fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,292 miles

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2006 Toyota Tacoma drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2006 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 272010


  • 57,859 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated while driving 30 mph, he noticed an abnormal clapping sound coming from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated that the differential unit would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 57,859.

- Juncos, PR, USA

problem #2

Feb 122007

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6 miles
I own a 2006 Toyota Tacoma which I purchased new, and now have 11,347 miles on it. It's an automatic 4 speed ect-I transmission. From date of purchase to present at speeds between 50 and 60 mph there is a loud gera whine. Below 50 and above 60 it goes away. I think it may be caused by the ring & pinion gears in the differential, although I am not certain.

- Gloucester Pt>, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 122006

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 10 miles
There is a whine in the running gear at 53 to 63 miles per hour. Above or below that speed range there is no whine.

- Sumter, SC, USA

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