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9.5

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,000 miles

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2004 Toyota Tacoma brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 272005

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My 2004 Toyota Tacoma double cab prerunner V6 SR5 has 18,000miles and has had the following problem for a while. I did not notice it until about 2 months after I had purchased the vehicle. Which tells me that the problem could be a progressive issue. The truck continues to show an increase in the problem. Problem description: When driving the Tacoma down the road the Tacoma drives fine. But when approaching an intersection where the vehicle is brought to a complete stop is when the following occurs. The vehicle will shift to the rear and a jerk sound is heard and felt. When releasing the brake on the vehicle you will feel and hear another more intense jerk. When you press on the throttle pedal to move forward from an intersection the vehicle displays yet another jerk. All of these feels as if it is coming from the rear. I took the truck to the dealership for it's regular maintence and questioned the service advisor about this issue. I was told in a very "I don't have time for you manner" it's a Tacoma it will always do that. I can't nor will I accept that answer.

- Bentonville, AR, USA

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