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#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?
#246 of 599 About to buy Tacoma...Whats up TOYOTA?
Oct 21, 2009 (10:31 pm)
I was dismayed that I couldnt get a 2010 tacoma prerunner crew cab in a manual transmission. Ohwell, i guess the transmissions are better these days?
Have had my 95 tacoma 4x4 manual for 15 years and almost 200k miles. Shes been good, but now im about to get the 2010. Love driving a manual though.
Dont really need the 4x4, so hearing all this problematic transmission stuff is freakin me out, since thats my only option.
Come on Toyota Reps, you should be reading this and stepping up. Had leaf springs (squeaking) issues with my 95, but they kept on it and fessed up eventually by fixing it. This happened rather quick. So whats the deal, we are almost a year out?
#247 of 599 Re: About to buy Tacoma...Whats up TOYOTA? [truck14]
Oct 22, 2009 (1:17 pm)
Dear Truck14, I was told way back in '04 that by this time manual transmissions would not be standard equipment on most vehicles sold anymore, but the automatic would. I don't know if that ended up being true, but it looks pretty close from what I can see here. I don't think they're better, I just got tired of shifting after 38 years, and I would definitely think several times before buying a Toyota truck nowadays--but maybe you could look into a used truck from the early 2000's with low mileage? Or get the extended warranty or a Ford instead. I think I'll head that direction should my '04 Tacoma keep having problems. Definitely do your research on the 2010. Good Luck.