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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Toyota Tacoma engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 162010

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


Was driving on the highway when the truck engine began to thump. Towed truck to Toyota dealership where the first day they said internal engine failure, the next day they said engine oil pump failure. The oil light indicator never came on before and after the incident. I had an oil change from another Toyota dealership on November 30th.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #1

Jan 072007

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I bought this new and in early 2007 the vehicle started acting as if it wasn't getting gas around 40-45 mph. I was thinking maybe a transmission problem or fuel filter was clogged. A couple of weeks later, I took it to a friend (a retired mechanic). He changed the fuel filter, transmission filter and fuel also. Started up my truck, went inside his home to wash his hands and upon returning outside, the engine oil was pouring from underneath. My truck somehow threw a rod at 82,000 miles and warranty just expired.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

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