1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

3rd Gen Reliability experience from owners so far

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by Codester, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Jan 12, 2020 at 8:59 AM
    #1
    Codester

    Codester [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2019
    Member:
    #312169
    Messages:
    54
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    Vehicle:
    2020 Silver Offroad Double Cab M/T
    Hey considering a 3rd gen 6MT but wanted to hear from owners on experience as far as reliability. I know, I know we can't know long term as it's a relatively new truck but I'm wanting to hear about any issues you may have come across such as tsb, recalls, broken/damaged components or electrical issues you may have encountered. Thank you in advance for any input!
     
  2. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:03 AM
    #2
    fiftyxp

    fiftyxp Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2019
    Member:
    #279284
    Messages:
    2,682
    Vehicle:
    2017 trd offroad 4x4
    Seems to be ok to be honest. 16 had the most problems. 17 less, and 18+ even less.

    Edit: very limited problems as well
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2020
    TacoBuffet, Hoff and GillyLink like this.
  3. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:04 AM
    #3
    Junkhead

    Junkhead TRDude

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2019
    Member:
    #284671
    Messages:
    15,278
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Serge
    Prince George, BC
    Vehicle:
    Black 4x4 Sport MT 2018
    Some Serious Tires
    You will not be dissapointed with 3rd gen MT. Solid built rigs. I had couple minor recalls. One was brake master cylinder, and one was for the TSS sensor.

    My truck drives great, i love it.

    Maybe get 2017 if you dont want TSS, or get 2020 if you want power seats and updated head unit.

    Good luck!
     
    oconnor, Skydvrr, Rick111 and 6 others like this.
  4. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:06 AM
    #4
    2Airheads

    2Airheads Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2015
    Member:
    #164168
    Messages:
    280
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    George
    Vehicle:
    2017 SR AC 4x4 Manual
    The only problem I had with my '17 was the instrument cluster. I had to have it replaced at 1500 miles. The tach was sticking in hot weather. The only complaint I have is Toyota's lack of added features that most vehicles have these days. Like intermittent wipers for one.
     
    fiftyxp and Codester[OP] like this.
  5. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:07 AM
    #5
    SDTaco4x4

    SDTaco4x4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2015
    Member:
    #162275
    Messages:
    3,079
    Gender:
    Male
    San Diego
    Vehicle:
    2016 Black TRD Sport 4x4
    I've had zero issues with my '16 other than the rear diff leak that was fixed in the recall. Other than that, it's been solid as a rock.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:08 AM
    #6
    Fishnwiz

    Fishnwiz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2018
    Member:
    #262524
    Messages:
    574
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bill
    Vehicle:
    2019 Silver TRD ORDCSB 4x4
    I had an 18, 28000 miles, only issue was a recall to replace brake master cylinder, 19 with 3000 miles no issues
     
    Junkhead likes this.
  7. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:09 AM
    #7
    LowPlainsDrifter

    LowPlainsDrifter Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2018
    Member:
    #270395
    Messages:
    29
    Middle of nowhere, ND
    Vehicle:
    2018 TRDORDCLBAT4x4
    Leer 180 Topper w/windoors Ranch Hand Grill Guard TRD Skid Plate OEM Sport Hood
    0 issues with either of my tacomas…..

    25k on the OR

    10K on the SR

    wife's 4runner 0 issues as well
     
  8. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:10 AM
    #8
    Stocklocker

    Stocklocker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2017
    Member:
    #219125
    Messages:
    12,681
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    17TRDORDCSBAT
    My head unit screen got a bright yellow line across it three days into owning it and was replaced without hassle.

    No leaks, vibration, noises, or any other problems with this truck that I didn’t cause myself. Even my OEM battery is still going strong.

    Well-built vehicle that has been a stellar performer so far. Took it to the Arctic Ocean and back with confidence this past summer. No issues.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:11 AM
    #9
    tacoma04

    tacoma04 Laissez les bons temps rouler

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Member:
    #52717
    Messages:
    872
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bruce
    Tennessee
    Vehicle:
    2017 TRD OR DCSB BBP
    I have a 17 with 29k on it. Had it a little over 2 years now. Had the leaf spring TSB done and that is it. No other problems.
     
  10. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:13 AM
    #10
    fiftyxp

    fiftyxp Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2019
    Member:
    #279284
    Messages:
    2,682
    Vehicle:
    2017 trd offroad 4x4
    My 17 was supposedly unaffected and I just got it fixed too
     
    Codester[OP] likes this.
  11. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:18 AM
    #11
    AMC_Unlimited

    AMC_Unlimited For he is limitless (sometimes)

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2019
    Member:
    #307168
    Messages:
    322
    First Name:
    AMC
    Vehicle:
    Ironman Tribute Edition
    Mall Crawl Control
    My personal experience with my 2017 is zero issues, although I prefer to pay for oil changes every 5000 between the Toyota care interval and feed it ethanol free only. After TSB 058, the transmission has been much better.

    here is another resource for ya:

    http://www.toyotaproblems.com/models/tacoma/generations/3/

    B6D273AE-F535-490C-B0AB-89F4F4933A91.jpg
     
  12. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:25 AM
    #12
    DevilTaco4

    DevilTaco4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2019
    Member:
    #298019
    Messages:
    896
    Folsom, CA
    Vehicle:
    2017 SR Access 5MT
    My 17 had the instrument cluster sticking as well (like mentioned above), and also a leaky rear diff that was just a bad deal covered under warranty. Also a squeaky clutch covered under warranty, but that was mostly because the moron who had it before didn’t know how to drive stick very well. I bought it CPO at ~27,000 miles.

    bulletproof otherwise
     
    Junkhead and Codester[OP] like this.
  13. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:27 AM
    #13
    Ariz Taco

    Ariz Taco Active Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2019
    Member:
    #293188
    Messages:
    25
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2018 Tacoma 4 x4
    I got an 18. No issues to speak of. More trouble with the Dealerships than anything. Don't get me wrong, my issue was because I brought it in one city but live in another. The selling dealership said there would be no problems. If the Truck had give me any problems I wouldn't have dealt with it. I can't believe they have Regional Sales meetings and at those meetings they sit across from each other playing nice but have adopted a we will not work on each others sold vehicles. Shame on the Tucson Ariz. Dealerships.
     
    Codester[OP] likes this.
  14. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:27 AM
    #14
    su.b.rat

    su.b.rat broken truck

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2016
    Member:
    #193316
    Messages:
    9,874
    17 MT 60k miles zero issues.
     
  15. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:28 AM
    #15
    grubburg

    grubburg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Member:
    #120579
    Messages:
    2,331
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRD OR MT
    K & N Intake, Gibson Catback (chopped), Weathertech floormats, 285/70/17 Ridge Grapplers, Black Rhino Glamis wheels, Kicker Key, Kicker Hideaway, Infiniti Speakers, OV Tune, 888's, 5100s X 4, HS 3-leaf, LR SPC UCAs, Diff Drop, Carrier Bearing Drop, OEM Bed Mat, Morimoto HID low beams, Morimoto LED 2 Stroke High Beams, KC 336 LED bar, KC C3 LED pods for rear, KC LED 6'' SlimLites ditch lights, N-Fab Steps, Auxbeam Interior Blue Lights, 7r41lbr34k3r Shift Knob, Wet Okole Seat Covers, Diode Dynamics SAE Pro Fogs, Cali Raised ditch light brackets, hidden light bar brackets, tailgate light brackets.
    Lotta people seemed to have cracked OEM windshields pretty early. Cheap glass. I had 2 separate cracks after 1k miles. No problems since replacing with aftermarket.
     
  16. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:29 AM
    #16
    oretaco

    oretaco Daddy and/or Papí

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2017
    Member:
    #226945
    Messages:
    320
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cameron
    Vancouver, WA
    Vehicle:
    2019 SW SR DCSB
    Mods in signature
    19 SR A/T 20600mi on the motor, no issues worth noting yet. TSS stopped working when I installed my grille but that's my problem, not theirs.
     
    Codester[OP] likes this.
  17. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:32 AM
    #17
    Speedfreak

    Speedfreak Member in poor standing

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Member:
    #230756
    Messages:
    4,826
    First Name:
    Dave
    Canada Eh!
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tacoma TRD Sport DCSB 6MT, Blazing Blue Pearl
    Manual Mall Crawler
    2017 With a V6 and manual, 35,000kms. It has been flawless. Absolutely zero complaints from me.

    My truck this morning. It was a fun drive into work this morning. 20200112_060407.jpg
     
    coma toy, Suzmwick, Rick111 and 5 others like this.
  18. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:35 AM
    #18
    fiftyxp

    fiftyxp Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2019
    Member:
    #279284
    Messages:
    2,682
    Vehicle:
    2017 trd offroad 4x4
    Honda is affected too on the accord, ask me how I know...

    3 windshields in 1 year
     
  19. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:37 AM
    #19
    reloader403

    reloader403 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2015
    Member:
    #148297
    Messages:
    221
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Acworth, GA
    Vehicle:
    2003 RC 2wd 2.4 auto
    Just buy one, if you end up regretting it or second guessing the reliability of the truck, it will sell fast at minimal loss if any, at all. I'd say before worrying about how long it will last, I'd make sure it's the truck you want. A lot of guys will buy a taco and get mad they can't tow a 40' boat and have 4 adults in the cab.
     
  20. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:39 AM
    #20
    Beer:30

    Beer:30 There's always money in the banana stand

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2016
    Member:
    #181299
    Messages:
    1,898
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Somewhere North of Denver
    Vehicle:
    2016 DCSB OR V6 4X4
    78K on my '16 with no issues. Solid truck as expected.
     
    JoeSchmo, Rick111 and Codester[OP] like this.

Products Discussed in

To Top