While full-sized pickup trucks increasingly adopt luxury trappings, compact trucks remain utilitarian workhorses. The Tacoma is a down-and-dirty example of function trumping form. The Tacoma is the perfect truck for landscapers and contractors. This beast of burden has a tough-as-nails chassis and a durable composite­ plastic bed. For off-roading adventures, the capable Tacoma has few peers.
Alerts
There are 4 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.
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.
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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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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

While full-sized pickup trucks increasingly adopt luxury trappings, compact trucks remain utilitarian workhorses. The Tacoma is a down-and-dirty example of function trumping form.

The Tacoma is the perfect truck for landscapers and contractors. This beast of burden has a tough-as-nails chassis and a durable composite­ plastic bed. For off-roading adventures, the capable Tacoma has few peers.

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
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2.7-liter 4 (159 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (278 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2017 Toyota Tacoma owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"There seems to be some minor hesitation at some of the shift points. When first moving in the morning, the transmission seems to "miss" or hesitate at the 30 mph (or there about)shift causing the engine to rev. The dealer was unable to reproduce this situation"

Bruce F., VT (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road 3.5-L V6)

"6 speed auto trans is always in the wrong gear. Dosen't upshift or down shift smoothly. Boggs down, tends to slam in gears very rough shifts both up and down"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.5-L V6)

"I have owned Toyota Tacoma’s since 1980. I was very disappointed.this is the top of the line Tacoma! Problems experienced were cabin noise,engine noise,confused transmission and no support from Toyota motor company, truck quality and support terrible, could not find a buyer so I traded for a 2018 silverado z-71 4x4. No problems."

Carey P., MS (2017 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Transmition jerks from N to D and R. Also always hunting for the right gear."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.5-L V6)

"Between 40 and 45 mph and about 1100rpm, the transmission hesitates or jerks like it doesn't know whether to shift or accelerate. Aut transmission."

Bruce F., VT (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road 3.5-L V6)

"After reading in internet forums, I found I am not alone with my disgust with the 2016-17 Tacoma's automatic transmission. When I mentioned it to Toyota, they said it reacted the same as others. Found a bandaid for this on the aftermarket, but still not completely satisfied."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 3.5-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"Transmission slips between 3rd and4th gear when cold."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Will not hold its selected gear, slips, Toyota's top mechanic came SLC, the dealer asked if I wanted him to take a look, his conclusion was It's performing as designed ???? I drive a steep mountain road and rely on compression braking, this design cannot be trusted, unsafe!"

Don J., UT (2017 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.5-L V6)

"When trying to maintain momentum up an incline by accelerating the automatic transmission responds by up-shifting (and subsequent loss of torque) slowing the truck’s acceleration. At highway speed a passing attempt is met by the transmission incapable of downshifting to the passing gear, instead you are left with your foot on the gas and the truck not accelerating. The programming of the engine and transmission is frustrating joke. Although dealership technicians admit there is a problem with engine transmission programming, Toyota Corporate office is adamant this is normal and no problem exists. If you do not program an error code into the system that does not mean a problem does not exist. Toyota's denial of the problem is a Big part of the Problem."

Alan P., IL (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.5-L V6)

"Driving between 40 and 60 MPH transmission will slip. Dealer installed update of software that helped some, talked to dealer said that until they come up with a new software nothing they could do. After some research this is a common problem, only thing it to replace the transmission dealer said it as not bad enough for replacement."

Arthur P., SC (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.5-L V6)
Transmission computer

"Had to upgrade the firmware - attempting to solve sluggish power response"

Anonymous, OK (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 3.5-L V6)

"This transmission constantly seeks a correct gear. It cannot hold a gear on even the slightest incline. It seems to have only three gears, first, second, and overdrive. I HATE it"

David B., NV (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road 3.5-L V6)

"The transmission with five thousand miles on it needed to have the computer reflashed. The reflash fix some problems but created others. The truck now with 11,000 miles on it is going in the shop to have the transition reflashed"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road 3.5-L V6)

"Nothing under the hood in sync! Cruise control nightmare!"

Carey P., MS (2017 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The transmission occasionally fails to upshift while going at normal speed, normal driving conditions (RPM stays high) until I move the shifter to manual and upshift. This does not happen frequently but often enough to make it annoying."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission shifts into higher gears too soon causing the truck to bog down. Some days the truck runs and shifts in an acceptable manner and some days it run and shift terrible. Truck hesitates to shift down when needed."

Patrick C., VA (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 3.5-L V6)

"The transmission is always searching for a higher gear, maddening to drive, very distracting, transmissions should be seamless, unnoticeable, put it in drive and go. The computer needs to be remapped!"

Don J., UT (2017 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.5-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Truck was brought in for routine scheduled maintenance. Was informed there was a leak from the rear differential that failed a recall inspection. I had to rent at their expense a car for just under 60 days while the part arrived and was replaced."

Andrew W., AL (2017 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.5-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

"terrible air noise, I have contacted the dealer but no help there"

Darrell D., TN (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Back window of cabin leaked water inside during intense rain."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"AIR NOISE FROM THE REAR OF CAB"

Darrell D., TN (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"the rear passengers side behind rear seats leaks air and road noise, very common on all Toyota Tacoma"

Anonymous, UT (2017 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.5-L V6)

"This was the same problem described before."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking third brake light"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"1 month and 1500 kms into owing our new truck, it developed a squeak in the rear leaf springs"

Eric L., BC (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 3.5-L V6)

"I have a small periodic rattle in the dash on the passengers side. Haven't been able to find out where it is coming from."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"Drivers side window leaking air into cabin"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 3.5-L V6)

"When I drive above 35 mph there is a lot of air noise around the back doors"

Darrell D., TN (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"The actual problem is not when it is Rhode Island's from the tires vibrating through the very thin back noise dampening insulation behind the rear seat is much less when I store something back there than it is when it is empty with the seat up to see down It's bad"

Anonymous, OR (2017 Toyota Tacoma 3.5-L V6)

"Wind noise and annoying whistle at 40mph Very loud road noise at highway speeds"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.5-L V6)

"drivers side window or door has wind noise. Back seat has a lot of road/wind noise from the rear corners of the cab"

Dan H., CO (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road 3.5-L V6)

"I bought the Limited version as the dealer told me the vehicle had better sound proofing than lower priced models. This is not the case."

Anonymous, NH (2017 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.5-L V6)

"driving over 55, sounds you have wind noise coming through the front windows"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.5-L V6)

"Speeds over 45 mph creates high audible wind noise to the point where I have to increase the radio volume to hear."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"The road noise from this car is deafening at highway speed -- the radio, including the satellite stuff that comes pre-installed, CD-DVD player, is worthless: you cannot hear it. I can make out phone communications and the Bluetooth hookup works well, but all other audio is totally lost due to road noise."

Michael P., FL (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.5-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

"My 4WD system would take a few minutes to transfer from 2HI to 4HI and vice versa. The transfer to 4LO was completely smooth and instant. However the transfer to and from 4HI got worse over a ~1 year period of on and off offroad use. Finally the truck would not shift out of 4HI. Because the 4WD system is locked from front to rear in the Tacoma - it could not be driven on the street without some risk of damage. Because the front wheel and rear wheels would fight each other when turning. The truck finally left 4HI after much persuasion. The truck switched back to 2HI - however the 4WD light continued to flash on the dashboard. I took the truck to a dealership that told me the truck had been submerged in water and that the front, rear diffs, t-case, and transmission were flooded and would not be warrantied (citing mud on the vehicle). I took the truck to another dealership and they told me there was water in the front ADD actuator (controls the automatic locking hubs in the front of the truck - it is a small solenoid and worm gear attached to the front diff). They stated that there was no water in any other system - except for the front diff and ADD (they are connected). They speculated that the truck had been submerged and wouldn't be warranted. However - there is a breather hose coming off off the ADD and running up to the battery in the engine bay - keeping it out of the way of even deep water. The rear diff has a breather directly on top of the axle - very low to the ground and NOT clear of deep water. The truck had never been submerged and did not have water in the rear diff, despite it being much more likely to be damaged in a submersion. Later a split or crack in the vent hose was found on the ADD. After taking the issue to an arbitrator, the NCDRC determined that the part was protected by a skid plate and not damaged by me - and that the truck had not been submerged because there was no water anywhere else and because water deep enough to enter the ADD breather by the battery would have also entered the engine and caused major damage. Toyota covered the replacement of the ADD after the NCDRC decision. Cost was ~$1000 with labor. Read my FULL account here: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/front-differential -4wd-actuator-warranty-denial-and-victory.598411/ #post-20085916"

James R., FL (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road 3.5-L V6)
Differential

"Had oil leaks. Replaced differential under warranty. Still had leak, replaced another part"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking oil"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.5-L V6)

"leaks oil"

Louann M., CO (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road 3.5-L V6)

"Oil leak"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.5-L V6)

"Rear differential has a singing noise on acceleration and deceleration. Toyota has had a recall on certain models but the dealer and Toyota Motor Company told me that the SR5 is not included in the recall on 4X4 models. this noise occurs between 45 and 60 + mph. I do have a complaint in with the manufacturer headquarters. Hope they get a fix. Local dealer said it was a normal noise."

Theresa F., WV (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.5-L V6)

"Oil leak"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.5-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"Bent Axle"

Ricky N., NC (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 3.5-L V6)

"The dealer said the crankshaft sensor had failed. I had to get the truck serviced by AAA to get it to the dealership."

Anonymous, NH (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 3.5-L V6)
Transfer case

"Transfer case had a noise and was replaced under warranty."

Terry H., MA (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 3.5-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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"The camera screen will not adjust the brightness and sharpness. The dealer said it was normal. I have had seeral vehiles with cameras and it is not normal to me"

Anonymous, NL (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The vehicle is sold new without the Nav system having the latest update. They want you to pay several hundred dollars to get latest update."

Thomas B., IN (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"It drops my android phone often and will pick up my wife's iphone over my phone constantly"

Lou R., CA (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport)

"Frequently there is a problem connecting to Entune services like Pandora. It requires interface with Entune personnel, dealership personnel, and personal attermpts to fix the problem."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"Had to replace telecommunication module"

Anonymous, KY (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Engine feedback noise on the AM stations. Poor reception. The radio on my 2008 Tacoma had better reception"

Bruce F., VT (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road 3.5-L V6)
Software update fixes

"Had one software update because of engine flare when shifting into 4th gear. Shifting into 4th was better for a time but has now reverted to engine flare again. There are other updates available to address other problems with performance but you cant just request to have the update installed."

Patrick C., VA (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"Does not work most of the time. Pretty much useless for me."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.5-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

Cruise control

"The cruise set at speed limit, vehicles passing and honking, creating dangerous issues. Determined that the odometer was not registering correct MPH, Toyota after the issue occurred three times replaced odometer cluster. Still not sure if the vehicle is safe to drive any great distance, if it fails I and other drivers are at great risk."

Lawrence D., VA (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR 3.5-L V6)

"extremely bad mileage, continuous downshifting and hive RPMs, up to 6000; cruise control cannot be used, instead need a speed warning bell to help with manual control. Poor acceleration, low mileage, this Tacoma is a dog. My '98 unlimited was/is an excellent car; this 2017 is junk -- no more Tacoma for me. The 2012 RAV was a very poor car as well-- it did not make 100,000 miles before the drive train (not the engine) failed. Probably best forget about Toyota in the future."

Michael P., FL (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.5-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Rear light failed to work. The fuse burnt out."

Antoine H., AZ (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.5-L V6)
Gauges

"Speedometer"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

Blower (fan) motor

"Fan began to wobble. Covered by recall."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.5-L V6)

"blower fan stopped working. It was recalled as defective part for 2017 Toyota Tacoma. Replaced for free but had to wait more than a week for the new part to come in"

Melody F., FL (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR 3.5-L V6)

"leaves,,debries in fan blades"

G J., IN (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"Relay in dash missing from factory. Difficult diagnosis at local Toyota dealer. Reduced my faith in Toyota quality control."

Anonymous, AK (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"engine surges cant be fixed. rough ride."

James Z., WI (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road 3.5-L V6)

"When moving the truck fails to accelerate properly in situations such as passing another car or an emergency avoidance maneuver. When applying the gas pedal, the engine fails accelerate, hesitates, bogs, and after a noticeable delay the truck surges forward. At speed there is such a disconnect between gas pedal and the engine responding to the input. Another example, when trying to maintain momentum up an incline by accelerating the automatic transmission responds by up-shifting (and subsequent loss of torque) slowing the truck’s acceleration. At highway speed a passing attempt is met by the transmission incapable of downshifting to the passing gear, instead you are left with your foot on the gas and the truck not accelerating. The programming of the engine and transmission is frustrating joke. Although dealership technicians admit there is a problem with engine transmission programming (not just on my vehicle), Toyota Corporate office is adamant this is normal and no problem exists. If you do not program an error code into the system that does not mean a problem does not exist. Toyota's denial of the problem is a Big part of the Problem."

Alan P., IL (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.5-L V6)

"Very rough running, engine would hesitate, surge, low power, very poor fuel mileage. Toyota claimed no problems, various mechanics said I might have anything from a bad ECU to a stretched timing chain."

Ovidiu I., WA (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Oil leaked from engine. Changed differential, leaked again, teplaced another part. Took 3 times to dealer for repair under warranty. Dealer was good, Toyota corporate did not return my request for return call"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 3.5-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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"They use a soy based coating on the wires and rodents love to chew the wires"

Michael H., BC (2017 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.5-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"Not smooth acceleration or driving., Slight cut outs. Dealer at first claimed it was within spec and then service person reprogramed and improved but did not eliminate problem"

Anonymous, OR (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.5-L V6)
Fuel pump

"High pressure pump had squealing noise after 15000 miles, particularly in hot weather. Pump was replaced, and replacement pump experienced the exact same issue."

Ovidiu I., WA (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"8 months after purchase my paint on the roof and hood started to bleach out with white spots that could not be buffed out. The spots go worse week by week and the local dealers still stonewalled me. I had to go over the local Tucson dealers head and go to the national level to get them to repaint my roof and hood. I was very dissapointed in the local dealerships trying to blame me for the paint problem even though I showed them pictures of the daily blemishes that were appearing. They did repaint the truck which they told me would take one week but ended up taking 3 weeks. They did provide a brand new rental RAV4 for the duration of the repair. They told me that they had another two reports of problems on trucks with the Blazing Blue Pearl paint after mine. The paint job appears to be fine at this time"

Antoine H., AZ (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.5-L V6)

"Color is an ocean blue. The paint has turned white on roof and hood. It is beginning to fade on all upward facing surfaces."

Anonymous, NV (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"Rust on driver's side rocker panel. Paint bubbling. Dealer will repair at no cost."

Anonymous, VT (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Overheating

"First day driven, overheated. Dealer picked up, checked, found hose clamps not put on water hoses at factory."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.5-L V6)
Water pump

"Covered under warranty"

Scott W., WA (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Premature brake wear

"Rear drums were out of round causing numerous visits to the dealership. Rear drums would grab prematurely causing wheels to lock on snow covered roads making vehicle go out of control."

Anonymous, NH (2017 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors needed turning at 36k. Seemed early to me"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.5-L V6)

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

Shocks or struts

"Both rear shocks were noted to be leaking with only3000 miles on the vehicle."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Not enough leaves in the rear spring pack. Vehicle sagged even with the lightest load. Forced me a add a leaf for leveling and carrying things. Toyota told me it was normal and would not help."

Park O., SD (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road 3.5-L V6)

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

Mirrors

"I backed out of the garage and took my passenger mirror off and had to have the mirror and wiring replaced."

Jane J., WA (2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"The camshaft gear alignment sensor went off. I took it to the dealer for repair. It required a new camshaft gear bolt, which took the dealer three weeks to complete. The entire right side head needed to be removed and replaced. I was without the use of this vehicle with 15000 miles on it for the entire three weeks. It was under warranty, but the dealer had no loaner truck available, and was unsympathetic about my loss of use of a pickup truck. Perhaps I should have taken their sedan loaner and used the trunk to haul garden soil and compost!"

Dan B., OR (2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

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

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