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Brand new 2012 Tacoma Double Cab shakes/vibrates when accelerating. Normal?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cfrea, May 4, 2012.

  1. May 4, 2012 at 11:45 PM
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    cfrea [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I just got a brand new 2012 Tacoma Double Cab Long Bed TRD Sport.

    Truck has around 180miles on the ODO. When I accelerate from a stop, at around 10-20mph the vehicle has a small shake/vibrating throughout the truck. its not coming from the steering wheel, but instead the whole truck.

    Is this normal? Maybe because the differential etc. inst broken in yet?

    Any other ideas? Should I take this to the service center?

    Thanks!
     
  2. May 4, 2012 at 11:52 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Tundra or Tacoma ?
     
  3. May 4, 2012 at 11:54 PM
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    Whoops fixed that. Tacoma
     
  4. May 4, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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    It had 4 miles on the odo when I got it. I didn't want to push the engine during break in that much.
     
  5. May 4, 2012 at 11:57 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Big thread on this driveline vibe , so I would suggest it is a trait of the truck
     
  6. May 4, 2012 at 11:58 PM
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    Can you point me to that? Thanks
     
  7. May 5, 2012 at 12:02 AM
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    I'm on my phone but I'll see if I can find it
     
  8. May 5, 2012 at 12:04 AM
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    I think I found it, some guy with a 2012 complaining of the same thing. Ugh
     
  9. May 5, 2012 at 12:05 AM
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    probably the driveline vibes!!! i cringe my teeth every time i hear or feel em while driving, but it probably wouldn't hurt to have it looked at. go bug the dealership lol.
     
  10. May 5, 2012 at 7:25 PM
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    Can someone please tell me how a driveline vibration could ever be considered *normal*?
     
  11. May 5, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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  12. May 5, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    Well opened up a case with toyota lets see what happens
     
  13. May 5, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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    Good luck...
     
  14. May 6, 2012 at 5:24 AM
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    by any chance is it a 2.7L? I test drove a 2.7L 4x4 access cab auto...when I "got on it " a little bit at a standstill...it shook like you described...that convinced me to get the v6..which was smooth as silk when I pounced on it the same way...
     
  15. May 6, 2012 at 5:33 AM
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    Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed a rise in problems with the 2012s? Seems like someone is always on complaining about a 2012.
     
  16. May 6, 2012 at 7:48 AM
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    My 06 does this and it feels like torque converter shudder to me.
     
  17. May 6, 2012 at 7:52 AM
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    Big x2..
     
  18. May 6, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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    No problems with my 2012! I stomped on mine during the test drive. I hit the brakes, did a three point turn, a 360 turn around in a culdesac and took a 3 hour trip to Truckee the next morning. If I had noticed ANYTHING wrong, I never would've driven it off the lot.

    It's a double cab 4x4 V6 by the way.
     
  19. May 6, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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    Does it vibrate at certain MPH? If so get to that point and see if switching to 4x4 fixes it (not going to fast obviously)... if it goes away with 4x4 I'll send you the link on how to fix it. Or look up ecgs.
     
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