Random acceleration when cruising

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by eaglecurt, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. eaglecurt

    eaglecurt New Member

    Sometimes,not in a high rpm my Tacoma accelerates on its own while cruising. Any thoughts? 2016 Trd 4x4 manual trans.
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Do you have stacked floor mats? Are you using cruise control? How much acceleration are we talking?
  4. OP

    eaglecurt New Member

    No, it’s the trans. When I’m going up to speed at moderate rpm sometimes it accelerates suddenly. Similar to a Honda with vtech when shifting through high rpm.
  5. Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    Is actual road speed increasing, or just engine RPM?

    You didn't state if you have the 4 cyl or the V6. My 2018 auto V6 will take off like a scalded cat when it hits about 3600 rpm. Does it every time.
  6. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    If it's the V6, then probably just the ECU switching injection modes.
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  7. OP

    eaglecurt New Member

    Correct. It’s the V6. I was thinking ECU as well. Nothing abnormal.
  8. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Some have reported a slight surge when it happens. The manual tranny will transmit that surge more directly than an auto. The explanation was the switch to all 12 injectors firing or something like that.
    Bogunn likes this.
  9. OP

    eaglecurt New Member

    Sounds good. Thanks for the help.

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