really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,721 miles

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2007 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #10

Sep 012012


  • miles


2007 Toyota Tacoma. Consumer writes in regards to 5 recalls on vehicle the consumer stated over the last five years there were approximately five recalls on the vehicle and the dealer refused to remedy them, which made the vehicle almost worthless.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #9

Oct 012011

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • miles
2007 Toyota Tacoma. Consumer writes in regards to recall notice related to floor mats the consumer stated he received a recall notice that stated an incompatible driver's side floor mat would be replaced if necessary and that the carpets would be cleaned. The consumer stated he signed a work order authorizing the repair. The next day, the consumer complained to the dealership, that no carpet modifications had taken place and the carpet was dirty. The accelerator pedal was too high to the point that he was having decreased control over the accelerator mechanism.

- Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA

problem #8

Sep 152010

(reported on)

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • miles
2007 Toyota Tacoma. Consumer writes regarding recall on vehicle for carpet and acceleration issues the consumer did not believe the floor mats were the problem regarding the sudden acceleration issue. The consumer stated he noticed when he moved his foot from the accelerator to the brake pedal to slow down or stop, his foot would sometimes push the brake, but also overlapped and simultaneously pushed the brake pedal along with accelerator because of his shoe size. The consumer stated the pedals were designed too close together.

- Sykesville, MD, USA

problem #7

Aug 262010


  • 58,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received a recall notification associated with the NHTSA campaign id number 09V388000 (vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal). The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for repairs.after the remedy repair, the contact observed that the accelerator pedal was difficult to engage properly due to the size. The contact measured the length of the accelerator pedal and detected that the pedal was reshaped three inches. The manufacturer was notified and they informed that the accelerator pedal modification was four inches. The contact had no resolution with the manufacturer in explaining the insufficient remedy repair performed by the dealer. The failure mileage was approximately 58,000.

- Old Forge, PA, USA

problem #6

Mar 082009

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated while driving at approximately 10 mph, the floor mat became stuck under the accelerator pedal. The vehicle crashed into a neighbor's home as a result. The contact sustained minor bruises from the crash. Recently, the contact noticed that entire vehicle would vibrate when he depressed the accelerator pedal. The manufacturer advised that he take the vehicle into the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired. The current mileage was approximately 84,000 and the failure mileage was approximately 60,000. Updated 09/09/10. Updated 09/10/10

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #5

Jun 222008


  • 11,950 miles
Accelerator seemed to stick under normal driving conditions... engine revs would not go to normal idle even in neutral... brakes would not stop the vehicle at the high revs... only solution was to put the car in neutral and shut the engine off... after working the gas pedal while in park, the engine idle speed went back to normal...

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 012008

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. While preparing to park the vehicle, it suddenly accelerated from 3 mph to 15 mph. The vehicle crashed into the rear of a semi-truck. The contact depressed the brake pedal with both feet, but the rear wheels continued to spin. The vehicle is currently at the dealer. The manufacturer is also performing their investigation on the vehicle. No one was injured in the crash. The current and failure mileages were 22,000.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 082007

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,814 miles
Brakes and unattended acceleration failure due to design problems with brake and gas pedal. Brake pedal 1 inch closer and one lower to the floor board gas pedal. Shoe is resting slightly on gas pedal as you are braking. The average size shoe will hit the gas pedal as you are braking.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #2

Feb 132007

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 149 miles
I was driving on interstate 55. I went to pass a semi truck. My speed at this time was 65 mph. I stepped on the accelerator and started to change lanes, the transmission down shifted to a passing gear and the throttle was wide open and it stayed that way. I shut off the ignition and turned it back on, the throttle was still wide open. I tried this a total of three times, now I am going well over 80 mph. I finally left the ignition off and coasted over to the side of the road. My wife asked what had just happened and I told her that the throttle was stuck open. I asked her to look on the floor so she could she nothing was stuck anywhere near the accelerator pedal. I might add the cruise control was not on. I restarted the truck and cautiously went to our dinner engagement. After dinner we used extreme caution on our way back home. I tried several times to replicate the problem. It never did produce itself on our return trip. I called Toyota on Monday morning and after telling them the problem they wanted me to drive the truck back to the dealer I refused. I made them come tow it. It was checked out by the field engineer and was returned to me. They said nothing was found to be out of order. But went into detail that the floor mats were not installed correctly. This truck had 149 miles on it. It was only 4 days old.

- Bolingbrook, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 032007

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,300 miles
- the contact was having problems with the 2007 Toyota Tacoma, the throttle sticks while driving and trying to stop. The truck will not stop, it accelerated at all times unexpectedly. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they told him that the computer was learning how to drive, that the failure was normal, and that all Toyota vehicles went through that process. It was taken to the dealer for repairs at least three times, and they could not find the cause of the problem. Just last week he was in the parking lot driving at 5 mph and the vehicle accelerated unexpectedly. The current and failure mileage were 2300 miles. Toyota claimed claimed it was normal and a part of the emissions. Updated 03/19/07.

- Deland, FL, USA

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