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Do I have traction control

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by F27Corsair, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Dec 27, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    Hello Gents,

    New owner here w/ an easy question. Doing a front brake replacement on my '04 Prerunner. Autozone guy asks me if my taco has traction control or not- as the brake pads are different depending on the answer.
    So, which is it? My searches of this forum and google show mixed results.
    Thanks.

    -Travis
     
  2. Dec 27, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    tacomas dont have traction control...except the 09s+
     
  3. Dec 27, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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    Thanks guys. It looks like edmunds.com got it wrong (on a rare occasion)...

    http://www.edmunds.com/toyota/tacoma/2004/review.html

    "What's New for 2004
    All 2004 Toyota Tacoma models get standard Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, and V6 models can now be equipped with Vehicle Stability Control. Four-wheel-drive V6 models come with Active TRAC, a traction control system intended for off-road use, while 4x2 PreRunner models have traction control, plus a limited-slip rear differential"
     
  4. Dec 28, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    A follow-up to this thread in case anyone needs the same info in the future. I actually ended up going back to Autozone because the non-traction control brakes did not match what was currently on the truck. I asked to take a look at the traction control brakes and they matched perfectly. Go figure.
     
  5. Dec 31, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    Sorry ... Incorrect ...

    In 2004 Toyota offered VSC/TRAC as an option. This is the only pre-2005 model year Tacoma that ever had traction control, and 2004's with this option were the first Tacomas to have any kind of traction control system.
     
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    Some of the traction control features were available as options starting with the current generation's introduction in 2005.
     
  7. Nov 19, 2013 at 1:01 PM
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    Does my vehicle have the VSC and/or Trac option?

    I recently purchased a used 2004 Tacoma DC 4WD TRD OR. It did not come with an Owner's Manual. i purchased a full Toyota 2004 Tacoma Owner's Manual Set off of Ebay and was reading through it this past week.

    As I read this OM, I kept seeing reference to Traction Control and Vehicle Stability Control, but when I turn the ignition on, I do not see the squiggly slipper vehicle light come on and then go off. The only lights I see are the ABS self-test light on the far left (at the bottom), and possibly a brief test of the 4WD light at the botton right. I see no VSC or VSC Trac or Trac warning indicators come on and then go off either.

    The OM did not mention any VSC or Trac buttons anywhere either, nor do I have any such buttons. The only button I have is the RR Diff Lock button to the left of the steering column.

    Based on my reading this thread, I conclude that my vehicle did not come with (the) VSC / Traction control (option). I found it curious that the OM does not say it was an option. It read as if ALL 2004 Tacomas had both VSC and TC.
     
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