pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,684 miles

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2016 Toyota Tacoma brakes problems

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2016 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 012016


  • 8,943 miles


The contact owns a 2016 Toyota Tacoma. While pulling into the driveway at 5 mph, the brakes failed without warning. The contact noticed that the brake fluid was low. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 8,943.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #7

Aug 302016


  • 3,500 miles
The breaks are not effective. The truck slides and it doesn't break effectiveness. Feels like the tires are blocked out and the car slides on the road without stopping the truck. This happens every time a quick break is needed or emergency happens. I have being lucky of keeping enough distance to avoid accidents. A recall of the break system is needed asap. More than 5 times I have had experienced this issue. In the beginning I thought it was me adjusting to a new truck, but this is a serious safety issue.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #6

Jun 242016


  • 600 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to stop and the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard. The contact stated that the brake required being depressed several times in order for the vehicle to stop. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 600.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #5

Mar 192016


  • 4,850 miles


After driving 10 miles from a cold start the vehicles brakes will start applying braking power. Vehicle becomes noticeably labored and cannot engage higher gears. Vehicle was serviced multiple times for this issue. Dealership reported that factory service representative feels that vehicle is working as designed. On 2016-03-18 the brakes where engaging while driving. The brakes became overheated and glowing red to the point where other motorists tried to warn me that my truck is on fire. I pulled over and found brake rotors to be hot enough to ignite paper and pine needles. After two hours of waiting the brakes cooled and I drove it home. The following morning I drove the vehicle again. The vehicle exhibited the same symptoms after 15 miles. Upon stopping the front rotors were found to be extremely hot. The rear drums were also observed to be hot enough to bubble and melt their protective painted finish. The smell of overheated brakes and rubber was also observed. Tire pressure had also risen several degrees. Vehicle is being towed in for the fifth service incident since acquisition on 2015-12-22. Vehicle odometer shows mileage is under 5,000. Not certain that odometer is accurate and suspect that vehicle was in service prior to acquisition.

- Crestline, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 162016


  • 2,800 miles
Vehicle experienced a complete locking of the rear wheels. Toyota and the dealership have stated that the parking brake caused the wheels to seize. Toyota's factory representative indicated that the parking brakes should never be used in cold weather and that any future repairs are no longer covered under the warranty.

- Green Valley Lake, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 302016


  • 2,500 miles
First incident occured while vehicle was stuck in light snow and ice condition. 4-wheel drive system did not appear to be operating properly. Engaged new "crawl-control" system per owner's manual instructions. During use of crawl-control the motor RPM's exceeded 5,500; immediately pressed engine-stop button and applied brakes. Incident resulted in catastrophic damage of front drive-line. Damage included front drive-shaft failure; dealer indicated "drive-line" replaced. Significant damage to components adjacent to front drive-shaft. Vehicle repaired under warranty. Two days after service random brake lock-up occurs while driving; vehicle skids out of control. No malfunction indicators showing. ABS also does not activate during panic stop brake application. Brake lockup experienced in winter conditions at high elevation nearly causing potentially fatal accident (1,000ft drop from road to canyon bottom, no guard-rails). While driving at 30mph the rear end of the truck begins to slide sideways. Upon coming to a stop it is discovered that the vehicle will not drive forward. Engaged 4-wheel drive and vehicle struggled to move. Engaged differential lock and drove backwards for 80ft. Wheels appear to become un-locked. Drive forward for another 500 yards and same situation occurs.

- Green Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 222016


  • 6,166 miles
Had an are truck cap put on after 5 miles of driving truck indicator light came on "brake malfunction". got truck home tried to restart and now truck will not start saying "check charging system and brake malfunction

- Breckenridge, CO, USA

problem #1

Nov 302015


  • 110 miles
On 11/23/15 I was able to take possession of the vehicle. On 11/24/15 I got into the vehicle to crank it up when the vehicle's warning lights of brake, ABS warning to check the antiżlock brake system and check brake system and the antiskid/traction lights came on at approximate 110 miles. I immediately called the dealership and was told that it would not hurt the vehicle to drive it and that it was safe. I was told that it was probably just a fuse by a salesperson, who allegedly talked to one of the master technicians about the situation. On 11/30/15 I also reported that the cruise control was also not working to the service department when I arrive at the dealership. The vehicle was diagnosed with a bad left rear speed sensor at 185 miles and again that the vehicle was safe to drive. On 12/04/15 at 334 miles the sensor was replaced. As I was going home on the interstate highway and less than 10 miles away, the same lights and warning readouts came back on. I immediately turned the vehicle around and proceeded back to the dealership. On my way back to the dealership while slowing down, a loud metallic banging/rattle could be heard coming from the rear end. When I got back to the dealership, I explained the same symptoms happened again as before and that now clanging/rattle in the rear end had developed to the service manager. At approximately 4:00P.M., I received a call from the service department and was told that a rear wheel bearing was not installed correctly from the factory, that it had done some damage and that the parts were ordered. I expressed my concerns about possible other damage such as the brakes, tire, sensors or the rear housing and safety of the vehicle.

- Wytheville, VA, USA

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