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#166 of 598 Re: 2009 Tacoma automatic - be afraid, be very afraid [kevin144]
Jul 21, 2009 (7:04 pm)
To be as charitable to Toyota as I can, they are flat-out lying to you. Not sure if you are referring to salespeople at the dealership or Toyota national. Either way, its a real stretch to believe everything here and at Cars.com, Consumer Reports, etc. is simply made up and fabricated & if so, to what end. Ask them why they have a TSB & they are going to arbitration if there is no issue. Personally, I've got things I'd much rather do than blog about Toyota transmissions
Your choice, but if they're treating us this way, how do you think they are going to treat you after a thousand miles?
PS - the 2-3 trucks I test drove operated beautifully (as did mine until 400 miles) so caveat emptor.
#167 of 598 Re: 2009 Tacoma automatic - be afraid, be very afraid [pesteele1]
Jul 22, 2009 (1:39 pm)
Toyota national has no such complaints regarding their transmission, I guess keep reporting. I did notice their are 12 complaints on the NHTSA site. I am waiting to see whats new for 2010 tacomas.
#168 of 598 Re: 2009 Tacoma automatic - be afraid, be very afraid [kevin144]
Aug 09, 2011 (11:11 am)
I don't know about Toyota "National", but Southeast Toyota had at least one complaint. It went to arbitration. At the very least, I'd call that a complaint. I traded my Tacoma on a Frontier. What a relief I don't have to drive that ****** anymore. It's a shame, too, becasue besides the transmission issue, it's a good truck.
#169 of 598 Re: 2009 Tacoma automatic - be afraid, be very afraid [tacoma1958]
Jul 22, 2009 (7:58 pm)
You mention it went to arbitration. What was the result? I've applied for arbitration. Be sure to post the result please.
#170 of 598 Re: 09 Tacoma Trans [ccl1961]
Jul 28, 2009 (7:36 pm)
Many of the descriptions of tranny problems here sound exactly like our '02 Lexus es300. The dealer and Toyota corporate responses are exactly the same (computer will learn, need computer update, etc). They eventually acknowledged it was an issue and sent notices to owners to have the dealer perform an updated computer mapping, but it did not fix the problem. If this is really an issue with the Tacoma also, they never will fix it either. Don't worry, you eventually get used to the hunting, jerking, over-revving, delayed shift response, etc.
#171 of 598 02 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner 2.7L
Aug 01, 2009 (6:30 am)
When I am at the stop light and then start accelerating away from the light, the back tires start to spin (normally when it is wet outside). I notice that initially there is little power for acceleration but then the truck "all of a sudden" accelerates, which normal causes the tires to start spinning. I wanted to know if anyone else is having this same problem, if anyone knows what the issue is, and how to fix this problem.
#172 of 598 Re: 02 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner 2.7L [fflewisje]
Aug 01, 2009 (7:58 am)
Sorry fflewisje, don't know what the problem is however, it certainly sounds like a computer problem. I'm becoming more and more convinced that the fly by systems developed by Toyota leave a lot to be desired. Like my problem keep posting here when you find a solution. Beware the phrase "normal characteristic". Good luck my friend.
#173 of 598 2009 Tacoma Transmission
Aug 01, 2009 (6:09 pm)
I have to post this. I have bought a 2009 Tacoma about a week ago and during the test drive I made turns like described and every turn I got the truck to do what is described. And has done it since. Let me say this much. IT IS A NORMAL CHARACTERISTIC OF THE TRANSMISSION!!!! All that the trans is doing is downshifting into 1st when it's supposed to be in 2nd and I am sure there is a good reason for this. But there is NOTHING wrong with your transission!
#174 of 598 Re: 2009 Tacoma Transmission [ccl1961]
Aug 02, 2009 (7:22 am)
Trying to understand your hostility and why you would even take the time to post your message if it is a normal characteristic? How do you know it is a normal characteristic? Have you surveyed every single 09 Tacoma owner to know how many transmissions are actually behaving like this? Are you saying that every 09 Tacoma does this? Sounds like you work for Toyota. Apparently you don't mind a transmission that slips and gets hung up and revs your engine while it searches for the next gear. Would you call that smooth operation? Wait until you pull out into traffic and your tranny activates its NORMAL CHARACTERISTIC!
#175 of 598 Re: 2009 Tacoma Transmission [ccl1961]
Aug 02, 2009 (7:25 am)
"All that the trans is doing is downshifting into 1st when it's supposed to be in 2nd and I am sure there is a good reason for this. But there is NOTHING wrong with your transission!"
And your above statement means there is nothing wrong "when it's supposed to be in 2nd"?