Got into my truck this morning turned the key and nothing. I was like WTF?
Truck has been running fine and recently got serviced for trans TSB at dealer. Had no warning or issues prior to not starting this morning. No lights or accessories were on to drain the battery overnight.... I used another car to jump start it and made the 20-30 drive to work.
Got to work tried to restart it and nothing. Key was dead and door locks wouldn't even lock or unlock. I tried using a fully charged battery jumper to restart and it didn't have enough juice.
I was in denial that my factory battery would only last 1.5 years or 23k miles? has anyone ever had this problem?
I called Toyota roadside assistance only to find out that Toyota does not offer roadside assistance as part of the basic bumper to bumper warranty....I was like WTF? again. The lady over the phone was polite. I told her I found it hard to believe that something as basic was not included and that it was std on most manufacturers like Ford and GM. She proceeds to tell me "that's why i don't buy a Toyota" It was like throwing salt on my open wounds. Remember that this is Toyota roadside assistance that I called. She offered to send assistance but i would have to cover the cost. I was not happy but remained courteous and declined.
Jumped it with another car again and drove it to the dealer. My odometer and dash lights were flickering. The dealer replaced the battery and sent me on my way in about an hour and was grateful.
I have dealt with my Tacoma's ticking noise, lousy fan motor, Rear leaf TSB, Transmission TSB among other basic quirks. But the battery. Come on Toyota WTF?????