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Picky or POS

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by RX2RIDE, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. RX2RIDE

    RX2RIDE [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 2009 OR that I bought new. It currently has 21,000 miles on it. I have had the following warranty or TSB done on it.

    1. Rear Leaf TSB. Great improvement, I tow a lot and this has helped. Why it is not like this from the factory is a mystery to me.(found on TW)
    2. Steering Shaft TSB. Drove me nuts on our 7 mile dirt road to a family cabin. (found on TW).
    3. Passenger Seat Rattle. TSB to cut alignment pins. Fixed (Found on TW)
    4. Passenger side valve cover leaked. Fixed under warranty.
    5. Blower Motor. Fixed under warranty (found on TW).

    I have had this truck in the shop 5 different times now and am wondering what's next. My 08 (Wife's) 4Runner is going strong with NO issues. This may sound petty, but 5 times in the shop is a bit excessive for a truck with 20k miles. The only issue that was optional was the rear add a leaf. I just paid off the truck and am hoping for gas and oil only for awhile. As of today, no issues that are "bothering me". However I only have about another year of warranty. So the question is what's next??? Is there any other issues that are common that I should be on the lookout for? All of these problems seem like poor quality control. I like the truck, but if much more happens.. It's going to get replaced with a Tundra.


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  2. buddywh1

    buddywh1 Well-Known Member

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    hmmm... maybe the next thing you find on TW?
     
  3. 98_Mud_bug

    98_Mud_bug 98_mud_bug

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    it sounds like your not having any major mechanical problems, so honestly i say live with it. you wont find a truck more dependable or capable.
     
  4. mjohn617

    mjohn617 Well-Known Member

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    So it looks like you havent had any catastrophic shop visits? The Tacoma's have had a slight decline in workmanship, I am still holding on strong with the company. I feel your pain, I went through some issues with my truck when I bought it.

    I would say your not being picky, a leaky valve cover would piss me off at 20,000 miles. Some of the other stuff...minor.

    I would vote to keep your truck, a Tundra is going to cost more is fuel...you can't fix that problem!
     
  5. RX2RIDE

    RX2RIDE [OP] Well-Known Member

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    No really, these where issues that I had discovered and found fixes doing research on the site before I took it in to the dealer.... well maybe not the rear springs
     
  6. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    The little things don't bug me. It is 1000000000% better than my Ranger and I don't think any of the other mid size trucks could even come close.
     
  7. 757southpaw

    757southpaw Well-Known Member

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    Squeeky rear leafs will be next
     
  8. RX2RIDE

    RX2RIDE [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, But my 1999 i had like in your pics was rock solid and what got me set on Toyota!!
     
  9. T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    and leaking seals.............(not sea mammals pissing)
     
  10. Maticuno

    Maticuno Weapon Mechanic

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    ^^ This.

    As a law enforcement ranger, I do miles and miles of off-road patrol in a slightly modified Chevy Colorado. At the end of the day I can't wait to get off shift and drive my Tacoma. I have owned and/or driven a wide range of trucks and none of them fit the bill (at least for me) better than the Tacoma. I'll live with the small QC issues.
     
  11. Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    Throughout bearing squeak could crop up if you have the 6 speed manual. It'll be covered under the powertrain warranty (5 yr, 60K miles).
     
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