First post in any forum evar, so here it goes.
I have an 06 Tacoma Double Cab, v6 Auto. It has been a very reliable truck, but...
After changing my transmission fluid as called for in my 60,000 mile service it started shuddering violently when changing gears. I can replicate this issue by accelerating gradually, and can avoid it by accelerating more aggressively. I can do this 10 times out of 10 any day of the week, hot or cold. I took this to my original dealership and guess what. They couldn't tell me what was wrong with it, but told me I should replace the transmission.
Now I don't know about ya'll but when someone tells the the solution to my problem is to spend lots of money, my BS alarms goes off. So I asked the service rep "what is wrong with my tranny exactly?" he stated they didn't know, but they could fix it with a $2500 cash infusion and a "factory re manufactured" tranny. This was a very special tranny that came from a truck that got wrecked on its first test drive, probably by an old lady who only drove it to work on Sunday's if you catch my drift. I could go on and on about how this whole thing stinks, but I'd rather take this in a serious direction.
I'd like to know if anyone else is experiencing this issue and consolidate a list of complaints and submit it to Toyota as an issue that affects us all in an effort to get them to own up to installing questionable parts on a truck we bought based on it's excellent reputation.
OR. I would like to find out if anyone has successfully identified this issue and resolved it without replacing a factory transmission at 60,000 miles.
Thanks all, hope this isn't a double post, but if it is I'd very much like to read what others have to say.