really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,347 miles

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2014 Toyota Tacoma drivetrain problems

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2014 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 172016


  • 24,000 miles


When attempting to pull out into traffic, when I step on the accelerator, nothing happens. You have to push the sccelerator almost to the floor before you get any power. This is very dangerous, in that I have almost been broad sided numerous times due to this problem.. I have reported this previously via reference number 10680961 back in Feb of 2015. The NHTSA report which I received was incorrect in its description of the problem. I have also reported this to Toyota, bit they say they cannot duplicate the problem so nothing has been done. My truck now has approximately 24,000 miles and the condition hasbecome more frequent. I want to go on record with this complaint so if any other drivers are experiencing this condition maybe Toyota will do something. Most of the time I am trying to turn into traffic when this condision happens.

- Collinsville, IL, USA

problem #5

Feb 232015

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • 13,000 miles
Waiting at stop light, when light turned green proceeded into intersection. At that time a minivan struck the driver side door (90 degrees) of my 2014 Toyota Tacoma....updated 05/11/15 the minivan was traveling 40 miles per hour and did not apply brakes (no skidding) when it hit the driver side door. The airbags on the minivan deployed...the curtain and side airbags did not deploy on my 2014 Toyota truck and the accident was a direct impact to the two sensors that deploy the airbags on the driver side. The safety section of the Toyota owners manual states 3300 lb. Vehicle traveling 12-18 miles per hour will deploy the curtain and side airbags. I have filed a claim with Toyota on March 9, 2015 regarding the safety concern. Toyota representative has retrieved black box data from the truck and sent me a courtesy copy of the data on March 19, 2015. I have not received any analysis feedback from Toyota indicating the truck is safe to drive. I can furnish accident report, witness to accident and repair estimate.......updated 12/17/15

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #4

Feb 282015

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that when the brake pedal was depressed, the vehicle accelerated independently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 5,000.....updated 04/23/15 updated 11/12/15/2015

- Monticello , IN, USA

problem #3

Jan 102015

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • 4,950 miles


When outside temperature is cold (below 10 degrees F) the clutch pedal sticks for 1-2 seconds at the floor when pressed and released. When this happens, I cannot safely merge into traffic. The vehicle does not respond as I would expect. The problem gets worse as the temperature decreases. At -10 degrees F, the vehicle is almost undriveable. On 2/20/2015, acton Toyota of littleton, MA was able to replicate the problem on my vehicle. Toyota claims to know about this problem but does not have a fix.

- Dunstable, MA, USA

problem #2

Nov 262014

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • 15,100 miles
Any time I engage the 4X4 once you making a tight eight er left or right the steering kinda locks on you and if you trying to give some gas to make truck move it stalls I mentioned to Toyota dealership and the guy said a few people complained about the problem but he can't do anything about it......this creates a dangerous situation if I'm parked on a tight spot and need to engage my all wheel and I cant move the truck.... or at any situation where I have to make a tight turn....had 4X4 before and none did this to me...... I have a Tacoma base 5 speed manual.

- West Milford, NJ, USA

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problem #1

Mar 292014


  • 30 miles
We were driving home after the purchase of the truck. There was severe vibration inside the cab and it felt like the driveshaft was going to fall out. We have had back to the dealer numerous times for this issue and have been told it is a characteristic of the vehicle by the dealer and 2 other representatives from Toyota. The dealer has changed different components on the suspension and motor mounts, no change. Tires have been balanced, re-balanced and replaced no change. The drive shaft was trued and balanced, no change. The driveshaft was replaced, no change. We tried to work within the system and brought our concerns to Toyota repeatedly, we even completed the arbitration process only to be told that the vibration is normal and a characteristic of the Tacoma. This defect is huge concern for us, the vibration has continued to get worse and our greatest fear is that a catastrophic failure of the drive line while driving on the highway, causing injury to us and others or possibly somebody's death. After nearly 10 visits to the dealer, tire companies, drive line specialists and repeated calls to Toyota Corp, we have run out of options. We are afraid to drive the Tacoma, and we certainly don't want anybody else driving it or another Tacoma with this issue..

- Tullahoma, TN, USA

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