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#451 of 601 Re: Toyota Tacoma transmission problems [shamrock5]
Feb 17, 2010 (2:04 pm)
Had the same problem with my 09 taco. There is a computer "flash" that they conduct to fix the problem. It fixed my transmission hesitation, as well as many others have testified on this site. There is a similar 'fix" for the 2010 Tacos. Your dealer should be aware of the fix. I "think" the Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) # is 0393-09. Check back on this site to previous posts (page 40) for additional information. Good luck.
#452 of 601 Re: Transmission problem solved [shamrock5]
Feb 17, 2010 (2:27 pm)
Yes my friend there is a fix. TSB 0703-10 for the 2010 model. It should take care of that problem.
#453 of 601 2009 Taco Trans flash worked, now a new issue
Feb 18, 2010 (1:39 pm)
I finally got mine in last month with the TSB bulletin in hand. They agreed to flash it and it worked, it is not absolutely perfect but that stupid lag and rev syndrome is gone. Now I have new issue, a vibration coming through the floor boards. It is not transferring through the steering column so I do not believe it is a tire balance issue. It almost feels like a I have knobby off road tires on it. Universal joint on the drive line? It seems the worst between the speeds of 60 -70 miles per hour. It is subtle but it sure was not there previously. I have 6,700 miles on it and it started about 1,000 miles ago. My model is the SR5 dual cab 4x4 long bed. Anyone else experiencing this? Thanks
#454 of 601 Re: 2009 Taco Trans flash worked, now a new issue [jmiglia]
Feb 18, 2010 (1:50 pm)
That's a new one on me. I don't have that problem. Sorry
#455 of 601 Re: Transmission problem solved [shamrock5]
Feb 19, 2010 (8:03 pm)
take it back to the dealer, they'll reprogram the trans. I have a 09 double cab 4x4offroad, my truck did the same thing, now its good. They (dealer) told me its a software problem with the trans. and it just needs reprogramed..good luck, .....
#456 of 601 Re: auto trans shifting down too readily [vstrom1]
Feb 21, 2010 (3:35 am)
With all those parameters and specifications you'll need a rocket scientist maybee NASA can help you.
#457 of 601 Re: Toyota Tacoma transmission problems [tennesseeman1]
Feb 22, 2010 (5:37 pm)
Thanks for replying. The Dealer could not provide me with any "FIX" information and at one point told me it's just how the 2010's run. He told me the engine is all computerized and the delay was due to each computer catching up to the other. When you apply your foot to the brake, a computer engages. When you reapply the gas, a second computer engages. The computers need to be on the same frequency. Hence the delay. VERY FRUSTRATING. I'll bring the truck in.
Thanks again to you all. Hopefully this works.
#458 of 601 Re: Toyota Tacoma transmission problems [shamrock5]
Feb 22, 2010 (5:58 pm)
shamrock5: That's what they all say. I've been reading these posts since 04/09 when I had issues with my 2009 Tacoma. There are dozens of stories of what the dealer has made up to tell us. Some are pretty ridiculous, for instance, "the computer has to learn your driving habits." Anyway, since Toyota would not fix my truck, I went to arbitration and lost. In July 09, I then traded my Tacoma in on a new Frontier because I considered the Tacoma not safe to drive. When Toyota issued a TSB in Nov for a procedure to re-program the computer, I filed a complaint in small claims court. I'm still waiting on the outcome. Good luck. Be persistent.
#459 of 601 Re: Toyota Tacoma transmission problems [shamrock5]
Feb 22, 2010 (7:06 pm)
tacoma1958 is right. There have been more excuses that Carter has pills. The TSB0703-09 for 2009's and -10 for 2010. It does fix the problem. If they won't give it to you send me your email address and I'll send you a copy of it.
#460 of 601 Re: Toyota Tacoma transmission problems [shamrock5]
Feb 22, 2010 (7:58 pm)
hey, i have a 2010 tacoma and had the delay issue when slowing down to about 10-15 mph. i took it to the dealership and told them about the problems of it engaging to the right gear at that speed. they said that it could be a number of things. then i told them to take a drive with me to show them exactly what it was so it would be difficult for them to deny what i was referring to. they ended up reflashing the computer and now it runs fine. they were resistant to admit to anything, but once they reflashed it it ran fine. i would just be persistent and try not to piss them off. because once you do, they dig their heals in and want to prove you wrong. unfortunately, you're at their mercy, and more than likely they will win. so my advice is to just kiss their ass a bit and act the fool. that's what i did. it was difficult, but guess what. it paid off. good luck!