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Crashes / Fires:
33 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
12 / 2
Average Mileage:
27,630 miles

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2007 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #12

Oct 302007

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles


On numerous occasions truck will surge forward slightly when at a complete stop with brakes applied.

- Woodinville, WA, USA

problem #11

Oct 262007

(reported on)


  • miles
Ltr from congressman re concerns raised by media outlets in Tennessee about safety problems related to the acceleration system in the 2007 Toyota Tacoma. The letter stated drivers have experienced unexplained acceleration after the brakes have been applied. See also ODI 10208315

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #10

Sep 072007

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
Numerous occasions where my 2007 Toyota Tacoma will lurch forward when at a stop light. Automatic transmission, and on the brake. Feels as if I have been tapped by someone behind me. It has never resulted in an accident, but I will not let my wife drive this vehicle because of this situation.

- Spanaway, WA, USA

problem #9

Jun 082007

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,200 miles


Over a period of several months after purchasing a new 2007 Toyota Tacoma, I experienced five incidents of brake/acceleration problems finally resulting in a crash. First incident: Stopped at a traffic light with my foot on the brake, the truck lunged forward a few feet. The dealership told me they could not find any problem. A month later, stopped in a gas station drive with my foot on the brake waiting to exit, the rear wheels began spinning out of control. I pressed on the brake as hard as I possibly could to keep from entering traffic. Three weeks later, approaching the bottom of a hilly sharp turn, I tapped the brakes to slow down. Again the rear wheels accelerated to a high rate of speed. I could not stop the truck to keep from striking a van in front of me so I crossed over a double yellow line to avoid a collision. It took about a thousand yards to gain control. The dealership said, "we can't fix the problem" until we can duplicate it". I called Toyota of America, again only to be told that Toyota could do nothing. The fourth incident occurred on an entrance ramp to a highway. I tapped the brakes to slow down. The vehicle accelerated to a high rate of speed. I got it under control quickly. Finally the fifth and final incident. Coming out of nashville where it was raining hard, I got further northbound on the I-24 where it was raining less and the pavement was wet. While in the shoulder lane, a vehicle in the left lane started moving over to the right causing me to tap my brakes. The rear wheels accelerated to a very high rate of speed causing the truck to hydroplane. The rear end of the truck spun around to the left and, still accelerating on its own, drove into the embankment, first skidding sideways then the truck began to roll several times. It struck a rut causing it to go airborne finally landing on its roof. It rolled several more times coming to a stop in a ditch on the drivers door. I was transported to the hospital.

- Dover, TN, USA

problem #8

Jul 222007

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,700 miles
I was driving my new 2007 Toyota Tacoma on the highway. I went to accelerate to pass another vehicle when my truck suddenly went completely out of control(as if the cruise control had taken over) the gas pedal *pushed itself* to the floor. The truck was accelerating as fast as it could go, RPM past 7000(completely red lining). I applied the brake which did nothing, truck just kept accelerating to top speeds. I had both feet on the brake with all my strength to keep from crashing into other cars on the highway. Counterbalancing it at about 60-70 mph(while the brakes were smoking). I tried pumping the brake, but the second I took my foot off, it kept accelerating faster trying to go 120 mph. Somehow riding the brake as hard as I could I weaving in and out of traffic I got into the brake down lane. Still not able to stop the vehicle I threw it in park, which stopped it, but the gas pedal was still stuck to the floor. Engine was screaming, RPM at 7000, and the tires are spinning burning rubber. I then turned the truck off, turned it back on and it was still doing the same thing until I realized the gas pedal was actually stuck so I hit it and it released. Once I unstuck the pedal the vehicle seemed ok so I drove home very cautiously. When I as almost home I accelerated with a little to much juice and it did the same thing a second time. The pedal took over and floored itself, accelerating to top speed and top RPM's. this time I immediately turned the vehicle off, unstuck the pedal and again carefully finished my drive home. Reported the incident the next morning. They said nothing is wrong with it, after a month of fighting traded the truck in.

- Wagener, SC, USA

problem #7

Mar 102007

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles
Truck "surges" forward when at a complete stop. Truck also exhibits vibration in the drivetrain at low speeds/ low rpms this is constant and recurring since I bought my vehicle. 2007 Toyota Tacoma double cab.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #6

Jul 142007

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. While driving 4 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal, but the vehicle surged forward. The vehicle crashed into a gate. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The current mileage was 2,407 and failure mileage was 2,000.

- Washington, PA, USA

problem #5

Apr 122007

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
This is not a failure, but something I see as a safety issue.. when I am stopping at a stop light/ stop sign and am in driv with the air conditioner (A/C) on the truck will surge forward and I have to push the brakes down harder. This only happens when the A/C is on, and seems to come from the increase in engine rpms when the compressor kicks on. This is very unsafe and could cause me to rear end someone.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 032007

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,900 miles
I was driving down hill along about 50 km/H. I noticed stop lights and cars spinning and sliding everywhere. I gently took my foot off the throttle to start engine braking and as usual nothing happens immediately. Worse, truck started to accelerate because of RPM hang problem on every manual transmission equipped model (my complaint to dealer was ignored twice). This is not exactly a place where you can push the brakes even with ABS because it also is an off slope turn. Instead of slowing down gracefully, the RPM hang actually acts like a cruise control. Combined with the downhill and the RPM hang I am not decelerating at all! suddenly the ECU finally decides to close the throttle (fuel cut off). At this point truck tail of my truck slide to the right and to the left. Only my 20 year experience and good luck let me avoid a fatal accident. The non-linear throttle response is not safe. This is just dangerous how the ECU is programmed! maybe because only <10% of all trucks have manual transmissions Toyota doesn't want to hear about it. Toyota must issue ECU patch for manual transmission models V6 Tacoma, fj cruiser to eliminate: 1.RPM hang when shifting 2.high RPM (1450) when rolling downhill in neutral or with clutch depressed 3.make linear throttle response.

- Coquitlam, 00, USA

problem #3

Jan 242007

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,987 miles
I was stopped waiting for oncoming traffic at rt. 136 West newton pa. With my foot on the brake the truck accelerated so hard the brake would not hold it even with full pressure applied. The oncoming car missed me by inches. After trying to get Toyota to take care of it with no luck, I traded the truck in with only 3000 miles on it. I am very concerned that the truck will be sold to someone that may have the same problem and not be as fortunate as I was. See also 10180652

- West Newton, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 242006

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • 1 miles
At highway speeds, the throttle sticks open causing the engine to continue at high RPM and the vehicle won't slow down. In heavy traffic, there is great safety problem.

- Foresthill, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 242007

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,987 miles
At a full stop at an intersection the truck accelerated by itself hard enough the brake would not hold it. Pushing the truck onto the road with oncoming traffic. The car missed me. Please do not question my ability to push on the brake and not the gas as you have in all the reports I have read. See also 10181486

- West Newton, PA, USA

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