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2012-13 Tacoma/RAV4 Urgent Safety Recall. (Brake Actuator Reprogramming)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Guerrilla, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. May 27, 2015 at 6:39 AM
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    phreddyfoo

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    My ABS and Traction control lights have been randomly turning on and off, not during braking or after, just randomly. The dealer cannot replicate it and the lights never come on while it is at the dealership. The computer doesn't store failure code either. Go figure. Good thing it is still under warranty. Any ideas? The VIN says this recall doesn't apply.
     
  2. May 27, 2015 at 6:40 AM
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    If possible...and carefully...record video of the dash on your phone when it happens. Makes it harder for the dealership to think you're cray-cray.
     
  3. May 27, 2015 at 6:55 AM
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    Yes I have taken pics with mileage and date stamp.
     
  4. Jun 2, 2015 at 1:35 AM
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    My 2012 Sport has all the issues with the ABS VCS recall but my VIN isn't listed so it's not covered by toyota. What a bunch of crap.... I'm going to complain but I'm sure it will be on deaf ears just like my rear suspension issues.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2015 at 12:31 PM
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    I never recieved a letter for this and didn't think it would effect my truck because it was an 06. Last weekend, I took it to the dealer for the frame and leaf spring inspection. They told me that they needed to reflash the ECM for this problem . I let them do it and they said my frame and springs were good. No problems so far, but I never noticed a problem from the start.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2015 at 6:13 AM
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    I wonder if this was the problem with the earlier models?
    My ABS sucks!
    Can't use it in snow,mud,gravel,etc.
    Dangerous as hell.
     
  7. Sep 22, 2015 at 6:17 AM
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    ^^^That

    Mine is a 2013; dealer says it doesn't get re-programming.
    The ABS pulses very slowly when it kicks in, and, does in fact feel worse than if I was working the brakes myself.
     
  8. Sep 23, 2015 at 9:15 AM
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    In times of snow and ice, I wish I didn't have ABS. I'd rather know when I'm locking up my tires and pulsate the pedal myself if needed or wanted.
     
  9. Sep 23, 2015 at 9:22 AM
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    Pull the ABS fuse then or do the ABS disable mod.
     
  10. Sep 23, 2015 at 3:09 PM
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    I pull my abs fuse.
     
  11. Oct 2, 2015 at 7:33 PM
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    I'd never had an issue with mine in the 3 years of ownership. I finally let the dealer do the recall yesterday when I was in dealing with a catalytic converter warranty issue.
     
  12. Oct 3, 2015 at 4:05 PM
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    Very few people actually have ABS issues with the Tacoma, but if you believed the threads on here you'd think the ABS was killing babies every second of every hour of every day.
     
  13. Oct 3, 2015 at 4:55 PM
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    I had mine fixed before I even heard about the recall. What would happen sometimes going around a corner hard (dry ashfault) the abs would kick in and automatically hit the brakes and cut the throttle. Kinda spooky. The truck was trying to straighten itself out.
     
  14. Oct 3, 2015 at 4:58 PM
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    That's not the ABS, that's VSC. They are related systems but not the same thing. To be honest VSC saves lives at highway speeds but can be very annoying if you brake the wheel contact on the pavement on turns.
     
  15. Oct 3, 2015 at 5:38 PM
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    It is all integrated. The truck assumed i was loosing traction. I was not going anywhere fast enough to actually loose traction. It would hit the brakes and pull me strait while I was still in the corner.. Point being. They did the reflash and it no longer does it.
     
  16. Oct 3, 2015 at 5:43 PM
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    It's ingratiated but not the same. Anyways, the point is mute, I'm glad your re flash solved your issues.
     
  17. Oct 3, 2015 at 7:12 PM
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    Wait until it snows this winter,I'll put my ABS fuse back in & take you for a ride.
    You'll shit your pants.
     
  18. Oct 4, 2015 at 9:23 AM
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    Fair enough. I've never claimed there are no issues with the Tacoma ABS. It's likely on only certain trucks and no one knows exactly why.
     
  19. Jan 20, 2016 at 3:00 AM
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    Thanks for update- just checked site and recall doesn't apply to me.
     
  20. Jan 30, 2016 at 10:40 AM
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    This happens to me every time I drive tthrough this canyon its always happens at two areas coming down the canyon the road is asphalt and going 20-45mph on turns the lights come on at both curves,the first day it happened I almost hit a truck twice at both spots,now Ilook make sure no others cars coming at curve,i try going down canyon slower like down 15-25mph it's still goes on ,dealer says nothing wrong I look on website posted on here my truck is not on list :(
     

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