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#236 of 599 It was my 'kick-down' cable that broke/2004 Tacoma
Oct 12, 2009 (8:58 am)
I was searching desperately for any info on my suddenly lurching/out-of-sync/tranny and accelerator and found your forum. I have a 2004 Tacoma that I'd taken very good care of and the next thing I know it's not shifting into 3rd until about 50mph. It was scary to begin with then I figured I'd just run it into the ground or hope it got stolen because any transmission problems are going to cost a fortume. Hardly worth putting $3-4k into a base model 4-cyl Tacoma that's 5 years old. Anyway, I bit the bullet and had it estimated at the dealer--I trust them, Piercey Toyota in Milpitas, CA--and it was about $500-600 to have the cable replaced (it was broken, so they couldn't adjust it). From what I understand a kick-down cable goes from the tranny to the accelerator and that what it felt like, things were out of sync and it wasn't shifting when it was supposed to. The check engine light never even came on. Hope this helps some folks out there! This was my third Toyota pick-up and I agree, they ain't what they used to be though I've had no other problems with the '04 Tacoma.
#237 of 599 Wow never thought I would be here AGAIN
Oct 12, 2009 (5:05 pm)
I bought a 2010 Tacoma last week. First off I cannot believe I am here reading this, I should have done my homework so shame on me this is my second go around with Toyota. I bought a 1986 MR2 they removed and rebuilt the transmission when the car had 800 miles. the misery finally ended a year later when I sold it So I have 251 miles on my truck and I am having the SAME problem as the rest of you. I spoke to my local dealer I had to go out of town really search HARD for this truck and the service guy told me he feels my pain he owns a 2009 Tacoma and has the SAME issue. I am going to take it there tomorrow for my first service again it has 251 miles on it. They want to check it out and make sure nothing is wrong. he did tell me it is a learning process, it is designed that way everything I have read here. I will give them this they have their story down now. This leads me to think maybe they know they have an issue. So I will keep you posted. Too BAD I forgot I had been screwed by Toyota in the 80's..........
#238 of 599 Re: Wow never thought I would be here AGAIN [jimmora]
Oct 12, 2009 (7:15 pm)
Well don't be shamed of yourself about not doing your homework when looking for the right truck. Let me tell you, I did my homework for about 8 to 10 months before I bought my 09 double cab off road tacoma. I do believe its good truck I like it, I like the looks and the drive, But HATE the trans. Under the reviews at the time i was doing my homework, the 09s have not been reviewed. I was reading about the 06,07,& 08s. It seems like this is the one.....??
I found out Toyota did some big changes to the drive-train for 2009, they added the downhill assist control and computer changes that leads to shifting problems, High revs at low speeds, downshifting hard and not shifting at times.
My truck now has only 5800 easy miles NO off road miles. I had my truck into the dealer for service and questioned the dealer, They said no one else complained about this, which is bull S***. My truck checked out fine per the dealer. It works as intended by the manufactor.....I'm going to try to get in touch with an engineer from Toyota...not sure how..??? Keep us posted with your 2010...
#239 of 599 Re: Toyota e-mail [tennesseeman1]
Oct 12, 2009 (7:20 pm)
what is the email address to the Customer Service at Toyota, I'll send an email also. I would like to hear what the fix will be, My truck is 2009 Double cab off road, with trans problems like everyone else.
#240 of 599 Re: 2008 TRD Double cab 4x2 4.0 V6 236HP [hackattack5]
Oct 12, 2009 (7:44 pm)
2009 Was a big change for the tacomas, They added the downhill assist control and computer changes to the trans.(different shift points) 2008 would be the truck to have not the 2009 or new. When they change something, the screw it up. Never had problems before, so why the hell change it. Downhill assist control get rid of it Toyota, I don't need it.
#241 of 599 tacoma 09 standard trans
Oct 13, 2009 (7:30 pm)
I purchased an 09 Tacoma standard 5spd one month ago and I am in shock after reading these posts! I own an 89 toyota pick-up standard trans and it still runs
perfectly. Does anyone know if there are any problems with the standard transmissions? It seems most of these posts have to do with automatics. I should
have done more research, but the toyota trucks I've owned have been outstanding.
I really love the truck features even though it's just the basic model 4x4. I'm really worried now. Please let me know what I should be looking for in the way of problems.
#242 of 599 Re: tacoma 09 standard trans [markreg4]
Oct 14, 2009 (8:31 am)
Well my friend this particular issue does deal with automatic transmissions. There are however other issues with the standard transmisions. Take some time and stroll thru them. It is a problem that Toyota doesn't want to deal with for what ever reason. Again, the issue will not get resolved until enough people complain about it that it becomes worth while, due to money loss from Toyota. It is about money right?
#243 of 599 lucky or unlucky Buyer Beware
Oct 14, 2009 (10:11 pm)
Some people have this problem some people don't. I can say that Longo toyota in El Monte are sold out of 09 v6 double cab tacomas . Those truck do sell quickly.
#244 of 599 lucky or unlucky Buyer Beware
Oct 14, 2009 (10:12 pm)
Some people have this problem some people don't. I can say that Longo toyota in El Monte are sold out of 09 v6 double cab tacomas . Those trucks do sell quickly.
#245 of 599 Which Transmission - 4A or 5A
Oct 15, 2009 (8:47 am)
Posts have not been specific as to which transmission. Has anyone had described symptoms with the 2009 2.7 TWD with 4A? How about the 2010 with similar equipment?