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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 (sec.) 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.
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.
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.

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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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
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

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

Power steering leaks

“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)

“Unit leaks. $1500 to repair”

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

“wore out”

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base Unsure)

“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

“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)

“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 Unsure 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)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“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)

“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 Unsure 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)
Steering wheel vibration

“Slight pulling to right with some vibration”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 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

“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)

“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 Unsure 4.0-L V6)

“Whining noise due to a failing wheel bearing”

Evan E., MA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 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)

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

John W., NH (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)

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

Driveshaft or axle

“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 Unsure 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 Unsure 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)

“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)

“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)

“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)
Electrical failure

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

Geoffrey M., TX (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4.0-L V6)
4WD/AWD components

“Would not go into 4 wheel drive”

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

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

Mark G., VT (2007 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 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)
Differential

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

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

“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)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“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)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

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

Jamie J., CA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 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)

“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)

“Frame rust”

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

“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)

“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)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Calipers

“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 Unsure)

“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)

“Uneven pressure”

Jim O., AK (2007 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 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)

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

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

“failure of cables and brake mechanism due to rust”

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

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

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

“Part of same problem with calipers - worn and rusted”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Unsure)

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

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

“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)

“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 Unsure 4.0-L V6)

“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)

“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)

“Rotor”

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

“Rear brakes soaked with oil from a seal leak”

Lance S., AB (2007 Toyota Tacoma Unsure 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

“Froze up and was replaced”

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

“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)
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

“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)

“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)

“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)

“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)

“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)

“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)

“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)

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

Headlights

“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)

“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)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“one of rear license plate lights had to be rewired”

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

“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)

“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)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

“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 Unsure 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)

“WIND NOISE AROUND DOOR SEALS”

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

“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)

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

CD player

“stopped working after prolonged exposure to dusty travel”

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

“A short in the unit stops it from working at all”

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)
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)
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)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

“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 Unsure 4.0-L V6)

“Rear inner axle seal failed”

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

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

“still working on it”

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base Unsure)

“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)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

“Had hole in muffler and a hole in exhaust pipe in front behind engine”

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

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

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

“Rattling front end heat shield. pulled it off”

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

“Muffler developed a hole apparently from rust”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 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)
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)
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)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Water pump

“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)
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)

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

Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“Backed into something, now tailgate doesn't fit properly”

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

“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)

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

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)

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

“Bearing went out”

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

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

W S., WA (2007 Toyota Tacoma Base 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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