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#176 of 601 Re: 2009 Tacoma automatic - be afraid, be very afraid [befuddled2]
Aug 02, 2009 (7:46 am)
Befuddled2: Sorry to take so long answering your question. My case went to arbitration. I elected the "documents only" format. I sent my paperwork in as did Toyota. I presented service tickets, copies of complaints to the NHTSA web site, a copy of the TSB issued for Camry transmissions, and a DVD with a short video of my dashboard (speedometer and tachometer) during a transmission slip. The arbitration team (who is on Toyota's payroll) denied my request fro re-purchase. They said I failed top prove my case with reasonable proof. I don;t know what, if anything, would have convinced them otherwise.
"normal characteristic": It was also a normal characteristic for Pintos to blow up when struck from behind. It was normal characteristic for Explorers to roll over when there tires had a blow out.
#177 of 601 Re: 2009 Tacoma Transmission [tacomashane]
Aug 02, 2009 (7:46 am)
If I may add a note here. First off, the term "Normal Characteristic" is one used by the Toyota people. It defines their belief that it is not a problem and that is the way it is supposed to work. Not all of them do it. Hence the question what is different that makes this occur to some and not others. We have two Toyota products. The one the wife drives employes the same technology only under the name of Lexus. It does not do this. In fact, the transistion from one gear to another is barely discernible at all. My personal concern is that on roads that I drive visibility is a real problem. There are times when you commit yourself to go and at that point another vehicle appears from nowhere. I want to be sure that when I step on that accelerator to go it does. The computer taking it's time to decipher what gear it wants to be in could leave me or someone else being dead right. Not knowing whether it will react tends to make one more of a defensive driver out of necessity. Even so, you could end up dead right. It is my belief that this is a fixable problem and Toyota won't tackle the problem. It has definitely left me with ill regard for them. Good luck.
#178 of 601 Re: 2009 Tacoma automatic - be afraid, be very afraid [tacoma1958]
Aug 02, 2009 (7:56 am)
Thank you sir. My oh my, you did go to some trouble to prove your case. I wondered who the arbitrator might be. Obviously, an arbiter from an interested party tends to yield unfavorable results. The more things change the more they stay the same. We're still paying to be guinea pigs aren't we. All the best to you.
#179 of 601 Re: 2009 Tacoma automatic - be afraid, be very afraid [befuddled2]
Aug 02, 2009 (12:01 pm)
It might be normal to some trucks, but that does not mean it is normal. What DB believes that when your coming out of a corner and the motor reves while the converter does not lock up putting you in perils way is a moron !
There is something wrong and it needs fixed. My 09 does it too !
#180 of 601 Re: Humming/Vibrating Noise From Differential [beach_brada]
Aug 05, 2009 (7:06 am)
Oh ! I have same problem like you but have not any idea.
#181 of 601 Re: transmission problems... [jallen7]
Aug 09, 2009 (5:42 pm)
Did you ever find anything out? I just purchased an 07' prerunner crew cab TRD Sport. It does the same thing your describing here. Let me know if you found out anything, Thanks
#182 of 601 Re: transmission problems... [vannelks]
Aug 09, 2009 (7:17 pm)
Not as yet. However, there was a gentleman on here that went to arbitration and lost. Turns out the arbiter was Toyota itself. If that makes sense to you I got a truck to sell you. Keep pursuing it as it is only through persistence that issues such as these get changed. Good luck my friend.
#183 of 601 Re: 2009 Tacoma automatic - be afraid, be very afraid [tacoma1958]
Aug 10, 2009 (4:59 am)
Still fighting with Toyota to get a fix for this. Now we wait for the week when a Toyota rep is available to "look" at the problem. It is maddening that they won't own up to this problem.
#184 of 601 Re: 2009 Tacoma automatic - be afraid, be very afraid [casteeb]
Aug 10, 2009 (7:03 am)
You're only waiting a week? I had to wait a month.
#185 of 601 Transmission problems...
Aug 10, 2009 (3:03 pm)
I posted back in June that I had narrowed my search for a small/midsize truck down to the Tacoma and Frontier, (with the Toyota in the lead) but given all the transmission problems posted on here and other web sites (and Toyota's lack of response), I am happy to say I purchased an 09 Frontier. I have owned three Toyota products in the past (including a Tacoma), but decided to give Nissan a chance given all that I've seen on the web. While there are positives and negatives for each truck, I'm happy to say that after nearly 2500 miles, I have had no problems at all with the Frontier (the transmission is very smooth as a matter of fact). My point in posting on here is so that Toyota will see they are in fact losing business and severly hurting their reputation. I was a loyal Toyota customer due to their reliablity (and I know Nissan's rep. isn't as good overall), but I couldn't risk putting up with all that you all are dealing with. I hope you all are able to find resolutions soon...best of luck...