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My Truck Learned a "Bad Habit"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by loyalistdsw, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    loyalistdsw

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    So, went to my local dealer to get the Transmission TSB Done. (Or so I thought) After about an hour my truck was returned with the following expectation of the service preformed. "Reset Transmission memory Taken for test drive customer to monitor for further problems" When I asked for clarification I was told that my driving style has taught my truck a bad shift habit. (Some how I didn't think driving on the highway in a responsible manor is a bad thing) Can anybody offer any suggestion of what if anything went wrong with my truck or maybe insight into if the dealer even fixed anything?
     
  2. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    tammikm

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    WTF, sounds like a bunch of BS to me....
     
  3. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    jodiddly33

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    yeah i didn't think cars could learn?!??!?!:eek:
     
  4. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    MotoXdoer

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  5. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    topgun155

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    Did they do the transmission TSB?
     
  6. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    Is your truck named Kit?
     
  7. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    my dad's lexus sedan did that. we had it reset twice and it kept "learning" to shift hard, becasue my pops accelerates fast. we had the dealership reset it a third time and then my mom drove it for a month without him touching it. it learned her driving style and hasn't been shifting hard for my dad since.

    i didn't know our trucks did that though
     
  8. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    ^^Yea, the ECU learns your driving style and shifts accordingly. I think all the new models are like that.
     
  9. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    As far as i know they didn't do the TSB they did this instead, trying to figure out what i have to do for them to just pony up and do the TSB.
     
  10. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    How can you reset the ECU so it will relearn?
     
  11. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:54 PM
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    ^^Take it to the dealer
     
  12. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    dont quote me im no expert nor do i know the details, but the computer in our truck does learn your driving habits and tweak some aspects of how the engine and transmission run an react to ur inputs. I have no idea what aspects it will change in responce to what it learns just that it can adapt to how u drive
     
  13. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    If you unhook the battery for more than 30 minutes it will reset and then start the learning over.

    My dealer did the same thing when I went in for TSB and told me my truck didn't qualify. Good thing is they also scratched my truck in the process.
     
  14. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    All the 5 speed autos in the second gen are like that. If you look in the brochure it says 5 speed auto with ECT-I. I'm not sure exactly what the ECT-I means but was told by the dealership that the transmission learns your driving styles and shift accordingly to help prevent transmission slippage and failure as was stated above.
     
  15. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    warrenw

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    take it to another dealer and see if they state the same.
     
  16. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:59 PM
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    FWIW I think only the 2010s qualify for the TSB
     
  17. Mar 23, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    nuckinfuts NyQuil on the rocks.

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    I'm guessing something like "electronically controlled transmission with intelligence". You've got the basic gist of it.
     
  18. Mar 24, 2010 at 12:01 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Just got my 2009 done today , transmission re-flash and new software to fix up the shifting points when you are down in 1st to 2nd , truck computer does learn your driving style ,

    PS OP, just saw you are in Canada , our TSB # for this service is 3310

    OZ
     
  19. Mar 24, 2010 at 12:02 AM
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  20. Mar 24, 2010 at 2:26 AM
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    Your not serious are you, lol. Come on people can you only give advice if you know what your talking about. Their is so much mis info. on this board it gets frustrating.

    GET THE TRANNY TSB, enough said.
     
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