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Issues with my 2007 Taco.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by blacktaco, May 21, 2007.

  1. May 21, 2007 at 5:19 AM

    blacktaco [OP] New Member

    Apr 26, 2007
    Hi all. New to the board and new owner of a 2007 4x4 SR5 Double cab Tacoma (black). Been having some minor issues thus far.
    - When in reverse, especially on an incline, horrible noise and vibration...like a rumbling, grinding noise coming from the front end?
    - A few times when braking, I expereinced the truck lunge ahead, almost as if hit from behind?

    Anybody with these issues? cures?
    Thanks....pics coming soon I promise!:)
  2. May 21, 2007 at 7:54 AM

    flyman767 Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2007
    Welcome to the forum..hear a grinding noise from the front end while in reverse can never be a good thing. Definitely not normal and sounds transmission related...I would definitely have the dealership do an inspect. As far as the lunging when braking; unfortunately, this is what Toyota calls a 'normal condition'. I've been fighting this battle with Toyota on this exact issue for some time. The lunging is cased by 'excessively high line pressure' in the transmission. You probably noticed the idle RPM's are normally(500-600) and the truck drives like an old 70's vehicle where the cold idle is still engaged. I will say it's gotten better over time as the transmission clutches have worn in.. but it still lunges and is unacceptable. I find myself constantly 'riding the brakes' in stop and go traffic and in adverse weather can be very unsettling. If you do a search on Tundra Solutions and Toyota Nation this has been well documented on the V6 Auto since the redesign in 2005. I would highly recommend filing a complaint with Toyota Corporate, your local dealership and NHTSA. Several of us members have and if enough members file an 'official complaint' maybe Toyota in the future will over offer some type of fix.

    Here are numbers:

    Toyota Customer Experience
    Phone: 800-331-4331
    Mon - Fri, 5:00 am - 6:00 pm PT
    Sat, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm PT
    Fax: 310-468-7814

    Or send correspondence to:
    Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
    19001 South Western Ave.
    Dept. WC11
    Torrance, CA 90501


    Ajit Alkondon
    Safety Defects Engineer
    U.S. Department of Transportation
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    Office of Defects Investigation
    400 7th Street SW, Room 5319-G, NVS-211
    Washington, D.C. 20590
    Phone: 202-366-3565
    Fax: 202-366-176
  3. May 21, 2007 at 8:10 AM

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

    Mar 12, 2007
    First Name:
    Greenville, SC
    07 TRD Off-Road 4x4 debadged
    De badged, 5100's, Black Toyota Baja wheels
    Good post flyman, thanks for the info, this may come in handy in the future
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