really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,933 miles

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2004 Toyota Tacoma brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 162006

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles


December 16, 2006 - clear sunny day, great road conditions. I was 40 feet behind a vehicle going 35 mph when a SUV slammed on brakes. My 2004 Toyota prerunner brakes went to the floor and my truck would not stop. After hitting the SUV and coming to a stop, I released my foot from the brake and the pedal went back to it's normal position.

- Williamston, SC, USA

problem #2

Feb 172005

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,798 miles
Purchased new 2004 Toyota Tacoma on 1/24/05. At 1,577.8 miles, right rear brake drum and wheel covered with gear oil. Repaired at Toyota of greenfield, MA. 01302, phone 413-772-0231 2/17/05. Began leaking again on 2/21/05, at 1844.6 miles. Returned to greenfield on 2/28/05 at 2284 miles. Contacted dealer again on 4/8/05 at 67345.9 miles brake drum and tire still covered with oil. Dealer said keep driving it and the leak will go away. Contacted Toyota consumer service on 4/14/05 case #[xxx]. received no follow up correspondence form fabiola. Vehicle continued to leak gear oil and handle poorly when braking. Contacted new dealer(Toyota of colchester, ct.) on 5/27/05. Vehicle repaired on 6/2/05 at 8,188 miles. Contacted dealer again on 6/29/05 at 9085.1 miles. Vehicles was picked up on 7/11/05. Tries rotated on vehicle on 9/26/05 at 17,266.4 miles. Found oil on brake shoes and inside of brake drum severely glazed. New case filed on 7/28/05 case # [xxx] with salvadore. I am still driving a vehicle with the integrity of the braking system is compromised. And have not received a reasonable resolution to this problem from Toyota motor company. Is it a common practice for an auto maker to let a consumer knowingly drive an unsafe vehicle. Unfortunately I am still paying on a brand new vehicle that I do not feel safe driving. The regional field service technician, joe lacefield from Toyota motor company has been unavailable by phone for the last week 1-973-464-0938. I would like my money returned for this vehicle in full. I feel that I have been more than patient in trying to resolve this matter with Toyota motor company. V.I.N. # [xxx]. updated 07/18/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- West Springfield, MA, USA

problem #1

Nov 032003

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 35,000 miles
While driving at any speed, in inclement weather the brakes failed. The driver applied the brake pedal and the brakes failed to stop completely. This information was provided by the consumers daughter.

- Kettle Falls, WA, USA

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