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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,500 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

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2002 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 032004

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles


The cruise control on the 2002 Tacoma pre-runner that I own did not dis-engage when the brakes were hit after going into a skid due to black ice. This caused the vehicle to spin out of control and crash.

- Rancho Cordova, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 232003

Tacoma 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Truck dash has rattled since shortly after we bought the truck. Never has been fixed correctly. Also, the cruise control doesn't keep you at consistent speed at all on mountains/hills. If you want to go 55, it will put you up over 60 very quickly and then gradually drop you down to around 55.

- Flag, AZ, USA

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