I plan to take the truck in for warranty soon - its @ 15,000km and last time i was in the girl at the counter recommended showing up before 20k as they have more of a 'fine tune' warranty or some crap like that - we'll see if that's true or not...
the issues I've saved up are listed below - just wondering if anyone else has these issues and has taken the truck in for work... i'm wondering are these issues known? is there s good way to approach the dealership for them?
whats the best way to approach dealerships for any warranty? I don't much like dealerships, never had great experiences before, but this is my first visit to Toyota for nitpicky stuff....
in no particular order:
1 - humming from drivetrain when not moving and engaging/disengaging clutch. clutch pedal pressed; noise goes away. release pedal, humming. sounds like throwout bearing related to me. came on at once at about 5000km after turning on 4x4 for a few km's. no changes since, but always there, especially louder when cold.
2 - tire pressure light setting - truck door jamb says like 29 and 32 psi front/rear.. I set it there when new, no light. took it in for an oil change, and the work order says "tire pressure light on (it wasn't) they topped them up to 35psi each tire as stated on the rubber. now if i set it back to the lower truck spec the light comes on... did they reset my light? can i set it back to truck specs myself?
3 - headlights - i get high-beamed a lot out in the country - should they adjust this for me?
4 - seat belt buzzer - drives me nuts, I'm old enough to put my belt on when needed without mommy. will they shut this off?
5 - engine ticking - I've read much about this and seems to be normal. should i bring it up or will they simply tell me its normal and that's the way it sounds? fairly noticeable at drive through's etc. when there's a wall next to me.
6 - brakes - from new i always noted a slight short ***pssst** noise from the pedal area at the very start of pressing the brakes...like there's air in the system...normal for a 6 speed or should they bleed this noise out? also, maybe this is just 'cause its manual trans, but the brakes can be very abrupt at low speed, even with low pedal pressure. lurchy even.
7 - blower fan. mostly when cold, it buzzzzzes on high...recently became a chirpy buzzz....is this a known issue for 2012's?
8 - stock speakers - they pop and crack pretty bad anywhere past 3/4 volume. course everything i listen to has bass. normal? time to upgrade it myself?
9 - they making a cold air intake for this truck yet or what???
so that's my gripes list, its pretty minor overall, but i want to keep this truck possibly for a very long time so i don't want any funny wear starting too early in its life. I'd love to hear anyone's feedback or experience with these or similar issues and how it was (or wasn't) resolved by the dealers.