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Dealer said can't diagnose heavy cabin vibration because I have aftermarket wheels and tires

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by 17trdoffroadbel, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. Jul 3, 2019 at 10:07 AM
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    If the truck is being lemon lawed, why are you surprised that they won't fix it. Isn't the whole point of the lemon law to help when vehicles can't be fixed?
     
  2. Jul 3, 2019 at 6:32 PM
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    I'll try again...carrier bearing...
     
  3. Jul 4, 2019 at 6:48 AM
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    Cause he wants to keep taking it back to be a pain in the ass, to prove a point, to show them he's the big winner.
    Or just doesn't have anything better to do with spare time.
     
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  4. Jul 4, 2019 at 6:52 AM
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  5. Jul 4, 2019 at 7:29 AM
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    Wow, what a read this was. If it were mine, I'd take it to a good suspension/driveline shop and pay to have them diagnose what the problem/s are. If it does turn out to be a fault/s with the truck itself, you'd have case with Toyota with documentation to back you up. If not, it would be a learning opportunity. GL
     
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  6. Jul 4, 2019 at 7:54 AM
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    Update here. They said the alignment was waayyy off and redid that. Afterwards, supposedly, BOTH the service manager and a tech did an extended drive in it (30 miles one way, supposedly) and said it checked out. I didn't get a chance to do freeway driving yesterday, but I'll get some in today and see if that took care of it.

    And no, I'm not trying to be an ass or "win" anything here. I just don't want the truck to self-destruct before I get it lemon lawed.
     
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  7. Jul 4, 2019 at 8:22 AM
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    Dumb question but if it gets fixed why would you pursue a lemon case?
     
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  8. Jul 4, 2019 at 8:28 AM
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    Those are for separate issues that they couldn't or wouldn't fix. Entirely unrelated to this, which started happening fairly recently.
     
  9. Jul 4, 2019 at 8:40 AM
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    So why fix anything if the truck is going to be lemon lawed?
     
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  10. Jul 4, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    You are either a really unlucky poor SOB. Or an irritating, anal retentive, self centered, AH that basically causes himself a lot of grief by pissing people off and doesn’t realize it. If the first case I really feel for you. If the latter, you are the cause of his own problems and should really try to do some introspective thinking.

    Seriously, not judging. Just trying to help.
     
  11. Jul 4, 2019 at 8:53 AM
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    I'm just a poor unlucky SOB with this thing (does it help my argument that I've never won a single contest, raffle, or chance game I've ever entered, in my life, and I have several chronic medical conditions at the ripe age of 34?). Everyone likes me in person, and I'm the most generous person most people know. I don't usually complain about my cars, to be honest. I've had a lot of vehicles over my driving career, some really junky, some new, and this one has been in the shop more times than all the others combined. Seriously. I must have the mother of all lemons.

    So why fix anything if the truck is going to be lemon lawed?

    Because again, it does get occasionally driven and I don't want it imploding before it gets turned over. Based on the amount of vibration, I thought it must be something serious like an engine mount.
     
  12. Jul 4, 2019 at 8:56 AM
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    Well whatever the case, I wish you good luck with the truck and health issues. . .
     
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  13. Jul 4, 2019 at 8:59 AM
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    My health issues are fine man; I don't complain about that. Life is life, and life goes on. Shit happens, in other words. What gets my goat is when a billionaire dollar corporation takes it personally because their own product doesn't work right. I think it'll all work out in the end, it's just a serious, stressful pain.

    EDIT: And I do want to add the same challenge I've added before: whoever is in the area is more than free to drive my truck, and see if I'm making it all up. I've had two people take me up on it, and both of them came away with a "what the hell is wrong with your truck man" look on their face, and they said the same thing.
     
  14. Jul 4, 2019 at 9:08 AM
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    This is what I have been thinking for most of the thread. I’m surprised your able to still drive it, if your in lemon law process.

    If this is the dealership you have been working with over the lemon law stuff, they will want to be hands off as well.


    Good luck
     
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  15. Jul 4, 2019 at 9:09 AM
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    I don't know what the law is in other states, but here in WA you get to drive it until the very moment they take ownership, after the lemon law ruling. The dealer isn't involved in the lemon law thing at all. It's just corporate, and I think they told the dealer to get frosty.
     
  16. Jul 4, 2019 at 9:23 AM
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    Lemon law in my mind suggest the vehicle is broken and can’t be fixed there for I would assume should be driven. I would also want to keep the miles off as I believe th amount you get back is impacted by the mileage.

    The dealer may not be involved now, but I would assume they dealt with you many times leading up to the lemon law pursuing.
     
  17. Jul 4, 2019 at 9:31 AM
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    They did deal with me many times, and the problems were caused by corporate not reimbursing them for repairs, or making them pay half of the repairs. That's what causes the friction in most warranty situations. Why would the dealer not want to do a fully paid for warranty repair, otherwise?

    In WA state, the amount you need to pay for the miles driven stops when the first issue is reported. After that, the miles don't count. The truck's not going to explode while driving down the road due to the lemon issues, but it makes it seriously unpleasant to operate.
     
  18. Jul 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM
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    So is it fixed? I would love to see your alignment print out.
     
  19. Jul 8, 2019 at 11:11 PM
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    Nothing has been fixed whatsoever. The shaking, which they deemed normal for similar vehicles, is enough in the steering wheel to see your hand moving. The alignment thing was just a BS excuse to get me for 120 smackers; I'm attaching a scan of the printout. I'll try rotating the tires front and back next. alignment.jpg
     
  20. Jul 9, 2019 at 5:13 AM
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    How's your steering's return-to-center?
     
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