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dealer trimmed pedal and reflashed without permission!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 350u, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. Dec 6, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    350u

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    brought truck in today for oil change and when I went to pay,he said they also trimmed the pedal and reflashed the computor!.....shud I be worried?
    It did piss me off that they diddnt ask first! because ! would have researched it on here first!thanx
     
  2. Dec 6, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    I'd be mad! Reflash fine. But I don't want my pedal trimmed. I would tell them to put a regular pedal back in. That's just me. I would make them do it mostly for the reason of them not asking me. Lol
     
  3. Dec 6, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    I wouldn't be too happy especially with a trimmed pedal.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    No I would not worry about it. I did check into it and refused to get it done on my truck for some reasons but then later on the web I researched those reasons and they are unfounded. They though of all the possibilities when they made the new program up. The only thing it could effect is a later install of the supercharger but that flash can be edited so it sticks still. Man you guys have some winner stealerships down there. If it's not on the work order here approved by the customer they simple will not do it here. They can only do approved work here. If there is a big problem discovered they will just push it back outside till you return and approve the work.
     
  5. Dec 6, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    flash? trimmed pedal? enlighten me oh taco sages for i kknow not of what you speak! (in other words, what the hell are ya talkin about?)
     
  6. Dec 6, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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    It is part of the accelerator recall...

    Personally, I don't see why people make a big deal about it. I do not plan on supercharging my truck, and to be honest, I don't spend a whole lot of time staring at my gas pedal to be upset that it has been shortened (not noticeable in my opinion)..
     
  7. Dec 6, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    If I would have done the research first I would have got it done. Just at the counter when they asked I said maybe better don't do it cause I have not done any reading up on it yet to see what the implications are. There really is no implications. You end up with a slightly safer truck. The only outstanding issue was the supercharger and that can still work if the guy knows what he is doing. Like you maybe never need it but say your wife one day might. It does happen, people with there foot on both petals at the same time. It only starts working at 1/4 throttle with the brake pressed at the same time.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    not a fan of the new smaller pedal. They didnt trim it they replaced it with a shorter one. Did the same thing to mine and tried to take my expensive tacoma all weather mats out too. Told them to leave them alone! but they pedal you get used to I guess
     
  9. Dec 6, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    thanx man. ill have to read up on it and see if it affects my 2010. with my competitive driving background, im a bit fussy about my cockpit. things need to be in the right place or im just not a happy boy. pedal placement its key so i might be pissed to find they dinked with that and not discussed it with me to ensure id be pleased with the mod beforehand.

    now, what about this reflash thing? if i went to the dealer, got flashed and was given some free trim, i might be ok with that. theres several very cute girls at mine
     
  10. Dec 6, 2010 at 8:11 PM
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    I had mine in for an alignment (which they failed at) back in September, and they did the same thing.

    I don't notice any difference actually, but it really pissed me off that they did it without asking me and that they wasted my time while they were doing work I didn't even want done.

    And then to top it off, they didn't even do the alignment correctly. :mad:
     
  11. Dec 6, 2010 at 10:27 PM
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    I took mine to the dealer last Saturday and I made clear that I did not want recall done. I asked the service advisor if I have to tell them every time I take the truck for service that I don't want the recall done and he said that in the case of the pedal recall, they are supposed to ask the customer for permission.

    Sucks because I don't trust the dealer........
     
  12. Dec 6, 2010 at 11:02 PM
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    The service MANAGER (not writer) instructed my family member to:

    1st get the recall pedal trim.
    2nd then request that you don't like the pedal and you want the new style replacement.
    Dealer will have to order so be be patient.
    It was NO CHARGE
    The dealership Wright/Right Toyota is in North Scottsdale AZ.
    The truck was 2008 Tacoma.Service Manager person is Frank V.
    I have endorsed this dealership before.I don't get anything from them.
    Yes, I have had some problems with their service Dept.But after staying on top of them I have always been satisfied so far.My trucks have had extended warranties on them

    Or?

    I vote to............ leave it alone
     
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