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Tacoma 2023 Transmission Problems

Discussion in 'New Members' started by eland, Feb 15, 2023.

  1. Feb 15, 2023 at 1:23 PM
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    eland

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    I bought a brand-new Toyota Tacoma 2023 TRD Pro, and the transmission failed after two days in the middle of busy intersection. It took close to a month for Toyota to deliver me a new transmission. There was no sense of urgency on Toyota's part to fix the problem. I complained and then I received some nasty attorney type letter from Toyota basically saying they did nothing wrong. I figure they should pay for an extended warranty and up to two months payments at the very least. I mean if they believe in their product, they shouldn't have to worry about funding an extended warranty protection plan. They offered one month payment and basically said nothing to make me feel confident in the product I bought or in Toyota as a Brand. It was a real slap in the face, and I am stuck wondering when the next Toyota defect will surface. I guess Toyota Corp enjoys making their customers feel cheated. I would THINK TWICE ABOUT BUYING A TOYOTA TACOMA!!!! In hindsight, it looks like there are a lot of posts out there related to their transmission problems and I should have listened. I hope you do if you are reading this. If my post costs them one new vehicle sale it was worth it. My guess is that it will cost them many new Tacoma vehicle sales. Toyota Corp’s customer service is certainly not there for the customer. At least I feel better from a sense of morality in warning others, which is something the Toyota Corp is lacking.
     
  2. Feb 15, 2023 at 1:26 PM
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    Jerry311SD

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  3. Feb 15, 2023 at 1:36 PM
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    50Buck

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    Railing on an enthusiast forum is unlikely to cost them any sales, but coming here first to research might have tipped you off to something and saved your rage. Some have been known to be a little low on transmission fluid, but that wouldn't blow it up in 2 days. You're the one in a million that got a defect, and Toyota is fixing it. It's disappointing sure, but the tirade is completely impotent.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2023 at 1:46 PM
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    HondaGM

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    Hondas have a few very low mileage Transmissions go out...the bad part is ,if they have a remanufactured trans they will send them...ive put reman transmissions in accords with less than 200 miles
     
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  5. Feb 15, 2023 at 1:49 PM
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    Shit man sorry!
    That sucks hope it works out for you.
    No one wants to get a new rig and have issues!
    No pride in work anymore just about the money.
     
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  6. Feb 15, 2023 at 2:01 PM
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    Well hell, reminds me of my 05 4x4 I bought new and after a few months detected a whine at 50-55mph. Yep, bad transmission bearings. So stealership rebuilds mine. A few months later whine is back. Now they put in a "reconditoned trans". Same thing, anyway this thing ends up blowing an upper freeze plug (I'm in Florida) and leaking fluid all over driveway etc. Now the dumbasses had to replace everything in the clutch housing, disc, throw out bearing, the works. Never had problem again.
    They were sooooo close to me hitting them with Florida Lemon Law.
    Plenty of other issues to deal with over 17 years but way better than anything else on the road and I've owned a few. Have a 22 SR 4x4 15 months and so far good.

    Yes that is correct... a manual transmission caused me so much grief.
    My 22 is auto. Hope they take care of you.
     
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  7. Mar 23, 2023 at 7:53 AM
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    BulletProofKarma

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    From toyota corporate? Or the toyota dealership sent you the letter?
     
  8. Mar 26, 2023 at 2:06 PM
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    EnviroJunkie

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    Likely a shady dealer...corporate doesn't roll like that
     
  9. Mar 30, 2023 at 6:43 AM
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    No, this was corporate toyota. I dealt with them directly as did the dealership. The dealership was as shocked as I was by the lack of care and customer service from Toyota Corp.
     
  10. Apr 19, 2023 at 6:44 PM
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    Hope Toyota Corp treats you better than the way they did for me. Good luck
     
  11. Apr 19, 2023 at 7:00 PM
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    I agree this does blow .But like others have said , stuff happens and they fixed it . That’s what a warranty is for . One thing to remember is just because a tranny went bad , there is no correlation that the rest of the truck is bad . It’s just a defective part that they stood by it and fixed it . I don’t think they did anything wrong . What would you expect them to do ? Give you a new truck ? I would assume you had loaner car. I look at things differently . I sell construction equipment and stuff like this happens all the time .
    Anyways I’m glad it got fixed .
    I’m sure it will all work out .
     
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  12. Apr 19, 2023 at 7:11 PM
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    trade your toyota and get a ford. get rid of your heartache and problems.
     
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    random stuff. Oh! and converted to non ADD 4x4.
    I find this thread mysterious.
     
  14. Apr 19, 2023 at 7:33 PM
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    Feels like Friday.
     
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  15. Apr 19, 2023 at 8:14 PM
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    I see you're new here. These types of post are reserved for Friday's only.

    Try reposting on Friday. You should get better responses
     
  16. Apr 19, 2023 at 8:16 PM
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    BRB gonna buy a tacoma for my mom.
     

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