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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,000 miles

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2008 Toyota Tacoma fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 052008


  • miles


My 08 Toyota Tacoma 4X4 that I purchase on 3/5/08 has had a throttle and steering problem from the day I purchase it. My truck has been checked by freeman Toyota of hurst, tx several times and Toyota of irving. Toyota of irving called in a factory representative, who also checked and drove it. All telling me the truck was programmed to act the way it was performing. On 12/05/08 I filled a complaint with ncds, case# 6008198. The arbitration results between Toyota motor sales, U.S.a., Inc., gulf states Toyota distributors, Inc. Houston, tx and myself, was, "the vehicle is performing as designed." My Toyota Tacoma still does not respond to the driver, but I have not seen any recalls on my 2008 Tacoma 4X4.

- Hurst, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 262009


  • 14,000 miles
2008 Toyota Tacoma sport trd 4X4 truck. I was driving on the highway at about 65mph and went to change lanes to pass and the accelerator seemed to have stuck and keep accelerating even know I wasn't pushing the gas & the brake felt like a weight not a normal brake pedal. The truck also has higher idle at time of and has done this several times but not all the time. The garage claims they can't find an issue and they tell you not to worry about it. The consequences to this failure or action is vary dangerous as the vehicle seems uncontrollable and you couldn't slow it, even when down shifting it would wind out. It lasts about 1 mile or so (sometimes longer) and then seems to go back to normal. My main concern is that I have already filed for the Toyota dispute settlement program but have not heard anything to date, I filed because my brand new Tacoma has many, many other issues and nobody will help or fix it being certified Toyota dealership/garage or the California Toyota Corp. They don't care 1 bit and claim it's under warranty but the garage needs to tell them what's wrong with it to fix it. A massive huge run around. I have also researched this myself and it seems to be a growing problem and have a reported 400+ cases of similar instances. Toyota does not stand behind their trucks anymore. Something needs to be done before people get seriously injured and or die from this issue. I don't feel safe driving this truck for several reasons and that being the most important 1. also you can find many many more others that have this issue on under Toyota recalls or problems. Have a look. The trucks have major issues and nobody seems to care about it. I was a loyal Toyota owner until all this. I had a 2003 Tacoma with vary similar issues and should of never went back for more.

- Springfield, VT, USA

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