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#511 of 601 Re: Design flaw.. [wwest]
Apr 08, 2010 (10:45 am)
What an interesting synopsis. I don't know what FE is but my wife has a 2007 RX350. The transaxle had to be replaced within a month of our getting the car. Since then it has worked quite well. However, my 2009 toyota Tacoma dbl cab 4X4 had the problem you described. The fix TSB0709-09 fixed the problem. I don't know about the Japanese culture not admitting mistakes but I sure know that the American culture sure won't admit it. Whether Japanese or American is irrelevant. It is just plain business. They entice us with new gadgets and we buy it thinking how cool it is that we have this without regard to the fact that we are the guinea pigs to determine whether or not these gadgets will work. For that we have only to blame ourselves. Perhaps we should insist on proof that these new methods work as claimed before we buy them? I agree that Toyota has handled this issue and many others they are suffering from right now very poorly. Our government agencies do not do what they are supposed to do either in protecting us. Name me one that does? Unfortunately, it's still buyer beware just as it's always been. We are such slow learners. NIce piece though.
#512 of 601 Throttle response delay
Apr 09, 2010 (3:07 pm)
I have a new sr5 trd sport 1200 miles. If I stop at a light and shift in to park or neutral(2minutes) shift back into drive wait for the truck to roll forward (now in drive) and then step on the accelerator I get no response until the computer catches up(2-3seconds), then the engine races to the appropriate referenced pedal postion. This caught me off guard a few times. It happens only half of the time. Brought it to dealer ship. Tech recognized the problem but told me that that was normal in his report but looked for a reflash/tsb anyway. 2009 SIENNA'S had problem tech told me. If it normal why did they look for a tsb????? Why does it happen sometimes?????
#513 of 601 Re: Throttle response delay [ianc435]
Apr 09, 2010 (3:45 pm)
Bet you a dollar to a donut the problem is in the computer. Gut feeling only but that seems to be where a lot of the problems lie.
#514 of 601 Re: Throttle response delay [befuddled2]
Apr 10, 2010 (4:16 am)
Yeah most likely, goes from throttle pedal(module) to ecm to throttle module. Not to mention everything else that talks to each computer. Probaly twenty or so inputs before my car can go forward. Whats wrong with a throttle cable?????
#515 of 601 Re: Throttle response delay [ianc435]
Apr 10, 2010 (7:10 am)
It works! Remember the old adage, If it ain't broke break it.
#516 of 601 Re: Throttle response delay [ianc435]
Apr 11, 2010 (9:33 am)
I have a 2009 TRD off Road double cab. And I have the same report. I took it back to the dealer, and they said , that's the way it is.. I told them this is not right. there should not be a delay at all, when you go from neutral to drive and hit the gas and nothing happens for a 2-3 secs. I'm really glad I'm not the only one with the same problems
#517 of 601 Re: Throttle response delay [09taco]
Apr 11, 2010 (10:15 am)
We have a 2010 TRD double cab, two wheel drive. I responded up above about my husband and I just buying this truck and having the transmission problems. What we did was he called the Toyota National Hotline at 800-331-4331 and told them about this site and the TSB# TSB0703-10 and the problems he and others were having with the transmission. They said there was definitely a TSB on it and gave him an incident # in case he had any trouble with the dealer. The next day he took it to the dealership we bought it from, armed with copies from this thread and the TRD# in hand (did not have the printed off TRD though) and asked to speak the manager of the service dept. Showed him these responses, mentioned the TRD #, the guy said "yes you are right, there is a TRD about the transmission", hubby insisted on showing him so took him out in it and it did it a little bit while the guy was in the truck, but he did not insist on my husband showing him. The actual flashing of the computer only took about 10 minutes and now it drives much better (according to hubby). I have not driven it yet. (I am the computer person and found info on the truck and this site and the problem). Yeah Me!!! So, there definitely is a problem and there is definitely a fix and a Toyota dealership should fix it for you with no arguing!!
#518 of 601 auto transmission
Apr 11, 2010 (12:38 pm)
i have a toyota tacoma 1996 model , i tried changing the transmission fluid and filter , after changing my transmission is not shifting properly again , can some one help on what to do,
#519 of 601 Re: TSB for 2010 Tacoma transmission fix [befuddled2]
Apr 12, 2010 (7:16 pm)
Hey, I have an 09 Tacoma dble cab, trd v6 truck and I'm having the same issue has everyone has been having w/ the tranny issues. Could you send me a copy of the TSB0709-09 report please? would this fix the vibration I'm feeling when the truck is just idling? thanks! email is: michaelmjlyahoo.com
#520 of 601 Re: TSB for 2010 Tacoma transmission fix [supermanmjl]
Apr 12, 2010 (9:09 pm)
No, it won't fix the vibration. It is intended to reprogram the computer to remove the lapse of getting into the correct gear following the apex of a turn. Yes, I'll forward the TSB to you.