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#39 of 68 Re: 2008 Tocama [grimchild]
Feb 21, 2008 (4:33 am)
I purchased a 2008 Toyota Tacoma in May 2007 and have had no problems with this truck with the exception of one. I live in the NE where winters are cold and park my truck outside most days. Once colder weather began with temperatures below freezing all my windows freeze shut and I cannot open any windows. This is so bad, that even with running the heater for a long while (over 30 minutes at times) - windows stay frozen. I have taken truck back to dealer (where purchased) several times but they have not been able to fix the problem. Dealer has said this is their first complaint about this type of condition and upon checking did not find any service bulletins about it from Toyota. Dealer has applied silicon to windows edges but no luck; they did this one day and the next morning - windows were frozen again. This problem is really bad, and it doesn't have to be any inclement weather to occur. As long as there is moisture in the air and temperatures are low - windows freeze up. I park my car at a lot where I use a key card - the frozen window causes me to open my door, unlatch my seal belt in order to use my card to get into lot; this I informed the Dealer is a Safety concern; I can see the accident report on this one. Has anyone else experienced this problem and what did you find a fix. I would really like anyone who has experienced this condition to reply to this posting.
Open to all recommendations; THANKS!
#40 of 68 Re: 2008 Tocama [tucker15]
Feb 21, 2008 (3:01 pm)
Only a matter of time before it breaks !
My driver side broke 2 weeks ago. I took it to the dealer and explaind what a nuisance this has been. With power windows; there's really no way of knowing if its frozen or not untill you push the switch, and once I did I heard a snap.
Something broke off inside and now my window goes up half-cocked.
My service tech said they would look at it, If it was a Manufacturer defect it would be under warranty. Well, They called me back later and told me they had to order parts to fix the lifters that broke in the door panel. It will be covered under warranty (Because I'm such a great guy ? or manufacturer knows about this and admitted liability?? not sure, didn't ask.)
They called, the parts came in .
I was supposed to take it in last saturday to get it fixed but i was busy.
This saturday the 23rd it should be fixed, I will ask questions and repost afterwards..
#41 of 68 Re: 2008 Tocama [tucker15]
Feb 23, 2008 (1:35 pm)
I too bought a 2008 Toyota Tacoma. I live on Cape Cod and park mine in my driveway. No problems at all with my windows freezing. Good luck to you!
Feb 23, 2008 (11:09 am)
I just bought a 2008 Tacoma access cab TRD sport 2wd. Starting at 40 mph it starts to make a noise. It seems to be coming form the back of the truck. It sounds like it could be the tires. It sounds like I am at the beach. The sound is annoying. However, nothing else is wrong with the truck. The factory wheels are bridgestones, should i switch to a road tire? Any other suggestions on the noise coming from the access cab?
#44 of 68 Re: Tire Noise [thechad1]
Feb 23, 2008 (6:16 pm)
Is this your first truck? Trucks can be a little noisy.
That said, I haven't heard of 2WD Tacos making a lot of noise. It could indeed be the tires, in which case just crank up the stereo.
#45 of 68 Frozen windows and noise from rear
Feb 25, 2008 (11:16 am)
Yes, this has been happening to me (in MA) too, the last few storms. One storm it was both windows, while the last two it has been just the passenger side. They open after I do the switch on and off a few times and stress them out, and the inside has been heated up a bit. I thought this was strange. Hopefully will get better over time (only have unit about 45 days so far).
NOISE FROM BEHIND:
This is common with the Access cab due to the weird space that there is behind your rear doors where they meet the back of the cab. Hard to notice, but next time you are outside your truck go look at rear part of the door (access door) and see how you can put your hand way up in there.
Other than that, these are great trucks !
#46 of 68 Re: Tire Noise [bobad]
Feb 25, 2008 (7:58 am)
It is my first truck...just sold a 350z. I love the truck. It drives like a car but looks like an off-road warrior. I apprecitate the advice. the noise is loud but I am getting use to it. DO you know if mid-size trucks are noiser than large ones? My friend has a V-8 dodge ram 1500 and it is not near as noisy. the engine is louder but the wind noise is not as bad as the taco. I test drove a similar Taco and it did the same thing at 45 mph.
#47 of 68 Re: Frozen windows and noise from rear [johnwill]
Feb 26, 2008 (3:34 pm)
Well, I got my window fixed last saturday.
I asked the service tech why the windows would freeze up as they do
and what makes them any different from other car windows (as my 03 cavalier) which dont have this problem. his response was blatent as he pretended to be
overwhelmed with amples of work (but then again, I dont blame em, work'n saturdays really stinks)
so as far as I know, it just does..
But heres the service statement as promised..
It just occured to me,
after checking out the lining of the window I noticed it has a layer of felt (or some other fabric) which seals the window,, My cavalier is just rubber.
maybe the felt is the culprit in this design flaw??
#48 of 68 Re: Tire Noise [thechad1]
Feb 27, 2008 (7:19 am)
I think JohnWill may have hit on the problem. That big gap can do 2 things. It can get air turbulence causing a boomy sound, and it can allow tire and exhaust noise to bounce off the rear of the cab.
In my truck, I think it's mostly tire noise, because on smooth roads the noise is greatly reduced. When the roads are exceptionally smooth, I can hear some exhaust noise, but little road noise. When I hit a stretch of rougher road, the noise level goes way up. I have basically street tires on mine. If you have grips, even small ones, it's going to be at least a little worse than mine.
I have the 4cyl automatic Access cab, and I also like it because it drives a lot like a car. As I said, it's very smooth and quiet on good roads, but not nearly as quiet as my wife's car. I do get a lot of engine noise on hard acceleration, but that's because it's not well insulated. There isn't even a hood blanket. If I wasn't so lazy, I would stick on some Dynamats to reduce the engine and road noise.