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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,641 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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2006 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #11

Feb 012013

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


Email from senator risch office on behalf of constituent regarding lack of safety recall for a sticking accelerator/electronic throttle issue on 2006 Toyota Tacoma. The consumer stated Toyota would not acknowledge the electronic throttle issue. The consumer stated he first addressed the accelerator pedal issue in 2008 when the vehicle was still under warranty.

- Preston, ID, USA

problem #10

Jun 012011


  • miles
Letter from senator snowe on behalf of constituent re problems with his 2006 Toyota Tacoma the consumer stated on three separate occasions, the accelerator became lodged under the floor mat. The first incident caused severe damaged to the vehicle. The second incident happened to the consumers wife. She was able to get the vehicle to a safe stop without incident. The third time the incident happened the consumer attempted to apply the brake, but the vehicle accelerated out of control and crashed into a stone wall and the vehicle flipped over and landed on its side. The consumer stated Toyota continued to tell him nothing was wrong with the vehicle. Months later the consumer received a recall notice regarding the problem, only for the claim to be denied, because he couldn't remember what side the mats were on.

- Yarmouth, ME, USA

problem #9

Mar 162010

(reported on)


  • miles
Fax on behalf of constituent re his 2006 Toyota Tacoma with defective accelerator; his vehicle is not listed in the Toyota recall. The consumer stated the accelerator became stuck on 2 occasions, which nearly caused an accident on both occasions.

- Front Royal, VA, USA

problem #8

Nov 082008

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tacoma pre-runner. The contact stated the accelerator pedal failure happened on two occasions within one month since he has owned the vehicle. The first incident the contact stated happened on November 8, 2008. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph and came to a rolling stop. The contact stated that when his foot was on the brake the vehicle accelerated then the contact pressed more firmly, but the back tires started to spin in acceleration. The contact was able to put the vehicle in neutral then shutting the vehicle off. The second incident occurred on December 7, 2008. The contact stated while pulling into his garage, he placed his foot on the brakes, and the back tires of the vehicle spun into acceleration onto his concrete driveway. The contact stated that smoke came from the tires. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic and testing. The dealer could not duplicate the problem. The dealer stated the contact must of had his foot on the brake and the accelerator pedal at the same time. The contact stated that the floor mat was not against the accelerator, but secured on the floor tabs. The contact stated that the vehicle has not accelerated since 2008. The approximate failure mileage was 15000. The current mileage was 25,000. Updated 04/16/10. Updated 06/18/10.

- Bridgeton, MO, USA

problem #7

Oct 102009


  • Manual transmission
  • 26,041 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. Whenever the contact attempted to switch gears from 4th to 5th he noticed that the RPM's would remain constant or rise for a period of 10 seconds. The failure occurred at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the vehicle was working properly. The contact has noticed the failure since the day the vehicle was purchased. The failure mileage was 26,041 updated 4/26/10 the consumer stated during 4th and 5th shifting, the accelerator pedal would stick. He also experienced erratic idling while in 1st gear. The throttle would stick from 8-14 seconds. Updated 08/24/10.

- Preston, ID, USA

problem #6

Sep 172009

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 39,500 miles
I stepped on the gas pedal to pass another car and the pedal got stuck, I tried to pull the pedal with my foot but I couldn't, the RPM went all the way up. It occurs every time I step on the gas pedal to pass or gain speed. I went to Toyota shop and they ignored me stating they never heard that complaint before and that my warranty was over, it happened three times already and now I'm afraid to drive.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #5

Aug 102009

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 53,999 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. She stated while accelerating from a complete stop making a right turn, the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The driver removed his foot from the accelerator pedal and the vehicle continued to increase in rpms. The dealer manufacturer was contacted and the contact was told her vehicle was not included with the Toyota acceleration recall (see NHTSA campaign id number: 09V388000). No repairs were made to the vehicle to date. The failure and current mileages were under 54,000. Updated 3/30/10 the consumer stated the accelerator became stuck on several occasions. Updated 06/28/10

- Glocester, RI, USA

problem #4

Dec 152009

(reported on)


  • miles
2006 Toyota Tacoma has a problem with the floor mat/gas pedal. The consumer stated the floor mat jammed the accelerator pedal. An inspection revealed that the hooks in the floor intended to hold the mat back had become detached from the floor. The mats were aftermarket. The consumer stated the floor mats have the same character numbers as the published Toyota floor mats. There was a black plastic box that had recently become detached from the upper left corner of the front drivers side floor space which may have contributed to the mats ability to slide forward after the floor mat hooks fell off.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #3

Oct 232007

Tacoma 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • 10 miles
Throttle sticks, unsafe. Also makes vehicle hard to drive. Does it constantly over approx 50 mph. Toyota is aware, but in denial.

- Roseburg, OR, USA

problem #2

May 262006

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,500 miles
Second occurrence: May 26, 2006 merging onto main highway into oncoming traffic. Cruise control was not on. Accelerated and gas pedal stuck. Truck continued to accelerate, could not disengage pedal. Brake pedal was also locked and could not depress it. After numerous tries, brake pedal finally engaged and gas pedal disengaged. Called Toyota dealer again and this time they are replacing the non-factory installed cruise control. One week prior to incident, they replaced computer system, something in the gas pedal itself and the cruise control computer.

- Lansing, NC, USA

problem #1

Nov 182005

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The contact states when starting the vehicle in the morning the idle was high. It took approximately one to one and a half miles of driving for the idle to return to normal. The accelerator pedal stuck. When shifting from fourth gear to fifth without foot on the accelerator the vehicle accelerated on its own. She stated that fourth gear could not be used. The vehicle must be shifted from third gear to fifth gear. The vehicle has been to the dealership twice, and they stated the computer was learning. The manufacturer was contacted, and they agreed with the dealership. Therefore, no repairs have been made. Updated 01/25/06

- Leona Valley, CA, USA

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