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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,111 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.

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2005 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #9

Jan 012013

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • miles


2005 Toyota Tacoma. Consumer writes in regards to safety recall notice. The consumer stated he took the vehicle to the dealer, where they found three other things wrong with the vehicle, which did not pertain to the recall. The consumer stated is seemed the dealer wanted to get paid first, for other things, they claimed were wrong with his vehicle. Updated 02/06/13

- Lares, PR, USA

problem #8

Nov 012011

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Toyota Tacoma. Consumer states unintended acceleration the consumer stated approximately 2 1/2 years ago, he experienced his first sudden acceleration problem. The consumer stated as he had his right foot on the brake, the vehicle felt as though it wanted to continue to move forward. When the consumer arrived home, he checked the floor mat, but it was found to be properly secured. The consumer received a safety recall notice regarding sudden acceleration issues. When he contacted the dealer, he was informed the parts were not available and he would receive a call when they arrived. The second occurrence happened while driving 10 mph. The consumer had his foot on the brake pedal, when the engine suddenly begin to revved up with the rear wheels spinning and hopping while slowly moving forward. The consumer turned the ignition in the over drive position and there was some difficulty trying to place the shifter in the park position. The consumer finally took the vehicle to the dealer to have the recall performed. However, two months later, while slowing down, with his foot on the brake, the engine began to rev again. The consumer experienced unwanted acceleration several more times.

- Dardenne Prairie, MO, USA

problem #7

Dec 012010

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • miles
2005 Toyota Tacoma. Consumer is expressing discontent with the service received for the floor mat interference recall. The consumer stated according to the invoice, the accelerator pedal was modified. The consumer stated when he questioned the service tech about replacing the all weather floor mats, she was unaware of that portion of the recall. The consumer showed her a copy of the recall notice. The service tech then asked someone else and the response was; no all weather floor mats have been received for the recall. The consumer asked if he could be placed on a list, he was informed he would have to call in about two months to see if any were available. On two separate occasions, the consumer experienced sudden acceleration.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #6

Sep 222010

(reported on)


  • miles


2005 Toyota Tacoma. Consumer writes regarding recall the consumer stated he received a recall notice to bring the vehicle in so the dealer could perform the accelerator pedal modification which may jam open if the floor mat is left unsecured. The consumer took the vehicle to a local dealer to see if the acceleration pedal was in any danger of malfunctioning. The mechanic could not find any fault, but said the accelerator could possibly jam if the floor mat is unsecured or if an extra mat was placed on top of the secured mat. The consumer declined the repair.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #5

May 262010

(reported on)


  • miles
Letter from congressman poe on behalf of constituent re Toyota recall-respond to kingwood, tx office (dot/I#2010-2130) 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The consumer received a recall letter in the mail which advised him to remove the floor mats from his vehicle. The consumer contacted Toyota and was informed there was no solution available.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 012006


  • 11,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. While the contact was driving approximately 90 mph, the accelerator pedal began to stick. Immediately, the gear was shifted into the neutral position with a rapid increase in the rpms. The vehicle was pulled over to the side of the road. The engine was turned off; after waiting a few moments the vehicle restarted. The vehicle resumed to normal operation. The failure occurred one time. The contact stated that the failure was caused by an electronic malfunction. The vehicle has not been diagnosed for the failure. The failure mileage was 11,000. The current mileage was 38,540.

- Reading , CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 152009


  • 53,995 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. While attempting to accelerate past another vehicle, the accelerator became stuck to the floor-board. He had to turn the ignition to accessory, which caused the engine to stall. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealership. The current and failure mileages were 53995.

- Clear Fork, WV, USA

problem #2

Jun 112008


  • 23,800 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. While driving 35 mph, the contact attempted to accelerate, but the vehicle would not stop even though the accelerator pedal was not being depressed. The pedal was not stuck in the accelerating position. The contact attempted to use the regular brakes and emergency brake to stop the vehicle, but it continued to accelerate. He struck another vehicle, which caused the contact's vehicle to slow down into the median. The contact was able to jump out of the vehicle, which was still accelerating. When she jumped out, she injured her left knee, and right arm and hand. The driver in the other vehicle was not injured. The contact did not notice any difference in the vehicle prior to the crash. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to her insurance company. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 23,800.

- Avondale, LA, USA

problem #1

Oct 212007

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,200 miles
I was driving on a narrow mountain road when I accelerated past a vehicle in the slow lane. When I let off the gas it was stuck to the floor. I took my foot completely off the accelerator and it continued to accelerate. My cruise control was not on. I had to use my left foot to press the brakes to the floor. The vehicle continued accelerating and only stopped after I repeatedly stomped on the gas pedal. My wife was with me at the time and witnessed it. I just learned about this problem via the newscast and have not reported it to Toyota yet.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

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