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New open recall for 2018-2019s on 3/28/19...K0B Millimeter Wave Radar Sensor

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by dal3_gribble, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. Jul 23, 2019 at 12:21 PM
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  2. Jul 23, 2019 at 12:26 PM
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    OK thanks Mike
     
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  3. Jul 23, 2019 at 12:52 PM
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    Cheers...hope it helped!
     
  4. Jul 23, 2019 at 6:19 PM
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    24k and no problems, sooo, guess who won't be going to the stealership
     
  5. Jul 23, 2019 at 7:17 PM
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    Hey sorry for the late reply, not sure if you've had this done yet. Like pop.tremuloides said, talk to your dealer before scheduling your appointment. I found out about the recall right after I ordered an OEM TRD Pro grill and before my son installed it for me, I had him call the service department and make sure they wouldn't have an issue performing the recall work on it with my Pro grill installed. They said if it's an OEM toyota part that it wouldn't be a problem, so my kid did the install and took it in maybe a week later for the repair. The only thing he did prior to taking it in is remove my raptor lights, which was quick and easy...after they did the repair he re-installed them.

    --JQ
     
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  6. Jul 24, 2019 at 6:36 AM
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    Just got my 10k done and had similar discussions. I have a non-oem grille, and I cut the bumper to put in a LoPro and winch. So they called me back into the shop almost immediately, and had me sign this waiver.

    When I read it, it sounded like they were gonna turn this system off and not do the work. But the shop guy said what actually happens is they do the software update, slap a piece of “water proof” on the sensor, and if anything else in the future goes wrong it’s a customer-pay issue and the warranty is void on that.

    So, I might be regretting that later however my 18 slammed on its brakes while getting ready to pass a semi when it’s own lane was clear, and did it again on an open highway before the upgrade. In general I treat this system like a back up though, I don’t trust it much it’s just convenient to know it might help me out if I’m driving like a dumbass. I try not to tho ;)

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  7. Jul 24, 2019 at 6:47 AM
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    Man this is just wrong, all Toyota owners should unite, they will change their tune. This is the problem when a auto maker gets too big and confident.
     
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  8. Jul 29, 2019 at 12:38 PM
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    Welp my sensor died from all the rain in June. Got the "clean sensor" a few times in a couple weeks then totally quit working. I knew I wasn't gonna get an appt on such short notice before we left for vacation so I drove 2400 miles without it. Kinda sucked cuz it's nice to have.

    Anyways I got an appt at the dealership & they said they would order the sensor. 2 weeks later I show up & they don't have it but do the software update & the sticky pad thing. I get a call that it's fixed & the tech said it's working after he drove it. So I pick it up & 1st thing I notice is the orange PCS off light near the temp gauge is on as soon as I turn the truck on. Usually it doesn't come on till I drive a block or 2. So I decided to take it to the interstate to test out. The radar worked which it wasn't at all before. I set the cruise only for it to fail in a couple miles. No big deal but I had people behind me & the truck slowed down quite quickly!

    I take it back to explain what it's doing & they make sure they have a new sensor coming & told me they will call when it comes in so I can schedule an appt. Got to talk to the tech & he said it would only take an hour to swap out then do the calibration on the radar. Hopefully there isn't a national backorder on these radar sensor with as many Tacoma's are having this issue!
     
  9. Jul 29, 2019 at 12:46 PM
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    Do you have a stock grill or a pro grill?
     
  10. Jul 29, 2019 at 1:51 PM
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    Stock grill. Worked flawless for the 1st year even in heavy snow & rain. Guys at the dealership were cool with me & seemed to handle it well for a busy Monday morning so I'm hoping they can get it working again. I drove to Black Hills SD last year & I ended up really liking the adaptive CC out on the highway
     
  11. Jul 29, 2019 at 5:50 PM
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    Hopefully you get the replacement that has the vent holes on the back - it seems to be the improved part which does not need the bogus sticky pad fix done to it. When they do replace it take a look at it, you'll know if it's a updated version if it has 3 small vent holes in the recessed area on the back:

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  12. Jul 29, 2019 at 6:32 PM
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    UNSUBBED from this.

    Everyone should take the time to chat with your service folks.

    1. CALL YOUR DEALERSHIP
    2. ASK Them if you might have an issue
    3. CALL YOUR DEALERSHIP!!!

    If you have modifications that impact YOUR truck then ask about them

    It is that simple.

    Sorry...but it is NOT that COMPLEX.

    Trust me, I know, Just CALL your dealer, if they do not want to "adjust or fix" your TSS then literally WALK AWAY!


    It isn't cosmic...
     
  13. Jul 29, 2019 at 7:36 PM
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    Thanks for posting that. I had seen that months ago but couldn't remember how the hierarchy thing went for the holes or no holes. Mine doesn't have the holes & I did get the sticky pad umbrella thingy

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    Also I think there's different part #'s & someone has posted them but I'm not sure what thread
     
  14. Jul 29, 2019 at 7:46 PM
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    Ok bye-bye :wave:

    This is a "discussion" forum.

    Stop by a big dealership when they are busy as hell & try to leisurely talk about your messed up vehicle. Call & all you might get is an appt. They ain't gonna "talk" about what may or may not be wrong with your vehicle without looking at first. People are coming here to find answers BEFORE they go to the dealership & get turned away. No one wants to deal with that

    I'm not sure what your lil rant is about but when you have multiple part #'s, different grill scenarios & truck heights this thing does get a lil complex. Personally I understand Toyota's liability issue & trying to keep people happy which is damn near impossible. Obviously Toyota doesn't really know how to handle it with the sticky pad bandaid fix
     
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  15. Jul 29, 2019 at 7:54 PM
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    Nope. Same part number. I think Toyota Corp is being slick by keeping the same number - my guess is that they never intended on fixing the problem right on vehicles that were susceptible to water intrusion. That's why the repair sheet has the tech look for the vent holes - the radar with the vent holes doesn't risk water intrusion and doesn't get the stupid cushion. Only a reprogram - supposedly. The sheets posted to this forum didn't have the pages listing what else was done in the case the radar unit had the vent holes...

    I think the right thing for them to have done was to REPLACE the problem units - the ones getting this bogus repair. Too bad they took the route they did.
     
  16. Jul 29, 2019 at 7:58 PM
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    Oh no...he unsubbed (in caps no less) I am so sad...:wave:

    (bet he didn't and will reply to this :D)
     
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  17. Jul 29, 2019 at 8:00 PM
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    Yup....It is a "discussion" forum.

    Mr Brooks ... You are AWESOME!

    Pay attention to your post.

    AND then PAY attention to MY posts....

    Yeah I get you......Keep your "stuff" going on


    We are all about helping people here...........let's do that!

    OK!
     
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  18. Jul 29, 2019 at 8:15 PM
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    How long did the recall take for your service center to do? I don’t have time to just wait all day for the truck
     
  19. Jul 29, 2019 at 8:22 PM
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    It took me about 15 min on the phone with my dealership.

    I set up the appt and worked with them.

    Do yourself a favor and CALL your dealer and let them know your expectations.
     
  20. Jul 29, 2019 at 9:37 PM
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    I don't know for sure but someone posted awhile back that there was 2 part #'s & listed them. Then the troubleshooter shows that the one with holes doesn't get the "cushion" but the ones without do. Doesn't make any sense if they believe that this is the entry point for moisture! Maybe the should put a drain plug in it :rofl:

    Supposed they just flashed new TSB, test drove down the street, called me to say it is working again & to come pick it up. New sensor was supposed to be there but it wasn't & needed to be ordered again. Probably ended up on someone else's truck that had an earlier appt. Oh well :notsure:
     

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