hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,667 miles

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2003 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 312011


  • 125,000 miles


Vehicle loses power unexpectedly and is inconsistent. Has happened before to me and many, many times by others with the same vehicle. A poorly designed/engineered accelerator pedal position sensor appears to be the issue. Toyota has been notified by me multiple times but refuses to acknowledge this serious flaw in their vehicle. Most recently, I was nearly rear ended when on the freeway, the vehicle suddenly lost power. Fortunately the driver behind me was conscious and was able to make an emergency maneuver to the other lane. Someone will die from these problems! this has been well documented by many at www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?T=13283&highlight=apps+fix I ask that the nthsa please investigate and do something about this. It appears many of us, including myself, have submitted complaints on this issue and nothing has been done. One may argue that this is an 8 year old vehicle so no reason to investigate. This issue has been brought to your's and Toyota's attention since 2005. It needs to be investigated! please.

- Corrales, NM, USA

problem #2

May 142008


  • miles
I own a 2003 Toyota Tacoma pick up truck. I've heard about the recall from a friend who was concerned about my truck. The gas pedal is sticky and consistently hollow. The recall just gave me a confirmation why it's like that. Please help in adding 2003 on the recall list as well

- Lahaina, HI, USA

problem #1

Aug 012005

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Faulty apps (accelerator pedal position sensor). Vehicle is designed with a combination of mechanical and drive by wire throttle body. When accelerating from a stopped position accelerator pedal is depressed with no response to engine or vehicle movement. This poses a safety threat if driver is in a life or death situation and cannot move vehicle out of harms way.

- El Paso, TX, USA

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