Toyota Tacoma Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Toyota Tacoma
- Amber Running/Parking Lights Melted, Cracked and Burned the Lens Directly in Front of Them!
- Toyota Recall For Lower Ball Joint Issue
- Check Engine Light Due to Bad Air Flow Meter
- Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages
- Throttle Position Sensor Out of Adjustment Due to Wear/Carbon Build-up
- At what mileage does the timing chain need to be replaced?
- I'm traveling 2403 miles on Saturday and I want to get a tune up what kind of tune up should I get
- Torque specifications on bolts on valve cover, how many footpounds? 10 bolts.
- 2012 Tacoma acess cab 4x4w 4 cyl auto trans P2195 code bank 1 sensor 1 ox sensor
- what is the correct drive cycle to reset readiness monitor for this truck
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.
Toyota Tacoma Questions
Replaced EGR, VSV, Cleaned Oxygen sensors, MAS, replaced Vacuum hoses ... still get code P0402
If I put it in 4th instead of drive it doesn't happen. I have replaced u joints, center bearing, wheel bearings, and rotors calipers and brake pads. Any idea as to what could be wrong? I'm almost at my wits end!
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.
The spare tire size and air pressure may be misstated on the tire placard sticker located on the vehicle. This can lead to improper air being inflated in the spare tire, which could result in tire failure. Owners can install replacement stickers as mailed to them, or seek the assistance of a dealer free of charge to resolve the concern.
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!
Gas mileage sucks! Stock 17.5 mpg hwy I added K/N filter and cold intake with minor difficulty for a whopping 20mpg! My friends have Dodge diesel 4x4s that get 21. Front wheel wells on this model have openings that collect leaves and has to be cleaned regularly to prevent rust. Paint job chips, scratches and stains very easily. I keep teflon wax on it but the paint is bad. A/C is only fair and ...
At 97000 miles I took the P/U to a local garage to have timing belt and all other belts replaced as preventative maintenance. The mechanical part went well but the engine was missing when started. Diagnosis resulted in that coil for cyls 1-4 was not firing. Test showed that signal from the ignighter on fired once, the other two coils fired ok. Subtitution with a known good igniter resulted in t...