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#332 of 599 Re: Toyota Tacoma transmission problems [befuddled2]
Nov 26, 2009 (5:00 pm)
Reading all posts here and good to know that T-SB-0373-09 fixes the '09 transmission problem. I'm driving a 4x2 PreRunner Dbl Cab Long Bed 4.0L V6 5-Speed Auto for exactly 6-weeks now with same transmission problem. I sent an email to my dealer and cut&paste befuddled2 post #313. The Manager replied letting me know that they're going to look at the TSB then get back to me. That's 2-weeks ago and no updates from them yet.
Does anyone know if same TSB applies to 2010 or if there is already a new TSB avail for 2010 model?
#333 of 599 Re: Toyota Tacoma transmission problems [pf168260]
Nov 26, 2009 (7:03 pm)
The link to the TSB is posted on here look back a little and you can bring it up on the internet. Print it out and bring it to your dealer.
#335 of 599 Re: Toyota Tacoma transmission problems [pf168260]
Nov 27, 2009 (6:36 am)
I would like to know if that fixes the 2010 also. I just got mine about month & a half ago and took it back to my dealership, they tell me it is suppose to do that and have had a lot of people come back to them with this issue. They are playing dumb. If I could find out if that TSB fixes the 2010, I would print it off and take it to them also.
#336 of 599 Re: Toyota Tacoma transmission problems [sun5477]
Nov 27, 2009 (8:25 am)
I can't answer that for sure but I suspect that it will. It is a programming change and I don't think there are any changes between the 2009 and 10. Go to post #319 and make the changes I suggest and print it out. Good luck.
#337 of 599 2009 Tacoma transmission problem
Nov 27, 2009 (11:06 am)
This is an update to my first posting #191. I did get a response from the Department of Consumer affairs. However they said after a short investigation that they could not do anything but write Toyota a letter with my concerns. I have taken the truck to another dealer who did take it for a road test and put it onto the diagnostic computer check. I was told they could not find anything wrong. I have spoken to several techs from the Toyota 1-800 number and they all have never heard of this problem and when I ask them to check out this website they refuse. This total denial from Toyota I also have another problem. The day after I bought the truck I took it back for two reasons. One the transmission and second was the radio had a mind of it's own, turning on and off, unable to adjust the volume, The dealer said they would order a new one. That was in July. Now going on six months and still no raido. I have owned three other Toyota pickups and never did I have any problems like I am having now. Even worse of all is the attitudes of the dealer personnel I am dealing with. Their attitudes stink. What ever happened to Toyota?
#338 of 599 Re: 2009 Tacoma transmission problem [davidirn]
Nov 27, 2009 (12:43 pm)
I don't know who the Dept. of Consumer Affairs is and what they can do but I've never heard back from the NHTSA either. Toyota's attitude has been terrible and very tough S#t that's for sure. Again, go to post #319 change the link as stated and print it out and take it to the dealer. If that doesn't work make a sign 2' x 3' and park across the street from the dealer saying "Go Ahead and Ask Me" how I like my Toyota. It has been for decades and will continue to be in the future "Buyer Beware". There is no one who is going to look out for your interest but you. You're just seeing the ugly side of capitalism. There are good sides to it as well. Persistence my friend. I wish you the best.
#339 of 599 Re: Toyota Tacoma transmission problems [sun5477]
Nov 27, 2009 (5:18 pm)
I have owned my 2010 Tacoma Prerunner for 3 weeks and am also having similar problems with the transmission. However, I have not completed the Toyota Purchase/Lease Survey and the dealer is VERY interested in making me happy...at least until I complete the Survey. I provided a copy of the technical bulletin from post 309 to the Service and Parts Director at the dealership this afternoon and he agreed to have me an answer by close of business 11/30/2009 as to whether the bulletin applies to the 2010 Tacoma and whether it will or will not resolve the transmission issue. I will post the answer Monday evening. Also, if you visit safercar.gov (NHTSA Office of Defect Investigation), there is already one formal complaint filed against Toyota for the 2010 Tacoma Automatic transmission (OID # 10293032 on October 6, 2009). The issues discussed in that complaint are very similar to mine.
#340 of 599 transmission 2WD vs. 4 x4
Nov 27, 2009 (6:11 pm)
This question is for anyone that has experienced transmission problems. What year is the vehicle involved with the transmission problems?
Are these problems in a 2 Wheel drive or only in 4x4s?
I was getting ready to buy a 2010 Tacoma with the Off Road package and 4x4 when I read these posts. Now I will check out the Honda Ridgeline. I still would rather the Tacoma but don't want the headaches. Has anyone narrowed this down to which trucks or trucks coming out of certain states etc.? Thank you. Mel
#341 of 599 Transmission and Radios
Nov 27, 2009 (7:05 pm)
Does anyone know of someone that has bought a 2009-2010 Tacoma that is NOT having problems? Also it would be interesting to know what state people are in that are having these problems. I guess I am still trying to narrow this down to see if I can buy one of these without all these problems. Thanks to all of you that take the time to post and help the rest of us.