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Toyota 4Runner, Transmission, SUV
Sep 16, 2010 (10:51 am)
What the Heck
My 2010 Toyota 4runner has been to two different dealerships a total of 4b times and I am getting the same bullshit from them.
Toyota has to know there is a major problem and is covering it up.
I am about to go to a third party and sue them.
I even gave them the TSB # to correct the problem and they ignored it.
They have been told to hide the problem.
A 32,000 vehicle should not shift like a tractor
#216 of 302 Re: 09 4Runner Trans Problem [edpol]
Sep 16, 2010 (1:04 pm)
I have an 09 4Runner. The dealership kept the vehicle overnight to check the transmission fluid. They said it was low and topped it off. The hesitation in shifting diminished significantly but has not gone away entirely.
#217 of 302 Re: Same Story Again [sawmecoming]
Sep 16, 2010 (2:35 pm)
I agree 100%!! Mine is a May, 2009 4Runner and had what feels like trans problem since day-one! I have been in close contact with my dealership service manager and e-mail her all of the comments I read so she can keep record. I have file a complaint with the national highway assn and Toyota and sent the TSB# also. I got some form letter from Toyota thanking me for my concern. Something has to be done. I was told at one point that, with time, the problem will get better, but that isn't what happened. If anything, it's getting worse. Now it bogs down when I have to accellerate quickly not just when turning a corner, and I can't get out of the way fast enough. This happened to me in heavy Houston traffic the other day, and scared me to death. I guess an accident has to happen before they take serious notice. Please continue to comment on this site about any results you get. I refuse to give up! Like you said, a $32,000 vehicle should run perfectly, period. For them to keep telling me that's just the way they are made, is insulting.
#218 of 302 4 Runner transmission problem
Sep 17, 2010 (3:46 pm)
I have a toyota 4runner 2001, however it has as I have been told 2000 trans. less than 3 years ago the trans went out. It made a noise as if something was broke lose inside. As the cost of a new was not economically possible, found a used one. Thats when we found out it was 2000 transmission. The mechanics we talked to including dealer specialist said " you don't rebuild, you buy used or new". Two weeks ago, the same thing happened again, it just stopped moving and had a sound as if something was free floating inside.
There was no concern from the company rep about my issue even after i said I have owned Toyotas for over 30 years. I told her about my reactions from different mechanics including Toyota Dealers she did confirm the dealer answer. I was told "you don't rebuild These transmissions you buy new or used. They just trash them and this
is something understood. I was a major Toyota fan until this.
How many people here have had a similar problem with this model and year? Please contact me here or at timminnettegmail.com.
#219 of 302 Re: 4 Runner transmission problem [timlee]
Sep 17, 2010 (10:23 pm)
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#220 of 302 Re: 09 4Runner Trans Problems [sherid590]
Sep 18, 2010 (4:33 am)
Update on my 2010 4Runner transmission lag - After looking through this forum and provided links, I scheduled appointment with my dealership in NJ and insisted (first, my dealer was trying to give me a hard time telling that they can't replicate the problem) on applying TSB # 0166-10 (my VIN met the criteria). The issue with transmission lag is now completely gone and car drives perfectly normal. Thanks a lot everyone.
#221 of 302 Re: 09 4Runner Trans Problems [ik123]
Sep 18, 2010 (7:09 am)
Based on the Vin #'s that were put out on this forum, my 2009 doesn't match for the TSB #0166-10. Not sure what I should do now. Any suggestions??
#222 of 302 Re: I think its tranny time.... [cdelappe]
Sep 19, 2010 (9:27 pm)
Yes, I did get the transmission problem fixed. I believe it came down my battery. When I replaced the battery and made sure the fluid was topped off then I have not had any further problems. I dot think there is something though to what one person mention this forum regarding corosion build up some where maybe on the solenoids then the electricity will have a hard time getting through. So with replacing the battery there could still the same problem lying in wait to happen again.
#223 of 302 2009 4-runner Transmission Problem
Sep 20, 2010 (11:20 am)
Problem continues to get worse. My 2009 4-runner (39000km) will rev to almost 3000rpm and not go anywhere when shifting gears. I'm in Eastern Canada and brought it to my dealer twice. They reset the computer the first time and the problem went away. I couldn't believe how quick it was and it was a pleasure to drive it again. Within' approx 2 week it was back to lagging on gear changes. Brought it back to dealer and they tried another reset but this time it didn't work. The dealer don't have a fix because Toyota Canada hasn't acknowledged a problem. I've been told that this is how they are and it's a computer controlled accelerator that I have to put up with. I have had a close call in traffic where I can't accelerate fast enough to merge into traffic. I apply the gas and the engine revs loudly and doesn't go anywhere. I have notified Toyota Canada and have 2 case numbers for the problem. If I get into an accident because of it I will be calling a lawyer.
This is my 5th 4-runner and it's probably my last. I hate driving it now and I only drove it out of the showroom 14 months ago.
#224 of 302 1992 4runner automatic
Sep 21, 2010 (3:25 pm)
i have a 92 4runner automatic v6 i have full power in reverse and none in forward gears? any help is appreciated thanks