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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,447 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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2004 Toyota Tacoma brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 292011

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,275 miles


After driving approximately 10 miles in a heavy, wet snow, shifter on automatic transmission could not be moved past reverse into park. Parking brake could not be pulled. Blockage of both components felt quite solid. Because vehicle could not be put into park, ignition could not be turned off and key removed. Vehicle could not have been left on a slope without a chock block. After snow fell out/melted all systems returned to normal operation.

- Winchester, VA, USA

problem #2

Sep 292009


  • 53,566 miles
2004 trd Tacoma truck brakes not good I have problem with brakes since I purchase truck.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 122007

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,500 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Tacoma. While driving 45 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal. The steering wheel began shaking and the accelerator pedal felt rough and was vibrating. The contact heard metal rubbing against metal. The contact took the vehicle to an independent mechanic and a brake inspection was performed. The mechanic stated that the rotors were warped and the rear brakes failed because they were improperly adjusted. The contact later took the vehicle to Toyota and they could not make any repairs because the warranty expired. The contact informed Toyota that the repair was previously performed while the vehicle was still under warranty; however, the failure has recurred. The current mileage was 45,500 and failure mileage was 44,500. Updated 01-11-08. Updated 12/12/07

- Covington, GA, USA

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