fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,490 miles

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2013 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 102016


  • 63,500 miles


My 2013 Toyota tocoma 4 cylinder truck, while in motion, intermittently accelerates, without warning, for a few brief seconds then correct it self. This acceleration happens without the driver initiating the acceleration by pressing on the accelerator. This has been happening for about 1-1/2 years. For approximately the past 4 months (July - Nov 2016) the engine revs up to higher revolutions, immediately after engaging the ignition, while still in park. It's as if I was deliberately pressing on the accelerator immediately after starting the engine, while it was still in the park position. In fact I had not pressed on the accelerator. When I had it checked out, I was told that's the way Toyota start. It was after the truck began to bolt/accelerate at a high speed after going from a park position to either a reverse or drive position, immediately after releasing the brakes, and not pressing on the accelerator, the week of October 25, 2016 that I reported the issues to the Toyota customer care experience center, in plano, Texas (case numbers: 161 027 1958 and 161 110 2063). Ballentine Toyota, in greenwood, S. C. inspected the vehicle and drove it about 300 miles and reported to me that no problems were found. After getting the vehicle back Nov, 4, 2016, nothing happened for awhile, then on Nov., 9, 2016 it would not allow me to accelerate for a few seconds after driving about 9 yards. The first time the truck did not allow me to accelerate was on Oct. 25,2016, when I attempted to accelerate to 55 mph. After about 20 miles I was finally able to reach 55 mph. On Nov., 10, 2016 the truck bolted/accelerated as I attempted to leave a parking lot while out shopping. I left it in the parking lot at the store where I was shopping. It remains there as of this writing November 14, 2016.

- Calhoun Falls,, SC, USA

problem #4

Jun 012015

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,950 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Tacoma. While the gear was shifted into drive with the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle unintentionally accelerated. The contact was able to shift the gear into park; however, the engine continued to reverse the contact was able to turn off the vehicle. The dealer performed a diagnostic test, which was unable to locate a failure code. The dealer advised that the sudden acceleration was due to driver error. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 4,950. Updated 09/21/15

- Ballston Lake , NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 152013


  • 500 miles
Brand new vehicle. Cruise control fails to disengage when depressing brake pedal. This is the on-going status. Brake must be pushed down about 2" before cruise control disengages. Despite repeated attempts to get the vehicle serviced, Toyota of olympia refuses to acknowledge the problem and so refuses to fix it even though vehicle in under warranty and extended service agreement. Several instances have occurred and resulted in unintended travel of a couple hundred feet towards an obstacle because the cruise did not disengage. I've driven scores of vehicles over the last 40 years and none of them had a cruise control that needed the brake pedal to be pushed down so far to disengage. It may be a design flaw that is causing an unsafe driving condition for anyone and everyone who drives a Tacoma, or it is a defective vehicle. Either way it is a danger.

- Shelton, WA, USA

problem #2

Sep 152013


  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that when driving at various speeds, the RPM gauge would become stuck and the vehicle suspension would pull abnormally. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 9,000.

- Castlewood, VA, USA

problem #1

Sep 092013

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • 9,500 miles
Front end shakes excessively when accelerating over 50 mph and feels wobbly steering and jitters during deceleration. Very annoying feels likes drivers side tires are loose when driving on dry pavement.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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