The Toyota Tacoma has been offered by the Japanese automaker since 1995 and for years it has been among the most popular trucks sold in the United States. Since its introduction, the Tacoma has evolved considerably, adding new standard and safety features. For the past sixteen years, the Tacoma has been the best selling midsize truck in America and has racked up a slew of accolades, including Best Buy of the Year for 2021 among midsize pickup trucks from Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com.
However, in addition to the positive, the Toyota Tacoma has also been subject to a number of recalls in recent years. In late 2020, Toyota recalled certain 2017-2020 Tacomas because the low pressure fuel pump in the fuel tank could potentially fail, ultimately leading to an engine stall resulting in an increased risk of accident. This mirrors a recall from earlier in 2020, when Toyota recalled certain 2018-2019 Tacomas for the same reason. In late 2018, there was a recall for certain 2018-2019 Tacomas due to improper machining of the brake master cylinder. This issue could cause internal damage that affects braking, potentially increasing the risk of a crash. Earlier in 2018, there was a recall for certain 2017 Tacoma trucks because of improper machining during the manufacturing process that may have affected the oil galley in the rotor for the brake booster vacuum pump. This issue could cause a sudden loss of brake assist, potentially increasing the risk of accident. Certain 2017 Tacomas were recalled because they may have had incorrect load carrying capacity modification labels which did not comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 110 “Tire Selection and Rims.” Due to the incorrect labels, operators could potentially overload their truck and, as a result, create an increased risk of crash.
In addition to the aforementioned recalls, Tacoma owners have reported having issues with their trucks, including shaking upon breaking, a known issue with the vehicle’s drivetrain. This is just one potential issue that Tacoma owners may face with their vehicle.
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