Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
178,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace throttle body (1 reports)
2003 Toyota Tacoma fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012011

Tacoma SR5 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 178,000 miles


This is a well known problem with '03 and '04 Toyota tacoma's TPS/THROTTLE BODY. You lose throttle response just like you took your foot off the accelerator. Then you have to work the accelerator to try to get it back. It has happened when pulling out in traffic and almost got me hit! It has happened on the interstate and I had to work my way over to get out of the way of it happens every time I drive it! You cannot buy a new TPS. Toyotas "fix" is to sell you a new throttle body for $1400...which doesn't include labor charges! This is unacceptable. This is a safety hazard and should be recalled.

- , Murfreesboro, TN, USA

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