Seems like a great forum and hoping to connect with other owners.
I am (was) the proud owner of a new 2013 Tacoma 4x4 TRD Sport. Has 1000 miles on it.
In general I am very pleased with the truck, but I noticed that at highway speeds there is an irritating vibration from the engine through the steering column. Its subtle, but after a couple of hours its enough to mark your forearms start to tingle such that you have to flex your hands to get your arm feeling right again.
Took it to the dealer - they don't have any other Tacomas to compare it to, but service manager says he doesn't think its a big deal. Asked me if I had owned a truck before (suggesting that trucks are different from cars - really??). I told him it was unacceptable, and he basically said that there was nothing he could do. Called Toyota and opened a case with them, waiting now to hear back from the dealer. Wondering if there are any other 2013 Tacoma owners that experience same or similar vibration.
I just drove 5500 miles in a week (from Western Canada to Florida) in a Ford Edge with no vibration. I have also never experienced this in other vehicles I have travelled a long distance in/owned (Nissan Titan, GMC1500 gas, GMC2500 Diesel, Mazda B4000, Ford Explorer etc etc).
An additional issue is that the when decelerating the engine revs drop low (6/700) before coming back up as it shifts into first gear. Seems odd to me, but dealer says its normal.
Looking forward to hearing from folks to see if anyone else is experiencing the vibrations or idle issues.