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#493 of 598 Re: 2010 Toyota Tacoma [vinymac05]
Mar 21, 2010 (6:04 am)
I have had my 2010 tacoma less than a month and have had it in 5 times for the same issues that you are having..vibration in the floor...and now a "new" clunk during certain conditions with the transmission...there is a recall on the front drive shaft but the service department said that mine was fine...After 5 times with service saying that they dont know where or what the problem is, the sales department came to the rescue...they have ordered me another new 2010 tacoma to arrive in about a week...the sales department is simply replacing the whole truck for me...I certainly hope that my second "new" 2010 tacoma works better than my last one...my initial 2010 tacoma was made december 2009...this one is suppose to have been made in February (again...arrives off the truck next week)...I understand your frustration and cant believe all that "we" tacoma owners are going through right now...I buy only toyota...on my 3 rd one and have never experienced such a defect in my vehicles...I buy toyota for quality...nothing else!!...again...thank goodness for sales to bring me in another new one...it was the sales manager that said enough is enough...5 times in for service in less than a month and it cant be fixed...I m grateful to my dealership for that...again...heres hoping my second 2010 works the way its suppose to....Good luck...I ll let you know how my second one works...
#494 of 598 Re: 2010 Toyota Tacoma [vinymac05]
Mar 21, 2010 (10:56 am)
i have a 2010 double cab and had the same problems. i took it to the dealership and i drove the tech around because i knew what the answer was going to be if i had just told them about the problem (without letting ME actually show THEM). in short, they ended up reflashing the computer and it fixed the gearhunting. take your vehicle to the dealership, offer to drive them around to show them and make sure you can replicate the problem you're describing. it will be hard for them to deny it. as far as the vibrations go, i had a slight vibration which seems to have gone away (for the most part) as my vehicle has broken in with more miles. good luck!! oh also, try not to put the tech on the defensive and/or get him pissed off right away because if you do, it will be very difficult to get them to do anything for you. be nice, act a little ignorant and let them spout off all their knowledge about the tacoma. chances are better that you will get what you want, they will feel good about being able to show you that they're very knowledgable, and everyone will be happy!
#495 of 598 Re: 2010 Toyota Tacoma [nick224]
Mar 22, 2010 (4:20 am)
"try not to put the tech on the defensive and/or get him pissed off right away"
I think it is terrible for Toyota to this attitude after all that has happened with their reputation. I have a gear hunting problem in my 08 but since there is no TSB for the 08s then there is no problem right? Thats what I am getting from my dealer.
#496 of 598 Re: 2010 Toyota Tacoma [vinymac05]
Mar 22, 2010 (6:30 am)
Take it to another dealer, if you can. You are not obligated to have it serviced where you bought it. I did that when I first had my problem, thinking I should let the dealer I bought it from fix it. Not the case. You might even say something to the second dealer service manager "Those guys couldn't fix it, so I brought it here becasue I heard you were the best."
#497 of 598 Re: 2010 Toyota Tacoma [hackattack5]
Mar 22, 2010 (7:21 am)
Don't worry, be happy. We now have health care.
#498 of 598 Re: 2010 Toyota Tacoma [tacoma1958]
Mar 22, 2010 (6:31 pm)
When Toyota released the TSB in November last year for the '09 Tacoma transmissions, I filed a complaint in small claims court. Two weeks ago, the judge ruled in my favor. Today I received my settlement. I sold my truck in July '09 at a loss and Toyota was forced to compensate me for that loss because they did not honor their warranty. My Toyota nightmare is over and so I will no longer be following this board. My advice: Be Persistent.
#499 of 598 Re: 2009 Taco Trans flash worked, now a new issue [2010tacoma]
Mar 26, 2010 (5:06 pm)
Hi 2010tacoma, sorry should follow the site more regularly, my vibration is noticeable between 60 and 70 miles per hour. Drop below 60 and it gets less noticeable. Funny thing is it was not there right after I bought it, it has only popped up the last few months. Of course I had the mechanics drive it and they did not notice anything just like the trans problem before I forced the issue and had it flashed, by the way that fix did correct my other problem.
Have an appointment again to get my possessed radio replaced and I will have them drive it again. Mine being a 2009 is not covered by the drive shaft recall but it sure feels like something is out of balance. Any others experiencing this. In my old hot rod day balancing the drive line to reduce vibration was a common thing.
#500 of 598 TSB for 2010 Tacoma transmission fix
Mar 28, 2010 (7:17 pm)
My husband and I just bought a 2010 Toyota Tacoma automatic double cab TRD 3 weeks ago and I used Edmunds to look up info before we bought it....however, did not find this forum until afterwards. This basically is my husband''s truck and he said he is having the shifting difficulties at low speeds also and going around corners. Could someone please send me the TSB0703-10 so I can print it out to bring to the dealership?
#501 of 598 Re: TSB for 2010 Tacoma transmission fix [starsprite]
Mar 29, 2010 (5:57 am)
I don't have the -10 but I have the -09. You need to supply an email address in order to send it.
#502 of 598 Re: TSB for 2010 Tacoma transmission fix [befuddled2]
Mar 29, 2010 (4:17 pm)
Well I need the TSB for the 2010...how do you find it on the internet? Thanks!