really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,480 miles

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2007 Toyota Tacoma fuel system problems

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2007 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 112011


  • 68,000 miles


While on a camping trip my 2007 Toyota Tacoma suffered a sudden unintended acceleration event. While applying the brakes and coming to a stop the Tacoma suddenly accelerated and flew over two good size boulders a cast iron fire pit and came to a rest after hitting a solid concrete picnic table. A report was filed with coho campground hosts acting as to go on file with the Washington state forestry department. This even occurred at the wynoochee dam and reservoir located in the pacific northwest of Washington state. The truck was remanded to Toyota of olympia Washington and the insurance carrier was notified. The truck was due for the well documented Toyota floor mat, gas pedal and braking acceleration override modification. Now listen carefully here...the floor mats were heavy duty rubber non-Toyota brand mats. They were not impeding the gas pedal in any way shape or form. The truck accelerated instantly while braking and almost at a dead stop. Review of NHTSA findings on this issue are shocking. I did not hit the accelerator by mistake, there is a huge difference in the size, feel and consistency of these two incredibly different pedals. Many children and campers were present in this campground, the sheer luck that no one was killed is a matter of fate. The fact I am writing you from my living room and not a jail cell while being held for vehicular manslaughter is a miracle. This is not driver error, you have a bunch of 4 wheel time bombs out there traversing the nations highways. With over 30 years in technical electronic systems I assure you this truck accelerated from an almost dead stop while my right foot was on the gigantic break pedal, not the little tiny gas pedal. Hear me, believe me..... end of story.

- Shelton, WA, USA

problem #4

Feb 192011


  • 44,400 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that when refueling the vehicle, fuel would spill from the fuel tank abnormally. The contact took the vehicle to his personal mechanic and was told that the filler and overflow lines would need to be replaced. The contact was concerned that the failure could cause a fire. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 44,400.

- Panama City Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 132009

Tacoma 4WD

  • 45,000 miles
I have a 2007 Tacoma 4X4 5 or 6 times over the past year I have gone out into the garage to find the fuel pump has started running on its own. I can take the keys out of the ignition with no results. The only way to stop it is to turn the ignition back on and then off again. Took to dealer who said they could find nothing and they said they have to duplicate the problem before they will investigate further. This would almost be impossible to be at the dealer when its parked.

- Quarryville, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 062009


  • 24,000 miles
2007 Toyota Tacoma throttle sticking while climbing above 5000 ft in mountains throttle stuck wile trying to shift in mountains engine raced until slowly let out clutch shifting in mountains when I came down to normal altitude problem went away. Think it is in computer not gas pedal.

- Muskego, WI, USA

problem #1

Jul 022009


  • 41,000 miles
I was passing another vehicle in my 2007 Toyota Tacoma. The accelerator stuck while passing. I tapped it twice trying to release it and applied the brakes. The accelerator pedal would not release and the vehicle continued to accelerate. I quickly turned off the ignition and coasted to a stop. The pedal was still laying on the floor when I stopped so I opened the engine hood and looked to see if I could see the cable linkage and see what was causing the problem. I then went back to the cab to see if the floor mat was causing the problem (it was not). As I came to the cab door I heard a pop as the accelerator pedal snapped back up (about two minutes after coasting to a stop). I then started the vehicle and it drove normally. I took the vehicle to the dealer to have it checked out. They said they could find no error codes and that they could not find anything wrong with the accelerator.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

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