2001 Toyota Tacoma Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Toyota Tacoma

2001 Toyota Tacoma Problems

Toyota Recall For Lower Ball Joint Issue

Toyota issued a recall on the lower ball joint due to the possibility of premature wear from improper finishing in production. The ball joints will be replaced under the recall. This recall applies to 2001-2004 models only. Please contact you local Toyota dealer to see if your vehicle is included.

Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages

At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

Check Engine Light Due to Bad Air Flow Meter

Occasionally, the Check Engine Light may come on, this can be related to a failed air flow sensor. This type of fault is commonly repaired by cleaning or replacing the air flow sensor.

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2001 Toyota Tacoma Questions

Drivers side door will not open. Tried using key, opening from inside & outside, no success. (1 answer)

Brand New Toyota Power Steering Pump (1 answer)

So I had ordered several parts after I bought my used Toyota Tacoma.
I just had the power steering pump right out of the box installed at the mechanics.
It makes a clicking sound in idle and sounds as if there is something wrong with the pump.

can a bad TPS throw my timing off and keep my truck from starting? (1 answer)

truck was running fine then stalled and would barely start and run .Had TPS code, replaced TPS but still no start, sounds out of time.

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2001 Toyota Tacoma Recalls

The Spare Tire Carrier May Rust and Break

Vehicles currently registered, or first sold in states where salt is used to de-ice the roads, are being recalled because a metal plate which helps secure the spare tire may rust excessively and break. This rust condition is a result of an insufficient coating of anti-corrosion material during the manufacturing process. If the plate were to break, the spare tire would come loose and fall from the vehicle while driving. Toyota is currently developing a remedy for this recall and will notify owners of affected vehicles when the remedy is in place. This is expected during December of 2012.

Toyota Recalls 2001-2004 Trucks Due to Scratched Lower Ball Joints

Toyota has recalled 2001-2004 Tacoma, 2002-2004 Tundra and Sequoia, and 2001-2002 4Runner models because the surface of the lower ball joints may have been scratched during assembly, which may have compromised their integrity. The ball joints may loosen and fall out and the driver may experience a loss of steering control. Dealers will replace the front suspension lower ball joints.

Recall 03V189000
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, DURING SIDE IMPACT NCAP TEST (I.E. LINCAP TEST), A FLANGE AT THE REAR END OF THE DOUBLE CAB BODY DEFORMED AND INTERFERED WITH THE FUEL INLET HOSE THAT CONNECTS THE FUEL FILLER PIPE AND FUEL TANK, RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO THE FUEL INLET HOSE.

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2001 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

I have owned this truck for 9 years and love it best truck I ever owned. At 300000 toyota put new frame under .now at 364000 idle problems I will fix. Ithink this truck is indestructible.
i have owned my this truck for 3 years when i bought it it had 68,000miles now has 100,000. it is also lifted 6 inches with 35in tires, also has upgraded bumpers and sound system truck has been great nothing has gone wrong with the motor and i have put it through some rough times only thing i have ever had to replace was breaks, and installed new ranch struts which factory ones just didn't give...
my truck 99,000 this day 15 dec. 2013 2002 model 4x4 ext cab. cruise control will not engage light comes on but does not work. the frame was rustproofed rear tire replaced by recall by Toyota also.I am on third set of front brakes right now. my back bumper started rusting 3 yrs. ago. got new one, cost 310.00. engine has not me any trouble at all. I use 5w30w full syn. every 6,500 mi. keep...

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