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#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
#225 of 302 Trans Problems (I think)
Sep 24, 2010 (11:51 pm)
I have a 2005 Toyota 4-Runner, 4WD, V6 automatic with barely 49K miles. The right rear wheel would spin coming off a speed bump. One day whiled driving to work I stopped at a stop sign when I started to go forward the vehicle jolted forward
and then I heard a very loud banging noise and the rear wheels locked up. Afterwhich, the vehicle had to be towed because I could not drive forward.
After the mechanic looked at the vehicle I had to have the ring and pinion in the rear differential replaced because four (4) of the spokes had broken off.
Drives fine for about a week, on couple of times the same thing happened with the right rear wheel spinning off speed bumps. And now the transmission (??) is acting up. When I stop or hit the brakes, I believe the transmission isn't engaging properly- the vehicle jolts forward like I've been hit from behind. Just yesterday, I had someone pull out in front of me and I had to hit the brakes fairly hard the vehicle jolted forward. When I tried to drive forward the loud banging noise
returned. At this point both the mechanic and I are at lost. Unlike the first time, I was able to drive very slowly with the banging noise to the mechanic work area.
I'm in Africa so finding an actual licensed Toyota mechanic is out of the question. So any assistance you can provide would greatly appreciated.
#226 of 302 03 4Runner Transmission Problems
Oct 13, 2010 (2:49 pm)
I have a 03 4runner with 167k miles on it. 6 months ago the check engine light came on. I read the codes and 2 transm solenoids were stuck. I replaced them myself. Now the problem is occurring again. It slips in 1st gear and it will not go into O/D. On a whim I erased the codes and it still slips but O/D worked again.
Is there a transmission ECU? If there is, could that be it?. If there isn't one, could it be the main ECU? Help?