1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

oh no....TSB-0171-16 Driveline vibration

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Murrayb4, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. May 6, 2020 at 9:13 AM
    #821
    BLK_TRD

    BLK_TRD Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2019
    Member:
    #296026
    Messages:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2019 Black TRD D-Cab
    I never did get this resolved by Toyota. But after putting on new eibach shocks and a steel rear bumper it mostly went away.
     
  2. May 6, 2020 at 10:01 AM
    #822
    Mitch65

    Mitch65 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2019
    Member:
    #299934
    Messages:
    221
    Gender:
    Male
    The reason why is the weight of the steel bumper. Iv noticed that even if I put 50-60lbs at the rear of the bed I don’t get the vibes anymore.

    I’m having a bedrack put on here soon so I’m
    Hoping just having that back there will correct most of it
     
  3. May 6, 2020 at 10:53 AM
    #823
    BLK_TRD

    BLK_TRD Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2019
    Member:
    #296026
    Messages:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2019 Black TRD D-Cab
    It might. I think the suspension really helped too!
     
  4. May 10, 2020 at 4:24 PM
    #824
    Amanhowzit taco

    Amanhowzit taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2019
    Member:
    #310750
    Messages:
    202
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Big island Hawaii east side
    Vehicle:
    2017 sr5 4wd Tacoma
    265/75/16 tires only everything else stock.
    I just installed a roof rack and now I have driveline vibrations when going between 48-54 mph. It goes away before and after those speeds. Stock on 265-75-16 only weight is the roof rack and a 60 pound camper. Plus humans and some cargo.

    Any ideas?
     
  5. May 10, 2020 at 11:09 PM
    #825
    Mitch65

    Mitch65 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2019
    Member:
    #299934
    Messages:
    221
    Gender:
    Male
    hmmm. What rack do you have? The rack itself would not cause a “driveline vibration” but could cause a vibration I suppose. I think wind is catching an off-angle on that rack and causing it to vibrate at that speed and your feeling that in the truck. I would make sure everything is tight and installed correctly. If you had no vibration before the roof rack then I’m 99% sure it’s how the wind is catching it at those speeds. The rack is vibrating and transferring that down where you can feel it.
     
    Amanhowzit taco likes this.
  6. May 10, 2020 at 11:47 PM
    #826
    Amanhowzit taco

    Amanhowzit taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2019
    Member:
    #310750
    Messages:
    202
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Big island Hawaii east side
    Vehicle:
    2017 sr5 4wd Tacoma
    265/75/16 tires only everything else stock.
    I have a up top bravo.
    It’s weird I can feel it all the way in my steering wheel, I checked to see if everything is tight and it is. I will double check again before I drive. It was super windy hitting the side of the truck. It definitely would go away then come back. It’s probably nothing I hope. I swear this site makes me more paranoid then I should be lol.

    I made sure I installed it correctly,
    but I wonder why it sits on metal to
    Metal. The spacers sit over the threaded holes to attach the rack to the roof. It has spacers without any rubber to give it some cushion. I don’t know just my 2 cents.
     
  7. May 11, 2020 at 8:48 PM
    #827
    dhectorg

    dhectorg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2019
    Member:
    #311725
    Messages:
    200
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Don
    Vehicle:
    2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD OffRoad
    My DCLB OR has vibrated in that speed range from day one, as with MANY other owners on here, as well as at higher speeds in 70s and above, but it's definitely worst at around 50. Frankly, I doubt it has anything to do with your rack. A lot of Tacomas vibrate.
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2020
  8. May 11, 2020 at 10:47 PM
    #828
    Amanhowzit taco

    Amanhowzit taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2019
    Member:
    #310750
    Messages:
    202
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Big island Hawaii east side
    Vehicle:
    2017 sr5 4wd Tacoma
    265/75/16 tires only everything else stock.
    Really? That’s lame mine has never done that and I’m 800 miles from 40 k
    I went to tighten the rack and a few screws needed tightening.. not sure if they got loose or I didn’t tighten all the way but I’ll report back after I take it for a drive tomorrow.
     
  9. May 11, 2020 at 11:23 PM
    #829
    dhectorg

    dhectorg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2019
    Member:
    #311725
    Messages:
    200
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Don
    Vehicle:
    2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD OffRoad
    I'm surprised you never had any vibrations before. I hope you get lucky and figure it out, but after fighting with Toyota for weeks and wasting a whole lot of time at 2 different dealership I gave up in order to preserve my sanity. Toyota made it very clear that there's no problem as far as they're concerned.
     
  10. May 15, 2020 at 10:20 AM
    #830
    pescadoman66

    pescadoman66 Pescadoman66

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Member:
    #136910
    Messages:
    369
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    CJ
    Livermore, CA
    Tacoma Pro Front Grille Tailgate Letters Console Organizer Clazzio Seat Covers TRD front Grille Emblem Westin Drop Steps Front Widow Tint Tow Strap LED lights Sunshade Prinsu Rack BackFlip Cover rack accessories crutchfield speakers Front Tweeter speakers Tuffy box sound deadening mat Westin LED light bar Led switch Light bar bracket TRD Pro Tail lights TRD Pro Wheels BF Goodrich KO2 tires from America's Tire SpiderTrax Wheel spacers Old Man Emu Lift Coils - Coil Selection: 2887 Bilstein 5160 Rear Shock with Reservoir Bilstein 5100 Adjustable Front Struts HeadStrong 3 leaf progressive Add-a-leafs
    Same...
     
  11. May 18, 2020 at 4:14 PM
    #831
    bizjettech

    bizjettech Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Member:
    #47165
    Messages:
    803
    Gender:
    Male
    Sunny Florida
    I've got a 2020 SR5 Double cab 4x2 with the ever complained about vibration while decelerating, mostly in the 30 mph and 20 mph deceleration area.
    It has nothing to do with the brakes. It's noticeable - I see a lot of replies from Toyota tech's that this is "normal" - well I think that is BS - Has
    anyone had ANY sucess it rectifying this?? If I cant get it resolved I'm going to push for a "Buyback" - Has anyone actually had a buyback performed ??
     
  12. May 18, 2020 at 4:38 PM
    #832
    4x4spiegel

    4x4spiegel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2019
    Member:
    #281807
    Messages:
    1,468
    Gender:
    Male
    think they are too few and far between , need to lawyer UP^
     
  13. May 18, 2020 at 5:27 PM
    #833
    dhectorg

    dhectorg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2019
    Member:
    #311725
    Messages:
    200
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Don
    Vehicle:
    2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD OffRoad
    You'll never get a buyback for this issue. Toyota absolutely refuses to acknowledge that it's a problem, even though it obviously is. I opened a case with Toyota for severe vibrations at various speeds and while decelerating. I did so within a few days of buying my 2020 DCLB OR. I had the truck checked by 2 different Toyota field techs at different dealers. They told me what they tell everyone who complains about vibration... everything is to spec, so no action will be taken. At that point, you can either sue them and lose...and be out the cost of a lawyer or just deal with the vibration. I chose the latter even though I love to fight with corporations. I know when I'm beaten.

    All you have to do is read the many discussions on this forum and others to know that vibration is a widespread issue with Tacomas, both 2nd and 3rd gens. It doesn't help our case that there are a lot of fanboys on these forums carrying Toyota's water on this issue. If everyone who has these issues opened a complaint instead of pretending their trucks are perfect, we might be able to draw enough attention to get some resolution.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2020
  14. May 19, 2020 at 8:03 AM
    #834
    Mitch65

    Mitch65 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2019
    Member:
    #299934
    Messages:
    221
    Gender:
    Male
    I believe this issue it’s much to common to force a buy back from it. I’m willing to bet 2/3rds of all Tacoma’s do it some degree. My buddy’s truck has it and he put 20k miles on it and didn’t even realize it until I pointed it out to him.

    the only real way to fix it is shims in the rear. There is a thread somewhere on here showing how to measure driveline angles and shims
     
  15. May 27, 2020 at 9:06 AM
    #835
    zx10_afm

    zx10_afm Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2019
    Member:
    #314763
    Messages:
    39
    West Coast (Best Coast)
    Vehicle:
    2020 TRD Sport 4x4
    Nope. I experimented with shims and it didn't do anything.

    I measured with a protractor and the angles were already within spec before I made changes.
     
  16. May 27, 2020 at 9:26 AM
    #836
    Mitch65

    Mitch65 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2019
    Member:
    #299934
    Messages:
    221
    Gender:
    Male
    Hmmmm. Iv seen a few posts of people saying the addressed it with shims but I have no first hand experience with it. Iv decided with my truck it’s not going to go away so I’m just going to live with it. IMO it’s not that bad
     

Products Discussed in

To Top