796 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Toyota Tacoma. 86 of these members
(10.8%) have reported engine repairs for their car.
A total of 119 engine repairs to Toyota Tacomas--an average of 0.1 per
vehicle--have been reported.
190-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
O2 sensor in front of cat went bad
Check engine light came on, with an OBDII code reader I found a problem code P0136 which indicated a O2 sensor, took to garage and had it replaced all okay since then!
Exhaust developed hole and got unbearably loud! Exhaust replaced at local garage. Engine crank sensor failed above 3200 RPM. Engine was running fine until reaching 3200 RPM. No trouble codes or engine lights came on... but the truck would shut off when the RPM reached 3200, and continue to run again when below 3200 RPM.
Muffler had a hole. Design required replacement of front pipe, muffler and tail pipe (one piece design). No universal muffler available.
Emission light. Required Oxygen sensor#2 replacement Emission light back on. Indicates Cat converter #2 needs replacement. Engine light back on. Indicates Cat Converter #1 needs to be replaced.
Ignition not working. Internet indicated to install key into ignition and smack end of key with a screwdriver handle to start truck. Once home I was able to replace the ignition switch in less then 10 minutes. Dealer charge was 2 hours at $110/hour.