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Really ticked off

Discussion in 'New Members' started by edgood1, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    edgood1

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    Hello.

    I bought a new 2010 Tacoma about a month ago. I was really eager to get this truck. I test drove 5 of them before deciding on the double cab SR5 with off road and towing packages.

    When I test drove this one, I thought that the brakes were a little off. I said it felt like they needed to be bled. The salesman said they were fine, they're just like that. When I finally agreed on the deal I asked to get some dealer items installed. I told the salesman to have them check the brakes.

    When the items were installed I asked the sales guy if they checked the brakes... he said... oh...yeah... they're fine.... i was not convinced, but I figured I was going from a high performance sports car with upgraded brakes so I just needed to get used to it.

    I've put 2,000 miles on the truck....and today just for kicks I went to inspect the discs.... the rear discs still have they grey factory coating on them. never touched!!!!...WTF!?
    I've been driving with no rear brakes!!! :mad:

    how can this happen?! with all the crap Toyota is gone through, you'd think they would care more about the safety of their customers than selling cars.

    What should I do about this? Words can't describe how pissed I am. This is a MAJOR safety issue. My pregnant wife has been driving the truck too.....rrghh.

    I want to cool off and gather my thoughts before I go back to the dealer... aside for getting the brakes fixed how can they make this right? what should I expect from them....
     
  2. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    it could be worse,your gas pedal could stick. welcome to tw
     
  3. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    timmo

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    do you kick hornet nests too?
     
  4. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    6spdtaco

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    front disc only on Tacos. Unless there is something you are not telling us.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    myname150

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    Unless toyota did the rear disc conversion at the factory :D
     
  6. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    edgood1

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    sorry...meant drums... I think faster than I type. The drums are completely untouched.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    tacobell007

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  8. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    I can honestly say that my first gen had way better brakes than my 07. I would bring it back to the sales guy and ask him to get you the manager then you 3 can discuss it.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    Did you look *inside* the drums?

    Also, about 80 to 85% of your braking power comes from the front wheels, so while this IS a safety issue, it's not the end of time. After all, you drove around for a few thousand miles oblivious...I'm assuming you did not coast to a stop every time.
     
  10. Oct 4, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    i think we might
     
  11. Oct 4, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    I just got my rear drum adjusted and I feel the brakes working at a shorter pedal distane than previously. Truck has 30,000 miles and this was the first time it was done.
     
  12. Oct 4, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    After 120,000 miles, the 1st gen Tacoma rear brakes hardly showed any wear. Most of the braking is done with the front disc brakes. Maybe your rears are just in the break-in period?
     
  13. Oct 4, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    I have a 2010 DC and the brakes are great... Contact your Toyota District Manager and IT WILL GET FIXED.

    This is my 3rd Tacoma... and my 2005 had brake issues (noise for a while and the ABS acting weird on wet/ dirt stops). My 2001 had great brakes.
     
  14. Oct 4, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    Haven't looked at mine yet, too new, but don't drums typically have auto adjusters? In my bronco, when the rears were out of adjustment, all I had to do was drive in reverse and slam on the brakes a couple times then they tightened up. Also, on previous drums, there was a slot to manually adjust with a screwdriver after a pad change. Dealer should be able to knock this out in minutes if it is similar to my past experiences. Good luck man.
     
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    indeed, where HAVE you been?
     
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  18. Oct 4, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    With the truck having rear drum brakes I can fully expect there to be the factory coating on the outside of them. Did you pull the rear wheels and the drum off and see if there was a little glazing on the brake shoes or inside of the drum?

    With whats been going on today I really hope this isn't a troll posting.
     
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