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8.4

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,675 miles

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2006 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 272006

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles

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

- the contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tacoma, cab. Cruise control malfunctioned. While driving at 60 mph the vehicle surged at 5100 rpms, and down shifted before adding fuel. The failure almost caused the vehicle to crash into a barrier. A product engineer inspected the vehicle, and stated that it performed as designed and according to the contact the design was incorrect. This failure occurred since August 2006. The contact stated that the door should lock after engaging the gears. The dealer stated it was designed that way, and they're unable to reprogram it to make it auto lock. The owner mailed a detailed failure report to the president of Toyota. The failure mileage was 8000, and the current mileage was 15100.

- Greer , SC, USA

problem #7

Feb 212007

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Yesterday going home, I took the interstate. Trying the lower speed (for better mileage), I was going 60 mph with the cc set. Traffic came up on me and I felt my truck was in danger, so I used my foot to increase to 70 mph. When I reached 70 mph, I pressed set on the cc switch for it to set the cruise at 70 mph. I removed my foot from the pedal and my truck slowed down to 60 mph, then down shifted and screamed like crazy until it had passed 70 mph, then slowed back down to 70 mph. I was about to reproduce it 3 more times before getting off the interstate. I'm sure it would do the same at lower speeds, but did not have a chance to check it.

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #6

Dec 122006

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Erratic cruise control. Will not set consistently. Shifts and accelerates violently.

- Browns Summit, NC, USA

problem #5

Sep 102006

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles

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

Erratic, sometimes dangerous transmission shifting while using the cruise control.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #4

Sep 072006

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Cruise control very erratic, will accelerate and decelerate violently at times. Especially on uneven terrain.

- St George, SC, USA

problem #3

Sep 032006

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,200 miles
The 2006 Toyota Tacoma with automatic transmission cruise control is very erratic in operation, sometimes suddenly downshifting 2 gears and accelerating quite violently when climbing a grade. Very startling when it happens and could really be dangerous if the road is wet & slick with rain or snow. I've owned probably 20 cars and trucks in my 43 years of driving and have never experienced anything like it. This is a well discussed topic on forums dedicated to Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks and a lot of people are having these problems.

- Buffalo, WY, 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

Jan 272006

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,600 miles
Cruise control set at 67 mph, traveling in the left hand lane of highway. Car in front slowed down and I moved to the right lane as another car was tailgating me. Stepped on the gas when the car I was trying to get by accelerated. Truck accelerated rapidly to 75-90 mph, stepped on the brake to release cruise control but truck continued acceleration. In front of truck was semi, I hit the brakes to control speed, brakes did not work as automatic brakes but like old brakes, put both feet on brakes but truck did not slow down and continued at 55 to 65 mph. Went into the emergency lane, put on flashers. Brakes were smelling at this point. Put truck into neutral and truck continued moving forward at excessive speed. Put it back in drive and continued to exit ramp which was very long. Finally got off highway and turned the key off. Truck smelled badly from the brakes. Waited about 10 minutes, called son who called Toyota. I carefully put the truck in drive and cruised into a gas station, turned truck off, exited vehicle. Son called back and said Toyota said "do not drive the truck". they sent a tow truck to pick it up. Son and partner got to vehicle and the hub caps were burning hot from brakes being applied. Toyota drove vehicle for 111 miles and checked everything out and found nothing. I called Toyota and have started arbitration for them to buy back my brand new truck.

- Lansing, NC, USA

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