pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,333 miles

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2016 Toyota Tacoma engine problems

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2016 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 102016


  • 4,000 miles


The contact owns a 2016 Toyota Tacoma. While driving approximately 40 to 65 mph, the vehicle randomly upshifted and/or downshifted and accelerated or decelerated on its own. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was driven to the dealer and a software update was performed. The issue recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 4,000.

- Iselin, NJ, USA

problem #2

Oct 212016

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • 6,500 miles
When driving on the highway the acceleration is erratic. I will press on the accelerator to get to a cruising speed (this happens anywhere between 40-60 mph) and the vehicle suddenly accelerates and the tachometer jumps from between 2000 and 3000 to the upper 4000 ? 5000 range. Additionally, when I have the car in cruise control, it does the same thing when going up hills. The engine revs loudly and the truck lurches erratically forward, so I have to quickly take it out of cruise control and get the peg on the tac down to a more reasonable level. Mechanics at the scheduled did not make a note of any issues. I will press this with them at the next tune-up and safety check. The online form here asks for a specific date. This has been ongoing since I purchased the car 11-June-2016 to present (21-Oct-16).

- Anniston, AL, USA

problem #1

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

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