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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
109,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new calipers, brakes, and master cylinder (1 reports)
  2. replaced master cylinder (1 reports)
2001 Toyota Tacoma brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 252015

Tacoma Limited 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 148,000 miles


brakes get really hot real quick, melt hoses, and melt brake

brakes get really hot real quick, melt hoses, and melt brake

it has happened 3 times now... you go to push on the brakes, and it goes almost to the floor and don't stop. it just slowly slows down. you can be going 60mph, push it all way down and it will take 10 seconds or more to stop. then when you do stop, the rotors are bright red they have got so hot and smoke rolls up from under the fender wells. we have replaced both calipers and all 4 brake pads. it is in the shop right now getting a new master cylinder put in to see if that is the problem. i have had to throw my truck into the grass off of the road at an intersection just to get it to stop because you could not see what was coming through the 3 way intersection.

if you have also had this problem, please email me at to let me know how you fixed it

Thanks, Matthew

- , Eagle Rock, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 022006

(reported on)

Tacoma 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

This brake problem occurred only once, however unpredictable brakes pose a serious safety issue. The truck was examined immediately, all the lines and connections were in appropriate working condition. Since it was a possible hydraulic problem, the solution was to replace the master cylinder. Has anyone else had this problem, if so what was you solution? Thank you.

- , Nyc, NY, USA

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