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Just received my 2014...but

Discussion in 'New Members' started by mudnboots, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Oct 31, 2013 at 2:53 PM
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    mudnboots

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    I've had many Tacomas over the years and have enjoyed their reliability and great resale value. Finally it was time to get me a new one and I guess I should have paid more attention to detail before buying it but it seems the quality has gone down compared to my previous models.

    Only 600 miles on it.

    1. Vinyl door trim is coming loose (new ones dont' have cloth, rather cheap vinyl on the doors).
    2. Small pieces of dirt or something were painted over in the clearcoat process and I have some bumps in the paint.
    3. There is no outside temp gauge inside the truck. I didn't even think to look for it when I bought it because I thought something that simple would be standard.
    4. Seat covering has creases in spots and in some places it looks like the foam is not formed properly under the cover.
    5. They forgot to tell me about the Smog Pump that makes the unusual noise when you turn the truck off. Why do other cars not make this noise??

    I noticed my truck was made in Mexico and I thought they were all made in San Antonio now. I guess not.

    Now back to the dealer for some explaining to do even though I should have paid more attention when I bought it but I never expected it based upon my past experience with Tacomas.
     
  2. Oct 31, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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    Colt562

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    Where did you go to buy your truck?
     
  3. Oct 31, 2013 at 3:07 PM
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    Joe D

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    I don't think items 3 & 5 are Toyotas problems but, I'd be pissed about 1, 2 & 4.
     
  4. Oct 31, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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    PB65stang

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    Are you sure there's no outside temp gauge?? Tacomas have had them ever since the 2nd gen came out, as far as I know. I know my 2009 has one.
     
  5. Oct 31, 2013 at 3:10 PM
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    richardbui23

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    i think the 2014's dont come with them or atleast thats what ive been seeing everyone complain about
     
  6. Oct 31, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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    PB65stang

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    Yup, I was just going to edit my post to say I did a search and found that too. That's incredibly stupid on Toyota's part, especially with apparently the window stickers/package descriptions stating it has it.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2014 at 4:22 PM
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    MaineBound

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    I don't see an outside thermometer on mine either, which I just picked up yesterday, but the radio has a weather app. Maybe they thought that was the same thing.

    I'm very happy overall with the quality of the truck. The one thing I have noticed that I don't like is a little bit of lemon peel on the paint at the bottom of the doors, where they curve under. This doesn't seem right to me and I'm going to ask the dealer about it.
     
  8. Jan 29, 2014 at 4:24 PM
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    cquester5

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    I think the orange peel you are speaking of is actually pebble grain vinyl applied to protect the paint from rock chips.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2014 at 4:31 PM
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    isu2014

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    View the build. Too much to list.
    Every toyota has that since like 'Nam. It's an undercoating spray that adds a rubbery but more durable base under the paint to protect the rockers from chips. It won't go to bare steel when the paint chips.
     
  10. Jan 29, 2014 at 4:32 PM
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    14TACO4X4

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    I got my 14 on the 18th and on the 19th the check engine light came on. They had to replace the ECM before I even hit 250 miles.

    Toyota gave me an 8 yr/100,000 mile comprehensive warranty for that trouble.
     
  11. Jan 29, 2014 at 7:12 PM
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    Great! I won't embarrass myself further by asking about it in person then! Edit earlier post: I am very satisfied with my Tacoma.
     
  12. Jan 29, 2014 at 7:14 PM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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  13. Jan 29, 2014 at 7:15 PM
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    my 2010 doesn't have a temp gauge and you would think with the sr5 package it out.
     
  14. Jan 29, 2014 at 7:16 PM
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    Also Ultragauge has a setting for outside ambient air temp. If there is a gauge there but Toyota didn't put a display in, the Ultragauge will be able to read it. I am going to try that setting tomorrow morning and post the result.
     
  15. Jan 29, 2014 at 7:19 PM
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    ToyotaKTMracing

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    Curious about this since I have the SR5, but I have an ultra gauge. Never thought of that.
     
  16. Jan 30, 2014 at 3:32 AM
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  17. Jan 30, 2014 at 5:13 AM
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    Unfortunately Ultragauge doesn't see an outside air temp sensor on my Tacoma. You can get the temp of air at the intake, but that's not going to be the same.
     
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  18. Jan 31, 2014 at 12:59 PM
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    mudnboots

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    Update and honestly I've not had time to respond.

    Door panel replaced.
    Volume control button on steering wheel repaired and seems to be working fine now.
    They finally agreed to give me seat covers to protect the cheap seat fabric.
    Nothing I can do about the temp gauge as they come like that now. However, when you live in a micro climate area, it's not always the same temp where the weather radio temp tunes into.

    Agreed, I should have paid more attention when I bought the truck but I've owned so many in the past, I just assumed, which is my mistake.

    I'll keep it another year or so but probably will be my last Yota.
     
  19. Jan 31, 2014 at 1:06 PM
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    kirkofwimbo

    kirkofwimbo Say no to Bro

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    Sounds like knit-picking issues to me, I don't see any true problems other than #1
     
  20. Feb 1, 2014 at 7:13 AM
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    RearViewMirror

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    Too much shit to list.... See "My Build" page
    Many, many threads on this. 2013 was the last year for the temp in the mirror and where they used to put the gauge. People get pissed because it doesn't have one but if it doesn't say so on the sticker you are SOL. You can do a thread search for yourself.

    As far as the rest of your complaints, not to be blunt but you should have looked over the truck better before you bought it. Pump is a bit disconcerting the first few times you turn the truck off but you get used to it.


    *EDIT* Never mind. I see you posted at post 18
     
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