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Tacoma Safety Concerns?

Discussion in 'Tacoma Videos' started by 05PreRunner, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Jan 29, 2008 at 5:04 PM
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    05PreRunner

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  2. Jan 29, 2008 at 5:11 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    good post......but its been discussed alot too. it always seems to be either something with the tranny that people just get used to, or it happens with the air conditioning on, when the compressor kicks in, and most people get used to it too. not exactly sure what the real fix for it is though.
     
  3. Jan 29, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    colinb17

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    this is typical media, they are completely biased about the issue. yes it does happen, mine will do something of the nature from time to time when I'm sitting at a red light...all of the sudden, the engine seems to rev about 200 rpm. maybe some do it more severely than in my case, but just like tacomaman60 said, you get used to it very easily. personally, the amount of pressure i put on the brake pedal when I'm stopped is more than enough to keep the truck from even budging. i can only feel it when i really look for it. and it only happens about once a week, and i drive a lot.

    my advise for anyone looking to buy a new tacoma. i wouldn't worry about it too much. especially, since only 20 of the who knows how many taco owners have complained
     
  4. Jan 29, 2008 at 8:03 PM
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    lsocoee

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    That dude on the video just sounds like a candy ass. Furthermore, they don't discuss the actual details of the problem. If he's complaining about the surge when the truck is stopped or going slow, then he is definitely a whiny little b****.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2008 at 8:15 AM
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    How can it surge forward when he is stopped? It was a manual transmission!!!:eek:
     
  6. Jan 30, 2008 at 9:59 AM
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    My guess would be he was in 1st gear and his left leg got lazy and let the clutch engage too fast shooting him forward. thats the only possible way a surge can happen with a manual
     
  7. Jan 30, 2008 at 10:08 AM
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    gdawg25

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    What a douche bag! Fuck some people are stupid...I just hope this guy never reproduced. Exactly what ndcouch said, he probably let the clutch out while stopped.
     
  8. Jan 30, 2008 at 10:40 AM
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    that guy is full of it first of it is a manual tranny the clutch should be in when stopped second if he didnt like the comfort y did he buy it he didnt take it for a test drive yea right i have never had any problems with my truck taco all the way baby the video was completley bias
     
  9. Jan 30, 2008 at 11:08 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I bet his floor mat forced his skinny pedal down and that forced the surge.

    But thanks for posting the video. My blood pressure was a little low.
     
  10. Feb 5, 2008 at 11:24 PM
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    mine does that.....when my foot is not on the brake. this usually happens to me but thats only if i have like feather like pressure on the brake at a stop, it usally surges like 1 inch. i just put some pressure on the brake and wow im not moving!
     
  11. Feb 10, 2008 at 8:41 PM
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    I almost hate to say anything but the vehicle is doing something its not designed to do. Americans are sue happy, how long do you think its going to be before someone "accidently" rear ends another car and tries to sue Toyota for the "acccident"?
     
  12. Feb 11, 2008 at 8:09 PM
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    If something is that "unsafe" i'm sure in the fuck not going to drive it. dude is driving all over city and highway in it. must not be that unsafe!!!
     
  13. Feb 14, 2008 at 9:15 AM
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    This guy sounds like a stuttering idiot. If you don't like it then trade it in or sell it on the street.

    If I felt my car or truck was not safe I would not be driving it.
     
  14. Feb 14, 2008 at 9:15 AM
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    I think the video said 22,000 people complained. did i hear that right?
     
  15. Feb 14, 2008 at 9:53 AM
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    That's 22,000 dumb Americans:p.
     
  16. Feb 14, 2008 at 10:20 AM
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    so there are a few canadian guys on here!
     
  17. Feb 14, 2008 at 2:18 PM
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  18. Feb 17, 2008 at 3:37 PM
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    Wow... what a dork... umm can you say... step on the brake when your stopped? Sure I feel the A/C kick in but common sense says umm "brake pedal"
     
  19. Feb 17, 2008 at 4:52 PM
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    Let me think. The guy's driving a 5 speed. I drive a 5 speed. If I remember correctly it takes a combined effort of depressing the right peddle and releasing the left peddle to get the truck to move. Someone needs to take the truck away from that idiot.
     
  20. Feb 17, 2008 at 8:37 PM
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    "I don't even like driving the car, its uncomfortable" he says. Didn't this candy ass moron test drive the damned thing before he bought it? I mean common, I really don't understand how people get saddled with a truck they don't like when they had the opportunity to check it all out before they signed the friggen papers. Theres a reason you test drive a vehicle, to see if it fits what you want ergonomically, performance wise, and whether or not the stupid thing works the way it is supposed to. Sheesh gimmie a break!

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