1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Brand new tacoma.. worried something wrong..

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by joe2010, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. Oct 8, 2009 at 4:31 PM
    #1
    joe2010

    joe2010 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Member:
    #23978
    Messages:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    I recently bought a brand new 2010 4 door Tacoma. I only have 500 miles on it and am starting to wonder if something is wrong with it. I hope its because i'm just not use to a truck and this behavior is normal.

    The problem:
    I turn the car on and let off the brake so that the truck begins moving, then I press on the accelerator...When I begin accelerating the truck feels like it is very heavy although I am not pulling anything. At the same time it makes a lot of winding noise although RPM's remain low sub 2,000 or thereabout... Then once it gets gets up a few MPH it jumps (I assume this is when it switches into second gear) then everything is fine from speeds around 20 mph and above.. i can let off the accelerator.. press it everything fine..

    BUT when I slow down in traffic to around 10 or so and then press the accelerator to speed back up it does it again.. truck feels very heavy like its stuck in quicksand... starts winding up.. then jumps and is fine..

    *NOTE* It does NOT do this every time i accelerate in 1st gear. in fact the majority of the time it does not.. but occasionally it does do this. ESPECIALLY if I am just lightly touching the accelerator.. if i apply a good bit of pressure it NORMALLY will not do this, although it sometimes still does. If I lightly apply the accelerator it does this near every time.

    Also, it does this from a cold start and continues to do it even after driving for an hour. So, its not dependent on length of the drive..

    Since my truck only has 500 miles on it, i been driving it very easy, hence the reason I am light on the accelerator fairly often and keep noticing this.

    Does anyone else have this problem? I am tempted to go to a Toyota dealership and test drive one there to see if i can duplicate the problem on another vehicle. Thoughts? Should I be worried something is wrong with the transmission?

    Thanks
     
  2. Oct 8, 2009 at 4:37 PM
    #2
    GeoTaco

    GeoTaco the town is back that way

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Member:
    #17652
    Messages:
    2,321
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Freeda Feltcher
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    '09 4X4 TRD Off-Road
    Lifted and bigger tires
    its normal for this truck, that the "transmission lag/issue" that is discussed on this forum quite often. do a search and you will find plenty of info about it
     
  3. Oct 8, 2009 at 4:41 PM
    #3
    krimson

    krimson Nothin

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Member:
    #6714
    Messages:
    3,412
    Vehicle:
    TRD Off Road
    OME 3" lift with 885 coils. OME Shocks with TSB 1.5 AAL. 285/75/16 KM2s. XD Hoss 16" wheels. DDM Tuning 6000K HIDs, H10 6000K Fogs. BHLM. Debaged. 20% tint on front windows.
    its just transmission lag, some people get it some people dont, i dont get the transmission lag. This is just the characteristics of a Tacoma. Nothing wrong with it at all, you will enjoy your Taco a whole lot more when you get used to driving it.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2009 at 4:48 PM
    #4
    EmoSlayer

    EmoSlayer METAL!

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2009
    Member:
    #21271
    Messages:
    164
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    PA
    Vehicle:
    TRD Off-Road
    Bilstein 5100s all 4 corners, front set at 0.85 w/ eibach coils metalcast red, driver's side lean spacer, rear tsb leaf pack with tsb aal from toytec, 265/75/16 goodyear wrangler authority, MT Classic III 16x8 4.5bs, LR UCAs
    yep i got the same bs with a 2009, only thing i hate about the tacoma
     
  5. Oct 8, 2009 at 4:52 PM
    #5
    Taco-NB

    Taco-NB MMMMM Taco's

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Member:
    #16662
    Messages:
    1,744
    Gender:
    Male
    New Brunswick
    Vehicle:
    '09 4X4 SR5 Access Cab V6 - Black Sand Pearl
    Same here ... it has created some stick-shift envy for me. :D

    Truthfully though ... it's not too bad once you get used to it. :(
     
  6. Oct 8, 2009 at 4:53 PM
    #6
    Capita

    Capita Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2009
    Member:
    #18096
    Messages:
    2,673
    Gender:
    Male
    Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Sport Double Cab
    Won't even notice it after a while
     
  7. Oct 8, 2009 at 5:01 PM
    #7
    EmoSlayer

    EmoSlayer METAL!

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2009
    Member:
    #21271
    Messages:
    164
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    PA
    Vehicle:
    TRD Off-Road
    Bilstein 5100s all 4 corners, front set at 0.85 w/ eibach coils metalcast red, driver's side lean spacer, rear tsb leaf pack with tsb aal from toytec, 265/75/16 goodyear wrangler authority, MT Classic III 16x8 4.5bs, LR UCAs
    i honestly shift into N at every stop and down hills to avoid the bs for the most part... i def got used to doin it cause now it's a habit
     
  8. Oct 8, 2009 at 5:15 PM
    #8
    Arcanite09

    Arcanite09 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Member:
    #18912
    Messages:
    174
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nico
    Sacramento, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 4x4 TRD
    Alpine 9887, CDT HD-62Z fronts powered by Phoenix Gold ZX450 and Polk MMC650 rearpowered by MTX 2150x. Premier TS-SW1201S4 sub powered by SOUNDSTREAM Class A 10.0
    6-speeds have their own "issues"/characteristics too
     
  9. Oct 8, 2009 at 5:20 PM
    #9
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    106,158
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Take it in! Too many people have this issue and its NOT normal!
     
  10. Oct 8, 2009 at 5:23 PM
    #10
    SubZombie

    SubZombie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Member:
    #19206
    Messages:
    340
    Gender:
    Male
    South East
    Vehicle:
    09 DC TRD Off Road 4x4 Barcelona Red

    The owners manual warns not to shift to N while moving, not good for the transmission. Puts alot of stress on it when you go back into gear.
     
  11. Oct 8, 2009 at 5:31 PM
    #11
    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Member:
    #3496
    Messages:
    4,837
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Myrtle Beach SC
    Vehicle:
    07 Prerunner SR5 DC/SB V6
    Magnaflow 12576 muffler & chrome tip, Westin step bars, 27% tint, Pop N Lock, AFE ProdryS, bed mat, Husky liners, D-rings added, Access Literider tonneau, Pioneer 4-ways all around, GY Wrangler Duratracs 265/75/16, 5100's @ 1.75", 1.5" AAL
    It's because you didn't get the floor mat zip tie TSB. Get that and everything will be perfect.
     
  12. Oct 8, 2009 at 5:34 PM
    #12
    CanadianGuy

    CanadianGuy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Member:
    #20319
    Messages:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Vancouver, BC
    Vehicle:
    08 Access Cab 4x4 TRD
    what are the 6-speed "issues"?
     
  13. Oct 8, 2009 at 5:35 PM
    #13
    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Member:
    #3496
    Messages:
    4,837
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Myrtle Beach SC
    Vehicle:
    07 Prerunner SR5 DC/SB V6
    Magnaflow 12576 muffler & chrome tip, Westin step bars, 27% tint, Pop N Lock, AFE ProdryS, bed mat, Husky liners, D-rings added, Access Literider tonneau, Pioneer 4-ways all around, GY Wrangler Duratracs 265/75/16, 5100's @ 1.75", 1.5" AAL
    Probably referring to the throw out bearing problems some folks have had.
     
  14. Oct 8, 2009 at 5:40 PM
    #14
    jwhelan

    jwhelan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2009
    Member:
    #23006
    Messages:
    431
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JW
    Dallas Texas
    Vehicle:
    05 TRD Silver
    TRD PreRunner, 5100's on all four fronts @ 1.75, AAL, SP performance rotors, hawk pads, 17" FJ Cruiser wheels P/C black, 265/65/17 BFGR Rugged Trails, BHLM , painted grill, blacked out emblems
    here it comes stand back!!

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Oct 8, 2009 at 5:42 PM
    #15
    mac4au

    mac4au Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Member:
    #21837
    Messages:
    43
    Gender:
    Male
    Alabama
    Vehicle:
    '09 White DC TRD 4x4
    id paint a big lemon on it and take it back to dealer!! no really, like stated above, this is normal and you will get used to it or it will "adapt" to your driving habits...whatever that means
     
  16. Oct 8, 2009 at 6:00 PM
    #16
    CVEIN

    CVEIN Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    Member:
    #23853
    Messages:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    SOUTH FLORIDA
    Vehicle:
    2010 TACOMA TRD SPORT
    Hey there...i just picked up my new 2010 and i have the exact same problem...

    Chris
     
  17. Oct 8, 2009 at 6:07 PM
    #17
    joe2010

    joe2010 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Member:
    #23978
    Messages:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Thanks for all the replies.. Not a good feeling when you spend nearly 30k on something and then think its broken. At least I can rest easier now
     
  18. Oct 8, 2009 at 6:59 PM
    #18
    GTVAPSAMTIK

    GTVAPSAMTIK Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Member:
    #23563
    Messages:
    220
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    SOHAIL
    Fort Carson, CO
    Vehicle:
    2010 TRD OFF-ROAD 4X4 Automatic
    EXTANG Tuff WeatherTech Liners Toyota Bed Mat Coverkind Seat Covers
    I am not sure buy i picked up mine last week 2010 tacoma TRD AUTOMATIC and the tramission is really smooth during shifts. I dont even see that its shifting. I like the way the RPM is always low .
     
  19. Oct 8, 2009 at 7:11 PM
    #19
    Bugsey

    Bugsey Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2009
    Member:
    #22996
    Messages:
    7
    Ontario
    Vehicle:
    08 Access Cab SR5
    Uhmm, normal ehh? I don't know but it doesn't seem normal to me- I get shuddering when I slow down to 40 or below from driving highway speed and so on at low speed everytime I decelerate and bad enough to feel it in the seats, worst on downhill and roughness, vibration when I re accelerate- nope not normal for a 30K vehicle. I rode around with a load for a week to see if it would improve but the vibration just changed but it is still there- not my wheels I think it's something in the drive shaft just from how it feels. What worst is I like the truck but it'd be great to get rid of these problems. Any idea what this vibration/ shudder is about?
     
  20. Feb 2, 2010 at 6:49 PM
    #20
    dog tired

    dog tired Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Member:
    #29750
    Messages:
    465
    Gender:
    Male
    NE Ohio
    No kidding , saying you will get used to it - isn't the way I think
     
To Top