This version of the Tacoma shed some of its workaday roots with powertrain, steering system, and interior trim improvements. Fuel economy is quite competitive among pickup trucks, and handling is secure. However, the ride is not altogether comfortable and the driving position is not ideal. Payload capacity is relatively small.
Alerts
There are 10 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
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Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
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Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
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Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
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Safety Equipment
ABS standard from 2003. ESC standard from 2009. Side and head protection air bags standard from 2009.
Road Test

This version of the Tacoma shed some of its workaday roots with powertrain, steering system, and interior trim improvements. Fuel economy is quite competitive among pickup trucks, and handling is secure. However, the ride is not altogether comfortable and the driving position is not ideal. Payload capacity is relatively small.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 4-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2.7-liter 4 (159 hp)
  • 4-liter V6 (236 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Toyota Tacoma owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Camber adjusters strip out and had to be replaced with after market units. Wore expensive set of tires, would not hold alignment. Spindles are also weak and prone to bending, had to reinforce those for off roading."

Robert W., CO (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"I cannot get the alignment correct after taking it Pep Boys numerous times to address the problem. A mechanic says they cannot align it within specs due to a completely different reason every time I bring it in."

Anonymous, NM (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Ball joints

"For 130000 miles lower ball joints just slightly loose, dealer suggests replacement"

John W., NH (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Lower ball joints worn, affecting wheel alignment."

Kevin O., SK (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"went bad, wore out"

C G., VA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Needed to be replaced on passenger side."

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"Ball joints assembly gone bad"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"Unit leaks. $1500 to repair"

Joe M., NH (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Small leak found during routine vehicle check that required about $900 to fix - so the Firestone mechanics said"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"I lost power steering on a trip. The gear box and tie rods needed replaced at 1200 dollars"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Power steering rack developed leaks at both boots. Had to replace entire rack"

Greg S., BC (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"I have had to have steering pumps and hoses replaced two to three times already"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"hardline had a leak, went to auto parts store and baught replacement part. Installed myself. repair complete. drives great"

Anonymous, HI (2007 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Wore out at 77,000 miles very rough noisy ride! Rear springs & lower bush stabilizer replaced at 150000 miles."

Anonymous, ND (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"premature leaking of front shocks"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"shocks needed to be replaced after 120000 miles. we live on a dirt road a quarter mile from pavement so this may be just wear and tear after 10 years."

Ken C., WY (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"Control Arms cracked and shocks replaced along with disk brakejob at the same time"

Anonymous, NV (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"At about 50000 miles when going over bumps I started to feel that the shocks were bad. I expect about 100000 miles from shocks so was surprised. I removed them and could tell they were bad. They were original Toyota shocks made by Tokico. I replaced them with Bilstein shocks and the ride is back to what it should be."

Anonymous, HI (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"wore out"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base)

"Leaking shock on rear wheel required replacement at about 29,000 miles"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"The left rear leaf spring broke"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"The bed bottoms out in the truck even if lightly loaded. The dealer even put more sturdy shocks the first month I had the truck and it didn't solve the problem. The bed leans to the left due to weak leaf springs. It makes the truck look awful"

Stanley H., OH (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Ongoing recall for corrosion problems with rear leaf springs that has not been repaired yet"

Anonymous, LA (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"Frame was recalled and sprayed (?). I had to buy reinforcement for the rear springs. There is a recall for the rear springs. I'm very disappointed in this truck"

Ronald B., KY (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Warranty repair"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"recall"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"I keep breaking leaf springs even though I don't carry any weight"

Denis D., NB (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"recalled because rear springs will break and puncture fuel tank"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"broken right rear spring leaf"

Anonymous, CT (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Recall for leaf spring replacement"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Rear leaf springs were replaced with heavier set, under recall. Problem was that dealer would not reinstall helper springs on new leaves without charging an exorbitant amount. Also, Toyota replaced entire frame, under recall, and provided a loaner car. Truck fender was dented at dealership, while it was there for 2 weeks."

Anonymous, CT (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Manufacturer recall on rear leave springs."

Anonymous, AB (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Factory recall on rear springs"

Ralph C., MI (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Recall on rear leaf springs. Broke completely, Toyota wouldn't acknowledge problem for several years, then was very difficult to get reimbursement for repairs made. They NEVER fully paid for the replacement cost of the springs."

Robert W., CO (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Replaced by Toyota under a recall. No charge again"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"Had to replace rear leaf springs. Callback"

Anonymous, RI (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Rear spring corrosion issue replaced by recall"

Wayne P., LA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Rear leaf springs, complete units, replaced due to recall program"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall being accomplished on rear leaf spring replacements. I have had no problem, but mine was identified as problematic"

William P., FL (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Toyota sent a recall on the leaf springs. The local dealer replaced them"

Kay S., TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"sudden loss of power steering"

Kenneth Y., SC (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Steering froze on highway, a steering rod went bad suddenly. Almost caused an accident"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"steering wheel was hard to turn because of piece at the knuckle of the column. replaced for several hundred dollars. not covered by warranty"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Intermediate steering shaft linkage worn ,hard to steer, corrected on the spot at dealership"

John W., NH (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Steering rod required replacement. Also power steering unit leaks. Expensive repairs"

Joe M., NH (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"A universal joint in the steering colum had to be replaced because of rust"

Denis D., NB (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Having problems now with the steering of the vechicle and cost to repair through dealership is too expensive"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Linkage just needed lubrication then it was fine."

Anonymous, ME (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"It was corroded, which caused the steering to get very stiff"

Anonymous, ME (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"The truck will wander if sterring is not constantly controlled, needs rfepair but estimate was $1400 so I am postponing until I have tghe money to afford."

Michael O., OR (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"The rack is leaking fluid. Nothing major but eventually would be a problem."

Anonymous, CO (2007 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)

"steering joint seized"

Anonymous, DE (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Steering linkage had to be replaced due to the universal joint failure"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"Slight pulling to right with some vibration"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)
Tie rods

"Tie rods were worn out and needed replaced with the gear box"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Had to replace both front wheel bearings because of wear"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Burdick Toyota wanted $1100 to replace one bearing. I went to a local shop and he did them both for $469 I do not go to Burdick Toyota anymore. This was not the first such incidence"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"Whining noise due to a failing wheel bearing"

Evan E., MA (2007 Toyota Tacoma 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"The front driver's side wheel bearing is making a humming noise"

Nicholas P., KY (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"front wheel bearings failed a second time in two years"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"Front passenger side bearings are going bad. Will be replaced soon. I don't drive the truck often."

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Drivers side front wheel bearing went. Happily it gave plenty of noisy notice and never failed completely but it was not safe to drive on a continuing basis until the entire hub assembly was replaced at some considerable expense."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Over past several years, both front wheel bearing had to be replaced once each. Attributed in part to bad country roads"

Wayne P., LA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Front driver side bearing began making a sound. Seal failed. Had to replace the bearing which is not easy on the Tacoma"

Greg S., BC (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"faulty leaf springs"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"skid plate fell off. mud flaps break, cheap plastic cracks. poorly made"

Roger L., WA (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"molding around wheel wells separated from fenders (I was in a hot area)"

Colin C., WA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Tail gate emblems fell off after 2 years requiring paint prep to replace. finally removed all and repainted the tail gate."

Charles V., CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Drivers side sunvisor : plastic retainer inside that keeps the visor up and out of the way breaks. HUNDREDS of people complaining about it on the 'Net. New sun visor: $135.00"

Don H., AZ (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"The sun visors would not fold up all the way"

James C., NV (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint pealed, now rust in the tailgate"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Paint flaking at front left corner on rear body panel"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Top paint coat is very thin, scratches extremely easy and wearing through in high use areas. Undercoat is white making scratches very visible. Also unable to polish out scratches because it's so thin. Looks like hell"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Caulking and peeling on hood and roof"

Robin S., GA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Both Visors came loose hood and roof paint are dull and faded"

James C., NV (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat paint peeled and blistered severely on hood, roof and doors"

Bob S., AZ (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"surface rust showing through on top of cab, Toyota will not fix problem"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Clear coat is peeling off top of cab"

Douglas S., CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint began cracking and peeling a few years after the truck was purchased. It has continued to peel and now the roof and front hood of truck are beginning to rust."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat peeling /falling off. Have had to have the hood and roof re-painted and now the side doors are peeling and clear coat falling off. Toyota has terrible paint !!!"

Bob S., AZ (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Paint is peeling and molding has always needed care since the beginning of the purchase"

Gloria S., TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Normal wear and tear for truck. Frame recall in 2016."

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"The paint on the hood faded terribly. Many Tacoma's I've seen have this on the top of cab, but mine had been repainted some time ago due to a tree limb falling on it. The auto body place that did the hood said that prevented the cab top from doing the same. In other words....Toyota factory paint that year sucked!"

Tim E., CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Started peeling and fading about 5-7 years ago; got worse as time went on"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"It's gone"

Kay S., TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"paint is thin (blue) over white behind it. Minor scratches and rubs/bumps are more evident as the white color shows through. Paint on bumpers is worse and even minor scratches result in rusting"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Paint peeled off hood--had to have painted."

Joyce F., AL (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"The original factory paint started peeling,cracking and bubbling before it reached the 100K mile mark. I wrote Toyota and got zero response. I had the hood and roof repainted and now that I have reached the 150K mile mark it is beginning to peel, blister and bubble despite my applying mothers paste wax 3 X a year and keeping it washed and in the best condition I am able. Toyota has terrible paint."

Bob S., AZ (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"The clear coat has peeled off on the doors and fenders and the paint is now fading to a chalky white."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"The problem has not been solved it just looks terrible"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"The paint around the hatch blistered, cracked and then rusted"

Anonymous, MT (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Paint fading over the wheel wells, though I've lived without a garage/covered parking for 6 years now in Denver, CO (snow, hail, etc.)"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Clear coat started peeling about three years ago and has gotten progressively worse."

Anonymous, NM (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"The clear coat has worn off and now parts of the door are a faded cloudy color"

Jamie J., CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"flaking of the paint on roof and hood"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Several places on the hood have begun peeling. There have been no problems elsewhere on the body, and since this was a used vehicle I suspect the hood had been replaced or repainted"

Gary N., TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Had to have the hood and roof re-painted due to peeling and cracking paint. Now I need to get the front fenders and door edges re-painted due to the same problem. The Tacoma receives a hard paste wax twice a year but despite this the clear coat paint is terrible and defective"

Bob S., AZ (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Don't know what you want to know except it's peeling and fading as well as cracking"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Clear coat started peeling in 2015"

Craig P., CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Rust

"Got a recall notice regarding serious premature frame rusting that could lead to failure. Took to dealership for evaluation and it was determined that the frame had to be sanded and re-coated with rust preventative. 3 day job"

Joseph B., RI (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Frame shows excessive corrosion and is due in for a factory body inspection on June 3. It has a recall notice dealing with this problem"

John B., PA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Frame has been recalled due to rust, still waiting after 4 months for frame to arrive. Tailgate is rusting out pre-mature"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Rust on the underside of the truck, more than what would seem to be normal wear"

Anonymous, VT (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"was factory recall on potential inadequate undercoat -- repaired under warranty"

Anonymous, KY (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"frame has to be replaced, same with my 2003 Tundra"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"after having frame undercoated/rust proofed on recall 2 or 3 years ago it is no totally rusted again, toyota will inspect for perforations and replace frame if they find. which i suspect will happen very soon. this is the same problem we had with our last 1999 tacoma that was recalled and replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"The roof is down to bare metal."

Kay S., TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Total frame replaced. defective coating, In shop for 10 days"

Marvin K., MD (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"Actually it is the rear bumper that is rusting"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"The frame rusted out."

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"frame perforation: Toyota replaced the frame and springs, no cost to me"

Michael G., CT (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"TRUCK SOLD IN SOUTHERN MARKET. FRAME RUSTED. FRAME RELPACED. NO CHARGE BY DEALERSHIP."

Anonymous, NH (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Frame was rusted and replaced by the dealer at no cost to me."

Anonymous, DE (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"occurred where paint cracked"

Anonymous, MT (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Frame rust"

Susan D., MA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"Vehicle will not transfer in 4WD at all anymore. Very expensive repair required"

Mark G., VT (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"The FWD components had to be replaced at 70,000 miles. I have an 89 and an 85 Toyota 4WD truck each with 150,000 plus miles and the FWD is in fine shape. Things are not getting better!"

Ronald B., KY (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Would not go into 4 wheel drive"

Brian L., OH (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
CV joint

"The CV joint bearing pins broke and were only connected on one side causing pinging on deceleration. A recal has recently been issued."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Poor engineering has caused repeated failures of CV joints. Toyota had recall after I had it fixed. They would not honor their recall"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Differential

"Rear cover of rear differential rusted so badly that it developed severe leaks"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Metal filings in differential migrated to wheel seal which cause premature leak of seal and damage to brakes. Toyota has been very unresponsive to matter"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Grinding of rear drive train- had to be replaced. l"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"ujoints"

Robert B., TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Drive shaft developed "rumble strip like" vibration possibly due to rusted universal joints"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Front U-Joint failed."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"needed new front wheel bearings, spindles, and u-joints. All NORMAL maintenance after 175,000 miles!"

Barry D., AR (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"front universal joint failed. replaced under recall."

Anonymous, GA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed new wheel bearings."

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"Had to replace the drive shaft"

Karl K., FL (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Driveline vibration at highway speed, diagnosed as torque converted by Toyota dealer. $2,200 later, vibration remained and the dealer would not address it further. Vibration was a driveshaft. Poor quality and service"

Neil C., NC (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Driveline u-joint failure. Easy and inexpensive repair"

Anonymous, AK (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"ujoints"

Robert B., TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Seal failed on axle. Had to have the other axle seal replaced last year"

Kevin D., WA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Right rear axle bearing went out"

Todd M., MN (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Left rear axle seal, at wheel hub, began leaking rear end lubricant into rear brake drum"

Wayne R., NH (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"replaced a u-joint"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"squeak from u-joint ext.warranty replace all 3 u-joints for $100.deduct"

Harry S., FL (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Water got into my front driver side axle and froze when it got cold out. It caused the front axle to open up and leak lubricant. Now my front differential is leaking"

Anonymous, NH (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"The drive shaft makes a bump noise and the vehicle moves slightly forward sometimes when you let your off the breaks. Toyota knows about this but will not fix it. I also had this problem on an '04 Tacoma. Because of this and soft breaks I don't think"

Craig R., SC (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Passenger side rear axle seal went bad. Resulted in gear oil leaking at speed. Had to replace seal and replace rear brake shoes."

Greg S., BC (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Have had to replace u joints 1st one then another then all 3 with seals etc. Toyota recalled truck but I had work done a private shop now they will not honor their repair offer!! Continue to draw out any settlement. I took it to a private shop because anytime I took it to a dealer they found many other things that needed fixed. I felt like it was the bait and switch game!"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Corrosion caused rear axle differential to leak oil, deemed unrepairable. Replaced with used axle."

John L., NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Bad engineering at Toyota have lead to numerous problems with driveshaft u joints. Some of which I had replaced at a non Toyota garage before they admitted there was a problem. Since I had the problem fixed by a non Toyota service Toyota would NOT honor the repair work or continue to work with me to correct their bad engineering problem!!!"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"carrier bearing was worn. Paid $575 for professional off road service shop to repair. Truck runs great."

Anonymous, HI (2007 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 4.0-L V6)

"replace 2 u-joints in drive shaft"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Universal going to the rear. Plus left front wheel bearing for the fifth time"

Anonymous, AK (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"Universal joint failure. Dealer replaced the u-joints but did not balance the drive shaft as per sticker on the drive shaft and blamed the massive vibration on the tires. After spending money on tire inspection, balancing and rotation, I still got no help from the Trotter Toyota service department so I took it to a shop 45 miles away where the drive shaft was balanced thus fixing the problem. It cost $155.00 plus the tire stuff to fix a problem the dealer caused"

Mike O., AR (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"One wheel bearing and a frozen driveshaft u-joint at about 130,000 miles. Also replaced 1 front disc that warped around 100,000 miles"

Geoffrey M., TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Replaced worn u joint"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Leak that effected the brakes, too"

Becki L., WA (2007 Toyota Tacoma 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"universal joint on rear drive shaft failed"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Worn U joint"

William J., MN (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"plug connecting fan motor melted due to too much draw during extended use of a/c..... we live in Arizona"

Bob S., AZ (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Thermometer/compass died. Self-repaired by resoldering broken contact (2nd time repaired)"

Geoffrey M., TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Same a previously stated"

Anne B., NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"It stopped working. I had it diagnosed. It was a leak associated with the compressor. The estimate was $600 and I elected not to fix it"

Richard L., NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"AC stopped working; refrigerant had leaked; at first service call, added refrigerant; AC stopped again; at second service call, replaced compressor; problem solved"

Taves H., NH (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Toyota Dealership installed rebuilt compressor. Rebuilt compressor feels like it is placing significant load on vehicle when operating"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Seized."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"The compressor broke for lack of a better term. The way it is integrated into the motor block makes it very expensive to repair and I have opted to just leave it disabled for now."

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Not sure"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Froze up and was replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"Air Conditioner Freezes...after several visits to a Toyota dealer the finally discovered the expansion valve and internal thermal are bad"

Ruben A., LA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"resistor failed and was replaced. Approx.5 months later resistor and fan motor failed and required replacement"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"It doesn't blow on any setting other than high"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Blower worked some time...some time it wouldn't. Finally I had the motor replaced"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"Fan blower would only work on high position"

Roger K., AL (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"The fan only works in the high fan setting."

Anonymous, OR (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Resistor wiring failed at connections causing the blower speed control to stop working."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"The blower motor had shorted out causing the fan switch to not function as well. Had to have both replaced."

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"The fan blower gradually stopped working on different blower settings. First it stopped in high mode, then medium high, then medium low and finally quick working all together."

Thomas B., OR (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Fan motor resistor failed 3 times requiring replacement."

Charles V., CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"The a/c fan stopped working about 2 months ago, but then it started up again. This has happened several times now but due to financial situations and the COVID-19 situation, we haven't been able to have this fixed. We will fix it as soon as this mess is over with, and we have some money."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base Unsure)

"Repeated problems with fan motor. Had to have it replaced"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"fan motor failed had to replace"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"fan burned out as well as the resistor switch burned contacts, this is very common with Tacoma"

Roger L., WA (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"Heat-A/C blower motor went again and replaced it. Am told by several Toyota owners that is a common weakness or defect"

Bob S., AZ (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Load and noisy and inefficient...changed motor 3 times and still works poorly"

Ruben A., LA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Condenser

"Unscruplous service manager at the Dealership. Gave me a list of things needing repair in the AC and when I took it to an indepentent repair shop, turns out this is not what was wrong with the AC"

Anne B., NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"ROCK OR ROAD HAZARD STUCK CONDENSER RESULTING IN A REFRIGERANT LEAK. TEMPLEASE THAT DAY WAS 92¿F"

Richard A., NV (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Outside air control mod"

Ron T., AZ (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Power switch only worked on HIGH"

Jerry S., AZ (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"HVAC fan select only works on high. Replaced resistor once and it failed approx. one month later"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Heater system

"If you have the heater blowing on your feet they still are cold, then you can put the heat to blow on your legs and you'll feel cold air on your feet. If you have all the heat coming out of the upper registers then the heat bounces off the windows a"

Stanley H., OH (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Heater produces only moderate heat. The heater stopw working if I try to increase the temperature/volume of heat."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Air conditioning is not as cold as in the past. Added more refrigerant and still the same"

Mark R., ID (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"There were leaks since 2015 and I paid to have it recharged. Finally in 2017, they did a test and discovered many leaks. With the high cost to repair, I decided not to do it."

Anonymous, MD (2007 Toyota Tacoma)

"Stopped blowing cold air. Determined that refrigerant was low. Unable to find a leak however. Charged system and operating fine now."

Robert M., CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Needs annual addition of refrigerant."

G B., NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"AC faded then quit. Mechanic say was due to leak in hose."

T W., CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"No cold air"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Hose ruptured in stop and go traffic and complete loss of cooling immediately and it was +115 degrees in Pheonix"

Anonymous, NV (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"rear wheel seal leaked causing abs sensor failure. Fixed at dealer, lasted a month. fixed at dealer again and sensor lasted another month"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"Uneven pressure"

Jim O., AK (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"At 68000 miles front calipers replaced. Left had frozen and right was not releasing fully"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"broke off"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Caliper totally froze up & had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Both front brake systems had worn out and rusted. Replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner)

"I am on original calipers at 288,000 miles that's amazing. I'll replace them myself"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Master cylinder

"The breaks are also too soft. Does not feel safe when towing"

Craig R., SC (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Slightly weak breaking"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"80k miles first brake replacement"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Original brakes lasted over 120000 miles, which I consider incredibly fine life. I live in a rural area where brakes are not used heavily, and I'm a retired police driving instructor, who uses the advantage of engine braking, as appropriate"

Wayne R., NH (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"Rotors wore out & needed to be replaced; normal wear & tear"

Mary L., NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"brakes making noises. replaced all pads. brakes weren't adjusting correctly"

Joe C., ON (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Original breaks lasted about 90,000 miles"

James K., IN (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"The front brake started making noise at 100K+."

Anonymous, VT (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal maintenance due to mileage driven. No issues. You didn't break them out, or I didn't understand the category but I also spend $469 replacing two TPMS valves. No issue when I went in for service, but one was not working when I picked up the truck. Upon discussion with Service Mgr a few months later, he indicated that it wasn't likely that both would go out at the same time and refunded a large portion of the cost in the form of a credit for future service."

Robert M., CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Front brake pads.replaced"

Lester L., PA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"I could tell the difference in the braking system when compared to the car. They checked and said we needed routine brake replacement. Now, it's fine."

Anonymous, MD (2007 Toyota Tacoma 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Pads and rotars replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Parking brake

"Parking brake did not fully release causing rotors to overheat and warp"

Douglas S., BC (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"failure of cables and brake mechanism due to rust"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Rotor"

Jim O., AK (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"Rear brakes soaked with oil from a seal leak"

Lance S., AB (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"They replaced the frame - it was a recall."

Anonymous, MD (2007 Toyota Tacoma 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Above 60mph when brakes are applied there is serious vibration felt in the steering wheel."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Rotors

"Rotors wore out; need to be replaced; normal wear & tear"

Mary L., NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"rust,froze up"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"The Wolfchase Toyota told me the my right front brake was in bad shape. They needed to replace the wheel bearing and spindle . $1200 I was having no breaking problems and had the truck in for them to look at the driveshaft. I though I was going to have to call the police to get them to give me my truck. I took it to an independent garage. They put a new wheel bearing in and I have had NO problems since. Toyota Dealership Service Departments are a ripoff!!!"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"normal wear...replaced"

Anonymous, DE (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors warp causing brake pulsing"

Anonymous, NV (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Part of same problem with calipers - worn and rusted"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner)
Squeaking

"This vehicle has always squeaked when backing up and taken it several times but they never could fix it"

Gloria S., TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Brakes always squeak when reversing"

Lance S., AB (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"It's always squeaked when I first got the truck. Toyota just said it was normal, just terrible"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"one of rear license plate lights had to be rewired"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"temperature-compass"

Fred L., AL (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"interior outside temperature guage stopped working"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Headlights

"CHRONIC LAMP FAILURE"

Anonymous, AR (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Broken retainer spring. Toyota doesn't carry replacement springs and wants $500+ to replace entire headlight assembly"

James K., IN (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Bulb burned out. I replaced it myself"

Keith K., AL (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Amber running light lenses melted & or cracked."

Anonymous, SC (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"The vehicle frequently (every few months) requires new headlight bulbs"

Tara R., AK (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"out of aiming adjustment. Previous "fix" with no built in means of adjustment. Not acceptable"

James C., CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"Other Taco owners have the same problem, comes on and can't/won't turn itself off, even if the pressure is correct. Drove across country, no trouble, got to 8K feet in Park City, came on in the driveway"

Paul R., NH (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Tires are inflated but light remains.on. Two independent repair companies are unable to resolve the problem"

Gary P., NC (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Display on all the time regardless of tire pressure"

Anonymous, LA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"In cold weather it goes off constantly. We just ignore it now."

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)
Warning lights

"low tire pressure when it's time for oil change. outside air temp. indicator not working"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Various"

Anonymous, LA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"It had to be replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust leaks

"pipe between CC and muffler rotted through...welded new piece in"

Will S., ON (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"Had hole in muffler and a hole in exhaust pipe in front behind engine"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Exhaust manifold

"loose bracket"

Anonymous, (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"mounting hole for bolt seem to rust away, simply added washer to bolt to cover up and extra area to hold to."

Douglas S., NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"Rattling front end heat shield. pulled it off"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Muffler

"Muffler developed a hole apparently from rust"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"It started making noise. We replaced the muffler and one pipe."

Anonymous, VT (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"i have had to replace the muffler 3 times (aftermarket) the heat rear shield became loose and rattled"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"due to age, developed rust and hole on exit end."

Douglas S., NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"thought it was an oil leak, dealer determined it was an coolant leak and tie rods needed replacement."

Anonymous, AL (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Two squeaks: 1. Cold temperatures make the gasket around the doors squeak. These same gaskets are not as sound proof as they once were. 2. when dusty, the suspension squeaks incessantly. This is really annoying on a 4x4 vehicle"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"The clutch "chirps" when not engaged (a known problem with Manual transmissions on Tacomas)"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"front strut"

James W., GA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"A portion of the front end suspension either broke or came undone. The portion was fixed by a mechanic who used a piece of angle iron."

Douglas K., GA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"A rattle in the dash behind the glove compartment."

Gerry S., MT (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Wind noise

"Increased wind noise from windshield and side windows"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"very loud passenger compartment. one must turn the radio louder as you increase speed. I mean really loud. the sound proofing is non-existent. Difficult to speak to passenger"

Roger L., WA (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"High wind noise from around windows and doors and in general. Started getting worse after about 2years and continues to worsen"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"WIND NOISE AROUND DOOR SEALS"

James K., CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Clutch adjustment

"Clutch grabs high but does not have an adjustment at the slave cylinder"

Beryl C., HI (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Gear selector or linkage

"When it’s cold outside, shifter is difficult to engage in proper gear. Not a big deal but it sets off the Engine light."

Anonymous, CT (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Transmission was difficult to shift between forward and reverse at about 140,000 miles. Had routine maintenance service performed and problem cleared up."

Anonymous, SC (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"Both master and slave cylinders had to be replaced"

David B., OH (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaks causing clutch to become inoperable"

Anonymous, (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Rough shifting

"Difficult going into reverse. Hard to downshift, throw out bearing is noisey"

Beryl C., HI (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Rough shifting was serviced by changing transmission fluid. Had worse problems with shifting. Took it back. Extensive flushing seems to have resolved the shifting issue."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)
Transmission computer

"Driving with the selector in "D" causes the transmission to shift up and down even on the slightest incline. I am required to drive in "4" and take the hit on fuel economy. ASE Mechanic's recommendation."

Anonymous, KY (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Loud creaking noise from clutch fork when operated. Also hearing slight clutch bearing noise continuously. Found lack of grease on clutch fork. Greased clutch fork. Clutch bearing looks light duty and cheap. Replaced clutch bearing with heavier grade unit. Minimal wear on clutch, but replaced anyway. Never had problems like this in any previous car. Concluded Toyota quality is not what it used to be."

L W., HI (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Lack of grease on clutch fork pivot caused loud noise every time clutch was operated. Clutch and release bearing were not worn but were replaced as preventive maintenance since transmission had to be removed to grease the pivot."

L W., HI (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"still working on it"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base)
Torque converter

"Wear debris from torque converter caused valve body in transmission to fail due to erosion. Per transmission repair facility the torque converter wear abnormally is very common with this particular torque converter. Replacement usually occurs after"

Anonymous, MS (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Had a high pitch winning noise, in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th gear but not in 4th gear. Yes and in neutral"

Ronald U., IL (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"when stopping in traffic lights there was a kick jump, i took it to the TOYOTA dealer they said it's the inside clutch that when bad,"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"Transmission was torn down to remove torque converter debris (graphite looking material). The transmission clutch discs were in good condition. The valve body had a booster valve that was not operating due to erosion around the valve seat allowing f"

Anonymous, MS (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Camera image placed into front mirror is impossible to use. Much too tiny to see any objects, not clear, and unsafe to use"

Anonymous, HI (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

"A short in the unit stops it from working at all"

David F., CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"stopped working after prolonged exposure to dusty travel"

Anonymous, MT (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"Compass and Thermometer went blank. I resolderded the resister and it is working fine."

Harold G., NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Apparently there is a common problem with the overhead display (outside temperature, compass heading). I had already repaired the unit myself a few years back, but when it happened again, I replaced the unit."

Ken P., UT (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)
Radio

"Unit will stop working for no apparent reason. A short of some kind in the unit"

David F., CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Speakers

"the rear speakers have never worked properly but I have never sought repair"

Anonymous, MT (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"Idler pulley bearings went out"

Todd M., MN (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"replaced tensioner pulley assembly and idler pulleys with serpentine belt also air conditioner again"

Sandra M., OH (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Not sure of exact cause or location of leak. Service manager said it would cost 2500.00 to repair, because the engine would have to be removed. That, I remember"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Oil pan gasket"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0-L V6)

"Rear inner axle seal failed"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)

"Failure of the valve cover gasket - age related failure. Dealer executed replacement. 1 hour"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Replaced charcoal canister"

Anonymous, OR (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

"check eng light code error P0418 air injection control relay Also P2440 secondary air swithcing valve stuck open"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Fuel cap

""Check engine light came on" Dealer checked system and determined the cap was leaking. The check out cast $140"

W S., WA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Check engine light came on. Called dealer,took it in. Diagnosis showed problem with air sensor. Changed one. Picked up truck, out on highway, check engine light on. Back to dealer, changed another one. Only charged me for part and not labor for secon"

Christine S., MA (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"the rear sensor went bad and as soon as it was repaired the front sensor went bad and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Glass defects

"WINDSHIELD CRACKED WHEN DEFROST WAS APPLIED DURING VERY COLD MORNING....28 BELOW 0."

Anonymous, NH (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Locks and latches

"15 cent plastic part latches the console lid. Can't buy the part...can't buy the latch...can't buy the whole lid You can only replace that part by replacing the entire console for $331.00 +tax"

Don H., AZ (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"tailgate is starting to rust"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

"Backed into something, now tailgate doesn't fit properly"

Carol B., TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
Windows

"Left side door glass will not work. Have not had it repaired"

Marvin K., MD (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Radiator

"February 2015 a slow leak developed in the radiator. The radiator was replaced (out of warranty)"

Anonymous, IA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Water pump

"leak and replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"water pump replaced due to leak"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Water pump failed and required replacement. Poor quality,"

Neil C., NC (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Bearing went out"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery ran down, would not take a charge. Dealer replaced"

W S., WA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 4.0-L V6)
Coil

"Two coils were replaced 5 years ago. One of the other coils caused rough ride and was replaced."

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)
Starter

"The starter had been replaced 3 years ago but another one needed to be installed."

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

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