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8.9

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,540 miles

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2009 Toyota Tacoma transmission problems

transmission problem

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2009 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #4

Apr 022009

Tacoma

  • 800 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2009 Toyota Tacoma doublecab 4X4 trd, upon slowing down and entering a turn engine RPM will increase while pressing the gas pedal without vehicle accelerating before transmission engages abruptly..describe as "slipping".

- Moberly, MO, USA

problem #3

Mar 022009

Tacoma

  • 3 miles
Continual problem. Vehicle transmission slips/disengages during or prior to acceleration, primarily after turning a corner. As a result the engine revs and then the transmission engages causing vehicle to lurch/surge sometimes uncontrollably. "shift logic" control was reset by dealer on 03/23/09 but did not correct situation. Problem has existed since vehicle purchase 03/02/09. Vehicle has 470 miles.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #2

Oct 202008

Tacoma

  • 500 miles
Transmission slips, engine races and goes into gear. Sporadic and unreliable actions, sometimes causes wheel spin. Manufacturer claims all new vehicles perform this way and refuses to fix. Independent mechanic verified my concern and stated it is a safety hazard.

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #1

Oct 222008

Tacoma

  • 400 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Tacoma. While accelerating, the vehicle acts as if it is stuck in neutral. Afterwards, the rpms slightly increase accompanied with sudden screeching noises. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced the computer module. Soon after the repair, the failure recurred. He is in the process of taking the vehicle back to the dealer to have it inspected, and is currently waiting for a response from the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 400 and current mileage was 700.

- Effingham, IL, USA

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