2008 Toyota Tacoma Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Toyota Tacoma

2008
Toyota
Tacoma
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2008 Toyota Tacoma
$
420
to $
1,516
2008 Toyota Tacoma
$
740
to $
1,478
2008 Toyota Tacoma
$
336
to $
745
2008 Toyota Tacoma
$
178
to $
277
2008 Toyota Tacoma
$
1,023
to $
1,662

2008 Toyota Tacoma Problems

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.

Amber Running/Parking Lights Melted, Cracked and Burned the Lens Directly in Front of Them!

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.

Vehicle Won't Crank Due To Starter

If the vehicle will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter, which tend to fail at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid contacts, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.

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2008 Toyota Tacoma Recalls

Seat Heater Wiring Shorts And Causes Fire

For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements may short circuit when the seat cushion is compressed, and result in a fire hazard. Dealers will disconnect the seat heaters and refund the purchase price of the seat heaters free of charge to resolve the concern,

Seat Heater

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.

Fuel Tank Leak Due To Damaged Spring

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.

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2008 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

Bought new. Rear tires blew first gravel road I took it on. Windshield shattered in the driveway, first snow fall. Vynel flaking off the dash, after 2 years. Breaks go almost to the floor since day one, and dealership does nothing to fix them. All you smell is fuel every time you start it. Transmission acting up right at 60,000; had to be fix. Biggest piece of crap I could have bought....
bought my 1st toyota pickup 5 yrs ago loved the truck took alot 2 get her running paid $2000 for it had sum major issues for a 91 took it to the toyota place and they told me theyd give me $3500 for it on a new 08 tacoma so i did it shure glad i did ive got 60,000 miles on her now getn 28mpg compaired to the 15mpg on the 91 . been upgradeing this 1 since i got it afe cold air intake,tornado,fue...

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