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#75 of 117 Re: Pulsating/vibrating 60-70ish mph & driveline pop
Oct 14, 2008 (5:24 pm)
I have a 2005 Tacoma Prerunner. This problem has haunted me since new. Now with 45K miles, I have had it into the dealer a half dozen times and they have balanced the tires and it helps BUT the problem is still there and will recur. A lead technician went out with me (this is a week after the did the road force balance again) and acknowledged the "Flutter". He knows what it is. It is road feedback. He showed me on one section of the freeway, the flutter occurred, on another it was nearly non-existent. Toyota KNOWS about this issue. I had the TSB spring replaced, it helped minimize it but did not cure it. The flutter is prevalent in all Tacomas from 2005 on up (with the exception of small 2 wd pickup). Also there is a know issue with the pop and a "lurch" with the Tacoma's Its the driveshaft, there is a bind in the rear end and affects the rear part of the drive shaft. Presumeably its the slip yoke or something that once cleaned and lubed, will cure the problem for several thousand miles but then returns. My hunch is that Toyota is NOT dealing with these issues until a sufficient number of complaints have occurred. You should CALL Toyota Customer care if you bought the truck new or under factory warranty ask to register a complaint. They are going to ask you how many times you have had the truck in for this issue. BE PERSISTENT, don't live with it. Ask the dealer point blank and ask them to be honest and if they have had other Tacoma's in with the same problem and express your displeasure and ask to see the Customer Service manager at the dealership and ask them to register a complaint as well on your behalf. You still must register a complaint with Toyota Customer Care, be sure to have your VIN ready. I would like to hear how others come out with this issue. I will try and post my outcome. I have been told once the regional representative comes in, I am to meet with him about the issue.
#76 of 117 Re: Pulsating/vibrating 60-70ish mph & driveline pop [marty_in_mesa]
Oct 22, 2008 (10:14 pm)
I have a 2006 Tacoma Prerunner 4dr TRD Off Road. Mine has vibrated since new. I notice it on the test drive, my dealer assured me that is was flat spots on the tires, and that it would correct itself by the time I got home. Well, it didn't. Initially I was really pissed and kept taking it back to the dealer to get it corrected. They balanced the tires. They changed the tires. They changed the tires again. They changed the rack and pinion. I filed a complaint with Toyota. The regional guy showed up and drove the truck with me, he basically told me that they would change and balance the tires again, and that was all they would be willing to do. They got it dialed in better than before, but now with just over 33,000 I'm really starting to notice it again....not sure if it's because my warranty is about to expire (I swore I would not own this vehicle beyond the warranty period). They basically wore me down. It takes time (away from work) to deal with these people. I just got tired of taking time off of work to argue with Toyota, who obviously wasn't interested in correcting the problem. Or they just weren't capable of fixing it. Anyway, I like the truck (my 4th - and probably last - Toyota truck), but it has definitely left a bad taste in my mouth. Good luck.
#77 of 117 Re: Pulsating/vibrating 60-70ish mph & driveline pop [pjripple]
Oct 23, 2008 (3:34 am)
Maybe a good Class Action Lawsuit would motivate them...I'm supposed to see the regional manager when he comes in. He won't wear me down. I won't put up with his non sense. I'll find his boss and then his boss. I was a Chevy guy, Chevy disappointed me after 20 years, I went to Toyota because it was highly praised. Now this? You are correct, all trucks EXCEPT the smallest truck has this flutter problem. You will notice it more on certain roads you drive then on others. Its Road Feedback. They know what it is. They don't want to own up to the problem and correct it until it costs them money. Sounds like North American mentality.
I'm really disappointed. Thanks for sharing your story with the rest of us.
#78 of 117 Re: 03 tacoma has drive line vibration [mpcarstuff]
Oct 26, 2008 (11:21 am)
I had the same problem. I tried many different tires and got the same thing. They put the truck through all the tests and it still did it. I just happened to be talking to a guy at the parts counter at the Toyota dealership while buying an oil filter. He said his girlfriend had the same problem and she put Michlen tires on and the problems stopped. I went back to the tire place and had them put Michelin tires on. The problem stopped. My Tocoma rides like new. I was told it all has to do with the side wall construction of the tires. That may not be true but I'm happy now. It amazes me that of all the people at Toyota service departments and different tire centers, nobody had an answer except a guy at the parts counter, which was a lucky shot for me.
#79 of 117 Re: 03 tacoma has drive line vibration [dwoodpub]
Oct 26, 2008 (1:57 pm)
Nah, guess what, I put MICHELINS on it after the Bridgesone Desert Duellers wore out....problem persists. Remember, I have an 03 4Runner Limited with 17" wheels, rides and steers like glass. I don't buy that business about the 17" sidewalls. Glad yours worked out, hope it stays that way.
#80 of 117 Tacoma Front End Vibration When Slowing Down to a Stop
Nov 05, 2008 (5:07 pm)
Have a 05 Tacoma, 4 cyl, access cab with 55,000 miles that has just developed a front end vibration when coming to a stop. Have put the truck in neutral when slowing down but vibration is still there at any rpm. No vibration when starting up or while at speed, just when coming to a stop. New front tires and alignment just done. Anyone have any ideas?
#82 of 117 Re: New Tacoma driveline vibration! [nelz1]
Nov 16, 2008 (7:28 am)
Toyota now has fix for this,Rear motor mount replacement will stop this
vibration, Had mine replaced with heaver mount,Moter was vibrating
at 20 mph.Call your deler new bullitin out on this.
#83 of 117 Re: New Tacoma driveline vibration! [nelz1]
Nov 16, 2008 (7:43 am)
Toyota now has fix for this,Call dealer about bullitin on this.Need to replace
rear motor mount,With new heaver mount to stop motor from Vibrating at low
speed Had mine replaced stoped vibration.
#84 of 117 Re: Vibration noise under hood [rko9869]
Nov 16, 2008 (7:51 am)
Replace rear motor mount Toyota has bulitin out on this, Replace with new
hever mount,Stops drive line vibrations also.