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Toyota Tacoma repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (24%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (3%)

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Toyota Tacoma brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (25%)

Chart based on 20 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

99000 mi

US $80
calipers sticking, squeal. fixed temporarily and came back. shop blames cheap brakes that are 14 mos old 

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2011 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

159-horsepower 2.7L I4 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

53940 mi

C $300
seized calipers ft found during safety sold truck to my son bought a 2015 colorado 3.6 l crew cab 

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2009 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

50500 mi The light actuator was broken. Took dealer two tries to fix. 
53500 mi Clutch very sticky in cold until vehicle warms up. Master Cylinder Replaced Steering rack was leaking and intermediate shaft was knocking on bumps. Both were replaced. Clutch still sticking. Slave cylinder inspected. Nothing done. 
55000 mi Clutch still sticking. Clutch and push plate replaced. Clutch still sticking 
55000 mi Clutch still sticks in cold. Dealer said this is normal and not a problem unless it happens in warm weather. I'm not buying it. 
62000 mi

US $200
Leaf spring snapped. Aux in went. Dealer quoted $200 to fix. I chose to replace whole stereo on my own. 
65000 mi Front driver wheel bearing was growling. Wheel had play in it. 
73200 mi

C $600
universal joint binding, lower steering shaft replaced *dup Universal in lower steering arm seized 
90880 mi

C $170
Needed the fan belt replaced 
101960 mi The truck is going in on 2 Sep 15 to have both rear springs replaced under a recall, not released yet after discussion with Toyota Canada 
102920 mi Both rear springs had broken leafs that were replaced by Toyota as part of a not yet released recall at no cost to me. 
103720 mi Front pads, rotors and 1 caliper replaced Right front wheel bearing worn beyond safe limits and replaced 

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2008 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

81840 mi

C $59
Rattle in front left suspension. 
102300 mi

C $95
Exhaust flange 
104800 mi

C $2200
Rear left park brake cable broken. Replaced both rear park brake cables. 
109460 mi

C $1500
Front left wheel bearing and lower ball joint replaced. 

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2008 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

120900 mi

C $800
replaced font calipers, pads, rotors. Left front caliper was seized, resulting in poor braking and spongy brakes. I also replaced the master cylinder but this was not a necessary repair. 

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2007 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

159-horsepower 2.7L I4 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

119300 mi

US $30
power steering fluid leak 
126700 mi

US $700
pads worn thin.rotors,calipers replaced 

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2006 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

45260 mi Spiral cable in steering wheel house was rubbing and caused the airbag sensor to go off.Repaired under recall. Campaign 160 Spiral Cable 
45660 mi

C $166
Replaced driver side rear leaf sping, second leaf as it was broken.Note: this was not from any abuse or abnormal driving.You check on internet and find many instances of this on my truck, and Toyota is aware and of no help with any warrant 
48520 mi

C $182
Replaced two rear leaf springs,one of either side. This is not from abuse or any abnormal use. I believe this to be a design issue.No heavy loads, actually no loads at all. No rough roads, all paved roadway travel.Disappoint with Toyota. 
53900 mi

C $65
rear driver side inner seal rearend 
61380 mi

C $40
Leak in exhaust between flanges on passenger side rear flange of header pipe. Cut out flanges and welded in small new section of pipe. Cheaper repair alternative than replacing either pipe section, which are still in excellent shape. 
67580 mi

C $220
replaced muffler and tailpipe as one assembly replaced rotors, calipers and pads 
71280 mi

C $287
Power Steering return line leak. replaced metal section of return line. Had to replace bad Alternator. Not producing a charge. 

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2006 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

122500 mi

US $80
The lower idler pulley for the serpentine belt had a bearing seize. I had to replace the pulley. 
136000 mi

US $86
Leaf Spring broke. This part was under recall for this very issue. Truck was also under recall for rust on the frame.  Had been waiting for a new frame to come in anyways. Toyota replaced entire frame and leaf springs. Replaced Seized Caliper front drivers side. 
137000 mi

US $72
Bad Oxygen Sensor Replaced. 
54860 mi Had ECP warranty (now ended) cover timing chain inspection cover gasket replacement. They diagnosed sticking caliper, had to replace caliper, pads and rotors Noise in front end which disappeared on turning wheel a bit 
58480 mi Air Bag light came on. It was repaired under Toyota recall campaign 
60760 mi

C $1250
Noisy A/C - Magnetic clutch failed and was replaced. Squeaky leaf springs. Kit installed 

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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

89280 mi Steering U-joint Service due to notchy steering  
102920 mi Poor radio reception. Pulled out radio to find antenna unplugged. Re-attached and reception back to normal. 
112220 mi

C $550
outer tie rod on RH side required replacing. RH front brake caliper seized. 
151900 mi

C $3100
Steering shaft u-joint sloppy. Replaced. AC line corrosion and leak. Due to not using ac, compressor seized and required replacement. 
178580 mi

C $1000
High pressure hose leak Front right wheel bearing 
179800 mi Airbag light on always. 

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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

90000 mi

US $200
linkage between driver and passenger wipers failed. Replaced linkage. 
99000 mi

US $400
Both front wheel bearings failed. Replaced both wheel bearing assemblies, inner and outer seals. Not a bad job as long as you have access to a bearing press. Leaking crankshaft seal, pulley removed and seal replaced. 
130000 mi

US $3300
Crankshaft seal failed. Caliper pistons seized on right front and left front calipers. Required replacement of both front calipers and rotors. Fan blower motor and resistor pack failed. 
134000 mi

US $1300
A/C Compressor failed, required new compressor/condenser and drier. 

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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

112000 mi After parking the Tacoma for a week I could hardly turn the steering wheel. Steering shaft knuckle seized. Should be a recall item. It is dangerous. Cannot steer with one hand. Steering does not self-centre. For now, I periodically lubricate it. 
113000 mi

US $350
Alternator froze solid after vehicle had not been used for four days. Attempt to start engine caused serpentine belt to break. Alternator and belt replaced by me in my driveway. 
116300 mi

US $400
One piston seal of the driver's side caliper leaked, pedal went to the floor so I replaced both front calipers. 
125000 mi

US $300
Windshield wiper transmission broke and was replaced. 

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2004 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

154000 mi

US $2500
Manifold gasket airflow sensor needed to be replaced 
170000 mi

US $350
Parking brake was rusted and seized. Had to be replaced. 

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2004 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

156900 mi

C $440
snapped leaves in rear spring pack 
160580 mi

C $400
front left lower ball joint failed dramatically 
186000 mi unseize rusty caliper piston (liquid salt used on roads!!) 
134000 mi

US $102
Replaced the air/fuel sensor. 
142700 mi

US $40
Rear shocks 
144000 mi

US $465
Timing belt 
148000 mi

US $200
Replaced ignition coils and spark plugs. Ignition coils started to fail prior to replacement. Timing was misfiring.  
152000 mi

US $20
Parking brake not holding. Replaced both parking brake cables inside drum brakes. 
153500 mi

US $150
Muffler and tailpipe rusted out. Likely due to use of truck backing boat trailer into saltwater boat ramps. 

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2003 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

130500 mi

US $250
front O2 sensor replacement due to open heater. Emergency pivot bolt replacement 
134000 mi

US $259
Exhaust leak in 2nd catalytic converter causing P0420 code. Dealer diagnosed leak & exhaust shop welded the pipe to close the leak. 
138000 mi

US $200
front parking brake cable broke 
138700 mi

US $250
*d E brake cable replacement 

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2003 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

150-horsepower 2.7L I4 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

63000 mi

US $2000
O2 sensor,  rear brakes, replace parking brake, rear axle seals 

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2002 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

118000 mi

US $25
Check Engine Light: P0421 code, catalyst efficiency below threshold. Exhaust leak found at rear O2 sensor, incorrect gasket found from previous owner. 
121500 mi

US $300
Parking brake release lever seized on right rear drum brake. Protective boot damaged or missing. Lever was lubricated and boot was replaced. 
122300 mi

US $1300
A/C compressor failing & replaced. Upper radiator hose seeping coolant. Replaced. 
133300 mi

US $150
Cat-back exhaust rusted out and was replaced. 

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2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

150-horsepower 2.7L I4 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

125020 mi

C $50
I replaced sections of two corroded brake lines. 

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2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

94000 mi Muffler replace 
96000 mi

US $450
Harmonic balancer fell off crankshaft! Threw into engine bay. No other damage done. Replaced part. 
106000 mi Ongoing shake that isn't warped rotors. Caliper keeps going out of adjustment. Multiple trips and only ever short-term fix - always returns. 

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2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

150-horsepower 2.7L I4 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

169000 mi

US $263
heat shield on catalytic converter buzzing 
172300 mi

US $85
would not release easily 
173000 mi

US $180
recharged A/C 
180000 mi

US $300
replaced aft exhaust 

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2001 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed manual RWD

170500 mi

C $1200
replaced front wheel bearings, timing belt, waterpump 
186600 mi

C $340
NEW SHOCKS 
190960 mi

C $400
cable in brake broke 
191980 mi

C $50
Fixed a/c 
195300 mi

C $400
Replaced worn front shocks, preventively replaced all hoses, went on 2000k trip, ran beautifully 

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