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Loose Outside Mirrors...?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rossi396, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Jun 12, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    Rossi396

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    Hey Guys:

    Anybody look into their outside mirrors at highway speed and notice that they're moving slightly? Really more of a vibration, I guess. Just to make sure I wasn't imagining things, I looked at the rear-view mirror and it was rock solid. Both outside mirrors do it. You can really notice it when you're looking at a car behind you...very shaky.

    The truck has less than 2,500 miles on it.

    Thanks,

    Rossi
     
  2. Jun 12, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    Take it to the dealer you're way under warranty
     
  3. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:04 AM
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    I have to take it in for the prop shaft anyway, I guess I was preparing myself for one of those dealer comments like, "They all do that," or maybe, "We can't duplicate the problem." I wanted to see if anyone else had this issue or even if there's a way to fix it / tighten the mirrors.

    Thanks...

    Rossi
     
  4. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:07 AM
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    AeroCooper

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    Never noticed it on mine. But I probably will now...thanks a lot!!! ;)
     
  5. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:09 AM
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    I've seen mine have a slight vibration at highway speeds depending on what way the wind is blowing. I've also had my stereo up loud enuf to make the mirrors vibrate.

    Until the entire housing is shaking- I'm not going to worry about it. I installed both the mirrors on my truck- so I know they are tight and installed correct.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:14 AM
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    In the winter time I notice/hear the vibration more. If it did it all the time, then I would be alitte worried. But, I'm not under warranty.
     
  7. Jun 18, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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    Took the truck in for the prop shaft recall and told the dealer about the mirrors....Well, they agreed that they vibrate. They took another new 2010 Tacoma for a ride at highway speeds to see if they could duplicate the problem. And they did. (Mirrors vibrate at speed just like mine).

    So...The official word from the dealer is, "Mirrors operate as designed!"

    I called Toyota and since the dealer diagnosed it this way, they said there is obviously nothing they can do. I told them to run it up the chain and see if they can come up with a fix. I won't be holding my breath.

    I love the truck, but there's no way these mirrors should vibrate like that. It has to be a poor design / fitment issue. I can actually lay my fingertips on the mirror and feel it moving. It's way too loose in the housing.

    Take care,

    Rossi
     
  8. Aug 23, 2010 at 8:06 AM
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    I noticed just the drivers side mirror is loose while the passanger side isn't. I dont think that this is something normal or both of mine would be. Its become more noticable with time. Driving down the highway you can see how loose the drivers side is while the passanger side is perfectly stable. Its more or less annoying than anything. Does anyone know how to tighten the outside mirrors?
     
  9. Aug 25, 2010 at 5:44 AM
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    I think it's the design of the mirrors. You just got lucky with your right mirror.

    I've got this issue escalated now to the point of a "Technical Assistance Request" being sent to Toyota by the dealer. (Toyota helped them with the process). This "may" lead to a service bulletin or recall.

    I think you can check to see if your housing is tight with the torx screw directly underneath the mirror. Not sure. If the mirror itself is loose, I don't think it can be tightened. If someone knows a way, please tell me.

    Rossi

     
  10. Aug 25, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    Bump for another sample of who may be experiencing this in their 2010's...!
     
  11. Sep 15, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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    I have the jiggly loose mirror on the left of my 2009 DC and the right is tight! It drives me crazy cause I am under warranty but know the stealer will BS me and feed me a story as I am still getting ready to take it in for the tranny and spring TSB, I guess I would rather have that done!
     
  12. Sep 16, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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    Still no help from the dealer that is working the case number from Toyota. I'm taking the truck in to a dealer that's local to me (I didn't buy the truck there) to have the leaf spring TSB done. They're going to get involved now. Maybe the more dealers I get involved, the quicker they'll fix my mirrors..
     
  13. Sep 16, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    My 2009 also has loose mirrors. Not the housing, but the actual mirror. Maybe loose isn't the word, possibly vibrating.

    Only happens at highway speeds. Irritating.
     
  14. Sep 16, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    Ditto, but my last truck did the same thing also :confused:
     
  15. Sep 16, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    Mine are solid. Maybe they changed suppliers on the mirrors? I would keep bitching till they get it fixed.
     
  16. Oct 4, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    For those who might be interested....

    Took the truck in today for the leaf spring TSB. I had my local dealer check the mirrors. They drove TWO 2010 Tacoma's like mine and BOTH trucks had vibrating outer mirrors! Toyota has no fix. (At least that's all they can share with the dealer). So now I've had two separate dealers drive a total of three 2010 Tacoma's and they all have the same problem. I'm not sure what I'm going to have to do to get this fixed..

    To top it all off today, the dealer, whom I made an appointment with 2 weeks ago to get the leaf springs upgraded, didn't have the parts! Unbelievable!

    Rossi
     
  17. Oct 4, 2010 at 12:07 PM
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    My drivers side does this to the point that I cannot tell the make of the vehicle behind me. The dealer did the same to me. "yeah it does vibrate but its normal"
    I tried the star screws under the housing and they did nothing. So you don't have to try it, but your more than welcome to as you may get lucky.
     
  18. Oct 5, 2010 at 6:23 AM
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    TRD Filter, Running Boards, Vent Visors, Extang-Trifecta, Bed Mat & Extender, Pop N' Lock, WeatherTech's, Fog Lights Anytime and of course...I cut the antenna!
    Help!

    Talked with the Customer Experience Center at Toyota yesterday. I now have two case numbers. I generated one and the dealer from yesterday the other. Toyota advised that their techs have heard of the problem but it is not "widespread." They said the single best thing I could do is have people call in and complain. (Two dealers and three brand new trucks in a row with the same problem sounds widespread enough to me).

    Here's the number:

    1-800-331-4331. Please call and complain if you have loose mirrors!

    Thanks,

    Rossi

     
  19. Oct 5, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    Rossi396

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    Bump! Let's see how fast Tacoma World can get a TSB issued...!:eek:
     
  20. Oct 7, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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