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#124 of 601 2009 tacoma transmission slip
May 20, 2009 (1:48 pm)
Well.. mine is finally screwed....after 125k it died. I had the same problem as you guys since 2001, the slip, clunk, the dealer mechanic and Toyota Office of the president "go screw your self" speech, if you guys have the problems now, please make sure you document it and stay on it, after a year the dealer will blow you off.
"this is the first time i heard about it" from Toyota is bogus, i called since 2001 about my transmission. "computer to learn my habits" is bogus too.
#125 of 601 Re: 2009 tacoma transmission slip [chiweiho]
May 20, 2009 (3:02 pm)
Chiweiho, was your transmission run by a computer?
For everyone else, here is an update on my Tacoma. Since I took it back to the dealer and they reset the computer, it seems to be better as it has not slipped or had that hesitation to engage the gears when I slow down and turn onto another street. Still not a smooth shifting pattern though like my 2000 Nissan Frontier. My Nissan transmission is still like new and I barely feel any shifting to this day and it has 150,000 miles on it.
#126 of 601 Re: toyota transmission problems [kevin144]
May 28, 2009 (2:55 am)
After reading all the problems on the 09s I bought a new left over 08 tacoma double cab TRD and I am happy to report after 1800 miles it is still shifting fine. I also got it for $6000.00 under sticker.
#127 of 601 Re: toyota transmission problems [hackattack5]
May 28, 2009 (5:33 am)
Traded in my 09 Tacoma TRD Doublecab (crap) for an 09 Honda Ridgeline RTS...WOOOWWW!...10x the truck..may not be an off road machine but man its smooth going down the highway..and has a trunk!(or in-bed beer cooler)..hope someone at Toyota reads this..your quality control and customer support has gone to hell!
#128 of 601 Re: toyota transmission problems [jodyg69]
May 28, 2009 (5:38 pm)
not sure in a few months if you are going to be happy with that Ridgeline. Maybe you should of researched the government site for recalls and service bulletins, seems Ridgelines have a bad design on the windshield (crack for no reason) and water from the bed runs under the carpet inside the cab. It has no frame so you can't haul or tow anything. There was a number of issue's and then there is the bad gas mileage. If I were you I would trade that thing in for a Nissan Frontier.
#129 of 601 Whirling noise from tranny when put in gear.
Jun 08, 2009 (2:20 pm)
I have a 2003 Tacoma, when the engine is not in gear all is ok. But when put in gear, i get this whirling noise. Sounds to me like the pump, but i'm not sure. Any suggestions?
#130 of 601 Toyota computer controlled transmission
Jun 16, 2009 (8:06 am)
I see many posts here and elsewhere describing the hesistant transmission problem on Tacoma's with automatic transmissions. I've talked to some people with the problem and some without. I've called the Toyota National Hotline (800-331-4331) to document the problem. After 3 weeks resolution has not been forth coming. Apparently, Toyota considers this a characteristic of the vehicle and therefore not a problem. It is a safety hazard as while you wait for the computer to decide what to do the potential for positioning you in a situation of a T-Bone accident is very real. Since I see no resolutions to this problem posted here I recommend everyone with this problem call the number above and document it with Toyota. In all reality the problem won't get fixed until enough of us register our concerns.
#131 of 601 Re: Toyota computer controlled transmission [befuddled2]
Jun 16, 2009 (12:34 pm)
I last posted on May 20th to let everyone know that my transmission was operating smoothly since the computer had been reset. Well, for the past two weeks it has gone back to its old tricks of hesitating, etc. I am convinced this is an issue, but Toyota will not acknowledge it. I have already called the 800#, but may do so again. Ridiculous!! To top it off, I now have two rattles/vibrations coming from the passenger side door (the window and door lock panel) and from under the glove compartment. Driving me nuts. Guess Toyota was right when they issued a statement a few weeks ago that their overall quality had declined in the last few years.
#132 of 601 tacoma tranny
Jun 16, 2009 (1:53 pm)
590 miles in..
and the tranny drags coming out of overdrive
its a lease so its going in for a checkup
i guess ill report back on the service i get
#133 of 601 Re: Toyota computer controlled transmission [befuddled2]
Jun 19, 2009 (8:23 am)
I have filed paperwork for arbitration concerning the transmission problem on my 2009 Tacoma. The company that is conducting the hearing is hired and payed for by Toyota.I was given the options of either presenting via oral presentation or via documents only. I chose the latter. I do not have hopes of winning but am keeping my fingers crossed.