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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,260 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.

2012 Toyota Tacoma seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 032015


  • 28,000 miles


Rear passenger door does not have welded in window stops. Glass could shatter and airbag could deploy.

- Loveland, CO, USA

problem #5

Aug 222015


  • 14,500 miles
The air bag warning light has come on twice while driving my Tacoma. The first time I was driving on the freeway and the second time I was driving on city streets. As soon as I stop the vehicle and unbuckle the seat belt the light goes off. The local Toyota dealer did a diagnostic check and test drive but they could find or duplicate the problem. They said there is no recall on the vehicle, which I have also verified.

- Grants Pass, OR, USA

problem #4

Jun 062015

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Tacoma. While driving at approximately 35 mph, the contact's vehicle crashed into the side of another vehicle causing significant damage to the front end. The air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 29,000. Updated 8/10/15 the consumer stated the repair cost approximately $10,000. Updated 11/24/2015

- Cochran , GA, USA

problem #3

Feb 172015

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles


Driving my Toyota Tacoma, I was approaching a steep decline. I tapped on the brakes and continued driving at approximately 27 mph when I down shifted to accommodate for the snowy road. As I was down shifting the truck lost control and slid sideways causing the front passenger side to hit a snow bank. Once the truck struck the snow bank it flipped over on its driver side. The side air bags on both sides came out but did not inflate. The driver side bags were torn. I found evidence of this with shredded pieces of the air bag found in the vehicle. Additionally the driver side front air bags never deployed..updated 03-02/15.....updated 03-11-15

- Adams, MA, USA

problem #2

Jun 052013

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • 3,058 miles
Driver side airbag not deploy when truck hit telephone pole truck totaled.

- Yarmouthport, MA, USA

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problem #1

Oct 312012


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, he crashed into a tree and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact stated that the vehicle was destroyed but there were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to a body shop. The cause of the failure was unknown. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 20,000.

- Venton, AR, USA

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