really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
650 miles

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2015 Toyota Tacoma drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2015 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 302015


  • 800 miles


Truck is only a couple months old and multiple times now the transmission has failed to engage. Each time it's in drive, and on a slop or hill and when brake pedal is released with the truck in drive it starts clicking and grinding and rolls backwards, unable to engage and continue on. Truck requires that you put it into park and back into drive before you can proceed. Last time this occured I nearly hit a child in the street as it rolled backwards and would not engage even though it was still in drive. It's been into the shop, nothing they could do and I have emailed Toyota. Nobody wants to help and this issue continues. This is a serious safety issue when transmission will not engage and starts rolling backward before you even realize what is happening. Even if there is no hill-holding option with this transmission, the truck should not click and grind in gear once you put foot on the gas pedal to attempt to continue the drive forward.

- Tumwater, WA, USA

problem #1

Jan 212015

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Toyota Tacoma. While driving at 15 mph during cold weather, the clutch and accelerator pedals were depressed but the clutch remained depressed when released. The contact stated that after six seconds, the clutch released independently and the rear of vehicle veered to the right. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 500. Updated 5/15/15 updated 9/16/2015

- Cooperstown, NY, USA

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