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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,278 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2011 Toyota Tacoma brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 192016


  • 130,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Toyota Tacoma. While driving 25 mph and attempting to stop, the brake pedal was depressed but failed to completely stop the vehicle. There were no warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the leaf spring fractured and needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer also stated that the brake line was affected due to the failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V604000(suspension). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 130,000.

- Barrackville, WV, USA

problem #4

Apr 052015


  • 32,588 miles
I was parked at a trailhead, at about 3500' elevation. After the hike, as I maneuvered the truck around the parking lot, I realized that I had little or no braking ability!! I slowly drove around to see if there was any fluid on the ground where the truck had been, and there was no fluid on the ground. There were no warning indicators on the dashboard, and absolutely nothing indicated any trouble with the brakes. However, I discovered, as I continued to drive home, that the brakes had failed and I was unable to stop the truck with them. The truck had to be towed to the dealership for examination and repair. Subsequently, the dealership replaced the master brake cylinder. The replacement master brake cylinder also failed!! (during testing, not while driving.) the third master brake cylinder was put in, and seems to be fine now. Despite detailed correspondence to them, Toyota corporate failed to acknowledge the problem, and refused to discuss compensation. They also did not communicate with the dealership about our correspondence. Fortunately, the dealership took very good care of us.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #3

Nov 012013

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
Vehicle brakes actuation became erratic. Brake pedal engage brakes at different positions and while stopped the pedal slowly moves toward the floor.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 262010

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • 19,000 miles
Brake pedal began to never be firm and pedal gives way under foot while stopped. The position of engagement of brakes is not consistent either. Have been to dealer on several occasions and contacted Toyota Corp as well. I am told it is normal and not to be concerned with its safety. Even though they tell me the computer is not communicating correctly. Brakes continually squeal and stammer even after recently replacing the rotors.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 242013


  • 39,800 miles
This has happened several times, while driving between 20 and 40 mph on dry pavement, slight curve, a beep in dash, shaking in right front wheel, as it pulled into oncoming lane to the left, I hit brakes "clunk" it took both hands to pull back into my lane. Power was lowered, felt like power steering went or lost a wheel. After out of curve everything fine. Would have hit someone head on if a car had been in the other lane. Called dealership, they stated it was normal. This has happened on and off about 10 or 12 times in the past 3 months. The vehicle now has 41000 and still having the same problem.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

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