pump issue and I would like to addmine to that list because it sometimes hesitates from a stop position to a go position. I've been told the recall has been to the cars at high speeds, well mine is different, but dangerous because it will allow you to pull out into traffic, but will die and pumping the accelerator is nessecary to get into flow of traffic or to avoid being hit in crossing an intersection. This has happened about six or seven times in the past year. Please add my truck into this category. Thanks
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateJan 25, 2021
StateNJ
Description
The vehicle stalls at times, at other times the vehicle launches in both reverse and forward, at times while driving parkway vehicle hesitates. At times vehicle stationary and with foot on brake and vehicle put in drive the truck launches forward, same with reverse. This has been ongoing for months. Now the malfunction light is on. I understand there is a recall and I have contacted toyota and they are not willing to do anything and told me that I would be charged a diagnostic fee. I bought the truck in march 2020 with a little over 14,000 miles on the truck the problem began in september 2020
CategoryService Brakes
DateJan 25, 2021
StateWA
Description
I took my toyota (which is a manual transmission) through a car wash parked it at home directly after. Went to drive it 24 hours later and the emergency brake would not disengage. I had to have it towed to dealership. This had happened at least twice that I was able to unlock the brake myself by manual rocking of the vehicle through the use of 1st gear and reverse. I just had my vehicle towed for the second time after attempting to unlock it without dealership help. It unlocked somewhat via the method I have used before. It is now driving like the brake is still trying to engage even though the handbrake is not engaged.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateJan 22, 2021
StateCA
Description
Idle surges . Rpm surge while at park and it surges when about to drive from the parking
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateDec 21, 2020
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact stated that the vehicle accelerated independently with the gear shifter in drive, park or reverse. There was no warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 5,000.
CategoryEngine
DateDec 02, 2020
StateCA
Description
2017 toyota tacoma 2gr-fks (v6) motor failure at 110,000 miles. Cylinder #5 & 6 misfire codes thrown after nominal driving conditions on the interstate. After stopping at a gas station, I attempted to restart the truck. Truck would not idle and was not drive-able. The motor had new spark plugs and a new crankshaft position sensor. Truck was towed to a toyota dealership, who diagnosed the problem as being zero compression on cylinder #5 & 6. New motor needed 🙁
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateNov 26, 2020
StateTX
Description
Truck hesitates or loses power and triangle appears on dash for an instant while driving on street or highway . Only happens now and then. Reported it to dealership and they put it on a computer but couldn't find the problem. This was done before the warranty expired so they would have a record of the issue. Vehicle was in motion.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateNov 23, 2020
StateWA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact stated that the third brake light gasket failed. The contact stated that the brake light gasket was not sealed correctly causing water to enter the cabin of the vehicle. The contact stated that the rear seats also showed evidence of mold. The vehicle was taken to toyota of bellingham (1100 iowa street, bellingham, washington, 98229, (360)-676 0600) to be inspected. The contact was informed that the brake light gasket and the interior carpet and seats needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and informed of the failure. The failure mileage was 20,000.
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes
DateNov 18, 2020
StateHI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact stated when he shifted into reverse to back the vehicle out of his garage it did not move. He then shifted into drive and vehicle still did not move. The contact pressed the accelerator and he heard a clanking noise. When he finally moved forward after shifting into drive. The contact called the dealer . Servco toyota kauai toyota 2477 ulu maika st, lihue, hi 96766 (808) 245-6978 and they said they would not look at the engine unless he agreed to pay a diagnostic fee. The contact spoke to the head mechanic and they are aware of the issue. They said the brake system needs a seal to prevent moisture from getting into the system. They would not look at the system unless there was a recall. The manufacturer had not been contacted yet. The vehicle remains unrepaired. The failure mileage was 2,500.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 12, 2020
StateCA
Description
Transmission when in cold weather. Has a very slight thump when coming to a stop as if the transmission is not shifting down smoothly in gears. You sometimes hear and feel this thumb when driving around city streets . Not as much as when the weather is cold or at startup.
CategoryService Brakes
DateOct 26, 2020
StateCO
Description
Brake override malfunction error caused the vehicle to suddenly come to a stop in the middle of the road. This safety function is dangerous as it causes the vehicle to both fail to operate or allow for any kind of control vehicle was in motion moving at about 35 mph in winter weather conditions. This seems to be a consistent problem with 2016- 2018 toyota truck models for what was found online after having the problem.
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 13, 2020
StateMP
Description
Occasionally when driving the speedometer does not show the accurate speed such as the speedometer show 0 when going 30mph. There is also a weird metal clanking noise which sounds like its coming from the transmission and sounds like its trying to shift gear while in reverse or drive. Also the air conditioning fan motor has cracked and when turned on sounds like a motorcycle reving it's engine.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 01, 2020
StateNH
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact stated while driving 70 mph, there was an abnormal sound coming from the engine with gray smoke coming from the exhaust tips. The contact attempted to accelerate however, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact pulled off the roadway and the vehicle started shaking. The contact immediately turned off the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to his residence. An independent mechanic inspected the vehicle at the residence and informed him that a section of the transmission transfer case was missing. The contact had the vehicle towed to rochester toyota (48 farmington rd, rochester, nh 03867) where he was informed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateSep 30, 2020
StateCA
Description
I was driving and suddenly my 2017 tacoma suddenly shut off in the middle of the street while in motion. It has never had any electrical problems but now the fuel pump is not working. I have read 2018/2019 tacomas have the same problem. Now the truck will not start.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Structure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 25, 2020
StateSC
Description
Leaking around 3rd brake light (rear of cab) began in spring 2020. Unfortunately, this is now out of the 36k warranty. Dealer refuses to repair due to my truck being at 53,000 miles.
CategoryStructure:body
DateAug 31, 2020
StateCA
Description
Water came in through the back of the cab from the outside cab light I noticed it while going through a touchless drive through car wash. The water soaked through on the headliner and seat leaving a water stain and possible mold. I took the car in to a toyota dealership and it was confirmed that the water was coming through the cab light on the outside of the truck. This problem was posted on toyota's bulletin by other 2017 tacoma owners.
CategoryStructure:body
DateAug 15, 2020
StatePR
Description
Oxidation on the upper part of the front glass, being such a modern vehicle and having such problems in the bodywork. I went to my toyota dealership to claim what happened and they told me that this was not a fault that it must have been some kind of fault, but if we search the entire roof of my vehicle we find many pints of oxidation that are not worked on, they can turn into the same thing that is coming out now.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateAug 11, 2020
StateCA
Description
The third brake lighting leaks water when raining/carwash this can generate a short circuit.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJun 28, 2020
StateMN
Description
Freeway traffic was slowing. Edge of sole of shoe caught under brake pedal when trying to stop on when the vehicle in front of me suddenly and unnecessarily stopped completely. The delay in braking would have resulted in a crash into rear of car in front had I not swerved into median when finally able to start braking. Sole of my athletic shoe flares out a little which may be part of the problem. Seat was as far back as it goes. Perhaps distance to pedals is too short. Otherwise, brake pedal is one-half inch higher than accelerator.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMay 28, 2020
StateCA
Description
3rd roof brake light leaking water into the cab of the truck. Seal is no longer water tight. Caused mold issues into the headliner. *tr
CategoryService Brakes
DateMay 05, 2020
StateWA
Description
The vehicle emits a tapping sound while idling, the noise increases with acceleration. We took it to the dealership and they told us it was the vacuum pump and was no longer under warranty. I did a google search for vacuum pump, 2017 tacoma and the first thing that popped up was a recall for the vacuum pump on some 2017 tacomas but not mine specifically. There has not been an accident but I see that the vacuum pump has is connected to the braking system. Strange coincidence. *tr
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System, Exterior Lighting
DateMay 03, 2020
StatePA
Description
Went through a car wash and both rear corners of the cab leaked enough that the water was gushing in. The headliner got soaked, if this hits electrical components it could short an electrical system possibly resulting in affected electrical components shutting down increasing the possibility of an accident. Or worse, could damage the srs airbag located in the next to the rear seats. The file type of the pictures I have are not the format accepted so they will not upload.
CategoryPower Train
DateApr 18, 2020
StateWA
Description
My truck stalled while driving. I looked up what could of caused this and find out I may have a crank position sensor that's malfunctioning causing my truck to stall.
CategoryAir Bags, Seat Belts
DateApr 17, 2020
StateCA
Description
I was driving home from work with my boyfriend when he moved in the seat and the seatbelt and airbag lights on my dash came on and now they won't turn off. *tr
CategoryPower Train
DateApr 10, 2020
StateHI
Description
On one of my services I mentioned that I feel that the standard transmission was not shifting into 2nd gear very easy. Because it's new to me and it also has some kind of anti roll I thought maybe just wasn't working the pedal far enough or just missing it but it didn't seem smooth. My other concern was about shifting or thy lack of engaging in four week drive. Toyota agreed that there was a problem. They replaced the transmission and said here you go. Unfortunately the same problems are still occurring. My truck has been at maui toyota for months now. They are now saying that they replaced the transmission and they agree that it's no better but tha it's in running condition. I have been told to all service honolulu where I have been basically left blind. I understand that there is a critical situation going on so I figured that has part to do with not getting any updates. Yesterday maui toyota calls and informed me that they will have my truck towed on tuesday. Very unprofessional and horrible customer service to say the least. I don't want a new transmission that acts like one they said was not right. I want a proper functioning vehicle that will last that's why this is my fourth toyota truck.
CategoryEngine
DateMar 06, 2020
StateMO
Description
Oil filter housing cracked upon removal, was put back on and leaked all oil from engine. Suprised motor did not seize while driving. Terrible design
CategoryElectrical System
DateFeb 27, 2020
StateHI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact stated that the charging pad overheated causing the pad's surface to bubble up. The cause of the failure was unknown. The contact was concerned that the failure could present a fire hazard. The contact indicated that the vehicle was equipped with a qi wireless phone charging pad and the rubber pad had overheated causing the surface of the pad to bubble up. The cause of the failure was not determined. The local dealer servco toyota (2990 aukele st. Lihue, hi) and the manufacturer was notified of the failure but no assistance was offered. The failure mileage was 10,000
CategoryElectrical System
DateFeb 18, 2020
StateNJ
Description
Drivers side seat heater stopped working. I researched online and found this to be a common issue and was probably due to a burnt up connection at seat heater amp located under the driver seat. I contacted my dealer and told them there is a visibly burnt connection but was advised that since I was 600 miles past warranty, there was nothing they could do. I called toyota usa and got a case number and was again told there was nothing they could do. With all the images of burnt connectors this seems to be a fire hazard.
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 12, 2020
StateTX
Description
I started having problems with the vehicle shifting from 4th or 5th gear when attempting to reach highway speeds which in this area is 70 mph. The truck would stick and the rpms would go above 3000 rpm. I had toyota of midland look at this on 03/07/19. In april I contacted toyota corporate and told them of the problem and they assigned case #1904152129 and sent a corporate representative here on 04/24/19. The corporate rep, along with a local technician, hooked up a computer and rode with me and witnessed the shifting problem. The corporate rep. Said that this wasn't any fault of the vehicle and the local techinician said that his 2017 tacoma was doing the same thing. On 01/22/2020 I brought my tacoma in for it's 30k maintance and told the sevice writer about this issue again. The service writer said that he had experienced the same thing when he owned a 2017 & 2019 tacoma, and remeded the problem when he traded for a 2020 tacoma.. This is my families 5th toyota vehicle; it will be my last toyota.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateJan 28, 2020
StateNC
Description
After smelling gas in the cabin of the truck for several months, with no apparent problems with vehicle handling and performance, the truck was taken in for it's regular service. Fuel lines going into the engine on the driver's side were leaking at a coupling just before the injectors. The first half inch of the hose before the coupling was delaminated due to fuel being forced between the sheathing and the hose. Toyota service center had not seen this issue before and did not know what would have caused it.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 27, 2020
StateMA
Description
Good morning. Since I drive this tacoma I notice the power train has a slow response driving small road or highway. Went I press the gas pedal it make rough sound and I have to press harder in order to continue the car running. I brought the concern to the dealer during the schedule maintenance but they said is normal, even I went to a different dealer same toyota they told me the same thing. Please keep me updated if any campaig about 2017 toyota tacoma's thanking in advance for helping in this matter.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateJan 09, 2020
StateNC
Description
I have a 2017 toyota tacoma with 90,000 miles on it. The wind shield is not very resistant to abrasion, as the window has now become cloudy due to the abrasiveness of road dust, etc., especially when the sun is at a low angle. See the attached picture. I don't know if other owners have experienced this but I think a better quality wind shield is needed to help prevent this pitting and chipping. It can be very difficult to see anything that in front of the vehicle during driving, when the sun glare shines against the pits and chips. This should not happen on any vehicle under a few years old.
CategoryElectrical System, Suspension
DateJan 03, 2020
StateTX
Description
Two major issues on my truck: 1) the front driver side suspension has been squeaking whether the vehicle is in motion or not. 2) the radio unit reboots itself randomly and multiple times during a short drive rendering the backup camera useless.
CategoryStructure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 26, 2019
StateFL
Description
Water leak into the rear of the cab. Toyota knows is a known issue but they decline warranty on it. They only have a t-sb-0055-18 but if the customer doesnt research for it online they will not even tell the customer. The water leak cause mold in the car and everything is wet on it. Our car has now 38000 miles. This is an expensive car and the mold will cause people to get sick. Toyota wants a customer to pay more than ,000 to fix an issue that is cause by them. Please help about this.
CategoryPower Train
DateDec 24, 2019
StateNJ
Description
The vehicle surges when backing up in reverse and when taking foot off brake pedal in drive.
CategoryEngine
DateDec 17, 2019
StateCA
Description
The engine make noise afther 5 minutes start clack , clack , look like I have the diesel car , when push gas make noise and sometimes loos power , when driven I hear the noise inside cabin clack clack all the time everywhere my truck is 2017 tacoma 4 doors with 36,000 miles I take yo dealer toyota an say is normal . Thanks.
CategoryService Brakes, Air:drum:shoes/linings, Wheels
DateOct 31, 2019
StateCO
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. While driving 5 mph and attempting to make a right turn out of the driveway, one of the rear wheels seized without warning. The contact attempted to place the vehicle in park and then back into drive, which failed to release the brakes. Stevinson toyota west (780 denver west colorado mills blvd, lakewood, co (720) 259-2544) was contacted and scheduled an appointment to have the vehicle diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 62,000. Consumer was told to not use the emergency brake at temperatures of 35 degrees or colder due to the rear brake shoes getting stuck to the rear drums. *dl
CategoryPower Train:driveline:differential Unit
DateOct 07, 2019
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact received an unknown recall notification regarding the rear differential. The vehicle was taken to toyota of orange (1400 n tustin st, orange, ca 92867, (714) 639-6750) where an inspection of the recall was completed. The contact stated that the rear differential was leaking oil. The vehicle was taken back to the same dealer where it was diagnosed that the rear differential was leaking oil and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired due to the repair fees. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered the contact fifty percent off towards the repair fee. A case number was provided. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000. *dt *bf *tr the consumer stated toyota didnt fix the issue. *tr
CategoryAir Bags
DateSep 13, 2019
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. While driving 45 mph, another vehicle yielded the right of way and t-boned the contact's vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. Two occupants were injured and transported to the hospital. The vehicle was towed by an independent mechanic to the contact's insurance company for investigation. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and provided case number: 1909101335. The manufacturer stated that an investigation was needed. The damages to the vehicle were unknown. The failure mileage was approximately 43,000.
CategoryTires, Wheels
DateSep 03, 2019
StateMD
Description
Cheap [xxx] tires are wore out at 29000 miles, these tires have 60000 mile tread warranty, toyota should be embarrassed to put these tires( 265 / 70/16 goodyear wrangler kevlar) on tacoma trucks. Goodyear and toyota should work together and recall/replace them. Parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 31, 2019
StateLA
Description
When stopping vehicle brakes cables makes a clicking sound when stopping vehicle in drive and reverse
CategoryElectrical System
DateAug 26, 2019
StateNJ
Description
The drivers side heated seat connector and heater amp burned up and shorted out. This connector is located under the seat. I feel this is a fire hazard to say the least. I went on the internet and this seems to be a common problem. I called toyota usa they said to take it to the dealer to get it fixed but it is not covered under a warranty. One day last week the heated seat stopped working and there was a slight odor of burning plastic.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 22, 2019
StateCA
Description
Rear differential seeping and leaking after second repair and still not fixed. Also seeping from fill bolt rear differential, carrier gasket, and bottom stud and carrier bolt. It also pops when starting sometimes.
CategoryStructure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateJul 11, 2019
StateCA
Description
The sunroof spontaneously shattered while driving on the freeway. I was driving straight at approximately 65 mph on a smooth surface. The outside temperature was approximately 75 and sunny. The sunroof shattered outward and no glass or rock was found inside the vehicle. Additionally the glass break was convex outward not concave inward toward the vehicle.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 10, 2019
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. While attempting to stop the vehicle, it began to jerk. The vehicle was taken to tustin toyota (36 auto center dr, tustin, ca 92782, (714) 602-5311) where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed a software update. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed oil. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer a third time where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 10,110.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 09, 2019
StateCA
Description
While entering the freeway, pressing the accelerator to merge, the truck stumbled as if lost all power for a full 4 to 5 seconds causing me to miss my chance to merge and pull over to the shoulder and wait for a clearing. It has done this several times but not this bad and this time I had my kids in the truck. There is a technical bulletin for this but my dealership will not perform it if they can't duplicate it.
CategorySeats
DateJun 29, 2019
StateVA
Description
The seat heater amp and harness that went to it tried to catch on fire and shorted out which ended up melting both parts
CategoryPower Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJun 24, 2019
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact stated that the six speed auto transmission failed to downshift properly. In addition, the transmission was slow to change over, there was an abnormal noise, and the vehicle lunged forward, which presented the risk of a potential crash. The failures occurred intermittently. Recently, while the vehicle was at a stop with the brake pedal depressed, it lunged forward while a passerby was walking in front of the vehicle. Capitol toyota (765 capitol expressway auto mall, san jose, ca 95136, (408) 705-4707) was notified of the failure for more than two years and indicated that a software update may remedy the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified several times. The approximate failure mileage was 15.
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes
DateJun 05, 2019
StateTX
Description
Heard valves tapping alot of time. Reported and took to toyota. They said no code no work. They gave the line of when this gas hits this part then this one tries to catch up or burn excess fuel. Out of 40 plus years and puchasing many vehicle I never been told that before. I talked to other 2017 owners and they dont have this issue. Also the brakes make metalic clunking noises moving backwars and fowrds when braking. Thier answer was floating valves. And again this issue isnt on other tacomma owners. I tryed three times with valve issues. Same old line no code no work. Maybe pads are worn but still have 70 % left on pads
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateMay 26, 2019
StateCA
Description
Fuel pumpmakes loud chirping noise since 10000 miles I told dealer they told me normal I want it fixed . I want a differant fuel pump I paid a lot of money for this vehicle and it makes annoying noise
CategoryWheels
DateMay 24, 2019
StateGA
Description
While driving down i95 north of sanford my passenger side rear tire blew out. Tires are new. Truck only has 15k miles I was driving around 75-78 mph. Now I am worried that I will have another blow out. Thank goodness I was really holding onto the staring wheel tight.
CategoryAir Bags
DateApr 24, 2019
StatePA
Description
Takata recall ( I think ) normal driving conditions,with passenger seated properly driver seated properly seat belts with shoulder harness properly fastened. Hit a small bump ( pot hole) bounced pretty hard,did not bottom out. The warning lights came on immediately,cluster gage's and center warning ligh on dashboard center (air bag off ) trucks speed 35-45mph two lane highway
CategoryAir Bags
DateApr 23, 2019
StateMA
Description
Tl* the contact owned a 2017 toyota tacoma. While driving approximately 40 mph, another vehicle crossed over the double yellow lines and struck the contact's vehicle head on. None of the frontal air bags deployed. Police report number: [xxx] was filed. The vehicle was towed to a private impound lot. The driver and passenger in the contact's vehicle were transported to the hospital via ambulance. The passenger sustained a broken knee cap, head trauma, and whiplash. The driver suffered two herniated discs and nerve damage. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and sent a third party company to inspect the vehicle. The dealer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 31,000. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tt
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Suspension
DateApr 08, 2019
StateAZ
Description
Transmission constant hunting/ shifting.
CategoryElectrical System, Seats, Service Brakes
DateFeb 27, 2019
StateUT
Description
Purchased truck july 24, 2017 from mark miller toyota in salt lake city, utah. In the first 6 months I lost brakes 3 times. Went to dealer each time. They couldn't duplicate so no repairs made. After the 3 times a recall came out, 18v888. Exact symptoms. Then a forth time happened and they said the recall doesn't effect my vin so they still have to duplicate. Today, february 27, 2019 truck wouldn't stop and I ran thru a stop sign, and it was cont on my dash cam. With this problem my seats are loose and sometimes don't lock. When ever in 4 wheel drive the seat belts lock up and wont unlock lock. I've had nothing but issues with this truck and nothing will ever get fixed and I'm scared to drive my vehicle especially when my dealer won't repair anything. Also believe it has something to do with the vehicles off-road option, crawl control, which uses abs.
CategoryAir Bags, Structure:body, Wheels
DateFeb 04, 2019
StateTX
Description
Takata inflators I was struck on my front left side . Every panal on the drivers side ws impacte side was impacted. I was traveling bout 40mph. I spun around and ended back innone of the air bags deployed a dranage ditch. I was driving in a state highway
CategoryService Brakes
DateJan 21, 2019
StateCA
Description
2017 toyota tacoma 44 off road with crawl control. When holding the brake pedal down at a stop truck will not hold braking after 30 secounds. The vehicle will start moving and the brake pedal will go all the way to the floor .
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateJan 08, 2019
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact stated that at approximately 4:00 am, the defroster was activated due to the cold weather. At sunrise, the contact noticed a fracture along the front windshield in the proximity of the defroster. The contact stated there was no prior indication that the windshield had been struck by debris. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 16,000.
CategoryPower Train, Steering, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 05, 2019
StateAR
Description
It doesn't track straight at 45+mph , under powered, cruise is lost shifts erratic an. 16-18mpg running 91oct.... Etc
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateDec 09, 2018
StateNY
Description
Noticing that as I come to a stop at the last second the drivetrain seems to snap out of gear causing a very loud clunk at this point the vehicle seems to free wheel forward unsafely. . The jolt you get can be compared to putting the vehicle into gear at too high of an idol, which will cause premature wear and tear to your drivetrain. Also, the engine seems to surge at idol while in gear and if you aren't ready for it and you are parking behind something, you run the risk of hitting it.. I have addressed the drivetrain issue with the dealer, but they say they can't get this to happen for them. Very interesting considering there seems to be others with similar issues.
CategoryStructure:body, Unknown Or Other, Visibility/wiper
DateNov 27, 2018
StateHI
Description
Purchased vehicle new in april 2017. December 2017 noticed roof paint cracking. I contacted toyota january. Notified them of the problem when serviced. Contact xylon for inspection. Toyotas service department not willing to help. I called the xylon inspector. He inspected 4 trucks like mine. Trucks are losing paint. Its not xylon. Toyota has a 3 year warrantee on paint. Notified windward service dept. It took more than a month to contact me back. Toyota csd dept and for several months was not unable to come to a solution. Toyota refused to help. Windward service dept assit. Manager notified me. They would paint parts of the vehicle with lose of paint. Take back the truck and give me a new one. The hood,side doors had no paint and spots on windows due to run off. Gm doesn't want to talk poor visibility at night and paint from the truck wash away. Toyota painted the truck plus give me money back and extend my service on the truck as well as fix anything on the truck that the paint ruined and get rid of the spots on the windows in order for me to drive it. Turned in truck due to poor visibility in widows. Its dangerous to drive. Toyota painted truck, changed someparts that was damaged by the paint. Refused to fix the windshield and all other surfaces that have white spots on them as well as other parts of the truck that is damages. Toyota still has the vehicle and now the new paint is coming off as well. They sent me a certified letter stating they no longer fix the vehicle and they have given me enough. The service manager at windward stated they have spent too much money and I have to return their loaner. I can't take this truck due to the poor visibility new paint coming off and toyota not completing the fixing of the truck. Toyota is painting the trucks poorly and not fixing the problems. Toyota has truck 2 months. Refuses to fix problem. Recal the truck
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 03, 2018
StateMO
Description
Transmission does not engage (slips) in first gear from a cold start up. I am concerned this defect may cause an unsafe situation in the future.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 11, 2018
StateMS
Description
My truck makes a loud thud sound when accelerating from a dead stop, slowing down to a dead stop, and slowing down fast from higher speeds from 70-25. This happens multiple times a day. I'm fearing for my life and am not in financial position to get another car. Please look into this quickly. Thank you
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes
DateOct 01, 2018
StateMI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. While the vehicle was idling, the contact heard an abnormal rattling and ticking noise coming from the engine compartment. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer (mike fox toyota inc, 725 s rochester rd, rochester, mi 48307, (248) 656-8195) where it was diagnosed that the brake booster pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and provided case number: 1810010762. The failure mileage was 37,202.
CategoryEngine
DateSep 24, 2018
StateGA
Description
Engine boggs down loses rpm's during driving of vehicle on hwy and streets.
CategoryUnknown Or Other, Visibility/wiper
DateSep 20, 2018
StateCA
Description
Heating a/c blower failure causing car to not to have ability to defog, heat or cool car. Blower failed with normal use. Dealership and other part carriers have huge back order due to nationwide shortage, no available repair for foreseeable future. Part failed upon driving vehicle on 80 f day at roadway speeds. Vehicle has 49000 miles. Toyota page notes improper part size for failure, no date on when new parts are available. Unable to find aftermarket parts. Toyota forum lists other users experience failure at 15000-50000 mile mark. See complaints here https://www. Toyoheadquarters. Com/threads/2016-2017-toyota-tacoma-hvac-blower-motor-ssc-j0n. 1363/
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 28, 2018
StateDE
Description
My vehicle was stationary when out of no where I hear a grinding noise. Turns out its my ac fan. My truck is at 39000 miles and this is the second failure within a 1. 5 years of buying it.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control, Wheels
DateAug 28, 2018
StateME
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to respond when the accelerator pedal was depressed. During the failure, an abnormal noise was heard and then went away. The contact stated that the noise was heard three other times near the rear passenger side wheel. The vehicle was taken to central maine toyota (15 airport road, waterville, me 04901), but they could not duplicate the failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures and case number: 1808280514 was filed. The approximate failure mileage was 11,000. *tt consumer placed the truck in 4 wheel drive when it happened the 1st time and was able to drive out of the garage with the right rear wheel dragging. Central maine toyota could not find anything wrong with it. Updated 11/8/18*jb the consumer stated the emergency brake was locking up and the parts were being to repair the vehicle. *js
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateAug 28, 2018
StateAL
Description
While traveling on I-20 east on monday 8/27 near the pell city exit a piece of asphalt was kicked up by a truck and hit my windshield causing a large crack 3 feet in length across my windshield. The asphalt pebble is part of the ongoing road construction on I-20.
CategoryEngine
DateAug 27, 2018
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. While driving 40 mph, a loud unknown tapping noise was heard from the front passenger side of the vehicle. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to mac haik toyota (2112 gulf fwy s, lake city, tx 77573, (281) 884-3744) where it was diagnosed, but no failure code was located. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact to take the vehicle to the mac haik dealer. The approximate failure mileage was 9,500.
CategoryElectrical System
DateAug 18, 2018
StateLA
Description
Ac fan blower came apart. Dealership says they are on back order. I have 42,000 miles and they will not cover it under warranty.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 03, 2018
StateAZ
Description
Air conditioner/heater blower wheel failure. No defroster, no air conditioning. In arizona when its 111 degrees not having air conditioning is a real safety concern..
CategoryUnknown Or Other, Visibility/wiper
DateJul 30, 2018
StateLA
Description
Vehicle was stationary and upon startup blower motor for air conditioning and heating system started rattling in glove box due to defective blower motor fan. Air does not blow at all. Windows therefore stay dogged in humid south louisiana
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 29, 2018
StateTX
Description
Blower assembly is broken, rattle noise when fan for ac or fresh air is turned on.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 26, 2018
StateCA
Description
2017 toyota tacoma ac blower motor broken at 17,000 miles. I can not run ac/heat/defoggers in 110 degree weather. Dealership told me part was on backorder with almost 1100 more with an eta of 75 + days.
CategoryElectrical System
DateJul 21, 2018
StateCA
Description
Truck cab fan plastic squirrel cage (the air mover) has separated from fan motor shaft. Cannot run fan, therefore cannot defrost windshield or run heater/air conditioner, all are potentially dangerous issues. Problem present whether vehicle is stationary or in motion.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 19, 2018
StateTN
Description
The blower motor fan for the a/c broke. Less than 30,000 miles. Also, the battery boiled over and corrosion was identified by the dealer.
CategoryElectrical System, Visibility/wiper
DateJul 13, 2018
StateIN
Description
Blower motor (squirrel cage) separated from blower motor output shaft while vehicle was running and stopped. Began making loud rattling noise. Can see crack in squirrel cage though cabin air filter access point in back of glove box. No effective operation of ac, heat, or front windshield defrost. O'brien toyota dealership in indianapolis indiana declined request to cover under goodwill warranty because it is 20,000 miles over mileage limit, despite being a part failure that puts safe vehicle operation at risk.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJul 12, 2018
StateMD
Description
When vehicle was turning left from a two lane state road onto a downhill country lane the vehicle brakes failed and the brake pedal was depressed to the floor. The vehicle responded to application of the hand brake. Subsequently, the vehicle brakes did seem to work somewhat when rapidly "pumping" the brakes to provide stopping ability. The vehicle was then slowly driven to the closest toyota dealership (bill kidd's toyota, cockeysville md). Part that may have become inoperable: braking assist/master cylinder
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 08, 2018
StateCA
Description
Blower motor broke and not giving a proper ac circulation. It's a year old car it should have this problem even now when half the country under a heat wave. That causes health issues under 112 degree weather.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 05, 2018
StateNV
Description
Transmission fails to start off in 1st gear especially when under a load such as a/c on during a hot day. Also constantly shifting from 6th to 4th then holding 4th for a short duration then shifting to 5th and immediate back to 6th then starts the process over again. I have verified this is the case with even new 2018 models the dealer and toyota state this is normal operation. The issue is we never know when it is going to occur. We can drive from light to light and sometimes it leaves in first from a complete stop and other times it does not. This is dangerous when making unprotected turns in front of traffic. The most recent occurrence I was making a left turn in front of traffic and the vehicle refused to accelerate at the normal rate with the throttle near the floor it eventually grabbed first gear and began to accelerate normally just in time to avoid a collision. As stated this issue is more apparent in the summer heat of las vegas nv. Fellow consumers suggest that I invest in a 3rd party "tune" that resolves this erratic shifting behavior but the cost is nearly 0 and I don't want to void my manufacturer warranty by applying a 3rd party software repair but this is described by fellow owners as "the only fix". The issue is well documented in toyota owners forums as well as other social media platforms but toyota has their head in the sand after release of their 2nd revision to the shifting program over a year ago. Also, it should be mentioned that due to this constant erratic shifting (cruise control emphasizes the issue) we have never achieved anything close to the advertised mpg either we average 14 city 20 hwy 16-17mpg combined. 20 hwy mpg is achieved without cruise control, when using cruise control that hwy mpg drops to 18.
CategoryElectrical System
DateJul 01, 2018
StatePA
Description
I have a 2017 toyota tacoma with 53000 miles on it. The squirrel cage on the ac blower motor broke today during a 100 degree day. From what I can see on line there is a back order on the replacement part. The plastic female port for the shaft cracked in half and not the cage makes a horrendous noise. Poor design: metal shaft spinning inside plastic is a recipe for a stress crack which is what this appears to be. My truck is out of warranty so now I am stuck paying for the repair!!
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 01, 2018
StateTX
Description
Motor blowe fan cracked and makes rattling noise behind glove box. Does not blow air.
CategoryService Brakes
DateMay 28, 2018
StateNJ
Description
Rear brakes locking up. I drove the truck a couple mile and we had a lot of rain and when I parked the car I set the emergency brake as always since it is a stick shift/ manual transmission. I went to go to the store the next day and the truck would not move since the rear left wheel was locked up. I called toyota road side assistance and this was memorial day weekend and they wouldn't come to get the car because the dealer was closed and someone had to sign for the car. I was fortunately home at the time but did have to go to work on tuesday and that would be when they came. I did some research on the internet and found out that I am not the only one with this issue. This is not called an emergency brake for no reason!!! What would happen if I had to use it in a driving emergency and needed to release the brake and it did not release???? This car has 13400 miles on it and this is a serious issue if you ask me! I was lucky enough to figure out how to repair it myself with enough searching the internet and reading everyone else's complaints and freed the drum up to move the car so I can get to work but toyota needs to step up to the plate again and correct the issue for everyone's vehicle including mine because I will not be doing this again while this car is still under warranty and has a long history of this. I wish I had known of this before I bought the vehicle!!!
CategoryPower Train
DateMay 22, 2018
StateMD
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. While driving approximately 30-40 mph, the transmission malfunctioned and caused the gears to fluctuate between third and fourth gears. When ascending up a hill, the transmission would fail to switch to the proper gear, causing the rpms to increase and the engine to continuously rev. Also, while in first and second gears, a loud abnormal noise was heard coming from the transmission. The vehicle was taken to the dealer (jones junction toyota, 1504 bel air rd, bel air, md) where the electronic control unit was reprogrammed (reflashed), but the failure continued to occur. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was no remedy. The vin was not available. The failure mileage was 5,000.
CategoryEngine
DateMay 11, 2018
StateTX
Description
Engine stalls when attempting rapid acceleration when engine rpm is less than 3000. This is a safety issue. I recently attempted rapid acceleration when making a left turn to avoid a collision where an oncoming driver ran a red light. The engine stalled. I have experienced other similar incidents. I have reported this to my toyota service center twice. The first time I was told toyota is aware of the condition, which would be addressed in a software update. The second time I was told my engine was operating within normal specification parameters, and no such software update was forthcoming. It was raining the day I bought this vehicle, so it was not possible to test low end acceleration. I would never have bought this vehicle had I known low end acceleration was so lethargic. On several occasions it has nearly gotten me killed.
CategoryPower Train
DateMay 04, 2018
StateVA
Description
Tacoma rear differential leak - my 2017 toyota tacoma is leaking fluid from my rear differential. Currently there is toyota recall on 2016 and some 2017 toyota tacoma models.
CategoryVisibility:sun/moon Roof Assembly
DateApr 12, 2018
StateCA
Description
While driving on hwy 80 near vacaville, ca,, sunroof spontaneously exploded. We stopped on shoulder of road and upon opening hatch cover, saw hole in center of sunroof. Toyota denies any responsibility.
CategoryEngine, Visibility:defroster/defogger/hvac System:fan/motor
DateApr 10, 2018
StateNV
Description
2017 toyota tacoma. Consumer writes in regards to defective heat blower. *ld the consumer was informed that the failure was due to a rodent nest and debris. The engine, transmission, and dashboard had to be removed. Also, the main engine wiring harness needed to be replaced. *js *js
CategoryService Brakes, Wheels
DateApr 03, 2018
StateFL
Description
Left rear tire locked up. Possible defective wheel cylinder
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 19, 2018
StateAZ
Description
At 1,200 miles I am noticing a howling noise in the interior (although sounds like transmission) as transmission changes gears at highway speeds of 55-65 mph.
CategoryEngine
DateMar 16, 2018
StateNY
Description
I bought a toyota tacoma thinking I was purchasing a rough tuff truck. It is by far the weakest truck/car I have ever driven. It has no power, cannot pull more than an inflatable raft, down shifts if a butterfly flies in front of the truck. Gas mileage is pathetic, my kids 2004 ford ranger has twice the power and can carry and tow three times as much as the toyota. The truck is pathetic! Shame on you for selling me such a weak shameful truck.
CategoryElectrical System
DateMar 15, 2018
StateVA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. While driving at an undisclosed speed with the cruise control set to 72 mph, the instrument panel failed to operate as intended. While the vehicle was parked, the speedometer displayed 55 mph. The vehicle was taken to haley toyota of roanoke (1530 courtland rd ne, roanoke, va 24012, (540) 345-1666) where it was diagnosed that the instrument cluster needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent. The manufacturer was notified and opened case number: 1803130625. The approximate failure mileage was 2,800.
CategoryPower Train, Structure:body, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 15, 2018
StateNM
Description
I was making left turn crossing traffic rolling almost to a stop ,pressed on gas and truck did not move and paused about 2 seconds and took off across intersection and oncoming truck had to brake hard to avoid hitting me. I contacted dealer and test drove with tech. Could not duplicate incident and told other like problems reported to dealer ,ran tests and reported no problem found. Also reported to them turning left up steep driveway truck transmission shifts and lunges forward and accelerates
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateMar 06, 2018
StateTX
Description
My tacoma has 17000 miles on it. Here lately I've been hearing a chirping noise coming from the engine bay. It doesn't start right away so I know it's not a pulley or a belt. I don't drive the truck hard because let's face it, it's powertrain isn't the greatest and shifts like a kid learning to drive a stick. Im sure the chirping noise is the high pressure fuel pump in the engine bay. For awhile thought it was normal until another tacoma pulled up and it wasn't doing the same noise at all even asked the guy if his a/c was on to make sure we had the same setting. His was also a 2017 off road tacoma
CategoryPower Train, Suspension
DateFeb 26, 2018
StateCA
Description
The truck shifts into too high of a gear when attempting to accelerate between 20-30 mph., causing engine to rev up to and beyond redline (5500rpm to 6000rpm), which is extremely damaging to a new engine. This results in a 3 or more second delay or stall while the transmission finds an appropriate gear for the current speed. Most of the time, when it finally does find a gear, it is often too low, resulting in extreme engine revving followed by complete loss of power. This delay or stall almost left me in a serious accident as I pulled out into the intersection (under normal circumstances), the cross traffic did not yield to the red light. I had to accelerate quickly from about 20 mph, meanwhile, the truck's transmission stalled and would not respond. I narrowly avoided being hit. I have taken the truck in no less than four times in the last 12 months to report the same complaint I have documentation but continue to be told that the transmission is performing at manufactured specifications. Not sure what those specs are but nothing has been done to address the transmission issue the truck is unstable when driving with heavy load in the bed (never exceeding 1000lbs.). When loaded with 10- 90lb. Bags of concrete (900lbs.), the truck feels extremely unstable. I won't drive it on the freeway under such weight. The manufacturer stated weight limit is ton (1000lbs.) and yet when filled with only 900lbs of concrete the leaf springs arch, fully inverted upside down, leaving the truck highly unstable and unresponsive. Of all three of the toyota trucks that I have owned, including the 4 runner, I have never seen this occur in the leaf springs nor had stability problems carrying this type of weight. I don't feel comfortable driving this vehicle due to transmission and weight concerns, and feel it is not only a safety hazard to myself as well as others.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateFeb 25, 2018
StateOR
Description
Vehicle constantly cuts out under acceleration like throttle does not communicate with engine. Drives like an old car with a clogged fuel filter or a distributor with no advance.
CategorySuspension
DateFeb 25, 2018
StateOR
Description
Vehicle has a vibration on decelaration between 20 to 0 mph without foot on the brake and vehicle out of gear on manual transmission. Vehicle is always on a street going straight and happens at every decelaration.
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other, Wheels
DateFeb 22, 2018
StateAK
Description
2017 toyota tacoma, odom at 9250. No aftermarket add-ons: after 28 mile commute in 4x4, parked in driveway, plugged in factory installed block heater (@ 12 deg f), 1 hour later explosion heard (walls of house shook), blew hood off, up and against windshield. Multiple explosions heard, front tires & engine compartment on fire, flames 30 feet high, all windows blown out, entire cabin (extended cab) engulfed in flames, intense heat fused doors closed, melted aluminum vin plate & front license plate. All dashboard and steering column reduced to ashes. Dog kennel and all contents of cabin consumed in fire. Canopy on long bed and rear of vehicle intact due to quick arrival of fire department. No injuries only because people and dog had previously left vehicle when arriving at home. Owner had complained to toyota previously about engine smelling hot after all commutes, checked it at dealer previously to determine problem and they found nothing during exam. Vehicle was rescheduled to check for source of hot engine smell, at 10,000 mile checkup/oil change 4 days after fire occurred. No recalls or pending notices known at time of incident. Vehicle had starting problems even during warm weather. In town mpg showed on dashboard at 5-9. 5 mpg, hwy at 16-19. 5.
CategoryPower Train, Suspension
DateFeb 21, 2018
StateAZ
Description
The transmission in this truck shifts erratically. The first second shift alternates between extremely slow and harsh enough to make the truck buck and shake. Because of this shift issue power applied at low speeds is inconsistent. The transmission searches for gear at highway speeds and downshifts excessively. The transmission issues started at approximately 2000 miles on the vehicle and are ongoing. The issues occur at speeds from 2mph through 75mph these issues make the vehicle unpredictable and more difficult to control. Additonaly the u bolts holding the axle onto the vehicle were not torqued properly from the factory. The bolts were torqued to approximalty 30 ftlbs, not the 52 ftlbs toyota specifies, which caused axle wrap issues and made the transmission issues listed above worse.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 14, 2018
StateCA
Description
Cuando el vehculo est fro, es decir cuando la aguja de la temperatura est por debajo de la mitad, al disminuir la velocidad se siente mu rudo la entrada de los cambios inclusive como de golpe, una vez que la temperatura llega a la mitad se resuelve el problema, ya lo he llevado tres veces a la agencia, ya actualizaron la computadora de la transmisin y no se ha resuelto el problema
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateFeb 09, 2018
StateIL
Description
Fuel leaking from the connections for the high pressure direct injection system. Fuel was leaking down the back of the engine and onto the transmission bellhousing near the exhaust. I could smell faint odor of gas in the cabin while driving. Used uv dye to identify the source of the leak. Unknown how long this was occurring for, I have been smelling gas in the engine bay for weeks, toyota dealer told me the smell was 'normal' during my last service several weeks ago.
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 07, 2018
StateCA
Description
Transmission does this on a random basis it is too quick to upshift causing the engine to bog down. -transmission causes the tuck to lurch forward at low speeds. -shifting from r to d on a hill can sometimes cause the truck to roll back as if the truck was in neutral -in general, the transmission is inconsistent in operation. In the same situation, it may react differently -during hard acceleration after you let up on the gas, the engine rpm's will stay high and slowly come back down. If you press the gas again during this time the transmission will either cause the engine to rev but the truck won't accelerate or will slam into a gear causing the truck to lurch. It also does this randomly the transmission being slow to downshift to a lower gear when trying to accelerate or it would upshift to a higher gear while accelerating/merging resulting in an unexpected change in acceleration. The vehicle will also "noticeably" down shift while the foot is off the accelerator resulting in an unexpected change in deceleration. The problem seems to be getting worse and now the shifting is starting to jolt the vehicle. While driving at constant speeds the vehicle will randomly surge high in rpms then come right back down. The vehicle is presenting unsafe conditions. Took the vehicle to the dealer multiple times. 1st time they topped off the transmission fluid as it was low from the factory. 2nd time they are aware of the issue and others were having it as well and the transmission ecu was re-flashed. This still did not resolve the problem. Brought the vehicle back a 3rd time and they didn't see a problem with the vehicle. Vehicle currently has less than 2500 miles on it. Not sure why you would design a vehicle to do this. I have taken my truck in for this problem and toyota of orange says the transmission is working the way it was designed to do...
CategoryPower Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 23, 2018
StateAZ
Description
Vehicle was in motion trying to accelerate from a slow speed to a higher speed entering a high speed road. The truck failed to accelerate and would not go over 20 miles an hour. I had to swerve off the road to avoid an accident. The truck was towed to toyota since its under warranty. It was diagnosed and was told I have one of several trucks out there that have this computer issue the causes this. I was told they do not have a fix for this but they could get it operating correctly but its still not fixed and may happen again. I mentioned I almost got into a car accident and I don't feel safe driving it until it is fixed. Toyota said they have to release the car to me since its operating correctly now even though the problem isn't fixed. I learned from them they have more trucks with the same problem and they are working on a solution but don't have one yet. They offer no other solution or resolution at this time. I don't feel this is right since to me its more of a life safety issue. I feel they should keep the truck until its fixed and loan me a replacement, or they should replace my truck with one that doesn't have this software problem. I am shocked they will release a vehicle back while stating they know this dangerous problem may occur again. I have a case number of 1711171145 with toyota headquarters and I was working with pam. I was also working the matt at desert toyota who received all of this information from toyota.
CategoryStructure
DateJan 17, 2018
StateWI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact stated that there was an abnormal howling noise in the cabin of the vehicle. The failure occurred without warning. Anderson weber toyota lincoln (3450 center grove dr, dubuque, ia) confirmed the howling noise in the cabin. The manufacturer was notified and sent a representative who also confirmed the noise. The manufacturer stated that it was due to a design flaw and no corrective action would be taken. The failure mileage was approximately 3,500. *tt *tr
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 14, 2018
StateFL
Description
The transmission does not engage on take off initially, it also jumps as you are slowing down ,coming to a stop at a stop light. It has been in 4 times for this same issue. Toyota knows there is a problem, and they acknowledge it, but does not have a fix for it. What happens when my warranty is expired. It is definitely getting worse. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).' *pm
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 01, 2018
StateTX
Description
The vehicle differential started to howl and whine at 800 miles and has steadily increased in severity as I put more miles on it. This is indicative of a bearing failing inside the differential. Toyota has brushed this off. They have not physically inspected the differential or even checked the fluids and provided no answer to what is going on with this vehicle. What is keeping my vehicle from not seizing up on the freeway and causing an accident if the differential grenades while at highway speeds?
CategoryPower Train
DateDec 30, 2017
StateCA
Description
When driving at highway speeds and you come to an abrupt slowdown to rolling the truck will shudder, clunk into gear and then when about to stop will lunge forward at times. This has happened 3 times where the abs actuates due to the lunge from the transmission shift and almost caused me to rear end the vehicle infront. In the toyota tacoma forums there are many whom experience the same issue but toyota seems to not resolve it.
CategoryService Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 28, 2017
StateNJ
Description
12/9/17 there was a small amount of snow on my driveway. My driveway is slightly on an incline and then levels off at the top I put my vehicle into 4 wheel drive and proceeded up the driveway with no problem. I deactivated the 4 wheel drive and placed my vehicle in park w/o using the e brake. I never use the brake with this vehicle or my prior vehicle a tundra. Two and a half hours later my daughter informs me that she heard a loud bang and observed my vehicle had rolled down the drive way striking a tree. When I went to investigate I observed that my vehicle gear shift was in park. Also there were tire tread marks on the grass and not skid marks. Question is why being parked for over two hours this occurred.
CategorySteering
DateDec 18, 2017
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact stated that the steering wheel failed to retract no matter how the steering wheel was turned. The vehicle was taken to toyota of escondido (231 lincoln parkway, escondido, ca 92026) where the technician checked the alignment. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 650.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateDec 04, 2017
StateOH
Description
I was driving at 35 mph on a city street when the speedometer shot up to 60 mph for no reason. Tachometer started going up and down for no reason as well. Kept having problems throughout the rest of week. Took it into toyota dealership service department. They told me that they had to take my truck because it was a safety issue and might cause an accident. They told me that they had at least 6-7 other new tacoma's that had this issue already. Did some research on the internet and found out that the speedometer/tachometer issue with 2017 toyota tacoma's has been going on for a least a couple of months, if not longer before I bought my tacoma. However, no one at the dealership disclosed to me when I purchased my tacoma that there was a potential safety issue that could cause an accident. My tacoma was in the shop for over a month until toyota repaired it.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Vehicle Speed Control
DateNov 28, 2017
StateCO
Description
I was pulling accross a busy intersection and my truck completey lost power when trying to accelerate. I got a message 'brake and accelerator depressed simultaneously' but they were not. I took it to the dealership and they couldn't figure out what was wrong.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 26, 2017
StateCA
Description
Takata recall. Received a notice of recall for the air bags and chassis haven't had any issues mention chassis recall at the dealer over a month ago and I was told that they will call me. Again haven't had any issues but I am concern that something can happen while I am driving this vehicle.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 03, 2017
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. While the vehicle was in the drive position, the vehicle drove in reverse and a tracking noise was heard underneath the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to merced toyota (1400 auto center dr, merced, ca 95340, phone number: (844) 553-4296) where it was diagnosed, but the technician could not find a failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 13,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 01, 2017
StateCA
Description
6 speed automatic transmission is always on a higher gear. Often lugs the truck around and can be hazardous when turning left or right from rolling as the truck often stays at a higher gear and will either lug the vehicle or jerk/rough downshift. When sudden acceleration is needed, truck will lag or jerk. Has the potential to cause or be involved in accidents due to transmission mapping.
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes
DateOct 10, 2017
StateSC
Description
When decelerating at any given time vehicle loses compression at he brake pedals and feels as if though vehicle is thrusting and losing power to engine. And also when slowing down when speed reaches 20 mph, vehicle can be felt almost wanting stall.
CategoryElectrical System
DateOct 05, 2017
StateAZ
Description
The speedometer would get stuck and not display an increase or decrease in speed while driving. Or it would display an increase in speed up to 60 mph and then treat 60 as 0. Ex. I was going 45 but it read that I was going 95. Or sometimes, it would just increase all the way to 120 mph and then stop. Turning the vehicle off and then back on did not make a difference. The gauge would still read where it was when the car was turned off. I was never sure of the speed I was going and brought the vehicle into the dealer within a month of the occurrence. The truck was only 10 months old. The vehicle has been at the dealership for 2 months. They are waiting on toyota to create & ship a new speedometer because toyota identified that the speedometers in some of their make/models were faulty.
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 01, 2017
StateHI
Description
My 2017 truck was recalled and I am currently driving a rental. They my truck might take up to 8 weeks to fix, its been close to 4 weeks so far. I use my truck for work and am currently losing wages because I don't have the truck. Why do I need to make monthly payments for the truck I don't have? The rental is not usable of my work and the defect in truck was not my fault. I don't see why I should pay for something I don't have. I have asked the dealership about this matter and they said to continue payments because I am using a free rental. Thank you for your time and look forward to hearing from you soon.
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 09, 2017
StateAZ
Description
Brought car in for a 15k mile check up and recall check on 08/04/2017. The service manager told me that there was in fact a leak and they would need to keep the car for a few days to repair. The parts were ordered and will be there in a couple days. 1 week later I was able to get a loaner car. Now it has been over 30 days and they have not fixed the truck. Superstition toyota located on e. Auto loop ave, mesa, az
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 06, 2017
StateTX
Description
Rear differential leak recall #: 17v-285 my toyota dealership has had my 2017 tacoma truck since mid july. After weeks of calling the dealership they cannot give me a completed repair date. Toyota has failed or is unable to remedy the defect within a reasonable time and I want toyota to exchange my current truck for a new one: my current truck has less than 10,000 miles. Calls to toyota resulted in no action taken on their part to resolve this matter. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).'*jb
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 02, 2017
StateVA
Description
When vehicle cold and going coasting down hill (15 mph at most) the transmission lags before it engages. Rpm's rev up. But vehicle does not respond. Press break and then responds. Not first time this has happened... Also happened coasting up hill to stop sign.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateJul 28, 2017
StateWV
Description
Driving at 30 mph when vehicles engine tried to stall , pumping the accelerator I keep vehicle moving but ran very poorly got it home and called dealership to get appointment. This a very dangerous for if was in a intersection there could have been a accident
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 25, 2017
StateFL
Description
tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact stated the vehicle was taken to toyota of tampa bay located at 1101 e fletcher ave, tampa, fl 33612 (813) 402-1307, for a recall inspection seen on the news in may of 2017. The contact stated while at the dealer he was informed that the bolts on the differential were fractured and the vehicle was unsafe to be driven. The contact stated the dealer provided him with a loaner vehicle. The contact mentioned that he received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 17v285000 (power train) several days after leaving the vehicle at the dealer however, the parts to do the recall repair were unavailable. The contact stated that manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact called the dealer several times and was informed that parts were not available for the recall remedy repairs. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that parts were available and the local dealer would need to order the parts. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 25, 2017
StateIN
Description
Windshield is prone to cracking. Within the last 2 months I have had to replace windshield twice due to small object hitting windshield while driving. I've had the vehicle for less than 8 months and has 24k miles on it. Both incidents happened while driving on i69 highway.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 21, 2017
StateCA
Description
Rear differential leak. Received safety recall h0g from toyota. Made appointment and took truck to toyota of el cajon, mileage was 15,002. Was advised there was seepage and impounded truck and provided me a loaner vehicle. I have not been able to secure any firm answers on when the truck will be repaired other than the parts are not available. This is day 21 in the shop, reports of others over 60+ days. I have a loan on the vehicle that I have continue to pay though I do not have a truck to drive. This is very frustrating as I believe was sold me a vehicle in september 2016 knowing there was issues with the model year. My truck is not under op code h0g316, so my parts are under the normal ordering process. Toyota corporate customer service simply provides lip service only and no details on the potential release of repair kits.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 12, 2017
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 17v285000 (power train). 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 contact spoke with toyota of escondido (231 e lincoln pkwy, escondido, ca 92026) who stated that parts were not available and provided a loaner vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and stated that parts were not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 11, 2017
StateCA
Description
On uphill 1 or 2% grade, the transmission shift and hold onto lower gear when climbing uphill then will not up shift when gas pedal is released. Transmission can't decide what gear to go to or stay in.. Consuming un necessary fuel and possible spun. And also automatically engage engine brake when traveling stiff down hill.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 11, 2017
StateNY
Description
Noticed a weird rotational noise from the day I bought the truck. Took it into prestige toyota dealer for it's first oil change and asked if they could check out the noise. Diagnosed as the rear differential even though it wasnt leaking. Two weeks later they are telling me it's going to take a month or more to get the part. I am in a loaner car and can't seem to get a solid answer on whats going on with these rear diffs. I don't even want the truck at this point since they can't even fix it.
CategoryPower Train, Seats
DateJul 11, 2017
StateCA
Description
Front seat head rest will not stay in position - keep moving up by itself.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateJul 10, 2017
StateMA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact stated that the vehicle stopped moving abruptly and came to a rolling stop on the side of the road. The check engine, low oil pressure, and high transmission temperature warning indicators illuminated. The contact was able to restart the vehicle, but it failed to accelerate. The vehicle was towed to toyota of nashua, new hampshire (located on marmon dr, 03060) but the dealer could not diagnose the failure. The contact was given a loaner vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 1,500. The vin was not available.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 07, 2017
StateID
Description
Received a safety recall involving leakage from the rear differential, nhtsa recall no. 17v-285. Took to peterson toyota, boise, id, on 6/28/2017, and was told that I should turn the vehicle in. However, they offered to provide only a replacement car, not a truck, which would not be of any use to me. They also refused to tell me how long it would take to get parts, possibly months. I called the toyota corp customer service number on that day (1-888-270-9371), and was told a dealer customer service rep would contact me nlt 6/30. No one called, and I called toyota again on 7/1, and was told that both a peterson and a regional customer service rep would contact me nlt 7/3. No one called. I again called toyota on 7/6, and was told that I would receive a call from customer service nlt 7/7. Again, no one called. Peterson toyota of boise and toyota corp are refusing to answer my questions concerning this safety recall. The customer service rep at the 888 number has apologized numerous times and says she can not understand why I have not been contacted by a peterson and a regional customer service manager. *tr
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 06, 2017
StateTX
Description
H0g / 17v285 recall. Rear differential leak. 66 days waiting on remedy with no definite end in sight. Not one person in the world of toyota can or will give an answer.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 06, 2017
StateGA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 17v285000 (power train); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The vehicle was taken to autonation toyota mall of georgia (3505 buford dr ne, buford, ga 30519, (770) 674-6083) where it was confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The contact was provided a loaner vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 05, 2017
StateCT
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. Upon inspection of the vehicle, the contact noticed that the rear differential was leaking. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 17v285000 (power train); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The lynch toyota dealer was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and was not able to confirm when the parts were to become available. The failure mileage was 1,800. Parts distribution disconnect.
CategoryPower Train
DateJun 04, 2017
StateHI
Description
The current recall affecting 2016/2017 toyota tacoma rear end differentials does not include the off road models. My differential is leaking as well as many others as evidenced by toyota tacoma forums. Why is this? We are at the same risk of potential catastrophic failed as the non offroads models.
CategoryPower Train
DateMay 26, 2017
StateNC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. While driving 55 mph, the contact heard an abnormal whining sound without warning. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer (fred anderson toyota located at 777 brevard rd asheville, n. C 28806) where it was diagnosed that the rear differential failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vin was invalid. The failure mileage was approximately 1,200.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMay 22, 2017
StateMD
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed the odor of burning oil. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle had an oil leak. The vehicle was repaired. The vin was included in nhtsa campaign number: 17v285000 (power train). Later, while driving 5 mph, the vehicle accelerated independently and three unspecified warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that an unknown component had disconnected and needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered a loaner vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 7,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateApr 29, 2017
StateCA
Description
Transmission has jerky shifting and low at fluid. Purchased 4x2 automatic on feb 2017 with 20 miles on it. Within 2 days of driving it I felt the hard jerks of the transmission at the start of the day. Once it runs for more than 7 minutes the hard shifting of gears stops. I called service dept at the dealer they told me it is the adaptive transmission learning, not to worry it is normal and it will stop after 600 miles. I also noticed it is very stiff shifting from p to r and d in mornings only. At 650miles the hard shifting continued. I went to dealer and after a cursory inspection and 5 minute drive tech told me nothing is wrong. I asked him to check the atf level because many people wrote online about low atf levels causing the problems. Tech said they do not send out vehicles without proper levels of fluids and it could not be. I asked manager to make someone check. They of course would not let me watch them in the service bay when they took it back but later insisted they did check my atf and it was full. It is now at 827 miles and I am going to a different dealer to have them check for me but I am worried the longer I drive it with low atf it will damage the transmission worse.
CategoryPower Train
DateApr 18, 2017
StateMD
Description
Rear differential noise effecting all 2016 and 2017 tacoma trucks. Toyota has already replaced differential, this made no improvement ,the noise is the same. Toyota fst sad they are aware of the issue and working on a correction. I just hope this is fixed before the rear end locks up on someone tacoma and causes an accident.
CategoryAir Bags, Power Train, Service Brakes
DateApr 12, 2017
StateFL
Description
I pulled up to park the truck. After put in park the 2017 toyota tacoma lunged forward. This caused the vehicle to hit a brick wall. There was almost 50. 00 in damage to the truck and the airbags did not go off. I watched myself crash into the wall and could not stop the truck.
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other
DateApr 09, 2017
StateCA
Description
While driving my tacoma at freeway speed, I accidentally hit the gearshift forward into neutral. This caused the engine to shut off, losing power assist to the steering, braking, etc. Every warning light on the dash began to flash including low oil pressure, high trans temp, etc. I also recreated this problem at a later time (after I figured out what had happened) and it was the same result--the trucks motor died when shifted into neutral causing a very dangerous situation for an inexperienced driver.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMar 20, 2017
StateNV
Description
While driving on freeway at 65 mph a sudden very loud noise was heard, initially thought it was a tire, but after verifying that the trucks stability was not lost (in just a couple seconds) then started feeling air coming from the top. Opened up the sun/moon roof cover and pieces of the glass fell. Was not driving behind a truck, nor in construction zone nor under any type of bridge or by-pass. The freeway didn't have any big bumps, nor dips. Only two other vehicles were around, one on each side but a bit behind me, since my vehicle was in the middle lane of a 3-lane freeway.
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 28, 2017
StateNM
Description
Buzzy vibration in accelerator pedal is noticeable, from 25mpg to 75mph. It seems, as vibration is related to the automatic transmission. I currently, have a 2017 toyota tacoma, off road trim, 4x4 short-bed, automatic.
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 23, 2017
StateNM
Description
Driveline vibration under deceleration around 0-30 mph
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 23, 2017
StateNM
Description
The transmission is unable able to locate the correct gear.
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 17, 2017
StateTN
Description
Driving home from the dealership, I noticed a hesitation or jerking upon acceleration. I returned the next week and was advised there was a bulletin, t-sb-0077-16 and the software was reloaded or updated and the problem was fixed. When I left, it appeared to be fixed for the first 5 miles, then the problem returned and is getting worse. I contacted toyota, complaint 170206-000100. I received a return email the same day and subsequent phone call several days later. I was advised I would be contacted within a week for resolution or plan of action. That week has come and gone. Meanwhile, the truck continually gets worse. Twice, I have accelerated from stop and the truck seems to shift in neutral and I had to let off the pedal for it to accelerate again. One of those times, I was almost rear ended. It is worse when driving in the city. The truck begins jerking and it is difficult to get it to accelerate. I feel it is very unsafe to drive, but right now I don't have much choice. I almost feel like I need a tow truck, ambulance, and attorney to follow me everywhere. I hope this will at least bring awareness to an unsafe issue and others will be spared the potential results.
CategoryPower Train
DateDec 22, 2016
StateVA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 toyota tacoma. While stopped, with the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle surged forward. The vehicle was previously taken to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the tcm and ecm needed to be updated. The ecm and tcm were updated. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired per tsb number: 0077-16. Prior to the tsb repair, the contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 3,756.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateDec 17, 2016
StateME
Description
3. 5l v6, limited edition, extended cab, 4x4, automatic, 1200 miles on odometer. Driving about 35mph on snow covered road in four wheel drive. Engine not completely warmed up and outside air temperature 9 degrees. Suddenly engine revved up without any pressure on accelerator and vehicle went into a sideways slide into the oncoming lane. Revving lasted about 2 seconds and then came back to normal rpm's. I got vehicle back in control but the unexpected acceleration was an eye opener and I was very fortunate there were no oncoming vehicles. Vehicle will also hesitate when cold while shifting from reverse to drive and vice versa. It tends to lunge in either direction depending on which gear it is in and having your foot firmly on the brake is the only way to stop it from taking off on you once it decides to go into gear. Have read multiple related issues involving 2016 tacoma with no toyota fix yet
CategoryElectrical System
DateDec 07, 2016
StatePA
Description
The radio system continually reboots during inclimate weather.
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 15, 2016
StateGA
Description
Transmission slips when cold. Delay in shifting from reverse to drive when cold. Transmission upshifts too quickly at very low speeds.

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14 COMMENTS
  • Abdul.K

    Any on having problem with blind spot monitor not working, my 2017 Tacoma BSM stopped working
    at 50,000 km

  • Seth

    I bought a used 2017 tacoma at 38,000 miles.. I’m now nearing 70,000 miles and for a good majority of that time I have noticed a big issue with shifting and getting horrible gas milage, very randomly.. I feel the issue with my truck is the transmission issue that has been experienced by other 2017 tacoma owners. I don’t have a lot of money to bring my truck into the shop, but I did last year and they treated me like I was crazy. I just feel unsafe when going on the highway considering how my truck will randomly downshift or make it incredibly more difficult to accelerate.

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  • Michael

    blower motor sound is horrible. It defiantly came apart on one of the hottest days this year. July 14 2020. No AC. And from the posts I have read it sounds like the part will be on back order. 2017 Tacoma with 38000 miles , yea factory warranty 36000. But you know even it was at or below the mileage they would fight you on replacing it. Up till now it has been a dream truck. Texas Heat is a killer!!!

  • Kevin C

    I have the 2017 2.7 4 cylinder tacoma with gear hunting issues at speeds of 70mph or higher. Truck will shift into 5th, then 6th, then immediately shift back down to 4th at 5500rpms, kicking the passengers back into their seats, then upshift back into 5th, then 6th, then back down to 4th and the cycle continues. 4-5-6-4-5-6-4-5-6 non stop, making it impossible to drive on the interstate. I’ve taken the truck to my local toyota dealer 3 times for a remedy, however there are no ECU flashes to be done because all of the attention toyota is spending is on the V6 engine. I am extremely disappointed and would like to know what my options are.

  • S. O

    My 2017 Toyota Tacoma is having issues with acceleration. I was making a left turn and it stalled completely. I pushed the pedal to the floor and nothing. It was as if I had ran out of gas! It finally engaged as a truck was barreling toward me. This is the second time this has happened to me. I did notice that each time this has happened there was either a heavy dew that morning or it had rained slightly durning the night. I took it to the dealership today and they said it did not throw codes and they could not get the problem to duplicate, and returned my truck as is to me. I have a 2010 that’s a beast compared to my 2017 piece of crap. Boy Toyota screwed themselves changing a good thing. Mine does down shift if it even senses a hill, a breeze, or a slight incline but it has done that since it was new so I’m use to that, but this trying to kill me thing, it’s new and I’m not liking it much!

  • Richard G

    If the dealership service technicians never replicate the problem, say it’s driving normal, or say they hear the noise but there is nothing to be done, how do we sue for lemon? When I read all of the issues others have with their 2016-2018 Tacomas, I cant believe how consistent and similar all of our complaints are. After numerous visits to the dealership and re-programming of the transmission, I’m still left with an unsafe truck. I have major anxiety trying to complete normal merging and turning across traffic. If your law firm has had any luck helping Toyota Tacoma owners, please contact me.

  • Joel G

    Having all the same problems just at soon as I hit 60k no ac motor making a noise must be a lifter piece junk and told the dealer thought I was buying something reliable now my kid had to suffer for 2 hour drive in the heat to go to a dealer when I already no what the problem is and waste more money for nothing also seals around the doors are peeling off at less then 60k and had to bring in truck for other recalls

  • Robin P

    2018 Tacoma is pure crap with the V-6 auto trans….ZERO power when a slight ask from the pedal, and then it downshifts not once, but twice until the engine revs out of control…..release the gas pedal, and there’s a hard clunk as the transmission engages again…..these things are junk, and the Auto magazines are to blame for this POS being released to the public in this shabby form.

    Wanna talk driving it in the Atkinson cycle fuel saving mode?….the entire vehicle surges and jerks as if someone was pulling the wires from the spark plugs…….and then it downshifts until the engine is screaming to keep up with the speed limit.

    Here is my experience with Hendrick Toyota of Apex ,NC…..service monkey says after driving it, that it drives like all of the other Tacomas, come pick up your vehicle….second time, they do an update for the ECU…(wasn’t available during the first complaint at 500 miles)…….after the third time returning it for the same issues, service monkey cites VIN numbers of the Tacoma’s he compared it to. Told me that I could NOT bring it in on Friday and get the Hendrick Advantage loaner the salesman showed as I was invited into the Hendrick family…(yeah right, complete BS…)

    My response was, “well they’re all as un-driveable as this thing”…..currently waiting for the verdict from Toyota. I don’t think it’s gonna be good. Morale of this sad story? STAY AWAY….these guys build Lexus, my wife has a STELLAR Avalon, and they put out this crap??…..lawyering up seems to be the next step

  • BHB

    My 2017 Tacoma Off-Road transfer case started leaking transmission fluid at less than 10,000 miles. Toyota has to pull the transfer case to replace a gasket. At 16,000 miles it started leaking again. Toyota suspects 1 of 2 seals were damaged by the mechanic when the gasket was replaced. Seals now replaced and so far no leaks. The latest generation Tacoma’s do not have a dipstick to check transmission fluid level, so now I’m paranoid of new leaks and regularly look under the truck for a leak.

  • Stefani H

    Purchased used 2017 Toyota Tacoma at dealership in San Marcos. TX less than a month ago, lifter or rocker arm problems. Very concerned because first owner had it for 13 months, second owner had it for only 1 month according to Car Facts.

  • Art M

    I Have 2017 Tacoma limited . When rains the backup camera is foggy and can’t see behind backing up . When driving on a slight grade trans mission changes to lower gear and stays their even when road levels off . When driving in town transmission shifts too early and cause engine to lag

  • Robert k

    I have been having issues with my 2017 tacoma xp. It has the 6 speed transmission. There seems to be slipping , along with some pretty hard downshiftting!! It also seems as if it could be the rearend!!! The Toyota company in Brunswick supposedly reprogrammed the transmission, but it didn’t help!!! This is the 4th time I have brought it to their attention!! I want my truck ( to be right) !!! It’s a new truck!!!

  • Ken Y

    My concern is for the V6 auto transmission. when at a complete stop, it’s in 4th gear. Base on my experience driving a manual transmission, a complete stop on 4th gear will stall and not enough RPM to take off smoothly. The highest gear at a complete stop should be at the most in 3rd gear for the engine and transmission to be more responsive to the driver. Just my opinion.

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