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#413 of 601 Re: 2010 TSB [sun5477]
Dec 28, 2009 (6:40 pm)
If Toyota dealers now obviously know about the transmission problem and has a TSB to correct it, why don't they take care of it as soon as the trucks hit their lots? Wouldn't this save a lot of customer dissatisfaction? Or do the vast majority of buyers just put up with it? Again what is the TSB # for the '10.
Am looking to get rid of my old Ranger and am considering a Tacoma, but this transmission problem and Toyota's seemingly indifference to it are holding me back. (Also the fact that I have a small garage and the Tacoma is about 7 inches longer than the Ranger. As trucks keep getting bigger, they become out of the question for some of us that want a quality SMALL truck.
Thanks for the info. Keep it up!
#414 of 601 Re: Radio Issues too! [taco9]
Dec 28, 2009 (9:13 pm)
You seem to state the problem with the radio and the cause but you don't say if there is a fix for it. Your tranny problem can be fixed with the TSB 0703-09 and -10 for the 2010 version. I hope I remembered the number sequence correctly. I live in the northwest and the cold spell we've been in for the last month has given me the opportunity to drive my 09 Tacoma Dbl. Cab 4X4 V6 in some icy conditions. I went around a curve in the road the other day and the rear end broke traction and started into a slide on me. At the very same time a beep, beep beep went off from the dash. I'm not sure that beep thing is anything but an annoyance. When your rear end starts sliding you're paying attention to gaining control of your vehicle again. That beeping just throws another what the hell is that question in the mix at a very inopportune time. When the vehicle is sliding the last thing you want to thinking about is what the hell is that sound and what else is wrong. Now that I know about it I guess I can just go back to gaining control of the vehicle and ignore it. Go back to your dealer and have him flash the computer with the service bulletin to fix that. My radio has been working fine but I've heard a lot of complaints in this forum about it and if there is a fix for it I'd like to see it in this forum as I can't depend on Toyota to tell me or the dealers what the fix is. Good luck my friend.
#415 of 601 Re: 2010 TSB [dgr124]
Dec 29, 2009 (7:44 am)
I think part of the transmission problem is that not all '09 Tacoma transmissions are having the problem. I have never had the symptoms described in this forum. I suspect the problem centers on how the computer code handles certain driving styles. I use the same tech at my dealer for maintenance so he knows my cars and how I like to do business. He was very aware of the problem and the TSB. He drove my Tacoma to see if he could make it shift inapproapriately, and he could not. He then recommended against reflashing the tranny computer. Kind of "if ain't broke don't fix it" approach. So I suggest to drivers, if you are getting slippage, get it reflashed. If you are not, then don't do anything.
Dec 29, 2009 (5:50 pm)
Just to remind everyone what a TSB is and is not...
A TSB is:
- a recommended repair procedure for a problem identified in a particular vehicle with certain components or equipment. If the vehicle is exhibiting the problem, the TSB advises the dealership how to repair it.
A TSB is not:
- a recall. The problem that led to the creation of the TSB is generally considered not widespread. That does not mean a TSB can not become a recall; some do if the problem worsens over time and/or becomes a safety issue.
- free. If the problem part of the vehicle is still under warranty or the problem is covered by an extended warranty, then the customer may receive the repair free or at their extended plan deductible. But if you are out of warranty, a TSB repair is charged at full parts and labor rates.
kcram - Pickups/Wagons Host
#417 of 601 Re: A note about TSBs [kcram]
Dec 29, 2009 (6:08 pm)
Thank you for the reminder of a definition of a TSB. However, since I had the problem with mine and since I talked to dozens of people from Hawaii to the west coast and everyone I talked to had the problem; I and a great many others don't look at the problem so non-chalantly. With all my research this problem has existed for 5 years and many of them are still not resolved. Honda had the problem a few years back as well. Toyota thankfully addressed this one but they have been rude and un-caring up to the fix. It is probably a good thing for you to clarify what a TSB is and is not for sure. You sound like you are from Toyota. If so, tell your management that the so called good name of Toyota has certainly taken a hit over this issue. Do have a good one.
#418 of 601 Re: A note about TSBs [befuddled2]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Dec 29, 2009 (6:14 pm)
I'm with Edmunds (as are all the forums hosts), not Toyota or any other manufacturer.
Believe me, I understand the frustrations going on here... I have had my share of imperfect vehicles in my life. Just wanted to remind folks that TSBs are advisories, and sometimes you do have to put forth some effort to get your ride addressed.
kcram - Pickups/Wagons Host
#419 of 601 Re: A note about TSBs [kcram]
Dec 29, 2009 (6:33 pm)
Thanks again for your input. I hope it helps many out there.
#420 of 601 Re: Tranny Problems [pbish5486]
Dec 31, 2009 (8:40 am)
Had a 09 Tacoma tranny REFLASHED nov.09. FIX the problem,YES of Course NO CHARGE>>
#421 of 601 Re: Tranny Problems [charliehoss]
Dec 31, 2009 (11:25 am)
Great! Hope you told them thanks.
#422 of 601 still waiting
Jan 06, 2010 (1:03 pm)
At the dealership for the SECOND time for them to "test drive" to see if they can find the problem of the transmission "stalling out". Have been told this time it was designed to do this for fuel economy. They have taken it out for 2 "test drives" since I have been here, which has now been 1 hour. Still haven't come back to tell me anything. I mentioned having it "flashed" and was told they will have to drive it to see what the actual problem is first. Guess I will sit here for a little longer before I go back to the tech and start asking for their diagnosis. Will let you know how it goes. Wish me luck, or them.