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Transmission Replacement...

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by richwhat03, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Apr 15, 2019 at 9:02 PM
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    richwhat03

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    My 2016 3rd gen is officially out of commission. Glad I got talked into the extended warranty now...
    I had a lot of the *seemingly common* engine rev/hesitation problems but Toyota kept telling me that this was normal and refused to check my transmission or fluid by any method other than computer check. My truck also would randomly rev while in park if sitting for a few minutes.

    They're now replacing my transmission, torque converter, and other minor components now. Wanted to find out if anyone else here had a similar experience.

    2016 4x4 TRD Sport
    ~79k miles
     
  2. Apr 15, 2019 at 9:04 PM
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    Sin City Taco

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    Jesus.. that sucks man. Sorry to hear that. So much for Toyota reliability.
     
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  3. Apr 16, 2019 at 2:41 AM
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    Toyota reliability? Really? What about the fact that Toyota is standing behind their error? Most checks are indeed completed via computer diagnostics now and the OP fucked up by not demanding a more through evaluation of his issues. Only he knew how bad it really was and if he was willing to roll over at the dealer, then shame on him. People need to be more assertive at car dealerships.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2019 at 3:07 AM
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    Hstone556

    Hstone556 Ain’ters gonna ain’t

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    Did you do the flush at 60k?
     
  5. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:38 AM
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    So let me get this straight, the OP pays 30K+ for a truck, that at 79K needs a complete transmission swap and it's his fault? This is some truly disgusting way of thinking. What if the OP has zero mechanical experience and took his service tech's word that what he was feeling was normal? How is he supposed to know?

    There is a lot of crap in today's cars that make vehicles behave in a way that maybe 10 years ago it would have been a red flag that something was wrong, but in today's car is totally normal. For example our engines sounding like a diesel truck when its doing its injector cleaning cycle.

    The OP PAID for extended warranty, Toyota ain't standing behind their "error" out of the kindness of their hearts, they were PAID a fee to do so.

    Look I love my truck, and I am hoping it stays reliable. I don't plan on buying another vehicle for at least 10 years. But lets face the facts and realize Toyota reliability is not what it used to be.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:43 AM
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    Well said!
     
  7. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:44 AM
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    all those things you are saying that were happening may have nothing to do with it.
    you can check your transmission oil too, not sure why them not checking it has anything to do with it either.
     
  8. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:45 AM
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    Tocamo

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    Glad it worked out for you OP

    This is the 1st time I've heard of a Gen. 3 needing a tranny, so it's safe to say they still are reliable vehicles....
     
  9. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:53 AM
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    OP, sorry to hear. Glad it worked out with the extended warranty.
     
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  11. Apr 16, 2019 at 7:20 AM
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    Im sorry to hear that. That really sucks. Should not happen at that mileage. Never really heard anyone say they had to replace tranny yet. Must have been built on friday afternoon...
     
  12. Apr 16, 2019 at 7:30 AM
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    Yea because when the Toyota service department tells you all is well you are immediately suppose to call bullshit telling them you know the truck is a pile of shit and that there must be something wrong? Yea that will go over well. Maybe the dealer should just rip apart every component of a vehicle to check for signs of wear and failure, just so you can have a complete piece of mind that your truck is indeed pristine. But who would pay for all of that time and labor? Oh yes, the dealer should eat it of course. I mean after all it is a 40k truck correct? But if Toyota are so dependable and reliable then why should this have to be done?

    Get real man, the dealers can’t just throw parts at problems anymore. Toyota is cracking down on repairs. They want service bulletins and their tech support guidelines and precedures followed before they will just allow anything to be replaced. Toyota is caking a lot of these complaints “normal” characteristics. They won’t pay the dealers to look any further into anything unless they can physically see some type problem or a symptom can be duplicated that an engineer deems an unnormal characteristic. You can’t blame the dealer in all these cases. And no matter how much bitching you do, it’s really going to do nothing. If Toyota doesn’t give the green light for the repair, the dealer won’t proceed. Some good dealers may do certain things out of goodwill but they are eating the cost of the repair or using money allocated to them, by Toyota. They have a lot of options when it comes to using money given to them by Toyota and not in all cases does it have to be used for things like this. I wouldn’t be blaming the OP for this mishap at all. In fact Toyota should goodwill the repair due to the fact that he had documented proof of issues with the transmission prior to it failing. Fortunately for him, the extended warranty is saving his ass, when in reality it should be Toyota stepping up to take care of their customer.
     
  13. Apr 16, 2019 at 7:34 AM
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    It is really disappointing, when every single Toyota ever made before 2016 is still on the road, completely troublefree, without ever experiencing a single problem.

    I was told Toyota never even had a person manning the warranty desk until 2016. They had to hire 14,000 people and build a new building because it was all new to them.
     
  14. Apr 16, 2019 at 7:43 AM
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    No, I bet this is the first time that they have EVER heard complaints about the 3rd gen tranny. :)
     
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    I will agree I probably jumped the gun with my "reliability" quote, but I do get a kick at watching all the Toyota fanbois get their panties in a twist when someone dares question their precious trucks. Get a life guys, there is more to life than your awesome super duper reliable trucks.
     
  16. Apr 16, 2019 at 7:50 AM
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    I actually think there was a guy on here with a failure but I vaguely remember the dealer saying the cause was from a dented pan.
     
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  17. Apr 16, 2019 at 8:00 AM
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    so youre troll, got it
     
  18. Apr 16, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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    Just so you know Toyota didn’t manufacture the transmission.
     
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  19. Apr 16, 2019 at 8:06 AM
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    I don’t believe they ever have made a transmission. It’s not what they do.
     
  20. Apr 16, 2019 at 8:29 AM
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    Did you take the truck to a transmission shop for a complete diagnosis of the issues?

    Toyota dealers do not do transmission diagnostics. They just check the fluid and thats about all. If fluid changes don’t fix it they’ll throw their hands up and cry new transmission when that may not be the issue.

    I would have had someone else look at it and tell me whats wrong.
    Engine rev is not indicative of a transmission issue.

    Also the extended warranty is irrelevent. This is covered under the factory warranty. Your complaints were documented before 60k.
     
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