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Toyota Tacoma - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



Toyota Tacoma owners have reported 4,523 problems for their cars built in the 20 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 (567 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 (800 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's vehicle speed control (592 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Toyota Tacoma

  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

Model YearProblems/
Sales [1]
Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2000 Tacoma   170 / 147,295   15
0.08
  2001 Tacoma   295 / 161,983   14
0.13
  2002 Tacoma   244 / 151,960   13
0.12
  2003 Tacoma   241 / 154,154   12
0.13
  2004 Tacoma   248 / 152,933   11
0.15
  2005 Tacoma   546 / 168,831   10
0.32
  2006 Tacoma   567 / 178,351   9
0.35
  2007 Tacoma   352 / 173,238   8
0.25
  2008 Tacoma   264 / 144,655   7
0.26
  2009 Tacoma   347 / 111,824   6
0.52
  2010 Tacoma   148 / 106,198   5
0.28
  2011 Tacoma   46 / 110,705   4
0.10
  2012 Tacoma   49 / 141,365   3
0.12

  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
  1996 Toyota Tacoma
39
  1997 Toyota Tacoma
7
  1998 Toyota Tacoma
56
  1999 Toyota Tacoma
36
  2000 Toyota Tacoma
30
  2001 Toyota Tacoma
25
  2002 Toyota Tacoma
14
  2003 Toyota Tacoma
23
  2004 Toyota Tacoma
22
  2005 Toyota Tacoma
87
  2006 Toyota Tacoma
83
  2007 Toyota Tacoma
77
  2008 Toyota Tacoma
55
  2009 Toyota Tacoma
100
  2010 Toyota Tacoma
48
  2011 Toyota Tacoma
13
  2012 Toyota Tacoma
23
  2013 Toyota Tacoma
31
  2014 Toyota Tacoma
18
  2015 Toyota Tacoma
5



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