2017 Toyota Tacoma steering problems: wandering

Wandering

2017 Toyota Tacoma

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Toyota dealer.

8.4

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
5,150 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
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2017 Toyota Tacoma steering problems

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2017 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #5

May 012019

Tacoma TRD Offroad 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,700 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This truck will tire you out just driving down a road. The most difficult vehicle I have ever owned to keep going straight. We used to laugh about Fords and wondering, but this one is the absolute worst to keep in a straight line.

Owned it for three months and really contemplating trading for another brand. This is nuts.

- Craig S., Minneapolis, MN, US

problem #4

Jul 012018

Tacoma Trd Off Road 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles

P.O.S COMPARED TO >2016 CONSTANTLY CORRECTING IT!

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- Parker M., Bella Vista, ARKANSAS, United States

problem #3

Dec 152017

Tacoma TRD 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 800 miles

FOR a new truck it realy sucks. have transmission problems too. hood not lined up and very noisy inside cab.

- DESMARAISROBERT .., timmins, ON, Canada

problem #2

Jun 052017

Tacoma TRD 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles

The truck will swerve and wander at times in weird ways. Sometimes it feels like the whole back axle is moving. Other times it feels like the truck is balancing on a ball and flips from one side or the other. The truck will pull left or right, up or down the lane. Sometimes it is fine and out of nowhere it is a white knuckle jerk to the side and is hard to stay in the lane. I feel like I have to fight to keep it in the lane. It is terrifying when it happens. The truck will even pull to the high side of the lane (not necessarily following gravity).

I have taken it in to Toyota 5 times for the issue but they just tell me it is fine. Sometimes wind, and sometimes when it is wet. Since it doesn't happen all the time, they just say until they experience it, then I am a liar. I have no formula on how to replicate it. I have never had any issue like it before. I have followed other 3rd generation stock TRD Tacomas on the highway and watched them drive straight with no issues when I was swerving all over the place.

I have talked to Toyota corporate but they weren't really much help. They act like it is normal for trucks. My previous truck was a 2nd generation Tacoma, exact same model that didn't have any issues of wandering. I have driven trucks my whole life and never experienced anything like this.

- Jeff K., Seattle, US

problem #1

Jan 022017

Tacoma Off Road Trd 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125 miles

This truck is awful to drive on the highway, it wanders, swerves, sideboard idea with any irregular surface and is dangerous.

- Cory A., Sisters, OR, US

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