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Old 01-01-2013, 03:53 PM   #1
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Can't stop in snow

Have a 2012 Tacoma TRD O/R and went to apply brakes going down a snowy hill about 15 mph, felt as if brake pedal hit a wall, truck just kept going faster and faster had to steer into snow bank to stop, thought that was scary, 1 minute later same thing and had to exit up a side road to stop. Is it the tires, ABS or truck weight or what!?
 
Old 01-01-2013, 03:56 PM   #2
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Sounds like you just kept sliding so that wasnt the ABS...might be the tires or could have happened in any vehicle if the conditions were bad enough.
 
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Welcome to TW! Sounds like over sensative ABS.
 
Old 01-01-2013, 03:56 PM   #4
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Welcome to TW! Sounds like over sensative ABS.
Nevermind, maybe it was your ABS, haha
 
Old 01-01-2013, 03:56 PM   #5
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OEM tires?
 
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sounds like ABS braking.. ABS ,and traction control suck in the snow. Turn em off and roll in 4h.
 
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Nevermind, maybe it was your ABS, haha
You could be correct also.
 
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It's a common thing with the newer trucks.

Toyota has really dropped the ball on multiple vehicles as of late.
 
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Next time use engine braking to slow down. Put the shifter in "2" or "L" if you have to.

Were you in 4WD at the time?
 
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welcome. maybe abs. what kinda tired are on your truck?
 
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I have a 2011 and I think the ABS is overactive in the snow...
 
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Have a 2012 Tacoma TRD O/R and went to apply brakes going down a snowy hill about 15 mph, felt as if brake pedal hit a wall, truck just kept going faster and faster had to steer into snow bank to stop, thought that was scary, 1 minute later same thing and had to exit up a side road to stop. Is it the tires, ABS or truck weight or what!?
ABS sucks on these rigs in snow

ABS bypass mod
 
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Wait- was the pedal pulsing/vibrating? Could you hear the ABS?
 
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The OE tires are downright DANGEROUS on anything other than dry pavement. I would find another set of tires with more aggressive tread ASAP.
 
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Same truck, exact same experience and posting here on it last week. Very unsettling that's for sure. If I test driven in snow I would have passed on the truck that's for damned sure.
 
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For what its worth...I have a '12 Tacoma. OEM tires, etc. We've had a fair amount of snow and ice and I have yet to put 'er in 4WD to get past anything starting or stopping. I've been impressed with the Tacoma's performance even though its a rear wheel drive truck. It out performs my '07 Ridgeline hands down.
 
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Try using 4-3-2 next time
 
Old 01-01-2013, 04:08 PM   #19
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I have a 2011 and I think the ABS is overactive in the snow...
The Tacoma's brakes are pretty powerful. If they lock up bad things can happen, like the tail end swinging around.

I'm not sure if the ABS calibration is different in 2WD vs 4WD mode. How does the ECU "know" if you are on snow or on pavement?
 
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can't stop in snow

The tires are the OEM 5 ply BF Goodrich o/r w/fairly aggressive tread. Weather was just typical 3" - 4" slush/snow. Vehicle just acted like a sled.
 
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