Toyota Tacoma owners have reported 93 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).
The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Tacoma. The contact heard a popping noise coming from the vehicle and observed smoke inside the vehicle. After opening the driver side door, the contact noticed flames primarily on the driver side of the vehicle. The contact extinguished the fire with a garden hose. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer, but it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.
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Driving my Toyota Tacoma, I was approaching a steep decline. I tapped on the brakes and continued driving at approximately 27 mph when I down shifted to accommodate for the snowy road. As I was down shifting the truck lost control and slid sideways causing the front passenger side to hit a snow bank. Once the truck struck the snow bank it flopped over on its driver side. The side air bags on both sides came out but did not inflate. The driver side bags were torn. I found evidence of this with shredded pieces of the air bag found in the vehicle. Additionally the driver side front air bags never deployed.
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While driving the vehicle loses pedal response due to the throttle control motor shutting down and the check engine light coming on. The engine either shuts down completely or the becomes very jerky and cannot sustain an idle. Incidents began to occur around 95,000 miles odo but stopped for several years after a mechanic worked on the vehicle and said the throttle position sensor was out of alignment. More recently the truck has again been experiencing the same problem as before: loss of pedal response, and in addition it now shuts the engine down and the gauges shoot up to the top of the charts and tick unresponsively until the key is removed from the ignition. This has occurred multiple times now in traffic and along the roadway where the truck becomes unresponsive and is difficult to drive safely off of the roadway.
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I was driving at a normal speed on the highway. The gas pedal became unresponsive. I had to push the pedal all the way to the floor in order to get up to speed. The check engine light came on and the transmission had trouble switching between gears. This problem occured intermittently and continues to happen. The code that has come up is to replace the throttle body, which I have two separate times, but again the new replacement part is quoted at $1000.
Front running lights melted the plastic causing charring and a fire. Pictures were sent to Toyota national headquarters safety personnel under file # 1408062678, incident 14809-000124. Toyota acknowledges there is an issue with 2005-2011 Tacoma¿s and stated this condition was covered under a "warranty enhancement program" and the deal would correct the problem. I contacted the local dealer and was told my VIN number does not qualify. I inquired profusely as to the process used to determine the VIN number range, how this problem is being fixed and was told these are not publicly released documents. I was not offered a method to fix this condition to prevent it from happening again -- "we apologize but are not in a position to avail a point of contact in Toyota safety management to discuss your case. As we have provided our position on these matters, we do not have further information to offer in this regard. " robert browning Toyota customer experience. I have searched the NHTSA data base and see others are having the same problems under NHTSA 10523691, 10510776, 10457435, 10448124, 10427052, 10405463. I ask that Toyota be responsible to vehicle owners and be required to re-examine their VIN range on this particular problem. The front turn signals are charred and melted so badly they are extremely hard to see and will lead to future accidents. The plastic also heats up enough to cause melting and fire potential in these vehicles.
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The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tacoma. While driving various speeds, a chiming noise activated in the vehicle. The failure occurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 110,700.
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The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the day time running light system failed which caused the lens to fracture and the bulbs to burn. The turning signals that are connect to the daytime running lights also failed. The contact replaced the daytime running light bulbs several times; however, the failure was not corrected. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The daytime running light system was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 67,000.
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The daytime running lights have meted the lens and the high heat has also cracked and distorted the main head lght lens on my 2009 Toyota Tacoma.
Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the drivers door electronic lock system failed. The door locked on its own and does not unlock with the in or out door handle. The passenger door was used to exit the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure a diagnostic performed which was unable to locate a failure code. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Li.
The day time running lights that also doubles as turn signals are burning a hole through the plastic lens inside the headlights and cracking the lens as well. These are a known issue with Toyota and they put out a t-sb-0129-11 on September 7th, 2011 and called it an "appearance concern". It is also a fire hazard as I don't believe the lenses should be melting.
While driving down the highway, I moved into the left lane to pass another car. When I stepped on the accelerator the nose pitched forward and the engine felt like it was not getting any gas. I was able to press the accelerator nearly all the way to the floor to continue getting power to the engine, but the first 2/3 of the pedal stroke were completely unresponsive. A check engine light came on and it was diagnosed as a throttle body issue. After doing some research, this seems to be a well documented issue on a number of Tacoma forums. The cost to replace will be $1400 dollars new or $400 dollars used. I am skeptical to purchase a refurbished part due to the known issue with it. This has happened a total of 6 times in 3. 5 years of owning the vehicle and seems to occur in colder weather. Typically after pulling over and shutting the car off for 30 seconds, the issue is gone. It will undoubtedly happen again, but you never know when.
On a recent inspection of the lights on my vehicle I noticed that the daylight running lights (drl) were melting both left and right headlight assemblies. The light bulb retainer is discolored indicating signs of a high heat. My Toyota dealership confirmed there is a problem with the drl's, however they were only replacing the headlight assembly if the vehicle is under warranty. I then contacted Toyota customer service and asked if there was a fix for the headlights, they confirmed that there is no fix and they will not replace the headlight assembly. The problem is a potential fire hazard. An internet search provided numerous accounts and pictures of this chronic problem. I would like Toyota to correct the hazard and repair the damage to my vehicle. Again the biggest issue here is that if Toyota replaces the headlight assembly it will be with the same components that cause the problem.
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The air bag sensor came on in my '09 Toyota Tacoma. The vehicle was brought to a mechanic and a diagnostic test was run. The diagnosis was a faulty air bag spiral cable. This identical issue forced a recall of 481,000 Tacomas, including '09 vehicles. However, I was told that my truck did not fall within the VIN # database that is covered by the recall. This is resulting in an out of pocket repair costing $500. I find it hardly coincidental the exact same design flaw that affected nearly 500,000 vehicles just popped up in my vehicle. Without spending the $500, my barely 4 year old truck will not pass inspection in the state of MA. I bought a Tacoma based on it's reputation for reliability. Currently I am breaking the bank just to make it legal to drive on the road.
My vehicle daytime running lights (drl), are burning through the lenses. The lens in front of the bulb is discolored and seems to be melting and cracking due to overheating. The plastic is dark and looks burned. Because of the defect there is concern for driver safety as there seems to be an obvious fire hazard that has not been addressed by Toyota. This problem exists in both of my front headlights.
Both left and right dtrl lenses are melted from heat from the bulb, I am worried about an electrical short, or fire. Dealer says it is cosmetic and does not want to replace headlight assemblies since vehicle is out of warranty. I believe this is a safety issue that Toyota motor company should address with urgency.
Daytime running lights generated enough heat to melt the interior colored lens on both headlight assemblies, I noticed discoloration and cracks in the colored lens within 1st 12 months. More recently the colored lens began to melt and run, looks as if they were exposed directly to flames. There is also noticeable heat damage to the clear exterior lens cover near the area of the drl. Toyota issued a service bulletin but did not notify owners of the potential fire hazard this may cause. Heat damage has clearly become more severe over time.
Daytime running lights (drl) light bulbs along with outside temperatures generated enough heat to cause bubbling and cracked both headlight lenses. This may posed a fire hazard.
My vehicle¿¿s daytime running lights (drl), which are located in the headlight assembly, are burning through the lenses. The lens in front of the bulb is discolored and seems to be melting due to overheating. The plastic is dark and looks burned. Because of the defect there is concern for driver safety as there seems to be an obvious fire hazard that has not been addressed by Toyota. This problem exists in both of my front headlights.
Upon purchase of a 1998 Toyota Tacoma from lithia Toyota of missoula, montana I was presented with an odometer disclosure statement stating the vehicle had 168,143 miles. While test driving the vehicle earlier on paved highway I noticed the odometer read 168,000 and something miles, so signed the disclosure statement in good faith of the dealer. I also had requested a vehicle history report. After the test drive, the salesman handed me an autocheck vehicle history report. He did not explain details of the report to me, although it seemed fairly straightforward. Heading the odometercheck section, in bold letters it stated "your vehicle checks out!" it continued by stating "autocheck examined the reported odometer readings reported to autocheck for this 1998 Toyota Tacoma sr5(VIN#) and no indication of an odometer rollback or tampering was found. " because I had been warned about used vehicles and accidents I focused on the accidentcheck and title and problemcheck in the report. It wasn't until the odometer went out driving on gravel a week later that I realized the odometer was flawed. And it doesn't record the mileage when it is out. On closer inspection of the vehicle history report, there are six reports underneath the odometercheck section. The suspect mileage is between the 2nd and 3rd mileage reports. The 2nd mileage reports 15,000 miles 10/09/98 with a notation stating: "not included in rollback calculation. " the 3rd mileage reports 10,038 12/10/1998. That is a difference of -4,962 miles lost on the odometer. I phoned, then brought the Tacoma back to lithia 8/6/13. The man in the service department said they found no problem and recommended replacing the circuit board at my expense. There was nothing they could do, he repeated. I wrote a letter to Toyota corp. 8/9/13 and received a response by phone 8/20/13. The analyst stood by lithia's decision 8/23/13.
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Excessive heat from daylight running light bulbs cause my vehicle headlight lenses to slowly burn and crack.
First 3 weeks ago or so my radio shut itself off then on again, repeated that 3 time since then. Seatbelt chime went off like I just started driving again while I was driving. Dash transmission indicator light faded and re-lit. While parked and engine running trac control off light and auto lsd light came on. Today 6/3/14 the radio totally reset back to a different station when I turned truck on .
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The plastic housing/plastic lens covering the amber daytime running lights and the clear fog lights are burned, melted, cracked and broken. This is not due to any front end collision but due to the extreme heat generated by the original factory-installed light bulbs. The lights are generating so much heat that they are melting, burning and cracking the plastic housing which then breaks under driving stress. Compounding the problem is that there is no way to turn off the daytime running lights when the vehicle is in operation. Either the daytime running lights must be on or the headlights must be on. Therefore, the lights continue to burn the plastic housing. Toyota will not competely cover the cost to repair and replace these defective light systems stating that the vehicle is out of the 3 year warranty. Although the vehicle is one year out of the 3 years manufacturer's warranty this problem did not occur overnight but is the result of 4 years of use. The lens have been progressively getting worse over time. Because the lens are burned, we are concerned that a fire could occur.
I'm filing the compliant to acknowledge the fact that these older fly by wire throttle bodies have a faulty tps that is only replaceable as a whole new throttle body. The cost on them is between 700 to 1000 dollars. My Tacoma do have a faulty tps on it. I'm waiting to save up enough money to replace the throttle body however, there have been numerous times that upon pulling out into traffic it has acted up. When this happens you get a very bad hesitation or lack of acceleration to the point of endangering myself and other drivers. The hesitation has lasted as long as 3 to 5 seconds before the throttle will finally respond. The condition will only happen during hot summer months. Thank you for your time and would like the see this looked into and or resolved. I will be able to replace the throttle body because I work at a dealership and get the parts at cost. However some people may not be able to save up the cost for the new part. Thanks again sincerely!!.
Daytime running lamps are melting the lens.
2008 Toyota Tacoma, 4x4, double cab, 6 cyl noticed that the exterior front running-turn signal lights are brown & one is cracked. Original light bulbs in place. Fire hazard???? running hot. Reported to beaverton Toyota in oregon this am. Please advise. [xxx] or [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).