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2016 Toyota Tacoma drivetrain problems

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2016 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 292018

Tacoma TRD Off Road 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,454 miles


Gas pedal buzzes/vibrates on acceleration through most RPMS levels. During extended acceleration periods, vibration can cause numbness in the foot. When I purchased vehicle there was no vibration. (must have a way to turn off Atkinson-cycle during test drive.) Have brought to two Dealers, one said it was my trailer hitch (joke), the other said it was within design limits (so they designed a crappy vibrating engine). They will not admit to any problems with this engine, said I would have to live with it. I would not recommend anyone buy this truck.

- Robert G., Jackson, US

problem #6

Jul 282016

Tacoma TRD Off Road 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles

I want to add my voice to the chorus about the vibration in steering wheel and gas pedal at 2,000 2,400 RPM. I will sell this thing if it is not fixed!

- William K., Sacramento, CA, US

problem #5

Sep 242016

Tacoma Trd Sport V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles

Had my new Toyota Tacoma transmission updated on the computer. Still having all kinds of problems. shifts wrong shakes vibration. i hate it and will never by another Toyota again. Called and complained to Toyota there answer we know we have a problem but we have not come down to how to fix it. So lets keep selling the trucks screw the public people and oh well now your stuck with a problem. Well not this guy class action lawsuit time because screw you what comes around goes around and know they can pay for it. Sad the charge so much for a truck that's a piece of crap and you can't even stand by your product.

- Pat P., North Canton, OH, US

problem #4

Nov 012016

Tacoma Limited 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles


I have a gen 3.... between 30 - 50 mph has alternating drone sound I can feel in steering wheel as well as hearing in cabin. Sometimes it goes away but comes back on its own without cause. If 4 wheel high is engaged it stops and comes back with a vengeance when put back into 2 wh High. Seems this is an issue with older tacomas too and its never been fixed. I drove several months with no issues and it just started happening.

My dealer says toyota acknowledges the issue but won't fix it. There is no bulletin for the 2016 but after 10 years they did release one for 2015, its amazing the problem still persists. Must take a class action lawsuit to get their attention?

I was given a case # and even asked to speak with management but no one cares to deal with the issue. I own 5 toyotas and this is my first pathetically negative experience. Toyota says its not a mechanical issue even though its clear two parts are touching and not disengaging or is out of sync. Some say its the front differential bearing, others say the cv and differential are not paired correctly, and another says there is slop between the spider gear and carrier.

Whatever it is, Toyota would have it fixed long ago if they cared.

I can't believe Toyota 1. Has not fixed the problem after so many years. 2. after so many years with the gen 2 still has not fixed? 3. has not released a bulletin acknowledging the issue persist with 2016. 4. Doesn't care about the issue unless its put on the news and affects sales...

Toyota's customer service has fallen and failed and no one cares.

190 pages on this thread alone.....

- Avery J., Granbury, TX, US

problem #3

Oct 012016

Tacoma TRD Sport 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles

Driveline vibrations at 20 mph, 35 mph, and at 50 mph. Sounds and feels like a cyclical or oscillating vibration. Toyota dealership has confirmed they feel it, but don't have a solution. Toyota corporate won't send a regional tech out to look at it because they state that it's "normal" for that truck.

- molitacoma, Smithfield, RI, US

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problem #2

Oct 012016

Tacoma TRD-OR DC SB 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles

Vibration from drivetrain felt through steering wheel as an excessive buzzing between 2000-4000 RPM. Toyota offers no solution for this problem.

- scubataco, McKinney, TX, US

problem #1

Aug 222016

Tacoma Limited V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147 miles

Just put out 41000 for this new Tacoma because my 2015 was such a good driving truck. I didn't realize that everything was different in the two models. What a surprise vibrations, engine lag wired shifting and of coarse it's all normal. Yea right Chaplain Paul

- Paul E., Kennewick, WA, US

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