Noises During Shifting Problems of Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma owners have reported 8 problems related to noises during shifting (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Toyota Tacoma based on all problems reported for the Tacoma.

car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma 1
Failure Date: 02/28/2018

My Tacoma has 17000 miles on it. Here lately I�ve been hearing a chirping noise coming from the engine bay. It doesn�t start right away so I know it�s not a pulley or a belt. I don�t drive the truck hard because let�s face it, it�s powertrain isn�t the greatest and shifts like a kid learning to drive a stick. Im sure the chirping noise is the high pressure fuel pump in the engine bay. For awhile thought it was normal until another Tacoma pulled up and it wasn�t doing the same noise at all even asked the guy if his a/c was on to make sure we had the same setting. His was also a 2017 off road Tacoma.

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car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 2
Failure Date: 04/30/2016

The contact owns a 2016 Toyota Tacoma. While driving various speeds, the vehicle began to make an abnormally loud noise. The contact noticed that the transmission would shift between gears independently and the four wheel drive feature would not engage after being activated. The dealer diagnosed that the software failed for the transmission and needed to be updated. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 325.

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car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2009 Toyota Tacoma 3
Failure Date: 02/20/2010

Purchased new Toyota Tacoma trd sport in Aug 2009 with zero miles. All seemed ok, other than a few frustrating cab rattles here and there. However, I also noticed that as my truck neared more miles (7,000 current), I now have to press on the brake pedal a bit harder, yet when I brought this up to the dealer, they stated all was normal and could not replicate. I've had a couple of instances where I've had to press the brake pretty hard to come to a stop or slow down. It seems I need to ride it a little harder than when I first bought my truck. I also want to add, that besides the irritating rattles (door panels/tray holder in center console below the steering wheel - which was replaced, but still make pop sounds here and there, the other smaller rattles - some of which were coming from ill-fit window seals were not really fixed. The dealer replaced the seals and the popping sounds stopped for a day or so then returned. I found the problem is the seals tend to be somewhat improper fit. In other words, they are too large and cause the rubbing. I personally corrected this by removing all door panels only to find out that some of the rattle sounds I had complained about merely had a small piece of felt on the backside, which did not completely cure the problem. I purchased an entire roll of this material myself and coated the inside of each door panel then added a small piece of weather stripping to the inside of door panel edge where it touches the glass window. This helped considerably in reducing air noise and no more rattling. My complaint is still with the brake pedal sometimes, not always, needing to be pushed harder than normal to come to stop or slow down. On other thing I addressed with the dealer was the fact that when I slow down and make turn, not complete stop and go, my engine rpm's don't decelerate quickly enough for the transmission to catch up. Dealer states this is normal operating rpms catching down to shift down of tranny.

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car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2008 Toyota Tacoma 4
Failure Date: 04/27/2008

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Tacoma. While the vehicle was idling at a complete stop, the rpms increased rapidly. The contact was not depressing the accelerator pedal at the time. The vehicle acted as if it was going to lunge forward. He took the vehicle to the dealer at least four times and they stated that the manner in which the vehicle was driven caused the surges and increased rpms. The failure still persists. The failure mileage was less than 100 and current mileage was 4,515. Updated 4/6/09 the consumer stated the vehicle would suddenly surge on its own. Even when he shifted gears the truck would make a loud noise as well. Updated 06/09/09. Updated 03/19/10.

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car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2005 Toyota Tacoma 5
Failure Date: 01/19/2007

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. While driving approximately 15 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle lunged forward when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact heard a loud squealing noise coming from the wheels. The gear shifter was placed into park in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The failure recurred and was taken to the dealer on three occasions, but there were no resolutions. The vehicle is currently operating properly. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was unavailable and current mileage was 45,000. See also 10254167. Dsy.

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car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2006 Toyota Tacoma 6
Failure Date: 10/16/2006

: the contact stated when accelerating in 1st gear at 15 mph, the vehicle stalled on 9 occasions. At other times, the shifter would not go into reverse. There was a clunking noise when shifting occurred that became constant as the problem worsened. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer but the problem was not corrected. An appointment was scheduled with another service dealer. The fuel warning light was not activated at the proper volume of fuel. These problems happened shortly after the carpeting was replaced due to water leaking through the firewall. The manufacturer was notified. The consumer stated the vehicle jumped out of park and into reverse. On numerous occasions the truck stalled. Updated 12/18/06.

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car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2005 Toyota Tacoma 7
Failure Date: 12/14/2005

After having transmission replaced on this vehicle at 6271 miles, less than 2 weeks later again heard a clinking sound emanating from the rear transmission wheel area. Took vehicle back to dealer and during technician test drive with spouse rear end locked up. Dealer discovered issue was bolts on right rear e-brake cable inside drum came out and brake shoe was locking up rear and then making it hard to shift into gear and bolt was making the grinding noise at lower 1st gear. Dealer removed and cleaned axles, installed new bolts on e-brake cable, removed and repaired rear brake shoes and machined both rear drums.

car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2003 Toyota Tacoma 8

Vehicle has a history of problems that the dealer cannot determine the causes. Vehicle does not properly shift into gear, has a rough idle, and a knocking noise in the engine. Dealer could not duplicate the problems because they were intermittent.

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