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#808 of 2067 xsacta - Transmission
Jul 11, 2003 (4:04 am)
My 2003 Tacoma Auto downshifts hard only at times when I almost come to a stop, then I give it gas (so I try to avoid doing this). Otherwise, accellerating hard or easy, the shift is smooth. Mine is a 4 banger, and that might make a difference. The only problem I have like you is the attitude of Toyota service. It does truly suck. If I had it to do over again, I would not buy a Toyota.
#809 of 2067 2001 Tacoma Xtd Cab 3.4L 5spd 4X4...
Jul 28, 2003 (1:02 pm)
Just an update to keep this post fresh.
Total issues to date:
1. Over fender weather stripping just about all but peeled off after 1 year of ownership. 3 trips to the dealer before the factory finally sent out "repair kits". Fixed in 2002, haven't had a problem since.
2. Dash board rattle. This manifested about 6 months after driving. I've been to the dealer 4 times for this issue. The 3rd time, the rattle dissapated for a year but came back. Ressolved in a TSB in the 4th trip to the dealer last month.
3. Driver side rear Xtd Cab quarter window hinge broke off in my hand closing the window. Dealer replaced.
In the last 3 years, that's it other than the normals.
#810 of 2067 Auto Tranny Shifts Hard/Transmission
Jul 28, 2003 (5:58 pm)
had the same problem, it occurs around 15-17 miles an hour, i can duplicate the problem for the factory tech, their additude is Pound Sand. it only occurs in the 4x4 and not the pre-runner. the problem is Honda does not make Trucks
#811 of 2067 transmission re chi
Jul 29, 2003 (11:24 am)
quote -the problem is Honda does not make Trucks-end quote
Honda does make transmission problems. Both Accord and Odyssey have had tranny problems. Also Honda is going to sell a crossover type truck based on the Pilot. It is very ugly.
Remember, the service departments are independent and not owned by Toyota, try a different dealership if you are having a problem with your current one. There are no alternative compact trucks that have better reliablility than Tacoma.
#812 of 2067 Pre-Runner shifting problem
Jul 31, 2003 (4:54 pm)
Around 15K miles my 2002 PreRunner (V6 Automatic) developed a strange clunking noise comming from transmission when shifting between R and D.
During the shift (engine is running, truck is not moving) there is a slight pause, then I hear a clunk (pretty loud actually) and feel a slight jolt (it actually swings the truck a little bit)...
I brought the car to Toyota's dealership today and they told me that this is NORMAL (!!) FOR PRE-RUNNERs. I cant beleive it...
Does anyone here has similar problem?
#813 of 2067 2000 Taco Check engine light "on"
Aug 12, 2003 (11:14 am)
The last time I had my truck in for service the mechanic told me my air flow sensor was barely in tolerance. That was about five months ago and my check engine light just came on yesterday. Two days ago I replaced my spark plugs but was careful to get all the connections and hoses back where they were. The truck runs great even with the check engine light on there are no ill symptoms. Could new plugs make a border line air flow sensor go over the edge? Does anyone make an inexpensive scanner for home use for the Taco?
#814 of 2067 2000 Taco
Aug 12, 2003 (11:25 am)
I just talked to the dealer and they get $149.31 for the air flow sensor. I wonder if I can test my old one with an ohmmeter or something?
#816 of 2067 Keyless Entry Problem??
Aug 13, 2003 (3:01 am)
I just purchased a 2003 Tacoma Prerunner on July 31, 2003. The Key fob locks and unlocks the doors only at very close range. For instance if you are behind the truck you have to be within 10-15 feet; on drivers side within 25 feet or less; it seems to work best in front of the vehicle but it is not consistent. Has anyone else expierenced this problem? The manual says it should work up to 50 feet away. Any information would be appreciated.
Aug 13, 2003 (8:10 am)
Do you have an aftermarket air filter (K&N, etc)??? Sometimes, these are over-oiled which easily screws up the MAF. Just a thought.