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Toyota Tacoma Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Occasionally, the mass air flow sensor can go lean and set a code P0170 for fuel system lean. This in not an oxygen sensor problem. If there are no vacuum leaks, the mass air flow sensor may need to be replaced. Our technicians remind us to use a factory part because the aftermarket rebuilds are very inconsistent.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Throttle Position Sensor can get out of adjustment due to wear in the throttle body or due to carbon build up. This will cause the idle timing to advance more than 30 degrees which will cause very high HC and NOx emissions. Conversely, the Throttle Position Sensors can wear out and not properly advance the timing which causes a lack of power and poor fuel economy.

Toyota Tacoma Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., April 6, 2006

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On 133 vehicles, certain airbag inflators were assembled with an insufficient amount of the heating agents necessary for proper airbag deployment.  In the event of a crash, if the airbag does not deploy as expected, the risk of injury will increase. Dealers will replace only the suspect airbags to correct this concern. The Toyota recall number is 60B. The Lexus recall number is 6LB.

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Drive Train, January 2, 1996

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Toyota is recalling 1996 T100, Camry, Celica, Corolla, and Tacoma models because the cruise control system may fail to hold the speed set by the driver and can accelerate above the intended set speed. This can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the cruise control assemblies.

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Electrical & Lights, November 6, 1995

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Toyota is recalling 1995 Corolla and Tacoma models for a defective weld inside the positive and/or negative terminal, which may allow the connection inside the terminal to separate. This can result in a no-start condition or the battery could explode. Dealers will replace the defective batteries.

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Suspension & Steering, September 6, 1996

Summary: UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS, THE FRONT SUSPENSION SUPPORT CAN CRACK LEADING TO FAILURE OF THE SUPPORT.

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Suspension & Steering, July 5, 2005

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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.

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Toyota Tacoma Questions and Answers

tinkerdale, 1995 Toyota Tacoma, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Beverly Hills, FL

Is there a reservoir for clutch fluid? How much SHOULD it cost for replacement?

runkart, 1995 Toyota Tacoma, 2.7L 4 Cylinder, Graham, TX

iTS A 1994 MODEL, THE PROBLEM IS IT WILL START AND IDLE, BUT WHEN YOU TRY TO TAKE OFF IT WILL DIE. YOU CAN SIT THERE AND KINDA FEATHER IT UP, BUT WHEN YOU PUT IT IN GEAR AND TRY TO TAKE OFF IT DIES.

hippieschic21, 1995 Toyota Tacoma, 3.4L V6, Mount Eden, KY

How do you set the timing? Or what should the timing be set at?

mike47, 1995 Toyota Tacoma, 2.7L 4 Cylinder, Amory, MS

where is the a t s sensor on a 1995 tacoma 2.7 4 cylinder

mike47, 1995 Toyota Tacoma, 2.7L 4 Cylinder, Amory, MS

where is the a t s sensor on a 1995 tacoma 2.7 4 cylinder

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Toyota Tacoma Reviews

this truck is great. 9 years old with 210,000 miles and it is running good. I love the 4 wheel drive. I go around everybody else stuck on the road. the 4 cylinder gives me 23 miles per gal. My biggest problem has been trusting the dealer. they really tried get me when my AC did not work. i discovered they wanted $500 for a $24 part. took it to a auto repair place and found no freon in the system. Replaced a leaking part for $200. Going in for replacement of the lower steering shaft. Other than that I have had very little problem.

my car is overheating.I add water to the radiator every morning.The temperature increases when am driving,whether the air condition is on or not.I once made a two hours journey not knowing that i did not cover the radiator,and since then,the radiator water drops every morning i check it.But the car was not over heating until recently.Please what will be the cause for i dont want a guess work.

Aloha! I bought my 1998 3.4L SR5 5 Speed Extended cab with only 26,000 miles on it. It is a 2 Wheel Drive, NOT a 4X4. Lots of Power, Good Gas Mileage, Loaded. I would have preferred a 2.4L Engine. This V 6 Has Enough Power to Keep up with Some V8s. No Trouble at all with this truck. Usual Maintenance Plugs and Air Filter. Only 86,000 Miles on it. Looks and drives like New.

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 filters changed and service trans. and cooling system.

Its a good truck;but the air bag light stays on after starting the truck.My truck is a 4X4 and when I drove it on the sand @ the Outer Banks it did great!