really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 1
Average Mileage:
51,286 miles

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2011 Toyota Tacoma seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2011 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 282016


  • 63,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Toyota Tacoma. While driving 2 mph, the contact pulled the vehicle into a parking space and suddenly accelerated approximately 18 feet before crashing into a tree. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed. There were two injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 13V014000 (air bags, seats). The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 63,000. The manufacturer was not notified.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 232014


  • 58,000 miles
Takata recall should be extended to 2011 Toyota Tacoma. The horn stopped working so I took the car into a Toyota certified mechanic. They said this was caused by spiral cable problem with the air bag in the steering wheel. They had seen this problem several times before and said it was a known issue for them with the Toyota Tacoma, but not covered by a recall yet. Given that this is a known manufacturing defect - and results in a potentially life threatening air bag failure, the air bags should be recalled and replaced without cost to the owners. The problem developed over many months as the horn became increasingly intermittent until it completely stopped working.

- Wilmington, CA, USA

problem #5

Oct 202014


  • 70,000 miles
Horn stopped working, so did the cruise control.airbag light is on sometimes dealer said I need a new clock spring and air bag because the horn switch is inside the airbag.

- Warwick, RI, USA

problem #4

Aug 062015


  • 62,000 miles


The horn stopped working, spiral cable is bad, which also affects the airbag. This has been recalled on all previous models of this generation Tacoma and needs to be recalled for the 2011 as well

- Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

problem #3

Jul 052014

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
2011 Toyota Tacoma. At 50 mph, the contact drove into a field and over a drain ditch, and then crashed into a wall. The vehicle came to rest in a corn field. Both frontal air bags failed to deploy and the accelerator pedal was stuck to the floorboard. The driver was killed. A police report was filed and the vehicle was towed away. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 20,000...updated 08/11/14 updated 10/28/14

- Sioux , SD, USA

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problem #2

Feb 032014

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
The spiral cable failed. The spiral cable connects the horn button and driver's airbag to the rest of the car. When it fails, the airbag and horn won't work. Toyota already recalled the spiral cable on '05-'09 Tacoma's. the spiral cables are still failing, so they need to recall later years and fix them too.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #1

Jul 142012


  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the contact crashed into a deer. The driver's side air bag did not deploy. The vehicle was drivable after the crash however, the contact sustained a contusion to left elbow and a broken left wrist. There were no passengers in vehicle. The vehicle was not inspected for the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was made not aware of the issue. The current and failure mileage was 39,000.

- Englewood, TN, USA

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