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Check charging system warning message

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by 2boat, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. Apr 18, 2018 at 4:16 PM
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    2boat

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    I have a combination "check charging system" and "check engine" warning lights on my 2017 Tacoma TRD Sport v6. Manual says to pull over immediately and call dealer which I didn't do yet. Anyone have experience or info about this situation?
     
  2. Apr 18, 2018 at 4:19 PM
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    With the truck running or just the ignition on and the motor off?
     
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  3. Apr 19, 2018 at 8:19 AM
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    Ignition on, motor off; Team Toyota had it towed in this morning so will find out what's wrong.
     
  4. Apr 19, 2018 at 8:20 AM
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    Pretty sure they all say that with the engine off and ignition on...
     
  5. Apr 19, 2018 at 8:25 AM
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    Mine does that all the time, it even did it on the showroom floor. It's designed that way to prevent you from running down the battery. Only need to worry if these messages show up while the engine is on.
     
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  6. Apr 19, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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    mine does it also..... then I turn the engine on and go about my day enjoying my Tacoma :)
     
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  7. Apr 19, 2018 at 8:31 AM
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    That is normal, you would have an issue if it did this with the engine running.
     
  8. Apr 19, 2018 at 8:31 AM
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    At least he will get some free coffee and maybe a donut out of the ordeal lol
     
  9. Apr 19, 2018 at 8:41 AM
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    None that matter.
    Yup, totally normal when in accessory mode with engine off, or at least I assumed that. But, let us know if its not!
     
  10. Apr 19, 2018 at 8:44 AM
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    mine does, I asked about it when I bought the truck, they said it was normal
     
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  11. Apr 19, 2018 at 8:47 AM
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    Even an old car with dummy lights will be lit up until you start it.
     
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  12. Apr 19, 2018 at 8:56 AM
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    were you driving
     
  13. Apr 19, 2018 at 8:57 AM
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    I sure hope he wasn’t driving with the motor off haha
     
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  14. Apr 19, 2018 at 9:45 AM
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    Mine does same, even if you have just the radio on in 10-15 minutes it turns off automatically to protect the battery.
     
  15. Apr 19, 2018 at 9:50 AM
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    LOL this has got to be a joke!
    I feel bad for the tech that will need to tell you your mistake in a nice way.
     
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  16. Apr 19, 2018 at 10:45 AM
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    The tech gets to write comments on back of the work order. The service writer gets the privledge of talking to the customer. I'm glad the customer never sees some of the comments I write.
     
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  17. Apr 19, 2018 at 10:48 AM
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    I hope they don't end up charging you for the tow, due to an invalid claim.
     
  18. Apr 19, 2018 at 11:54 AM
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    Yes OP totally normal. You should of checked back here before the tow showed up. I’m surprised Toyota didn’t ask you a few basic questions on the phone to verify this.

    I’m surprised in this day and age they haven’t done a work around on this yet. So many people used to bring their cars back in with this concern thinking something was wrong. Although most will only show a battery warning and a cel light after a few seconds.
     
  19. Apr 19, 2018 at 2:29 PM
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    Yes! All of the replies are correct, wish they'd been 12 hours earlier. Fact is the Tech did call me to explain courteously while withholding down the laughter that must have been going on in the shop. Thanks, guys and the tow was free; they call it "towing for dummies!"
     
  20. Apr 19, 2018 at 2:36 PM
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    I'm not sure if this thread is serious or trolling...

    After all the threads about this.
     

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