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Tranny TSB for frustrated Tacoma owners

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by slewis01, Nov 28, 2009.

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Do you feel Toyota scripts their service Dept. when they have no answer?

Poll closed Dec 28, 2009.
  1. Yes

    67.7%
  2. No

    10.8%
  3. Sometimes

    21.5%
  1. Nov 28, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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    slewis01

    slewis01 [OP] New Member

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    All fellow Tacoma owners. After reading many of your issues with the tranny problems downshifting and the high revs, I fought week after week with my dealer and the service dept. same story about drive by wire & that's normal. Well, I'm an old flight engineer who has two engineering degrees and also knew fly by wire before the auto industry even implemented it.

    To make a long story short, I followed all the processes of taking in my vehicle in when it did not work correctly and after the same scripted excuses I heard as my fellows Tacoma owners (on this site) my attorney in NY advised me that one more incident and I could file with the NY attorney generals office for the lemon law ( I bought this new for >$30,000.00 I expected some satisfaction). Well once I advised my dealer that I was moving forward, low and behold Toyota now has a Toyota Service Bulletin to fix this issue.

    So, all of you that have this same problem that I have read on this site, please go to you dealer and do not let them blow any smoke your way.

    I still have to wait for my sound system to be replaced as they say it will take until January, 2010. I only have been waiting since May 2009 when I bought this. Toyota is aware of the issue, but they do not notify we the loyal customer. They wait until our voices are heard or people get injured such as in the case of the floor mats and accelerator peddles.

    Good Luck in your endeavors to get repairs and if you need to find the TSB # your dealer should beable to provide it to you for the tranny.
     
  2. Nov 29, 2009 at 5:02 AM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    If you have an issue call Toyota's 800 number and file a complaint. If a dealer gives you problems try another dealer. This may come as a surprise but dealers do not like to do work for free.

    This is assuming that it is more cost effective to sweep it under the rug until there are multiple deaths and that Toyota had prior knowledge of an issue for which we do not know. I will tend to believe that this may have been the case but I have yet to experience this happening.

    This is how TSBs are issued. By multiple complaints from consumers. If the manufacturer does not hear from the consumer then it is difficult to determine if there is a consistent issue or flaw.

    I'm glad you got the tranny TSB done as I have as well. I hope everything works out with your stereo. Is it just a bad HU?
     
  3. Nov 29, 2009 at 5:04 AM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    It only pertains to the 2009 model year at this time so I am not too surprised the dealer gave you problems.
     
  4. Nov 29, 2009 at 8:30 AM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Should there be a TSB on the tranny, Im sure it won't cover an 06 model year or older Tacoma simply because of mileage. Assuming you're under 36K, then you're covered. I'm at 91K miles now. It should be an actual recall and not a TSB! Damn it Toyota! Why???

    I really hope there is an undercover Toyota executive here in TW who is gathering information on its customers and then reporting it to their corporate headquarters about issues and concerns we have. Sorry for the rant.
     
  5. Nov 29, 2009 at 8:40 AM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Actually, it falls under the powertrain warranty which is something like 8 or 9 years and 80k miles or something like that.
     
  6. Nov 29, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion Sounds Gooooood

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    I've certainly got the high rev's thing going on when I roll a stop or make a turn and accelerate with my 09. What's the TSB number? Did this just happen?
     
  7. Nov 29, 2009 at 3:47 PM
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    dude051

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  8. Nov 29, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    Cwhitt09taco

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    i hope fix mine next time i go in for warranty work. dude051 is that the tsb print out to give to the dealer to fix the problem?
     
  9. Nov 30, 2009 at 9:21 AM
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    dude051

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    As far as I know, yes. Just print that out and take the TSB to your dealer. The number and info needed is on there. I am currently trying to get this work done on my '10, but am having to fight since the TSB is for '09. Either way, its in the computer and they are aware of the issue.
     
  10. Nov 30, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    Cwhitt09taco

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    ok im going to print that off and see what happens
     
  11. Dec 22, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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    dwzild

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    Same here. Same truck, Sport model. Brought my truck in for it's 1st oil change and had the reflash done with no issues. Thes service advisor wasn't aware there was a TSB out for the 2010's. Once he looked it up and found it, he told the tech to knock it out during the oil change. Complete visit took less than half an hour. Much better shifting in the 20mph and below area. I notice the difference every time I drive it.
     
  12. Dec 22, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    Yuma Taco

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    I took my 09 in for the oil leaking from the tranny/driveline seal. I had a photo of oil where I said it was.
    I also said my rear woofer was blowing out at times with CD and some XM music.
    I also said the I bottomed out a couple of times with a load.

    I wanted the seal and speaker fixed and I was just going to see what they said on the springs..........

    An hour later they said I did have the three problems and that they had all the parts in stock (Oil seal, Amp & springs). I picked the truck up a few hours later and it was even washed. :eek:

    No problems..... No waiting for parts or an OK.

    I'm sorry to hear about all of the others problems. :eek:
    As for the latest tranny issue, I've never felt a problem with mine when I'm slowing (down shifting)

    Good Luck, I for one voted NO in this poll.

    Yuma Taco,
     
  13. Dec 22, 2009 at 8:33 PM
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    Super Werty

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    So has anyone asked if this TSB is only for 09 and 2010 models?

    Im curious what exactly changed since 05-08 models that they forgot to add in 09, 10
     
  14. Dec 22, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    NAYo2002

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    I didn't even mention the TSB. I just told them it shifts weird during low speeds and let the tech guy take it out for a spin. He researched it and told me about the "service bulletin." He got it done right away and even threw in a free car wash.

    I just played dumb the whole time since the guy seemed to be very happy that he found a solution to my problem. I didn't want to steal this thunder and let him know I already knew about the TSB.
     
  15. Dec 24, 2009 at 4:54 AM
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    sotol

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    I just had the ECM flashed at the dealer and it made all the difference. Also, it seems like the whole shifting sequence, either up or down, is much smoother. I took a copy of the TSB in with me. No hassle.
     
  16. Dec 24, 2009 at 5:53 AM
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    Redsoxnation

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    Hey Guys... I have a 2006 4x4 TRD I have that STOP LIGHT lurch thing going on while braked.. and the slipping from high to low while slowoing for a turn and accell again.. I tried the link for the TSB but it's off line now anybody have a good link to that TSB and will they check out the 2006 models? Thanks RSN
     
  17. Dec 24, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    NAYo2002

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    Just try explaining the problem to the dealer and don't even mention the TSB. If they are trying to keep a customer, they will help you without problems.
     
  18. Dec 27, 2009 at 8:29 AM
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    Isthatahemi

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    The TSB has no VIN range, therefore it is for anyone having this issue......
     
  19. Feb 21, 2010 at 10:07 PM
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