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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,500 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2009 Toyota Tacoma brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 012011


  • 20,000 miles


In a left cloverleaf turn, approximately 40 mph, the stability control system seemed to apply the front brakes, causing the truck to slide uncontrollably to the right. Since then, this has happened numerous times, in both directions, at speeds between 15 and approximately 50 mph.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #1

Feb 012011


  • 19,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph around a curve, the ABS engaged without the brakes being depressed. The electronic stability control warning indicator illuminated with a chime and then turned off. The failure recurred nine times. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 19,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Yucaipa , CA, USA

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