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Toyota Tacoma - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



Toyota Tacoma owners have reported 6,348 problems for their cars built in the 22 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported during all service years for each model year of Toyota Tacoma. The 2006 Toyota Tacoma cars have the most problems reported (772 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Toyota Tacoma

  Common problems of Toyota Tacoma

The following chart shows the 26 most common problems for Toyota Tacoma cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's structure (1,258 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's suspension (1,050 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Toyota Tacoma

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Structure
1,258
  Suspension
1,050
  Vehicle Speed Control
648
  Power Train
496
  Equipment
435
  Air Bag
389
  Service Brakes
354
  Engine And Engine Cooling
283
  Steering
261
  Electrical System
212
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  Tire
200
  Exterior Lighting
173
  Wheel
106
  Seat Belt
105
  Other Fuel System
84
  Visibility
76
  Unknown Or Other
66
  Gasoline Fuel System
57
  Electronic Stability Control
27
  Seats
25
  Parking Brake
19
  Latches/locks/linkage
11
  Child Seat
4
  Traction Control System
4
  Air Brake
4
  Interior Lighting
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the older model year Toyota Tacoma to a new one in terms of the problems reported since older vehicles have been in service longer and more problems should be reported. In order to compare the reliability across Tacoma model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index implies a better reliability for the model year under study.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000

Where P = total problems reported during the life of a Toyota Tacoma model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The result is shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Tacoma Model Years

Tacoma
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2015 53115,4922    
0.23
  2014 55139,8283    
0.13
  2013 87202,6924    
0.11
  2012 178127,8035    
0.28
  2011 100122,5206    
0.14
  2010 234111,6817    
0.30
  2009 471116,0598    
0.51
  2008 395146,3119    
0.30
  2007 493165,84510    
0.30
  2006 772195,70911    
0.36
  2005 727151,77612    
0.40
  2004 365159,34813    
0.18
  2003 328130,88514    
0.18
  2002 327162,32215    
0.13
  2001 393160,29416    
0.15
  2000 218142,51817    
0.09

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of Toyota Tacoma is to use the number of problems reported during the vehicles' first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicles' first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2017 Tacoma
6
  2016 Tacoma
67
  2015 Tacoma
31
  2014 Tacoma
21
  2013 Tacoma
36
  2012 Tacoma
26
  2011 Tacoma
15
  2010 Tacoma
49
  2009 Tacoma
100
  2008 Tacoma
57
  2007 Tacoma
77
  2006 Tacoma
86
  2005 Tacoma
87
  2004 Tacoma
23
  2003 Tacoma
23
  2002 Tacoma
14
  2001 Tacoma
25
  2000 Tacoma
30
  1999 Tacoma
36
  1998 Tacoma
59
  1997 Tacoma
7
  1996 Tacoma
39



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