definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,900 miles

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2007 Toyota Tacoma engine problems

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2007 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 222010


  • 19,320 miles


While driving my 2007 Toyota Tacoma X-runner pickup it accelerated without driver input. I shifted into neutral gear and vehicle's engine revved to an excessive number of revolutions per minute, for approximately 5 to 6 seconds. I confirmed nothing was holding the accelerator pedal down. The engine's revolutions per minute was excessive to the extent, I feared the engine would fail. The uncontrolled engine revolution ended on it's own. My local Toyota dealer stated there is an electronic chip installed to limit excessive engine revolution, prior to causing any damage. Further, that none of the present "government recalls, " apply to the above vehicle. This occurrence occurred once and has not been repeated.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 162006

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. Whenever the contact drove the vehicle he noticed that the vehicle continued to accelerate up to 45 seconds when the RPM's reached 3400. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the vehicle was performing normally. The contact has noticed the failure since the day the vehicle was purchased. The current and failure mileages were 60,000. Updated 03/19/10. The consumer stated the problem was with the ECU. Updated 09/21/10

- Orangevale, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 312008


  • 0 miles
I have a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. Since I have owned it, when I drive, the steering feels loose. It seems like I am constantly trying to maintain a straight line, more so than on any other car I have owned. Also, when I stop, sometimes the engine feels like it downshifts and lurches forward a little bit.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #1

Oct 142009


  • 28,280 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the engine idle races very high and the vehicle lunges forward. This happened as he was depressing the brake. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and was check and they could not duplicate the failure, and because they could not duplicate the failure there is nothing they can or will do for the contact. VIN number is unknown. The failure mileage 28,280.

- Rocklin, CA, USA

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