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#191 of 598 2003 Tacoma 2dr 2wd stnd cab
Aug 09, 2004 (8:39 am)
Been multiple Toyota owner for 20yrs and
2003 Tacoma 2dr 2wd stnd cab is the First
Real Complaint I've had with Toyota Quality.
Bought it NEW Oct 2003, here's my complaints:
1) Dash creaking sound
2) leaf springs sqeek
3) bed liner coming away from tail gate (glue?)
4) windows loose/rattle 2 in. play (regulators?)
5) paint bubbled up along both side doors along
the whole length of the door about when the door
curves with the rest of the body (6 in from btm)
(noticed this is the first own I've bought that
was built in TENN not in Japan and imported)
SO, being under warranty, took back to dealer
for issues 1-4 and didnt get resolved.
issue #5 goes back to dealer mngr next week.
#192 of 598 Tacoma- Poor gas mileage - 4 cyl
Aug 17, 2004 (3:34 pm)
I bought a 2002 2WD 4 cyl auto Pre-Runner reason being that I thought I would be better gas mileage with the 4 cyl. Ever since I bought it in overdrive and out, I get 13/14 mpg. I could not believe it! I have taken it to two dealers and they check and said everything was normal and that on the open road I would get 26mpg! Computer checked out ok. I went to the Regional Toyota office and filed a complaint and they sent me to a regional tech support guy that was at one of the dealers I went to and basically he said he could do nothing. Very disgusted....
Does any one else have a similar prolbem with the Tacoma? I also don't drive it in overdrive because there is a jerking motion like it is not getting enough gas. My recourse is to write a letter to Toyota higher ups and trade it in for something else. If someone has a better idea, I am really open to it. Thanks for the advance in advance.
#193 of 598 Re: Tundra Rear Suspension Squeak [js2004]
Aug 19, 2004 (10:28 pm)
I have 2004 double cab Tundra with that SQEAK!!!!!!!! I complained to national office Toyota USA; and have an appointment for a dealer "fiX" which they claim to have researched. Will let you know next week.
#194 of 598 Re: Tundra Rear Suspension Squeak [newell]
Aug 26, 2004 (4:02 am)
I have the same squeak in my rear suspension as well. It seems to come from the right rear, but it is hard to be sure from the driver's seat. PLEASE let me know if the 'fix' works.
#195 of 598 Tundra Rear Suspension Squeak "Fix"
Aug 26, 2004 (5:52 am)
Went to the Dealer on Tuesday; they wanted to remove, clean, and lube upper rear shock mounts. Then they decided to replace them which were NOT in stock. Another appointment scheduled in three weeks-3rd visit. The saga continues.
#196 of 598 Exhaust manifold
Aug 26, 2004 (1:01 pm)
I have a 00 Tundra Limited with 46K miles. Just told BOTH exhaust manifolds are cracked. Toyota says it is my problem. Seems to be a real quality issue here.
#197 of 598 White Smoke during break-in
Aug 30, 2004 (4:41 pm)
I bought a Tundra 2D regular cab V6 2WD on Aug. 11, and I live in Philadelphia area. My truck is still under 1000-mile break-in period.
Yesterday I started my Tundra in my garage, and during the warm-up, I found water dripping down from the exhaust pipe. Sometimes I see white smoke coming out too during warm-up. Is this a serious problem?
#198 of 598 Tundra squeaks
Aug 30, 2004 (7:53 pm)
I have a similar sound from my 03 Tundra 4wd Access Cab. The squeak only happens on medium to small bumps and is very short. It sounds as much like a chirp as it does a squeak. It appears to be coming from my passenger side rear wheel. I have not been able to find out what causes, but it is driving me nuts!
#199 of 598 Re: Tundra squeaks [herbie1]
Aug 31, 2004 (2:30 am)
That is exactly what my '04 Double Cab sounds like. Not on all bumps, sounds like a sparrow is making a nest in the right rear fender well, and, let me guess, when it is wet it doesn't make a sound. I took mine to the dealer yesterday, they tried to tell me that I had dirty leaf springs, I told them to check again, they checked if any TSBs were written up on the problem and found that a rusty washer on the rear shock mount was the culprit. They proceeded to unbolt my shock, clean and lube the washer for the fix. It chirped all the way home. Needless to say, it is going back. Other forums suggest this issue has something to do with the shocks, once replaced, it supposedly goes away.
#200 of 598 Re: White Smoke during break-in [ucsc]
Aug 31, 2004 (11:56 am)
Most likely the white smoke is condensing water vapor. (equivalent of "contrails" from jet aircraft)
The combustion of hydrocarbon fuels results in water vapor (steam), carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and numerous other gases and particulates in smaller fractions.
On startup, your exhaust manifold, exhaust piping, catalytic converter, muffler, etc. are all "cold" (ambient air temp) The steam portion of the exhaust gas is readily cooled upon contact w/ this cold metal, eventually heating the exhaust system, but initially condensing water on the inside surfaces. Some of this condensate will accumulate sufficiently to run out from the tail pipe onto the ground. As the exhaust gases leave the piping, some of the steam is condensed as very fine droplets, making "white smoke"-like emissions. Eventually, the exhaust system heats up enough that it no longer condenses water from the exhaust stream, and the liquid that has accumulated will evaporate and exit in the exhaust stream. This is why carbon steel exhaust systems rust out so very quickly on low-mileage cars driven on very short trips, when compared to high-mileage cars driven on trips no less than 10 mi each way. The water accumulates, combines with other elements in the exhaust and forms acids.
The other possibility is a cooling system leak, maybe thru intake manifold or exhaust manifold passages. However, you should see a drop in coolant reservoir level (check several days in a row, but either always when cold, or always after driving far enough to have the system well warmed up). If a cooling system leak, the water and "white smoke" would be excess water entrained into the exhaust.
But, in the absence of any other problems, like dropping coolant levels over the period of just a few days, I'd guess it is just normal combustion product (water).