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Buying a new 2010 double cab Off road tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JUJtacoma2010, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Feb 4, 2010 at 9:28 AM
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    JUJtacoma2010

    JUJtacoma2010 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am going to buy a new truck this weekend. Should I be worried about the transmission problem that some of the folks here are talking about? is there any other things I should be looking for or ask the dealer?

    btw, I am new to this forum and hoping to get some good advice.
     
  2. Feb 4, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    ekard

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    Welcome!

    I bought my 2010 in mid December and haven't had any transmission issues. You should be fine at this point unless the truck has been sitting on the lot for a long time.

    But you can always print out the TSB form and check the VIN numbers to be sure.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    motopilot

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    I just bought an TRDSport DC and very happy so far. Best thing I can say is I got the price I wanted as its only 1 of a couple of cars they car sell right now. Also in the southeast they are offering $750 discount to dealers on tacoma so I brought that up when discussing price. Most people do not know about it and its not advertised.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    JUJtacoma2010

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    Is there a link on this website that has all the TSB
     
  5. Feb 4, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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    Crom

    Crom Time is precious; use it wisely

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    Many, see build thread.
    I wouldn't worry about it since you know there is a fix if the issue appears in your truck.

    The Tacoma is awesome.

    Welcome to the TW community :wave: and don't forget to check out the free/cheap mod thread, which should keep you busy for a while.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    Welcome. I bought my 2010 TRD Off Road DC on 12/1 and I did experience transmission and harsh ride issues right off the bat.

    With the many resources available on the forum, however, I became aware of two TSB's that corrected both of these issues.

    Here they are:

    T-SB-0305-08.pdf

    T-SB-0393-09.pdf
     
  7. Feb 4, 2010 at 10:05 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    get them to fix the TSB's before you sign anything. Also haggle with them! talk them into some free window tint or extra D rings for the rails, or maybe a bed mat! usually they wont mind if your buying a brand new truck!
    When I bought mine used I had my dealer thrown in some extra D rings. I know its not much but hey, they are working for YOUR dollar. make them earn it.
     
  8. Feb 4, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    David K

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    Got my 2010 4WD DC TRD Off Road Dec. 6...

    Having fun... My 3rd Tacoma, rear springs are stiffer and don't bottom-out like the '05 did (still only 3 leafs, but different for sure).

    Have 3,000 miles on it now. Only one problem... a tranny fluid drip, fixed with new o-ring where speedometer cable attaches to tranny/ transfer case area.

    The new traction control features are dynamite... It is a tractor now... no getting stuck (easily)!

    Enjoy it!
     
  9. Feb 4, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    Got mine fix today and it seem to be running alot smoother. Just make sure to have the dealer to update or reflush your ECM if needed. Look up the VIN# affected. It should already been updated if your buying a new Taco.
     
  10. Feb 4, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    What transmission problem, it is a software issue that is easily corrected. You can read any vehicle's website and find people that are dissatisfied with some issue or non-issue you just need to decide in your mind if the postings on the website represent a widespread problem and how significant it is to you.
     
  11. Feb 4, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    There is no better truck, just have to get used to all the modern gagets
     
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