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#92 of 598 The seats are my problem
May 23, 2003 (9:29 pm)
I have a 2003 Tacoma 2wd extended cab. It handles great, and the engine is the best 4 cylinder around, if you can swallow the poor fuel efficiency. But the seat... These things would have been a hot selling item for Spanish Inquisitioners. They could have made anyone confess to anything.
I am about to drop a ton of money for after-market seats, and during my search I got an almost universal response from dealers. "Tacoma? Yea, some of our best customers are Tacoma owners. If the squeaking don't get'em, the back pain will. Of course we have mounting brackets for those." One dealer in Orlando who sells Cerullo seats and repairs car seats told me that Toyota seats are the lightest, cheapest constructed seats he has ever seen.
Can anyone out there spell "S-U-C-K-E-R". I bought this thing before they started the rebates.
A trip from Lafayette LA to Houston this week was the straw that broke this camel's back. Machismo is the only thing that kept me from crying like a bambino. Now I either bite the big one for Corbeau seats or just completely submerge myself for some Recaros. I need to drive to Wyoming next month, and I could never make with my factory seats.
#93 of 598 2000 tacoma auto trans problems
May 28, 2003 (7:00 am)
I have 2000 Tacoma w/58k. Recently the transmission decided to randomly downshift and upshift while I was trucking down the MA. Pike. Eventually it got stuck in a lower gear and I had to creep it to a dealer. Of course when they took it out it was fine but eventually did act up one time. They replaced a sensor because there where no computer codes, but now it is doing it again. Is this a known problem?
#94 of 598 Seats, etc.
May 30, 2003 (11:15 am)
Ya want good seats, get a Tundra with captains chairs. Big difference. Not as comfortible as some of the other big trucks, but FAR better than a Taco seat. Just be carefull, gas mileage is high if you get a V-8. The V-6 is very adequate for power and has the same chassis and style. Gas mileage is comparable to a V-6 Taco. Only thing I didn't like was that the head rest is too far forward, can't position it so your upper back can arch back a bit like it was meant to do on long trips. In my old 94 Toyo P.U., that head rest was positioned where it should be and quite comfortible.
Anybody have any solutions for the headrest? Must I get an aftermarket on this to get the right position; and if so where?
Makes me wonder if those Toyo engineers sleep on floor mats or something. Comfort in a Toyota is a problem.
#95 of 598 Seats, etc.
May 30, 2003 (1:41 pm)
I ordered some seats for my Tacoma because I just couldn't take it anymore. They have adjustable headrests, forward/back and up/down. But they cost more than I want to remember. They are Recaros, and they are firm but super comfortable. The only ones I ever sat in were in a Porche, and they were as advertised.
You can get something good for $800 to $1000, but I'm not sure they have adjustable headrests. Corbeaus appear to be good, and there are Cerullos. Qualitex makes the kind with a console, and they are reasonable, compared to the other stuff.
#96 of 598 Where is the fresh air intake duct?
Jun 02, 2003 (9:26 am)
I have a 99 Tacoma and have the unenviable problem of mice taking up residence in the AC/Heater fan assembly where they build elaborate nests (three so far this year). I called a local dealership and they said it is not an uncommon problem and that the mice were problably gaining access to the ducts through the fresh air intake duct underneath the truck. Where is the fresh air intake duct exactly? I need to put a screen on it to deter these animals from seeking shelter in my truck. Thanks,jerry
#97 of 598 Tundra rear seat and knocking sound
Jun 07, 2003 (4:50 pm)
Has anyone tried removing the rear seats of their Tundra? Ive tried so many times but there is just no way it could come off. I also have a problem with a knocking sound coming from the rear right. Anyone else having these problems? Thanks
#98 of 598 Popping Noise
Jun 18, 2003 (4:43 am)
I have a Tundra 2003 and started experiencing a popping noise in right front. Noise only happens after truck has been parked and engine cut off. Took it to the dealer and I was told that the popping noise is coming from the anti-lock brake pump. Said noise was normal. If it was a normal noise why didn't it start from day one. Have 3500 on truck. I am making an appointment with the factory rep. I want him to tell me that it is normal after we test a couple new trucks on the lot.
#99 of 598 2004 Tundra..new feature
Jun 18, 2003 (5:53 pm)
Toyota is adding a new feature to its 2004 Tundra's. They are installing a heated tailgate so that the owner has a nice warm place to sit while waiting for the tow truck when they run out of gas.
Jul 10, 2003 (1:02 pm)
referring to line entry 33. Did you go to arbritration...SP. I hope you won. It sucks putting all that money into a new toy and then have it crap out on you. I'm curious to know what happened.
#101 of 598 jdman1997 Tundra Brake Problem
Jul 10, 2003 (4:48 pm)
I am a first time toyota tundra owner. After the experience i had with a 1999 camry, i was convinced toyota was the way to go.
I tow a small john deere tractor, model 955 which weighs in at 1990 lbs. The backhoe weighs 800 lbs and the loader weighs 450 lbs total weight is 3240 lbs. Trailer weighs approx 600 lbs. I tow this tractor maybe 2 to 4 times a year, short distances.
My brake problems started almost as soon as i purchased the vehicle. When i took it back to the dealership, i was told they were aware of the problem, and they would install new rear drums due to a design flaw of being to lite weight. That was the beginning of a long jurney into toyota brake service problems. To make a long story short, my truck has 13767 miles on it, and the entire brake system has been replaced twice. This last attempt they replaced all 4 wheels and tires, and the only thing the service advisor said was call the company and file my complaint again.
My truck is a 2002 SR5 Access Cab v-6 2 wheel drive.