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3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,748 miles

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2012 Toyota Tacoma miscellaneous problems

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2012 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #13

Jul 012016

Tacoma

  • 58,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Secondary air injection failure at 58K miles. Dealer quoted $2200 to replace valves and pump. Several failures with 2012 reported

- Phenix City, AL, USA

problem #12

Aug 152016

Tacoma

  • 30,000 miles
The secondary air injection pump's valves went bad with the vehicle only having 30K miles. This caused the truck to go into limp mode and did not allow for acceleration while driving. This is a very dangerous aspect when driving on the freeway. Nothing happened to the vehicle to cause this failure, it just started up one day and was bad.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #11

Sep 062016

Tacoma

  • 57,000 miles
Secondary air injection switching valve failure stuck in open position causing limp mode in the truck. Truck is not able to get to speed above 40 mph. This happened as I was pulling out of my neighborhood onto a state route with speed limit of 55 mph and cars going way faster than that. This could pose a danger if situations where speed it required to get out of the way of another car. Truck only has 57K miles on it. This is a supplemental emissions system and should not cause the truck to be useless if fail.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #10

Aug 072016

Tacoma

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall I stopped the at traffic light ion city street without rain. I just started driving, when light changed to green, there was no steering feeling at all for a few second. The car waved side by side twice without my controlling. Then I drove slowly and carefully, it's ok. I bought car to Toyota dealer the next day, they said steering system is ok, may be because of wet belt.

- St. Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #9

Jul 262016

Tacoma

  • 155,000 miles
There is a plastic foot rest on the driver's side floor board that comes loose and gets tangled up in the driver's feet while driving. This creates a driving hazard and could cause an accident.

- Ponchatoula, LA, USA

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problem #8

Jan 152016

Tacoma

  • 26,000 miles
Secondary pump does not work when is cold turning trac and ing light on causing loose of power and hight gas consuming. Dealer says warranty does not cover.

- Carolina, PR, USA

problem #7

Jun 302016

Tacoma

  • 45,066 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I started my Tacoma, the check engine light and trk off lights were on and after taking them to the dealer learned that the vechile was in limp mode. The truck will not easily accelerate beyond 30mph. This is caused by error code P2442 and P2440, from a known faulty part that Toyota refuses to replace.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #6

Jun 032016

Tacoma

  • 65,000 miles
As I've read from numerous other 2012 Tacoma owners on tacomaworld.com, my secondary air injection switching valve has failed at 65K miles. This seems to be a recurring issue with all 2012 similar Tacoma models and should absolutely be recalled and replaced for free! until fixed, my truck is undrivable, meaning the cel light is on and the truck won't go faster than 30 mph.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #5

May 312016

Tacoma

  • 70,650 miles
The secondary air injection systems seems to fail quite frequently on these 2012 Tacoma with little to no help from Toyota to take care of this issue as a recall. These are known to fail right after your out of warranty and to charge it's loyal customers over $1000 for a part that should not fail or a part that should be covered is absurd. I have been a loyal Toyota customer my whole life but the issues of the Tacoma are making me rethink my decisions as an automotive consumer

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #4

May 152016

Tacoma

  • 28,000 miles
The secondary air intake pump and switching valve stopped working after only 28,000 miles. Car went directly in limp mode making it undrivable. Dealer wanted $2,100 for parts and labor and said it was not covered under the warranty.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #3

May 092016

Tacoma

  • 34,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

After starting Tacoma, check engine light and "trac off" light came on, went into limp mode, could only go 30mph. Tacoma just hit 34,000 miles. Dealership stated secondary air injection valve stuck closed bank 1 (code P2441). Was told pump and valves needed to be replaced at $2100, including labor. Called Toyota corporate, told it was not covered under power train or emissions warranty. This issue actually first occurred approximately 4 months ago while driving on a city street. Warning light came on and went into limp mode. Pulled into a Firestone and they said it was also code P2441. They reset it and it didn't happen again until a few days ago. This time the code would not reset, warning light won't turn off and remains in limp mode.

- Bellingham, WA, USA

problem #2

Feb 142016

Tacoma

  • miles
Secondary air injection valve failure at 53K miles, Toyota would not cover under my power train or emission warranty. Truck was put into limp mode when the failure happenned and was undrivable.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #1

May 042016

Tacoma

  • 2 miles
Check engine light came on and vehicle was not going past 2K RPM and over 20mph. Connected to an onboard diagnostic reader which gave me codes P2440 and P2442- secondary air injection valve stuck open bank 1 & 2. vehicle has less than 50,000 miles and only 4 years old and Toyota does not cover faulty equipment under any warranty (powertrain or federal emissions) although they have issued Canada tsb 3861 acknowledging the deficiency, but leaving the owner to pay $645 for the replacement part from Toyota dealer. This is unsatisfactory- they must be held accountable for a vehicle still within powertrain (60,000mi) or federal emission (80,000mi) warranty.

- Belmont, CA, USA

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