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2001 Toyota Tacoma repairs by problem area

Engine (63%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (4%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 54 repairs.
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2001 Toyota Tacoma repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (21%)

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Chart based on 47 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2001 Toyota Tacoma

Engine not specified

Toyota Tacoma in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

US $900
Back axel was bent. Had to replace the entire back axel with gearbox as the vehicle is a standard. 

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2001 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Toyota Tacoma in Texas, United States
Apr 2012 - Oct 2014
Sep 2014

138000 mi

US $1200
Radiator replaced with water pump  Valve cover gasket replaced 
Toyota Tacoma in Texas, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

207000 mi
Emissions and knock sensor 
Toyota Tacoma in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2015
Aug 2012

160400 mi

US $225
Timing Redone. Car wouldn't idle. Computer Reprogrammed. Idle sensor replaced. 
Oct 2013

174800 mi
Front suspension and Wishbone 
Toyota Tacoma in Colorado, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

145000 mi

US $320
Brakes 

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2001 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

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

Toyota Tacoma in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Jun 2010 - Aug 2011
Mar 2011

77500 mi

C $350
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! 
Aug 2011

78120 mi

C $570
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. 
Toyota Tacoma in Indiana, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

80000 mi

US $302
O2 sensor in front of cat went bad 

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2001 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

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

Toyota Tacoma in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
Aug 2013

171700 mi

US $130
replaced upstream oxygen sensor 
Jan 2014

176200 mi

US $60
Rust spot in oil pan between upper and lower halves - repaired with gasket maker. down wind O2 sensor failure Rust spot in oil pan between upper and lower halves - repaired with gasket maker, down wind O2 sensor failure. 
Apr 2014

177300 mi

US $500
Downstream Air sensor defective muffler prematurely rusted 
Nov 2014

185000 mi

US $190
ignition cylinder malfunction. unable to turn key to start apparently common problem with this era of toyota. happened in my driveway, so no need for a two. locksmith fixed the cylinder. 
Dec 2017

190000 mi

US $700
Exhaust system rust. while driving downstream catalytic converter fell off 

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2001 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

150-horsepower 2.7L I4 4-speed automatic RWD

Toyota Tacoma in Georgia, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

175000 mi

US $1300
Steering was tight with vibration and whining. Replaced rack and pinion due to leak. 
Aug 2015

177600 mi

US $545
Turned key and it just spun in the ignition. Removed and replaced steering column. 

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2001 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

142-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual RWD

Toyota Tacoma in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2015 - Jul 2019
Jan 2016 MISFIRING CYLINDER CAUSING EMISSIONS FAILURE, SO USED CATALYTIC CLEANER TO BURN OUT CARBON 
Mar 2019

96823 mi

US $259
Muffler and other parts of system 

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2001 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

142-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic RWD

Toyota Tacoma in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Oct 2013
Aug 2010

182900 mi

C $1050
Engine light on/ Oxygen sensors replaced 
Aug 2012

268400 mi

C $660
Muffler had a hole. Design required replacement of front pipe, muffler and tail pipe (one piece design). No universal muffler available. 
Sep 2012

272800 mi
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. 
Jul 2013

318240 mi

C $291
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. 
Oct 2013

322400 mi

C $750
trailer wiring / module shorted, tail lights not working. rewired from dash to tail lights. 
Toyota Tacoma in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

143000 mi

US $100
obd II scanner gave P1130 and P1135, P0171 

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2001 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed manual RWD

Toyota Tacoma in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2010 - Mar 2016
Jun 2011

170500 mi

C $1200
replaced front wheel bearings, timing belt, waterpump 
Apr 2013

186400 mi

C $340
NEW SHOCKS 
Sep 2013

190960 mi

C $400
cable in brake broke 
May 2015

192680 mi

C $50
Fixed a/c 
Sep 2015

195300 mi

C $400
Replaced worn front shocks, preventively replaced all hoses, went on 2000k trip, ran beautifully 
Toyota Tacoma in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2013
May 2013

159537 mi

US $916
Replaced Radiator and both upper and lower hoses. 
Toyota Tacoma in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2010 - Apr 2011
Jan 2011

190000 mi

US $575
Air Fuel Sensor and other Sensor needed replaced. 

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2001 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

Toyota Tacoma in Maine, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2016
Oct 2015

175800 mi

US $1500
replaced front and rear bumpers. Truck could not pass inspection given the condition of the old ones. Completely rusted out 

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2001 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Toyota Tacoma in California, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

175000 mi

US $100
Suspected failure of the emissions control valve, shop inspected and determined that it was still working. 
Toyota Tacoma in California, United States
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

83720 mi

US $154
LF strut mount cracked, shock leaked fluid. Replaced both front struts complete, both springs and shock absorbers. 
Mar 2018

83724 mi

US $565
Transmission mount failure. Engine motor mounts nearly gone. Replaced all three mounts. 
May 2018

85000 mi

US $120
Brake pedal began to modulate under normal braking. Replaced rotors and pads on front axle. 
Toyota Tacoma in Florida, United States
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

175000 mi

US $1000
Rough ride 

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2001 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

Toyota Tacoma in Ohio, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

166800 mi
Engine knocking 
Nov 2014

168000 mi

US $76
Fixed engine ping by replacing MAF Sensor 
Jun 2018

239000 mi

US $375
Both front rotors and pads needed replaced. Front passenger caliper also had to be replaced 

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2001 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

Toyota Tacoma in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2013
Jun 2013

172000 mi
Bolts holding driver side window to lifter mechanism came loose, I removed door panel and replaced bolts, about 20mins problem solved. 
Aug 2013

172900 mi

US $100
upstream air/fuel sensor failure. purchased new one from dense for 100$, replaced in under one hour. 

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2001 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

150-horsepower 2.7L I4 4-speed automatic RWD

Toyota Tacoma in Texas, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2016
Mar 2011

153000 mi
squeaking in power steering pulley. Ignored and it went away. Check engine light is on...its a exhaust sensor...ignoring. 

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2001 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

142-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual RWD

Toyota Tacoma in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2014

279000 mi

US $800
Main bearing on driveshaft went out Replaced complete rear differential for used item 
Jun 2014

283000 mi

US $300
Rear wheel bearing (R) 
Oct 2014

290000 mi

US $240
Rear wheel bearing L 
Dec 2014

295000 mi

US $300
Radiator leak 

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