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Experience with safety recall and TSB 0119-10

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by wallnerfe, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Nov 16, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    wallnerfe

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    I had this work performed at Wilde Toyota in West Allis, WI. First the safety recall. I brought my Tacoma in at 7:00 A.M. last Thursday. I told the Asst. Service Manager that I did not want the accelerator pedal cut. I would prefer that they order a new factory redesigned pedal. He told me, that's fine, no problem, we will order the new pedal. Then I asked him, me being a very skeptical person about flashing/re-flashing the on-board computer, what the computer fix would do. He said that it would add an accelerator override if the truck would unexpectedly accelerate and the brakes were applied. About 1 hour later my truck was finished and away I drove wondering if I would notice anything different. I did, and I was pleasantly surprised. The automatic transmission lag between 1st and 2nd gear was now gone! I did get use to this lag after driving the truck for awhile and would have been content if there was no change. Now it shifts perfectly!

    Now for TSB 0119-10, "Steering Intermediate Shaft Rattle Noise". When I brought the truck in for the safety recall, I also told the Asst. Service Manager that my truck was experiencing a light jolt, or rattle in the steering shaft that I could feel on the steering wheel. I work in Wyoming for 6 months out of the year and drive on some fairly nasty, wash boarded, pot holed, dirt and gravel roads. That's where I first noticed the problem. The technician assigned to work on my truck (he was outstanding) said, lets go for a ride to see how it feels. I told him that it would be a waste of time. The roads around here are just not rutted or bumpy enough to replicate the problem. He said, no problem. I'll just order the parts for the TSB and call you when they come in. Great.

    So, today I had the new safety recall pedal installed and the TSB completed. The TSB took around 2 hours. The new pedal looks about 1/2 inch shorter than the old one and you really can't notice the difference. As far as the TSB, I honestly will not be able to tell if that has corrected the problem until I can find some beat up roads. This I can say, the steering seems much tighter. And they did a complete alignment of the truck to make sure everything was in order. No charge!

    I am very pleased with the way I was treated at Wilde Toyota. They have excellent customer service. The Tacoma has been outstanding.
     
  2. Nov 16, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    HondaGM

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  3. Nov 18, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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    PA452

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    I'm out of warranty, but I'm looking at installing the new intermediate shaft myself next week. My steering feels incredibly loose. When I first got the truck, it felt terrible only on rough roads. But these days it feels bad even on slightly uneven pavement.

    For having to pay $226 for a part that by issuing a TSB for they are admitting is faulty, I sure hope this helps.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    Slycoma

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    I am not familiar with that particular TSB but the safety recall was done before I purchased my 2010. I am, however, trying to get the spring TSB done. The service person at Go Toyota (Denver) didn't have a problem ordering the parts without me coming in but when I got there today, they tore into the truck and then about 2 hours later came out and told me they ordered the wrong springs. They told me I would have to come back. I say this as a warning to double check with the service personnel before taking your truck in if you going to have this TSB done.
     
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