2006 Toyota Tacoma Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Toyota Tacoma
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2006 Toyota Tacoma Problems
The amber front running lights, located in the head light assembly may melt or crack their lens. The correction at this time is to replace the head light assembly.
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.
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.
2006 Toyota Tacoma Questions
I got a quote to replace em. $1300. Next place (2nd opinion) says: "well, they are over $1000 each and there are 4 of them." What's going on? Do all 4 have to be replaced at once? I have 150,000k on my truck- Toyota says Cat Conv shouldn't be going out already....
2006 Toyota Tacoma Recalls
Southeast Toyota is recalling certain vehicles because the seat heater element may become damaged as a result of compression of the seat cushion. The damaged element could short causing burning of the seat cushion, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will disconnect seat heaters with copper strand elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory to correct this concern.
The leaf springs may fracture and move out of position, puncturing the fuel tank. Dealers will install new leaf spring assemblies free of charge to resolve the concern.
If the access doors are repeatedly and forcefully closed, over time the screws attaching the seat belt pre-tensioner to the seat belt retractor can loosen. If the screws loosen completely, the seat belt pre-tensioner and the retractor spring cover could detach from the seat belt retractor. If this were to occur the seat belt pre-tensioner will not perform as designed, increasing the risk of injury in a severe crash. Dealers will inspect the seat belt assembly and the screws will be secured or the seat belt assembly will be replaced as necessary.
2006 Toyota Tacoma Reviews
I see others had a problem with the air conditioner. At 65K miles, my compressor went. $2400 to fix it. My guess is that this is a common problem and I'd like to see Toyota step up. This is my third Toyota and first major problem. Other than that, it has been excellent purchase but the "bullet proof reputation for reliability" mentioned in advertisements is suspect at this point!
40,000 miles with only 3 short seasons of air conditioning and the air conditioner no longer works. Cost $200 at Toyota to tell me this. Then another $2,800 to repair!!
Great truck. Never had a problem.