Transmission Not Go Into Gear Problems of Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma owners have reported 8 problems related to transmission not go into gear (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   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 1
Failure Date: 07/15/2016

Vehicle is sporadic when shifting. Earlier today at a left turn at the vehicle would not shift gears giving me the feeling that the vehicle would only go at 10-15mph on incoming traffic. This was at a green light with yield if possible. If it weren't for other driver coming and being able to use breaks the vehicle would have been in an accident. I attempted to step on the accelerator but it seemed as it would not shift. Please investigate further as I've noticed the issue before but when driving straight it is not a problem. Thank you.

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car image   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 2
Failure Date: 04/19/2016

The manual transmission consistently gets stuck in gear once the transmission is hot. This typically occurs on drives over 2-3 hours or heavy stop-go traffic. The driver cannot change gears without excessive force on the shifter, resulting in significant changes in driving dynamics while this is occurring (e. G. , loss of vehicle speed, loss of engine revs, lugging transmission). Examples include downshifts from 5-6, 5-4, 4-3, and 3-2 as well as upshifts through those same gears. This presents a critical safety concern when the transmission malfunctions and the vehicle does not operate as intended. It places the driver in dangerous and potentially life threatening situations, whereby the driver is taking attention away from driving in order to apply significant pressure on the shift lever in order to get the transmission unstuck. Moreover, while maneuvering the vehicle through traffic or intersections, the driver and others on the road become vulnerable to major accidents caused by a malfunctioning Toyota transmission and the inability of the driver to safely operate the vehicle. I have contacted Toyota on several occasions. Toyota relied on an independent third party dealer to perform an inadequate inspection of a malfunctioning transmission and then proceeded to deny all responsibility; even going as far as to make the assertion that "the customer can drive the vehicle as necessary". Toyota has done absolutely nothing to review or inspect the malfunctioning transmission only to conclude it is safe to drive!.

car image   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2014 Toyota Tacoma 3
Failure Date: 04/14/2015

The neutral safety switch prevents the shifter to engage the drive. I have had the neutral safety switch replaced one time under the manufacture warrantee. I will have it replaced again tomorrow April 5, 2018. The dealer staid it is caused by corrosion. The safety issue is that you cannot change gears from revers to drive. If it fails to engage, you must run the gears up and down again until it does. So backing out into traffic is very dangerous. Driveways, parking lots and streets, going from reverse to drive from parked to drive etc. Even if it is cause by salt on the roads in northeast, ohio 1 would not think it needed to be replaced every 2 years and if so, the manufacture should have disclosed this as a reoccurring maintenance item.

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car image   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2006 Toyota Tacoma 4
Failure Date: 02/07/2010

Transmission fails to go into gear. This is a common problem with the aisin ay6 6-speed manual transmission in the Tacoma from what I see on internet forums. A danger results in crossing an intersection, merging or many other unforeseen incidents where it is nearly impossible to get the transmission into the next gear. In my case, it is particularly difficult for the 1-2, 2-3 shifts and reverse. I have taken my truck to Toyota numerous times and in short was more or less told to "take a hike" and sometimes in a manner than was not the most pleasant means. Throwout bearing also squeaks since brand new (TSB posted?), and Toyota's only action is to replace it with another bearing that will only squeak again anyway. I do not get why I have to constantly take a truck that is barely driven in for a complaint. Something is not right, I (we) paid for a Toyota and their reputation, but this was my last purchase from Toyota ever. It seems that to get anything replaced on every vehicle affected by these profound issues, that someone must die again as with the gas pedal incidents.

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car image   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2006 Toyota Tacoma 5
Failure Date: 05/12/2009

I have a 2006 Toyota Tacoma x-runner trim and it has had an issue with the transmission since I bought it. The transmission will not shift from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd and can easily be repeated even though Toyota tech's always state that the problem could not be duplicated even though I have done it with two techs test rides. Also, it cannot be downshifted easily. If I am merging I cannot shift into the next gear and have had a few close calls. Also, more recently I cannot shift into reverse which seems like the same forward shifting, except I am not moving. I had recently parked in a spot that had a slight incline and when it came time to back out, I could not get it into gear and kept rolling forward more and more each time till I hit the bump stop in the parking stall and damaged the underside of the front bumper and from which I had to get some help to push it backwards out of the spot.

car image   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2008 Toyota Tacoma 6
Failure Date: 11/08/2008

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the vehicle has a 5-speed manual transmission. The vehicles rpm levels increased although the vehicle was not in gear. When the vehicle speed was 70 mph and the contact shifted into 5th gear, the vehicle accelerated to 95 mph without him pressing on the gas pedal. The failure mileage was 15. The current mileage was 26,000. Updated 03/30/10 the consumer stated the vehicle has an electrical problem and the vehicle doesn't go back to idle in between gears; especially between 4th and 5th gear. And a slight to moderate down hill the rpm's don't go to idle. Updated 08/18/10.

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car image   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2005 Toyota Tacoma 7
Failure Date: 09/20/2005

The contact was making a left hand turn and the vehicle stopped in the middle of the road. The vehicle would not go into gear. He had the vehicle towed to the dealership. The dealership replaced the pressure plate assembly. Since the replacement of the pressure plate he was still having the same problems with the vehicle.

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car image   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2005 Toyota Tacoma 8
Failure Date: 01/01/2005

The consumer owns a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. The vehicle has a manual transmission and he states that the vehicle will not go into 5th gear safely. This vehicle will go into every other gear perfectly fine. This is the second transmission consumer has put in his vehicle and he only has 5000 miles on his vehicle.

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