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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,340 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 222006

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,340 miles


As I applied the brakes upon approaching a red light, the vehicle failed to slow down in a normal manner, even when I applied more pressure. I put the gear selector into neutral and the brakes stopped the vehicle. The engine, however, sped up for another few seconds before it suddenly dropped to idle speed. I have not yet had a recurrence of this dangerous incident.

- Camdenton, MO, USA

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