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Get Rear leaf TSB done before buying?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cobrakenny, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Mar 29, 2010 at 4:41 AM
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    cobrakenny

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    I've read through the rear leaf threads till my eyeballs bled but didn't see anyone requesting the TSB get done before taking ownership. I'm thinking I might go down to buy a brand new 2010 this week. There is a Lowes just a couple miles down the road, hell.. I'll run them down there on the test drive to load 8`10 bags of cement in the back! I will be working this truck hard every day. It will be no stranger to this kind of load and don't want to have it pulled out of service for a couple days a few months down the road for something I might get done before I take delivery. Anybody done this?

    Any input greatly appreciated,
    Ken
     
  2. Mar 29, 2010 at 4:46 AM
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    I highly doubt they'll do it before you sign the papers. Since dealers will say it increases harshness, they wont want to have a truck sitting on the lot w/ this done in case a perspective owner doesnt want it.
    As part of my deal, I said I just wanted it in writing that the tsb would be done once I purchase it. There were no problems and the tsb was done one week after I drove it home.
     
  3. Mar 29, 2010 at 4:47 AM
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    I would try it. Just tell them you won't buy it unless they get that and the transmission lag TSB fixed. Good luck buying! :thumbsup:
     
  4. Mar 29, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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  5. Mar 29, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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    Yeah...Probably an uphill battle for them to do it befor the purchase. Good news is leaf springs don't take all that long. As long as they get the right parts- they are an afternoon type thing.
     
  6. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    Hell Yes!!!

    Tell them to do it, or you're not buying it. You'll take your business to another dealer who WILL install them.

    Screw that...don't let them walk on you!! GET what you want!!
     
  7. Mar 29, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    That would be about the only sure-fire way to pressure them to do it. Dealerships loose money with TSBs after all.
     
  8. Mar 29, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    I tried when i purchased my '10 in February and they wouldnt do it,even though they did it for my '09. He was kind of stern about it too." No! Its not available for the '10's" he said. So I asked if they would swap the leafsprings and he wouldnt go for that either. Im just gonna put an AAL on an not worry about it.
     
  9. Mar 29, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    I always thought the dealer was taken care of when a TSB was done.
     
  10. Mar 29, 2010 at 12:18 PM
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    they are, they are reimbursed by toyota for the cost of the parts, its toyota who takes the hit

    i would just make it part of your sales agreement, i highly doubt that they will do it before you come up with a sales agreement, but just throw it into the sales agreement that you want to it done, and possbily the transmission lag one before you take delivery. that way you can set up your sale which they will do but dont take delivery until the parts are fixed/replaced.

    going back if i was purchasing another new truck that is what i would have done.
     
  11. Mar 29, 2010 at 12:18 PM
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    Where have you heard that?

    I have a friend that is a service manager at Toyota of Colorado Springs and on the contrary, it's the manufacturer that incurs the cost of TSB and recalls. The dealer facilitates the work at agreed rates from...it's probably a fair portion of business for some dealerships!
     
  12. Mar 29, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    That was the position of the Service Dept at my local dealership
     
  13. Mar 29, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    Custom body work...boat trailer came of hitch, hit tailgate and Rammed stick thru lower valance while towing boat....hmmm, Maybe I should get a new boat?!?
    I'm not surprised that a dealership would blow smoke?!? As I understand it, dealers are not making their "shop rates" on the TSB but rather a reduced amount! Gotta keep the mothership (Toyota Motors) and the customers happy!
     
  14. Mar 29, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    i tried to do that...make em' do both the spring and tranny tsb before i took ownership of my 2010....didn't fly for me, they basically said they can't do that because i need to "use" and actually experience the problems before they can look at it...yeah that was two months ago, i'm having probs getting them to do crap...they want me to "load" up the truck to prove the sag....
     
  15. Mar 29, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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  16. Mar 29, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    Thanks for the help guys... drumroll please...here's the decision.
    My wife and I have been saving for this truck for a while so we have decided to just buy it and keep the Ranger also for a few months. This will give me time to scrub in the Taco and get it set up just right. I plan on trying to get the very best price OTD and don't want to cost myself any $$ complicating the deal. Also since reading up on the TSB, I next read up on what a lot of you who tow a lot highly recommend, that I should strongly consider leaving the softer springs alone and adding a set of air rides. Worst case if I don't like that I get them to do the springs in a few months.
    Having a backup truck will allow me to tinker. I'll probably get better money for the Ranger retail rather than trading it in anyway. With that decision out of the way I'm starting to really get pumped about the Taco! Tomorrow I'll post my wish list for the "build" and you can tell me what you think.

    Thanks again,
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  18. Mar 29, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    The only time I would see a dealer losing money on a TSB is if Toyota rates the job at taking, let's say, 3 hours to complete when actually it takes 6 hours.
     
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    Wow. I can't believe some of you guys are actually getting bullied by the dealerships when buying a truck from them. It is called negotiations. Toyota isn't the only manufacture of trucks people. It is a simple matter of telling them look you either put that you will do this in my purchase agreement or I go buy a truck from one of your competitors.

    I was 16 when I bought my first car which was an Acura Integra the Acura dealership tried to tell me that it was to much money for me and that I should buy some Toyota trade-in car they had on their lot. I walked out on the sales man and returned a week later to the same dealership with a fully loaded Integra to get an alignment done on it. When I got there the service and sale manager where standing their and both commented how nice of a car it was (I had already done some upgrades). I laughed and proceeded to inform the sale manager how a week earlier I tried to buy the same car from them. He wasn't all to happy with his salesman at that point.

    Point is don't buy on emotions and get what you want. Period.
     
  20. Mar 30, 2010 at 5:31 AM
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    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    That's great and all but alot of purchases for 30k Tacomas are out of wants not needs so emotion plays a substantial role. Yes, work what you can into the negotiations but the bottom line comes down to what you want. It's really not being bullied as much as it's the buyer wanting more and the dealer wanting to give less.

    The OP needs to determine what is important to them. If they want to buy the truck and get the TSB done at a later date so be it.
     
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