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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Ch035, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Mar 24, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    Ch035

    Ch035 [OP] Member

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    ok so i took my 2011 tacoma in for an oil change and mentioned the blower motor issue. They fixed it no problem. I then mentioned the tsb on the leaf spring. They pulled the computer up and entered my VIN. It came up with nothing. I looked at the tsb on here and my VIN code is included however it is for a 2010 not a 2011, mine most certainly has a 3 leaf rear. They said they wouldn't do it bc toyota wouldnt pay unless the tsb was brought up by the VIN
     
  2. Mar 24, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    Try a different dealer
    :notsure:
     
  3. Mar 24, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    BryWi

    BryWi Psalm 109:8

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    ...or call Toyota customer care.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    ........or throw a royal hissy fit until they do it or escort you out forcibly. Emphasis on forcibly.
     
  5. Mar 24, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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    Ch035

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    Need the truck to be a truck. Previously hAd a heavily modified pathfinder. With 7 in lift and rancho/ sway a away suspension I never had to worry. Now I bought the truck to use. I got a good deal on it. I also got a good interest rate. I like the truck but if it isn't going to haul firewood then we have issues
     
  6. Mar 24, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    skistoy

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    Research TSB

    there are plenty of good and bad stories on the subject.

    good luck
     
  7. Mar 24, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    travelingman

    travelingman What would Scooby do?

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    Why won't it haul firewood?Have you hauled anything?
     
  8. Mar 24, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    Just had my leaf spring tsb done today. 2011 DC MT My dealership was great about it and processed the tsb based solely upon my complaints of bottoming. Hang in there and make sure toyota fixes this for you. Just in the 25 miles I drove home this afternoon I am so much happier with the increased firmness in the feel of the ride. Also, I feel a lot better knowing I have a truck which is able to SAFELY haul moderately heavy loads 15-20 times a year.

    You may have luck with the safety angle of explaining this to the toy techs. With a load in your bed, I am sure your truck noses up significantly like mine did. This leads to less contact and pressure between the front wheels and the road. I felt this lack of grip when loaded in my truck on anything less than dry pavement.

    Research the tsb a bit more as well. It is listed for 09-10, but then there is a bit somewhere in there about how 2011's don't get shocks replaced, just leafs. If you can find this mention, it should make the point that 2011 apply.

    I was one of the lucky ones who got this upgrade (yeh, I said it! adding a leaf is an upgrade in a truck and it is completely absurd that toyota scaled back the strength of the suspension in the same redesign that made the truck a bit bigger and heavier) with no real hassle. If not for TW, I most likely would not have known about this downgraded feature of the truck. I probably would have dealt with the somewhat squishy unloaded ride and the terrible performance hauling loads. I would have fondly remembered my old '99 tacoma and wished my new one felt as solid.
     
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