really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,293 miles

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2007 Toyota Tacoma engine problems

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2007 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #6

May 062016


  • 100,000 miles


Driving normally and approached a stoplight with a stopped truck ahead. Applied the brake and my vehicle began to accelerate. Struck the stopped truck with pressure still on the brake and the acceleration stopped. Minimal damage and no injury involved. Very frightening experience. The truck was towed to the toyata dealer( afraid to drive it) and they could find nothing wrong.

- Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

problem #5

Nov 262013

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • 60,056 miles
Oxygen sensor lights continuously cycled on and off for over one year. Eventually ECM replaced. Part #:89661-04C44. Originally quoted repair price: $1,100.

- Bolingbrook, IL, USA

problem #4

Mar 032014


  • 30,700 miles
While stopped to take a ticket before entering a garage, with the car in neutral and my right foot on the brake, the engine twice accelerated to over 6,000 rpms. The acceleration lasted about 3 or 4 seconds before the engine returned to normal idle. My foot was not on the gas pedal, but rather on the brake. My Tacoma has a standard transmission. Last week, the same thing happened as I approached a stop sign - car in neutral, foot on the brake, not on the accelerator, and the engine zoomed to 6K rpms. I contacted the dealer where I bought the truck new in 2007 and who has serviced the vehicle every 5K miles since purchase and I have a service appointment for this Friday. All the information I have been able to read about Toyota and this problem is from a couple of years ago and references Toyota's cover up of the issue, etc. Is there a more current source of information that would help get this problem resolved, since it does appear the that issue is with the electronics and not the mechanics" is the truck safe to drive"

- Santa Clara, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 052014

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 217,000 miles


I heard a loud noise (boom), good thing I was able to pull over on the side of the highway when the vehicle stopped and stalled. When the tow people came and saw the damage underneath, it was the drive shaft joint that broke. I could have gotten into a serious accident. The vehicle is fairly new, my mechanic is having a hard time looking for parts (drive shaft) and all the other parts that were damaged because of this incident.

- Barnegat, NJ, USA

problem #2

Nov 122009


  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while having the brakes and tires inspected, the mechanic notified him that there was a leak around the timing cover. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed him that he needed to take the vehicle into the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that there was a leakage around the timing cover and refused to provide any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 48,000.

- Pacific Grove, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012012

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle suddenly decelerated independently. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and sent an engineer to further inspect the vehicle. The engineer was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000. The consumer stated while pulling out to pass another vehicle he attempted to use the kick down feature. The truck reared up when it down shifted, then immediately fell flat on its face. The engine did not shut off but, returned idle with the gas pedal to the floor. Updated 12/27/2012

- Clayton, DE, USA

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