Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,667 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 engine problems

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2009 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 142014

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles


The dipstick housing tube is completely rusted.

- Lake Peekskill, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 262014

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
I came to a red traffic light and I hit the brakes but the car would not slow down so grabbed the steering wheel and pushed down on the brake petal but the car still would not stop so put the transmission in neutral and the car finally stopped but the engine continued to race the tack was up to 4000, when the light changed to green I put the car into drive and the car jerked forward and after about 4 seconds the tack dropped back to 2000 RPM.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

May 102012

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
Fuel ratio sensor light displayed at 34,000 mile and 39 months of ownership. Toyota will not pay for the repair.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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