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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
11 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,590 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #10

Oct 312014


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle accelerated independently causing the vehicle to crash into a pole and the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed and no injuries were sustained. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #9

Jan 032013

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 11,900 miles
At speed above 60 mph, while the cruise control is on brake pedal is very hard and no response, and all the time brake is week at speed above 30mph.very dangerous.

- Teaneck, NJ, USA

problem #8

Sep 222011

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
Gas pedal sticks. Notified Toyota 9/26/11 who stated there is no recall and they would not take care of the problem. Case number [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Concord , MA, USA

problem #7

May 242010

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Tacoma. While driving at a speed of 6 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated while the contact had her foot depressing the brakes. She was unable to stop the unattended acceleration and proceeded to crash into her home. The contact suffered minor injuries. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the contact was awaiting repairs and a diagnosis of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 60,000. Updated 07/19/10. Updated 07/23/10

- Sacramento , CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 142008

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Tacoma. While the contact was driving 15-30 mph the vehicle suddenly accelerated causing the RPM's to redline. The contact turned the vehicle off in order to stop it from accelerating. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact had the idle air control valve replaced at 29,060 miles. There were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 34000. Updated 4/7/2010 the check engine light illuminated. The dealer replaced the mass air flow sensor. Also, the frame had severe rust. Updated 08/24/10

- Norfolk, MA, USA

problem #5

Aug 022002


  • miles
I was backing out of a store in san carlos Mexico. I started the truck, applied the brake and put the truck into reverse. The truck accelated backward out of control and struck a cement post in the parking lot and came to a stop. The engine continued to increase in rpms. I tried to put the truck into park. The gear shift moved and the truck began to accelerate forward. The brake was unresponsive and the engine continued to increase in rpms. The truck accelerated forward out of control jumping a parking curb and crashed into the front of the store. The airbags deployed. The front passenger sustained a fractured foot. One of the rear passengers suffered a contusion to her forehead. There was significant damage done to the front end of the truck and damage done to the store front. I have not been able to assess the damage to the truck or investigate the cause of the accident because the truck is still being held in Mexico by the authorities.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #4

Sep 062002


  • miles


Has been in shop (11)times.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 162002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While making a turn at a low speeds and on a flat surface, the vehicle will accelerate with no warning, causing consumer to have an accident. Dealer notified. While making a turn the vehicle suddenly accelerated causing the driver to loose control of the vehicle ant hit a fence, as a result all 3 occupants sustained injuries.

- Maimi, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 222002


  • miles
While consumer was approaching a parking area he slowed down to turn at less that 10 miles per hour, placed his foot on the brake pedal to enter a parking place, the engine RPM increased to approximately 20 miles per hour, consumer was unable to stop the vehicle, the consumer then collided with a parked vehicle, consumer sustained injuries and extensive damage to his vehicle and the other vehicle driver also was injured.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Oct 252000


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling in rainy conditions at 20mph and without acceleration front slid across road into another vehicle. No injuries, Toyota has inspected vehicle but did not test drive it. Everything met requirements, but nothing else could be done for consumer.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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