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Toyota 4Runner, Transmission, SUV
#246 of 302 Re: 2009 4Runner Trans? Problem [edpol] by legalassist Feb 25, 2011 (6:29 a
Mar 13, 2011 (9:24 am)
What ever happened with message #244 from the legal assistant in some lawfirm? His message was:
"edpol: I am sorry, this seems to be the only way to reach you. I have been trying to accumulate, from as many sources as possible, any information about problems with the Toyota 4Runner transmission, and with Toyota. The reason for my request has to do with the present lack of information available to me. You see, I work for a Law firm in Central California and am representing an individual who'..."
Did this forum's manager take it off? Why?
#247 of 302 Re: 2009 4Runner Trans? Problem [edpol] by legalassist Feb 25, 2011 (6:29 a [fox_b]
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Mar 13, 2011 (9:27 am)
Please see the Membership Agreement about soliciting.
#248 of 302 Update on 2009 4-runner acceleration problem
Mar 13, 2011 (2:03 pm)
Toyota Canada confirmed that the 4-runners inability to safely merge into traffic is a normal characteristic of the vehicle and they suggest I let the vehicle come to a complete STOP when trying to merge in traffic or turning into a parking lot, to let the transmission shift properly. Can you believe they told me to stop when merging on the highway!!!! Come on! They say it has to do with the V V T T (variable timing something). I'm up against a brick wall with them now.
Transport Canada doesn't consider the ability to merge into traffic safely a safety concern either! What! A vehicle not being able to accelerate for accident avoidance or merge isn't considered a safety problem? THEN WHAT IS?
I told both of them if I get involved in an accident because of this 'problem' I will be getting a lawyer and both Transport Canada and Toyota Canada will be part of the investigation. My next step is now CAMVAP. The papers are on the way! Hopefully, Toyota will be forced to buy the truck back from me and I can get rid of this 4-runner headache and get a decent SUV.
#249 of 302 Re: 2000 4runner trans. [wease]
Mar 17, 2011 (3:11 pm)
I am having the same problem, what ended up happening? Anyone have any ideas? I just bought this truck and I am having this problem. It is throwing a Nutural Saftey Switch code. I changed it out and it is still doing the same thing.
Mar 17, 2011 (3:12 pm)
My 2000 4Runner has a tendency to sometimes not go into second gear every once in awhile. Now every so often it will slip out of drive, it just revs as if nothing is there but you downshift a gear and manually go back up and it seems ok.I can drive it for a week and it will not act up at all and then it starts again. The truck has 100,000 miles on it and is an automatic transmission.
#252 of 302 Re: 2000 4runner trans. [baldiman]
Mar 18, 2011 (3:56 pm)
I had to buy a different transmission. The problem is there was a coolant leak in the trucks when they were new and there was a recall. The coolant leaked in to the transmission coolant lines and ended up contaminating the transmission. They replaced the lines on recall but a lot of the trucks never got flushed out very well and after 10 years the transmission is completely rusted inside and is no good even to rebuild.
#253 of 302 Re: 2000 4runner trans. [wease]
Mar 21, 2011 (10:46 am)
The check engine light comes on and the code is Neutral safety switch. And the Reverse light comes on no matter what gear it is in. Dose this sound familiar?
#254 of 302 Re: 2000 4runner trans. [baldiman]
Mar 21, 2011 (4:59 pm)
No I did not have that problem , my problem was sometimes it would just loose drive and would just rev up until I put it back into drive 2. But you should have someone look inside the transmission and see if it is rusted ,it is quite a problem with these trucks. I tried the battery repplacement thing and all it did was work for a bit and then started slipping again.
#255 of 302 O/D indicator light flashes
May 07, 2011 (8:34 am)
95 4Runner when I accelerat from 0mph at a stop light it speeds up very slowly. Its as if its in second gear not first. the O/D light blinks on and off.