Last week I took my '08 Tacoma trd sport 4x4 into Riverhead Toyota in NY for it's 60k service. Along with the big 60k service, I had the cabin filter changed, the transmission serviced and a throttle body service done.
There's also been a linkage type noise coming from the front end when breaking at low speeds.
I live an hour and half from the dealership (riverhead is the closest one) so I put a full tank of gas in it before I dropped it off.
5 hours and $580 later, I was on my way back home when I noticed a loss of power and severe vibrations at 1500-2k rpms.
I turned around and drove 20 minutes back to the dealership stating the problems. An hour later, they come out saying that they can't figure it out and are holding a water bottle filled with gasoline. They said the gas in the truck is "bad" and to burn through a 1/2 tank of gas, fill in with premium and the problem will go away. After 15 years of driving, I've never filled a car with "bad gas." A little odd after having new plugs and a trotter
Body service, but I went with it and left.
I put gas dry in the tank, octane booster and a half tank of premium over the weekend. Nothing. Still running like total shit.
I called the dealership this morning and spoke to the service manager about what was going on. He had remembered the vehicle and said he would call me right back. Fast forward to 5:30pm. No call back.
So, I call back. Very annoyed this time I demanded to speak to whoever the service manager's boss.
I'm going in tomorrow morning, they'll have a loaner ready for me and will fix the problem.
Anyone have this kind of situation happen to them?
Thanks for listening.