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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,244 miles

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2012 Toyota Tacoma engine problems

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2012 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 172013


  • 11,244 miles


The truck started to make a rattling noise under the hood on the drivers side when reaching 15mph. Took it to dealer to have it examined. They said to try different gas not cheap gas. "I was already using shell gas" but I did what they said. Still making the noise now from 20-40mph. Take it back to dealer now they take a test drive with myself to verify the noise. Comes back that it has a tas case# there's nothing they can do about it. I call to file a complaint to find out there is no repair and they will not touch it till it becomes a recall. Just took it back for the third time because the rattling is louder and longer. Still did nothing. The rattling can get so loud that it sounds like something is going to fall out from under the hood.

- Riverside, CA, USA

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