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#374 of 601 Re: TSB RELEASED FOR 2010 ! ! ! [jimmora]
Dec 07, 2009 (6:19 am)
My truck: 2010 Tacoma Prerunner Crew Cab LB 5AT
First post to this forum.
I bought this truck this past Wed and noticed the slipping problem the next day.
Just called my dealer, who said they are aware of the problem and that Toyota will be releasing a TSB for the 2010 within the next couple of weeks. My dealer said they would try the 0373-09 TSB if I wanted. I am going to wait a couple of weeks to see if the 2010 TSB is out yet. The good news is that Toyota is working on the problem.
BIG THANKS to all the forum posters who took action on this to bring to Toyota's attention. All of us 09 & 10 owners owe you a heaping debt of gratitude.
Will post back the results.
#375 of 601 Re: TSB RELEASED FOR 2010 ! ! ! [zeke30]
Dec 07, 2009 (7:24 am)
A big Ditto to the point of noting the TSB number for the 2010. It should help a number of others. Since the fix on my 09 I've been pleased with the fix. Two days ago while driving however I noticed something which I'll try to describe and I've not seen it again yet. So the details are sketchy. I was driving along at I believe 35-40 mph on level ground and must have felt that I needed to apply more throttle. When I noted that I didn't feel the truck accelerating I looked down and noticed the rpm's slightly increasing but did not feel the vehicle accelerating. I lightly hit the accelerator again until I did feel it engaging. Haven't felt that condition again and therefore I have no idea if it is a side effect of the fix or not. Good luck.
#376 of 601 Re: TSB RELEASED FOR 2010 ! ! ! [befuddled2]
Dec 07, 2009 (7:38 am)
I agree with the others that this site is great and very informative to all of us. I also suspect that someone from Toyota is monitoring the site and gleaning information from all of us. I have also noticed the same brief hesitation problem with my 09 Taco since the "fix". Although much better, I still notice a definite hesitation at various speeds until the engine warms up. It may be a side effect of the "fix". I still feel as though Toyota needs to do a little "fine tuning" with the flash re-programming based on information received from customers after the "fix".
Dec 08, 2009 (6:33 am)
Has anyone found that 2010 tranny TSB # yet? I haven't been able to find it anywhere.
#378 of 601 Re: New TSB [pbish5486]
Dec 08, 2009 (8:37 am)
Check post 372. He says it is out for the 2010 now. I would have thought that he would have posted the TSB by now but I haven't seen it pop up yet.
Dec 08, 2009 (9:59 am)
The new code for 2010s is 0393-09. I hope this helps everyone. If anyone can find a copy of this or a website link, please post.
#380 of 601 TSB for 2010
Dec 08, 2009 (11:07 am)
I got mine back last night. It is way better. have not driven it but a few miles and I can tell it is going to be good. i will keep you posted. As the user before me said it is T-SB-0393-09
hope this helps,
#381 of 601 Re: TSB RELEASED FOR 2010 ! ! ! [befuddled2]
Dec 09, 2009 (7:22 am)
Hey guys, I have been following this excellent forum and I am glad to have found it. Very informative input from all of you. I was certain I was going to purchase a 2010 Tacoma till I started reading your posts. Now I am a little nervous about purchasing a product that has known issues with it's transmission slipping. Even if these can be rectified through a TSB, it raises concerns on what else could be wrong. Is Toyota cutting back on quality control and testing like many other car manufacturers are? Is it impacting the quality of the truck?
I tried calling up the customer care number and the response was the same. At this time there is no known issue with the transmission shifting. It may denial on their part. But that does not give me any confidence, as I am a first time truck buyer.
Based on your judgement and I invite everyone to pipe in, would you folks suggest purchasing a new 2010 Tacoma at all or would you play it safe with a Frontier?
#382 of 601 Re: TSB RELEASED FOR 2010 ! ! ! [sk1969]
Dec 09, 2009 (7:50 am)
You ask questions only Toyota can answer. I wish I could answer them. What's to say the Frontier doesn't have a problem with it that is equal in problems. Do some more research in the Frontier forum. The cost of these vehicles is high. This is new technology being employed here generally speaking. In years past vehicles operated by means of mechanical operations. Now they are being controlled by electronics. Just think of all the computer controlled things out there. You buy a computer for your home or phone and they are obsolete before you get them home. Not to mention how fast they slow down and run into problems. There are 19 computers in the Tacoma. They are expensive to replace or fix. We're the guinea pigs for this technology. It is going to be a long road before they work correctly. Perhaps we as consumers better start asking more questions and proof that these things really work over time. You ever notice how they survey you right after a sale and how we being so tickled with a new car tell them everything is absolutely wonderful and what a great product they have? Then a few days to a few months afterwards we start to run into all the problems. This so called wonderful product isn't what we thought it was going to be. Quite honestly I wouldn't have a clue as to what if anything out there is any better. Good luck my friend I wish you well.
#383 of 601 Re: TSB for 2010 [jimmora]
Dec 09, 2009 (10:21 pm)
got mine flashed yesterday and so far, the truck is shifting much smoother. As noted by jimmora, TSB# is T-SB-0393-09. The callibration logic is not perfect as I'm still noticing slight hesitation. When in slight-heavy traffic and driving as if you are just sliding - a bit of hesitation can be felt by accelerating at that point then back to normal when gear changed from 1st to 2nd at approx 1500rpm. Overall, the truck seems to perform much better.