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#90 of 600 Re: 2009 tacoma tranny slipping [gjlax]
Mar 23, 2009 (2:47 pm)
followup: I took my 09 Tacoma V6 to the dealer today and was told basically the same thing as other reports. That's normal. It will learn your driving habits. You will adjust. They acknowledge that it happens but not that it's a problem/issue. They reset the "shift logic" portion of the computer and told me to drive it for at least 15 minutes. That didn't help so I went back and test drove a truck from their lot. It did the same thing. They said they would "open a ticket with Toyota." The did tell me that the Camry had the same thing hapen when they changed trans. and they corrected it by changing the computer code. I think that's exactly what is needed here but they said it wouldn't happens until there are enough complaints. According to them there have not been any or only a few depending on which person I talked to. I will now go to step 2 and report the problem to Toyota.
#91 of 600 Toyota Tacoma transmission slippage
Mar 25, 2009 (1:18 pm)
I thought I had a transmission problem with my 2009 Tacoma Double Cab 2x4. I would come to a red light and when I hit the brakes the rear tires would start spinning and the engine would start reving up. I took it to the dealer twice and was told the computer showed no problems. I filed a complaint with the U. S. Corporate Office in Torrance, CA. They sent a tech rep from a regional office, who took me on a test drive. He explained the problem to me. I was stepping on the brake pedal and the gas pedal at the same time. I have driven many vehicles in the last 39 years. Everyone of them had the gas pedal recessed form the brake pedal. The Tacoma has both pedals on the same level, which makes it very easy to step on both at the same time. In my opinion this is a serious design flaw and safety issue. I would appreciate any feedback.
#92 of 600 Re: Toyota Tacoma transmission slippage [twelch]
Mar 25, 2009 (2:37 pm)
I don't think i'm stepping on both of the pedels though. i think he's wrong.... for me anyway...
#93 of 600 Re: Toyota Tacoma transmission slippage [dbys]
Mar 25, 2009 (6:10 pm)
Update. Took my truck to Toyota in Brandon and the mechanic told me the same thing as the Lakeland mechanic. It is computer operated and needs to learn my driving habits. Camry's are the same. Told me the computer will get confused if I am the only driver for some time and then my wife drives. Told me it will take at least 5,000 miles for the computer to learn my driving habits and for transmission to adjust. I have over 2200 miles now and tranny still seems weird. Still having what I call slippage when slowing down and then accelerating onto another street. Brandon mechanic told me that the computer driven tranny slows the truck down under 30 mph as that is part of the braking system. When you take your foot off of the gas, the computer prepares to brake and thus the tranny prepares for a stop. I am going to give it 5,000 miles and if I am still having the same issues, I will make a formal written complaint. I was told that since I have been driving a 10 year old truck, it takes time to get used to these new computer operated vehicles. Well I tell you Toyota, I don't like it!
#94 of 600 Re: 07 Tacoma Transmission Issue [Cwasp]
Mar 31, 2009 (7:26 am)
I have a 09 Double Cab TRD 4x4, that makes a clunking noise backing around the driveway or at low speeds, this truck only has less than 600miles on it, never off road. I can feel the trans down shift at low speeds, which I don't like!
#95 of 600 Re: 2009 tacoma tranny slipping [eamason1]
Mar 31, 2009 (7:43 am)
My truck is doing pretty much the same thing, Let me know what the next step is going to be, I would love to know. I love this truck, but hate the way the trans shifts. Don't like it at all! Everything now is computer run, If there's a flaw in the computer, it needs fixed, by toyota under warranty or recall issue.
Toyota needs to back up there cars/trucks. or they might end up like GM,FORD & DODGE.
I'm going to talk with toyota when my scheduled service is due, and let them know what I think of this.
I'm going to read up on the lemon law, :
#96 of 600 Re: 2009 tacoma tranny slipping [09taco]
Mar 31, 2009 (7:46 am)
Don't wait. Report your problem as soon as it happens. Complain to your dealer and to Toyota HQ.
#97 of 600 Re: 2009 tacoma tranny slipping [tacoma1958]
Apr 02, 2009 (5:35 pm)
I'm going to make some calls and see what they say, yes you're right I need to call them asap, and not wait. I just didn't want to waste my time on something they can't do anything about. I'll keep everyone posted on how I make out with my truck. I'm only at 600 miles or so.
#98 of 600 Re: 2009 tacoma tranny slipping [tacomashane]
Apr 02, 2009 (6:25 pm)
I can't believe this. What was wrong with the old school set up. When they change things, I think they mess it up. There was nothing wrong with the old throttle cables that went out to a throttle body with a return spring. When you wanted gas you got it. I also do believe when this computer part fails and needs replaced, the owner will need to sell or trade the truck in because it'll be very costly to repair. I do love the way the truck looks and drives other than all that everyone else mentioned.
#99 of 600 Re: 2009 tacoma tranny slipping [09taco]
Apr 03, 2009 (6:57 pm)
Jeez...I thought it was my imagination. Just bought 09 Doulble Cab V6 4x4. Ive got 1200 miles on it. Auto trans is strange, as everyone has said. I will contact dealer.