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Radio/tape Cd Player Problems of Toyota Tacoma



Toyota Tacoma owners have reported 13 problems related to radio/tape cd player (under the equipment category).

car image   Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2014 Toyota Tacoma 1
Failure Date: 06/29/2013

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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car image   Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2009 Toyota Tacoma 2
Failure Date: 02/19/2010

The radio/mp3 player on my 2008 Toyota Tacoma randomly shuts off. It would randomly come back on after a few minutes or sometime 20-30 minutes later.

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car image   Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2009 Toyota Tacoma 3
Failure Date: 12/14/2009

The radio acts erratically and unpredictably. It changes stations, turns itself off and on, etc. Sometimes the controls, such as the volume, are nonresponsive, so the radio cannot be turned down or off when needed. Since fiddling with the radio usually makes it eventually start working again, it is a distraction hazard. I have drifted over the yellow line trying to get it working again. The dealer has acknowledged the defect but refused to repair it. It is an ongoing problem. The dealer said it is a very common problem but Toyota will not provide replacement parts. I believe few people report it because the radio is not seen as a safety issue, but it is a serious distraction.

car image   Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2009 Toyota Tacoma 4
Failure Date: 08/15/2009

Radio in my 2009 Toyota has turned itself off three seperate times without explanation. Vehicle has 10k miles on it.

car image   Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2009 Toyota Tacoma 5
Failure Date: 08/12/2009

Like a great many other people, I am experiencing major problems with the radio in my 2009 Toyota Tacoma. The radio turns on and off randomly with no input from me. It also switches bands (fm1 to fm2, etc. ) of its own volition. Sometimes it refuses to turn on at all. Judging from the other complaints scattered around various forum sites on the internet, this problem seems particularly prevalent in the "access cab," which is the model I recently purchased. This bizarre behavior has been happening from the day I drove the car off the dealers lot: the radio--which I thought was off-- suddenly began blaring at high volume. After about one second, it. Turned itself off again. It was startling to say the least, and I'm glad it didn't happen in heavy traffic. The radio exhibits some kind of "poltergeist" manifestation almost every time I drive the vehicle. So far Toyota's response to my problem also seems typical of what others are reporting. The company (and the dealer) appear to be stonewalling and stalling. The internet is rife with complaints about the radio yet there is no service bulletin (presumably because there is only an indirect connection to safety issues and the lawsuits they can bring). The service writer at my dealership stoutly maintained that he had never heard of the problem. When I told him that I had found complaints all over the internet, he attempted to convince me that I was the victim of internet hysteria--as if I couldn't tell when my radio was turning on and off without human input. In spite of the fact that Toyota has known about the problem for the better part of a year, the service writer tells me that "a technician will have to examine the radio for defects and get part numbers and so forth before he can make repairs. " in other words, I have to make at least two trips to the dealer (25 miles away) to solve what should be a simple recall issue, and I have to hope an electrical gremlin appears on demand when the technician checks it.

car image   Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2009 Toyota Tacoma 6
Failure Date: 05/23/2009

My husband and I purchase a Toyota Tacoma double cab 4x4 2009, on Friday may 22, 2009, and we are having problems with the transmission and the radio. When we are slowing down to turn on a curve and when we depress the accelerator the transmission downshifts into what appears to be the 1st gear. The engine will race up to a higher rmp as the car suddenly slows down. This is definitely a safety hazard. This possess a possibility of an accident as our vehicle now slows down quickly as we are coming out of the curve, light intersection or entering into an intersection. This has been occurring since we purchased both vehicle. We took it to the dealer to be checked, but cannot see anything wrong with it. They told me they can't do anything to correct the issue. (Toyota of st. Croix,us virgin islands). Radio has been ordered because in both vehicles the radio doesn't work. It shuts off , and in the other one when you accelerate (gas pedal) the volume goes down and sometimes up. What can you do to assist us. Thank you.


car image   Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2009 Toyota Tacoma 7
Failure Date: 05/10/2009

Radio turns on and off erratically, has been replaced once and is now doing it again,needs to be replaced again unfortunately.

car image   Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2009 Toyota Tacoma 8
Failure Date: 12/15/2008

The radio on my 2009 Toyota Tacoma access cab 4 cyl pick up randomly turns off and back on. It also randomly changes channel frequency from set position, and the lcd display screen is filled with unreadable characters. I was told by the dealership that this has been a problem on all Toyota models and Toyota does not have any fix as of yet. I wanted them to install a new unit and the dealership refused, stating that all of the radios were defective and I would just be installing another defective unit. They advised me to call them back 4 weeks later to see if Toyota had a fix yet. It has been 3 months now and no fix.

car image   Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 1998 Toyota Tacoma 9
Failure Date: 01/01/1998

Radio / cassette failed.

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car image   Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 1998 Toyota Tacoma 10

Stereo failed. Yh.

car image   Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 1996 Toyota Tacoma 11

Consumer stated the radio turner assembly was inoperative.

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car image   Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 1999 Toyota Tacoma 12

Stereo failed and replaced.

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car image   Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 1996 Toyota Tacoma 13

While driving, experiences erratic operation in front suspension, when hit pot holes or slight indentation in road, vehicle steering column and front end shakes and vibrates violently, dlr/mfr can't correct problem. Consumer states that manufacturer admitted problem and they were putting out heavier front springs and shocks, however this would be at consumer's cost, consumer states front and rear suspension needs balanced. Speaker had to be replaced. Radiator was replaced due to leaking coolant.


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