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#308 of 598 2010 STILL NO REAL FIX
Nov 18, 2009 (2:51 pm)
1051 current miles purchased September 30,2009. transmission shifts HORRIBLE. Took it in for service Friday the 13th of November 2009. The dealership told me to bring it in they said they knew what was wrong it needed transmission fluid. They called me the next day Saturday said it was all better. i picked it up they had to put 2 quarts of transmission fluid in it. YES IT LEFT THE FACTORY in California 2 quarts LOW. It is better and still not right. I called again today spoke with my service guy at team Toyota in Baton Rouge he told me the following. They have a flash for the computer for a reprogram of the transmission for the 2009 Tacoma. They have another customer with a 2010 same as mine with the same issue. They drove it 45 miles with the computer hooked up to it and found numerous shifting errors in the report generated during that test drive. They attempted to 'flash" program the computer with the program provided in the TSB for the 2009 Tacoma IT DID NOT WORK, IT IS NOT COMPATIBLE. They are 100% clear there is an issue and they are addressing it with Toyota. I can bring my truck in to service and have them test drive it and document that I have the same issue and that is ALL they can do at this time. there is NO FIX for it currently there should be in the future they do not know how long that will take. They understand my frustration. So that is where it is TODAY November 18, 2009. My 2010 Toyota Tacoma does NOT shift correctly according to Toyota and there is NO fix. As a side note the dealership and my service writer are being real honest, straight forward, and understanding.
#309 of 598 Re: I am not alone with my 2009 Tacoma [tennesseeman1]
Nov 18, 2009 (3:50 pm)
Well I just got off the phone with the service manager from my dealer wherein I told him about TSB 0373-09. He was not aware of it. I set up an appointment to get what he referred to as a "Flash" update which that TSB is, for tomorrow. I'll get it done and report back as to the result of it after a few days to see just what it does. Keep the fingers crossed.
#310 of 598 Re: 2010 STILL NO REAL FIX [jimmora]
Nov 19, 2009 (9:20 am)
can you say again what kind of motor / transmission you have? thanks.
#311 of 598 Re: 2010 STILL NO REAL FIX [maybetacoma]
Nov 19, 2009 (9:33 am)
2009 Tacoma Dbl. Cab 4.0l V6 TRD 4X4 automatic.
#312 of 598 Re: 2010 STILL NO REAL FIX [jimmora]
Nov 19, 2009 (11:03 am)
I just got my truck back from the dealer, they re-programmed the tranny and now it seems to shift ok. I still get a hard down shift at times but NO revs at low speeds. I think its alot better/ safer than before.
. My truck is a 2009 double cab V-6 TRD off road. with only 6952 miles on it. I bought the truck brand new in Feb, 2009
#313 of 598 Toyota Tacoma transmission problems
Nov 19, 2009 (3:09 pm)
Well, hopefully good news folks. T-SB-0373-09 was just flashed (meaning downloaded) onto my Tacoma this morning by the dealer. It is titled as ECM Calibration:Enhancement to Shifting Performance & Smoothness. It says applicability is for 2009 engine 1GR Transmission 5AT which I presume is automatic 5-speed. It says " To enhance shifting performance and smoothness below 20 MPH during the 2-1 downshift on vehicles equipped with an A750 transmission, the Engine Control Module/ECM (SAE term: Powertrain Control Module/PCM) calibration has been revised. Use the following repair procedure to address the condition." Previous Calibration ID: 30449000/30449100 and the new Calibration ID: 30449200. There are 4 pages to the TSB and it seems to be directed to the 2009 model only. Don't know if it affects other years or not. I can tell you that the drive home I didn't notice the problem at all. Don't know what if anything else might be negatively affected by this at this point. To soon to tell. Why it has taken so long couldn't say other than possibly Toyota needed time to try it out. The dealer was not I repeat not aware of this new TSB (11-3-2009). You will have to tell them about it as apparently Toyota's communication system leaves a bit to be desired. Once again the TSB # is T-SB--0373-09. I still fault Toyota for not coming out and not saying they were working on the fix and would advise the dealers/customers when completed. What I can say is what a success this forum can be. It took over 300 postings of this problem to get Toyota to react. Frustrating I know but each and every one of you is responsible for this problem being addressed. Though this fix may only help a few of us (I hope not) it is because of this forum and others like it that it happened at all. Thanks. I really have my fingers crossed that this fix fixes the problem on all years of the Tacoma and other makes with this issue. Do have a good one.
#314 of 598 Re: 2010 STILL NO REAL FIX [09taco]
Nov 19, 2009 (3:17 pm)
Just a note to tell you to look at Post #313. I too just got mine reprogrammed this morning as so far so good.
#315 of 598 My 2010 Tacoma
Nov 19, 2009 (3:27 pm)
Has anyone with a 2010 got this "fix" yet? post #313 stated they didn't know if it was only for 2009 or not.
#316 of 598 Can someone post a copy of TSB 0373-09
Nov 21, 2009 (1:43 pm)
Good job on reporting there befuddled2! Does anyone have the 4 page copy of the TSB? Might be helpful for some of us who have dealers that are claiming ignorance.
#317 of 598 Re: Can someone post a copy of TSB 0373-09 [jmiglia]
Nov 21, 2009 (2:31 pm)
I made them make a copy of it for me when I took the vehicle in. I just don't know how to copy it and post it as an attachment in this format. We're not supposed to put our email addresses on here otherwise I'd copy it and send it to whomever wanted it. For me to type it in here verbatim would take several hours and even then I wouldn't be able to put the illustrations in with it. The dealer can pull it up as it is there. Any ideas on how I get it to you?