hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
139,624 miles

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2001 Toyota Tacoma drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 022016


  • 152,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Tacoma. While operating the vehicle, a loud noise was present coming from the rear end. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the rear axle and drive train had no oil present, which caused the failure to occur. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 152,000.

- Ginter, PA, USA

problem #4

Sep 062013

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 148,330 miles
While driving heard a skidding sound, look under truck lost trd plates, rotted became lose and fell. Under carriage corroded.

- Del Rio, TX, USA

problem #3

Feb 132013


  • 200,000 miles
Loud noise coming from the rear end. It appears the differential case rotted out leaving the rear end with no gear fluid. When they replaced the frame (as it rotted out to)... they shoud have replaced the differential housing. Lucky this happen around town and not on the highway. I can imagine what would have happened if the differential blew apart at high speed (with flying metal and no control of acceleration if needed to avoid or cause an accident). I called Toyota car care and they said they would go in half on the repair and get back to me in a few days with the details. They didn't... I called them a few days later and they said they couldn't help me. Looked to be a +/- $2,000 repair.

- Raymond, ME, USA

problem #2

Feb 152012


  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the vehicle differential was completely corroded and leaking oil. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 76,000.

- Rome, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 282009


  • 121,790 miles
Rusty leaky diff problem the oil leaks constantly. I called the Toyota dealer and they said there is no recall and nothing they will do about it at this time.

- Prattsville, NY, USA

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