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#7602 of 7624 Re: tacoma 2005 frame rust [mikesvstar]
Oct 01, 2010 (6:35 am)
I also have an '05 and the body is perfect but the frame and all under-body brackets are seriously rusting. I called Toyota and logged a complaint and am logging another one at the next dealer visit. The more people who complain the more likely it is to get resolved. I am also considering writing the Attorney General of CT. It is BS. I complained 3 years ago to the dealer.
#7603 of 7624 2005 Tacoma - battery group code
Nov 18, 2010 (10:13 pm)
Consumer Reports rates replacement car batteries and divides their reviews into battery "groups", group 35 , group 65 etc.
Does anyone know the group code for 2005+ Tacoma car battery.
Dec 06, 2010 (6:34 pm)
i have a 09' tacoma that i took to the dealer...when driving over 60mph the truck does not de-accelerate. it appears to be worse in colder weather and does not do it below 60 mph or all the time. the dealer WEBB TOYOTA, in farmington new mexico, refused to address the issue. claimed there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. refuse to even go on a test drive. they accutally claim that it was normal and that the vehicle would slow down when applying the brakes...well i would hope so! i have the manual 5 speed tranny. when you clutch it at high speeds the engine does not idle down, recently on snow packed roads in colorado i had to turn off the ignition in order to get the rpms down. i have a friend with an 08', same problem. sometimes tapping the accelerator will make the engine idle down... others time it won't. what use is a manual tranny truck that you can not decelerate with. i've been reading on the web and have found others with the same problem...they were also ignored by their dealers... what is a guy to do????
#7605 of 7624 TOYOTA REFUSING TO HONOR FRAME RUST WARRANTY
Dec 13, 2010 (7:16 pm)
I have a 95 which passed inspection in 2009. It failed last month due to a very large hole which dealer told me took more than a year to develop, but I was out of the warranty period!!
I originally attempted to talk to Toyota via the phone but spoke to a very rude and nasty Case Manager, who basically said "too bad". When I asked to speak to her supervisor, she initially refused and said that Customer Support Supervisors do not talk to customers! She eventually gave me a name. I spoke to a supervisor the next day who was even more unprofessional and told me that he was the highest person in Toyota I could speak with and his decision to deny the warranty claim was final. He said I was lucky he called me back as supervisors don't talk to customers!!
He encouraged me to contact the President and CEO of Toyota, the BB and the Attorney General. So I wrote to the CEO and many other VP's pleading my case and letting them know that my family and I are loyal customers and would be purchasing another Toyota if they honored their warranty.
The answer was "the hole may have been overlooked in 2009, but you are now out of the warranty period".
So, I filed complaints with the BB, NHTSA, Consumer Protection Agency, The Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission. I also contacted several well respected writers in the auto world at the NY Times and a local news station is considering "investigating" my complaint. I was hoping not to bring additional bad press to Toyota, but they left me no other alternative.
#7606 of 7624 Re: 09 doesn't slow down [landcruiser76a]
Dec 14, 2010 (12:26 pm)
"...worse in colder weather.."
There is a new technique "afoot" wherein with a manual transmission the engine will be "up-revved" if a coastdown, engine compression braking, downshift or not, results in some level of driven wheel slip as a result of slippery road conditions.
The technique was originally developed by VW to reduce instances of loss of directional control on their manually equipped FWD cars and by now may have migrated to other fleets, even RWD.
And think about it, do you REALLY want the engine RPM down to idle when you "de-clutch" doing 75MPH on a slippery roadbed...?? Many new sports cars will now automatically "blip" the throttle as/when you downshift an automatic.
#7607 of 7624 Re: 09 doesn't slow down [wwest]
Dec 17, 2010 (8:37 am)
"think about it"????
i've been driving sticks for 40 years...30 years in the high country of colorado.
Yes, i want the engine to idle down...i want to be in control of the vehicle...not the vehicle in control of me.
whether the roads are slippery or not if i release the accelerator i want to slow down, period. if it is actually designed this way then why doesn't it do it all the time...very spuratic....very inconsistent
#7608 of 7624 Re: 09 doesn't slow down [landcruiser76a]
Dec 17, 2010 (10:18 am)
On a known slippery roadbed an experienced "stick" driver would automatically uprev the engine prior to a downshift "at speed" in order to alleviate the potential for skidding or plowing. The new technique allows VW to sell otherwise PATENTLY UNSAFE FWD cars with a stick shift without incurring the liability arising from use by inexperienced FWD "stick" drivers.
#7609 of 7624 Re: 09 doesn't slow down [wwest]
Dec 18, 2010 (8:52 am)
you sound like a toyota dealer, ignoring the problem and making up your own scenerious to justify the un-solved problem. who said anything about downshifting on slippery roads or front wheel drives. toyota can't or hasn't figured out how to fix the problem of a sticking accelerator. period. and you want to justify it?
the king is necked...the suit of cloths is the lie.
#7610 of 7624 Re: 09 doesn't slow down [landcruiser76a]
Dec 18, 2010 (8:57 am)
Nekkid, not "necked"..
#7611 of 7624 Re: 09 doesn't slow down [landcruiser76a]
Dec 18, 2010 (9:00 am)
"...when you clutch it at high speeds the engine does not idle down, recently on snow packed roads in colorado.."