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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,351 miles

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2007 Toyota Tacoma steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #11

Feb 112014


  • 109,000 miles


Pulled out of my driveway to find that the steering wheel was intermittently stiff during turning. Became progressively worse until I took it to a dealer to find that the intermediate steering shaft was apparently bad. Doing some research online found that this is a common issue with this vehicle. I can no longer have my wife or children use my Toyota Tacoma for fear that she does not have the physical strength to avoid an accident.

- Harwinton, CT, USA

problem #10

Apr 152014


  • 167,800 miles
Truck steering at various speeds, particularly at lower speeds, became stiff at times and required more force to make either a right or left turn. It did seem to affect the steering when going straight, meaning it did not drift or pull to the right or left, even on tapered road surface. Wheel did not pull when braking. I understand there maybe bulletin concerning this issue.

- Hummelstown, PA, USA

problem #9

Oct 152013

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 145,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated while making a left or right turn the steering wheel would suddenly become very hard to maneuver. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the steering shaft needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 145,000. The current mileage was 150,379. Updated 04/02/14

- Oneonta, NY, USA

problem #8

Oct 012013

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 62,520 miles


As you are driving the steering is stiff at various points while turning the wheel and requires some force to correct the steering. It is worse from a standing start. This problem has been traced to a bad steering intermediate shaft. Service bulletin number: T-sb-0057-12 or sb-0119-10 rev2. This problem also shows up as rattling noise, or steering being sloppy. I believe this a problem that will lead to injuries and loss of vehicle control. Please let the Toyota, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [] about this important issue.

- Steep Falls, ME, USA

problem #7

May 272013

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • 69,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the steering assist failed and the wheel tightened. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where it was advised to the contact that the lower assembly steering shaft needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 69,500.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #6

Apr 192012

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • 96,221 miles
Steering became very stiff.

- Conesus , NY, USA

problem #5

Jan 112012


  • 90,000 miles


Spiral cable in steering defective, had to replace spiral cable assembly. Air bag not operating if dash light on.

- Campbellsburg, KY, USA

problem #4

Apr 062007


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the clutch was emitting an unusual odor and began slipping. In addition, the contact stated that the steering was unstable and would often cause the vehicle to drift abnormally, especially when driving over uneven road surfaces. In addition, when the vehicle was parked at an angle, the ignition would fail to start. The manufacturer was contacted but offered no assistance with repairs. The failure mileage was 38,000 and the current mileage was 43,000.

- Port Angelos, WA, USA

problem #3

Sep 102008


  • 2,000 miles
Toyota Tacoma trd sport 2007 there is a problem with the steering/suspension system, when the road has a slight inclination to the side, the truck dangerously tends to go out of the road if the steering wheel is left untouched for one second the truck goes out of the road. The dealer checked other new trucks 2008 or 2009 and it was the same they did not offer any repair, just said it was a "normal" condition in Tacoma.

- Tecate, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 312008


  • 0 miles
I have a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. Since I have owned it, when I drive, the steering feels loose. It seems like I am constantly trying to maintain a straight line, more so than on any other car I have owned. Also, when I stop, sometimes the engine feels like it downshifts and lurches forward a little bit.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 192009


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. While driving 15 mph in the rain and making a turn the vehicle fish tailed, spun around and crasded. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact sustained a spinal abrasion and was taken to the hospital. A police report is available. The Toyota manufacturer was notified; however, no one answered the telephone. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Dedham, MA, USA

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