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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,983 miles

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2010 Toyota Tacoma transmission problems

transmission problem

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2010 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 022010

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • 10,700 miles


2010 Tacoma 4cyl, 5 speed. Clutch started slipping during acceleration in 4th gear. First occurrence happened at 10700 miles. Truck now has 13500 miles and the issue has gotten worse. Vehicle has been to the dealer 3 times for resolution. Service department says they can't duplicate and refuse to do anything else. Slipping occurs in every gear except 1st. Dangerous when trying to accelerate to merge into traffic. RPM's surge but the vehicle does not accelerate.

- Scotch Palins, NJ, USA

problem #2

May 302010


  • 28 miles
The clutch arm on the 2010 Tacoma is so far to the left that it obstructs the footrest. If I use the footrest, my left foot tends to hit the side of the clutch pedal or gets stuck between the clutch pedal and the driver's side kick panel when I raise my foot to apply the clutch. Also, on a long drive, if I try to stretch my leg out while driving, my left foot gets stuck between the foot rest and the back of the clutch arm. It has not caused an accident, yet. But, I have stalled the vehicle on several occasions as a result. The potential is definitely there for a more serious accident.

- Fairmont, WV, USA

problem #1

Nov 022009


  • 1,220 miles
Vehicle is a 2010 Toyota Tacoma dbl cab, the transmission searches for the right gear to accelerate in once the speed gets 15mph or lower and you press the gas peddle. At 1st it was just annoying, but recently I was turning a corner at a signal light behind another veh. And it slammed on it's brakes, I went to go into the passing lane, but when I accelerated, the transmission didn't respond, it just revs up trying to find the gear. By the time it did, I was watching in my mirror and an oncoming vehicle started hitting their brakes to avoid hitting me. Which wouldn't have been an issue if my truck would have gone when I pressed the gas. This occurs every time you are going at a rate over 25 mph and slow down to at least 15 mph and then try to accelerate again. Ie: crossing highways. I purchased this truck Oct. 21, 2009 and had it back to the dealership on Nov 9th, 2009 with this issue, the tech drove it, acknowledged it, and told me all the newer vehicles are that way, & have had others come in with the same issue. Nothing else has been done to try to fix this. I believe this could lead to potential accidents and injuries, if not worse.

- Rogersville, MO, USA

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