fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,676 miles

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2012 Toyota Tacoma steering problems

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2012 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 252013


  • 24,500 miles


Within 5 miles of driving after having new lt 265 70 17 terra grappler tires installed truck began to pull from side to side when on uneven pavement.also very hard to control at higher speed as you get on rough pavement.I complained only to be told it is the truck and not tires, hard to believe as the previous set of tires rode very nice.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #3

Aug 012012


  • 12,000 miles
I own 2012 Tacoma sport from 500miles on it's had a vibration/shake in the steering wheel and sometimes throughout the vehicle cab. Toyota has been unable to resolve this issue with me a even after spending money of my own on re-balancing and alignment and trying to video tape they just have excuses after excuses.they say it's normal called road feedback or they claim they cant see the shake in the videos I have sent them. I hope this complaint is taking seriously before someone does get hurt or killed, its sad to think that it would come to that before Toyota does something and owns up to this issue existing.I do believe this is a safety issue, when people spend there hard earned money on a vehicle they shouldn't have to have there steering wheel shake and vibrations with there new purchase. Thank you for taking the time to read my complaint, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 162012

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 6,200 miles
Steering wheel shakes at highway speed, Toyota escondido has been able to duplicate's problem. Wheels have been rotated and balanced and problem still persist, vehicle is now at 9100 miles and I plan having dealer look at issue again, but I'm concerned this could lead to a more serious issue that could affect the safety of the vehicle.I have researched forums and found numerous complaints regarding this issue that seems to plague the Tacoma line.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 282011


  • 3 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the vehicle began to violently shake and pull towards the left while driving 57 mph. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where it was repaired, but the failures continued. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 3 and the current mileage was 1,100.

- Springfield, MA, USA

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