really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,088 miles

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2007 Toyota Tacoma brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 162009


  • 22,000 miles


On November 16, 2009, I pulled my 2007 Toyota Tacoma pickup into a parking space at a local walmart store parking lot and as I applied the brakes to stop, the engine accelerated causing a "forward bucking" motion forcing me into the car parked in the space in front of me. Due to the damage to the car, I reported the incident to my insurance and also reported the matter to Toyota customer service because similar incidents have occurred on prior occasions (and since) but no damage was done. I am aware of the floor mat recall by Toyota for the pickup, but in my strong opinion, this "acceleration" issue is not caused by the floor mat. Rather, I believe the issue is due to a faulty design of the brake pedal/system and/or the accelerator. The current design allows my foot to catch the accelerator when I apply the brake pedal. The accelerator and the brake pedal are less than 3 inches apart and the brake pedal is only about 1inch higher than the accelerator when neither part is being depressed. However, when pressing the brake pedal, it becomes level with the accelerator and if my foot is near the side of the pedal, my foot can also contact the accelerator, causing the engine to accelerate while the brake is being applied. This situation has occurred on at least four occasions, but only the one involved another vehicle. When I reported this matter to Toyota, I was asked not to have the pickup repaired/checked until it could be inspected by a Toyota technician. After eight weeks and several phone calls, nothing has happened. While I now know how to correct this problem when it occurs, another driver might not and a serious accident could result. Moreover, my foot size is less than an 8 so a driver with a larger foot size could easily have similar or greater problems. I have driven numerous vehicles during my 50 plus years of driving experience and never encountered a similar situation!

- Fair Oaks, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 102008


  • 10,000 miles
I have a 2007 Toyota Tacoma double cab 4X4, all oem, no aftermarket equipment. I am having a problem very similar to the Toyota prius braking issue. The problem is with the braking system. When in the situation I have to drive on the shoulder of the road and onto less stable surface, gravel, I can't stop!!!!!! yes, I realize the road surface is not stable usually gravel. But the truck doesn't slow down while the anti-lock brake booster is humming. I live on a single lane road and when an oncoming car is approaching I have to drive off of the pavement and onto the shoulder of the road. In this situation it is usually a surprise and yes I am applying the brakes but the truck will not stop. I tried my wife's Honda CRV in the same location on the shoulder of the same spot on the road. The Honda CRV stops like it should. I took my truck to my local Toyota dealer this past week and explained the issue I am experiencing. They tried to diagnose the problem and charged me labor to diagnose the problem. The Toyota dealer found nothing wrong with the trucks braking system. The tires are in very good shape just replaced 6 months ago, about 6K miles, on oem style tires. This morning I joined a Toyota Tacoma forum to see if other Tacoma owners experienced the same issue. Yes, there is other Tacoma owners that have the same issue with their Toyota Tacoma's. how do we get this message to Toyota that their Tacoma's are dangerous? somebody is going to get injured or killed the way the truck is. I will not let my family members drive my truck until I have resolution to this problem. Toyota needs to know that there is a braking system issue with the Toyota Tacoma and that the floor mat replacement will not fix it... I have not had a crash yet but a crash is immanent that I will be in a situation that I cannot steer out of. Please help!!!! this truck is dangerous!!!!!

- Browns Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 092010


  • 52,350 miles
I was at a 4 way stop, my 2007 Toyota Tacoma would not stop. I stepped on the brakes so hard, but the truck just kept going, good thing another car was also stopped.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 232007


  • 0 miles
Vehicle accelerated and hit a wall.

- Allentown, PA, USA

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