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Transmission Issue: Formal Toyota Contact

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by DevilDogSmitty, Aug 13, 2019 at 9:15 AM.

  1. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:31 PM
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    Lt. Dangle

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    Which he should have done anyways.
     
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  2. Aug 13, 2019 at 6:41 PM
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    Yup...made a definite difference in my truck when I had it done.
     
  3. Aug 13, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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    Wow, new poster and already talking about class action....
     
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  4. Aug 13, 2019 at 7:51 PM
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    We don't love it. But we're not gonna sit here and shake our fists at Toyota. There's a pathway to improvement. Why would u take that?
     
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  5. Aug 13, 2019 at 7:51 PM
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    Good for you OP, but I doubt they'll do anything. Can't hurt to create the paper trail, though. I can't stand this trans.

    If you drive like a grandma or care about mpgs, you're probably not complaining. However, if you like to have a little power on tap during normal commuting, this engine/trans combo absolutely blows from a performance perspective. I think I understand Toyota's perspective and goals, but they did not account for drivability.
     
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  6. Aug 13, 2019 at 7:56 PM
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    I think it's the cruise control overeacting to road changes. My truck doesn't hunt unless I have the cruise control on. Maybe it's the adaptive cruise control because that what I have. Next time I go in for service I'm going to ask if the is a sensitivity adjustment that could be done.
     
  7. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:10 PM
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    You're probably loosing speed on slight hills and inclines. Cruise kicks down because the ECU goes from 0% load to whatever % load (30-40-50% etc).
     
  8. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:16 PM
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    Well what happens is it will downshift and won't hold that gear till the top of the climb. It will up shift then downshift multiple times on the same hill. When the cruise control is off I can hold the gear till the top of the hill without much effort. That's why I think the cruise control is overreacting to road changes. I can only speak for my truck but without the cruise on it drives just like my wife's 2018 4 runner.
     
  9. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:04 PM
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    I'm not sure which TSB was applied because the final paperwork didn't give the exact number. However, they did flash the ECU with an update, not just clearing the learned history.

    Tell the service advisor your issues and they should get it taken care of. If they don't, speak with the manager.
     
  10. Aug 14, 2019 at 4:58 AM
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    Meh, get the MT. Truck is blast to drive and shifts when I want to, plenty of power, VERY smooth, 4.30 rear ratio :burnrubber:
     
  11. Aug 14, 2019 at 7:42 AM
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    I think what you see happening is the cruise control trying to maintain the exact speed you set it to.
     

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