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6.5

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,950 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 262006

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,900 miles

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

After driving in wet/heavy snow I cannot shift into reverse or park. Without shifting into park the ignition key cannot be turned all the way off or removed. I had to disconnect the battery cable to prevent the battery from dying while the snow melted.

- Mount Shasta, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 072004

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
Drove vehicle down a paved road in the snow. Transmission linkage froze up in drive when vehicle was parked. Had to drive vehicle directly to dealer. Dealer only thawed out the linkage. Now everytime it snows, linkage freezes up.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

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