Automatic Transmission problems of the 2005 Toyota Tacoma

11 problems related to automatic transmission have been reported for the 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2005 Toyota Tacoma based on all problems reported for the 2005 Tacoma.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 1
Failure Date: 06/07/2010

2005 Toyota Tacoma lunges or surges while holding the brake at light. If I don't hold the brake firm it could rear end vehicle in front of me. Dealer says its normal. And charged me to inspect. Airbag light came on dealer told me it was a part in the airbag and wanted 612. 00 to replace stating that it may go off while driving. Causing a crash . Shouldn't a part this critical be covered for life of truck?.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 2
Failure Date: 03/26/2009

I bought my 2005 Tacoma about 2 months ago. I have experienced this problem three times now. The last time being tonight after picking up my daughter at work. The truck was accelerating and I was literally standing on the brake and the engine was racing and would not stop. I through it into neutral and it sounded like it was going to explode! I have no rugs in my vehicle, it did not come with any, and I was going to get the all weather mats, but have not bought them yet. The cruise control was not engaged. I do consider myself to be a fairly experienced driver, I use to race a 70 chevelle in the 1/4 mile (this was many years ago. ), if I did not have such experience I am sure I would have ran the car up a tree or something. I am scared, I have beat cancer twice and I'll be !@#$% if I am going to let a faulty Tacoma take me out!.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 3
Failure Date: 03/01/2009

Truck lurches forward after complete stop.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 4
Failure Date: 01/01/2009

Vehicle surges forward slightly when stopped at stoplight. Happens nearly every time I stop the vehicle without having it in park mode. The severity of the surge seems to be proportional with the velocity of the vehicle prior to stopping (I. E. Surge is more pronounced when stopping from a higher velocity than from a lower velocity). The surge event occurs roughly 2-3 seconds after vehicle comes to a full stop, and lasts perhaps 0. 5 seconds then goes away. With the foot on the brake, the vehicle doesn't go very far, but it's a safety concern in the event the surge becomes uncontrollable. Corrective action has been to maintain a greater-than-usual distance from the intersection or from the vehicle in front.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 5
Failure Date: 09/11/2007

Almost daily my 2005 Toyota Tacoma double cab truck lurches forward during deceleration and also at a complete stop. A few times it has lurched forward a foot or more while idling at a stop sign or stop light. Updated 10/16/07.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 6
Failure Date: 07/24/2007

Late shifting, shuddering, lurching at idle.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 7
Failure Date: 03/18/2007

When at a complete stop for several seconds to a minute with the transmission in drive , e. G. At a stop light, the vehicle will surge forward as if the gas pedal has been momentarily depressed.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 8
Failure Date: 03/06/2007

1) 2005 Toyota Tacoma "lurch" while slowing or stopped. I have noticed it with or without a/c or defrost on. Generally, I come to a complete stop, and a few seconds later, it feels as though the vehicle lurches forward slightly. 2) while it has not caused an accident, it is somewhat disconcerting. 3) no repairs or replacement parts have been effected. I've guessed it is a transmission downshift, and the resulting increased torque at the rear wheels results in the lurch. The more firmly the brakes are applied, the less noticeable the problem.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 9
Failure Date: 04/20/2006

Upon coming to a stop (most of the time. . . Perhaps more then 50%), the vehicle will 'lurch' forward slightly. . . Even when the brake is depressed. This was reported to the dealer a year ago (and is on file with them). I was told that this condition was 'normal'. No action has been taken by the dealer to correct or otherwise stop this condition. It has not been so bad that I could not stop the vehicle (just press the brake pedal harder). Still, if not paying attention, a collision might readily occur in stopped traffic.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 10
Failure Date: 01/25/2006

2005 Toyota Tacoma automatic lurches forward at stop after coming to a complete stop. Wife complained that sometimes it felt like she had been hit in rear end. I have noticed the same while driving her truck. She says it has been doing this for a long time. With all the reports on this problem, seems like Toyota would do something about it.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 11
Failure Date: 10/31/2005

I pulled into a parking spot with my 2005 Tacoma automatic and I had my foot completely on the brake when the truck lunged forward. It felt like someone rear ended me. Its been doing it every once in a while at stop lights since then.

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