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2012 dc shudder when driving 0 to 35

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jcampbell88, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Mar 16, 2012 at 6:50 AM
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    jcampbell88

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    I have a big shudder when accelerating and stopping I took it to the dealer they said it is normal I spoke with manager he said they will look at It again now they say the driveshaft will be replaced.

    Any one else having a problem with there 2012 beast
     
  2. Mar 16, 2012 at 7:01 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    LOL, they always say "it's normal".
     
  3. Mar 16, 2012 at 7:02 AM
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    " Normal" was the dumbest thing he could have said.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2012 at 7:27 AM
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    I have a 2012 DCSB 4x4, I notice a very slight shudder under hard acceleration from a stop. Nothing really that I'm worried about at this point though. I'm only at about 700 miles so far...
     
  5. Mar 16, 2012 at 7:34 AM
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    I have 1200 miles and it got worse test drove another 2012 Trd off road just like mine an no shutter
     
  6. Mar 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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    check the other recent threads on this. I get mine back from the dealer today and will update.
     
  7. Mar 16, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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    yup same problem, I fixed it myself though had a post going on it will try to post a link for you if your interested. Sucks to spend that kind of money and have a problem like that, but with as many complaints as there are about it I would think toyota would step up and fix it. I did and it didn't cost me all that much although some people have a problem with toyota not fixing it but I am kind of a DIYer.
     
  8. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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    Vibrated right from the get go then after the lift it got even worse.
     
  9. Mar 16, 2012 at 1:30 PM
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    +1. Dealer who is investigating mine said it was really obvious and contacted Toyota USA right away.
     
  10. Mar 17, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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    Just got a call from the dealer about my shudder problem they said its normal nothin wrong and I said I want I fixed test drove a new one same model no shudder so now it's a debate with toyota
     
  11. Mar 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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    They said they can't feel the shudder when they rode with me on a test drive.. The dealer is a pain the a$$
     
  12. Apr 3, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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    I was thinking about trading my 04 and get a 2012 DC 4X4 TRD and the dealer accepted my offer. After reading about this issue, I dont know what to do. Has anyone took their truck to Scott Clark Toyota in Stallings NC for this problem??
     
  13. Apr 3, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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    This is a reply I got from a local dealer


    Marty,

    I'm familiar with the issue you're talking about. It's caused by the drive
    shaft's angle on the universal joint. At peak torque range (15-25mph) the
    U-joint effectively has to jump into place, causing this vibration. This
    however is an issue that is caused by the niche that the truck fits and is not
    bypassable. This problem could be fixed by switching to a constant velocity
    joint; which under the peak torque range will be significantly more smooth. CV
    joints are generally found in vehicles in which a smooth ride is preferred;
    however, due to the fact that they are not nearly as strong and can not perform
    on the level of a U-joint they are less common in trucks with a working
    heritage. Maybe in a few incarnations the Tacoma will be switched to CV joints
    but as of today the Tacoma is still attempting to be an off-road vehicle. In
    recent years, especially with the advent of independent front suspension, the
    Tacoma has been becoming more and more of a road truck and less of a off-road or
    work truck.

    Recap, the issue is a know side-effect of U-joints when working under high
    angles and is generally considered to be a minor issue. It does not occur in
    all driving styles and if the customer experiences it there are methods of
    reducing the issue however it can not be completely fixed. Does this
    information change your decision to hold off?
     
  15. Apr 4, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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    He is full of sh$$$t the first gen tacoma had a CV style u-joint and the tundra also has a CV style u-joint I think toyota was trying to save a few pennies and this is what they came up with.
     
  16. Apr 5, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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    I have this problem. I was waiting at a red light. Truck hoped forward. Felt like somebody just pushed my vehicle forward. I was on the brake the entire time.
     
  18. Apr 5, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    Different problem, my wife's Camry does the same thing.
     
  19. Apr 5, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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    Interesting. Is that a characteristic or issue? What year is the camry?
     
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