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Differential Unit Problems of Toyota Tacoma - part 1

Toyota Tacoma owners have reported 63 problems related to differential unit (under the power train category).

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma 1
Failure Date: 07/25/2017

The contact owns a 2017 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated the vehicle was taken to Toyota of tampa bay located at 1101 e fletcher Ave, tampa, FL 33612 (813) 402-1307, for a recall inspection seen on the news in may of 2017. The contact stated while at the dealer he was informed that the bolts on the differential were fractured and the vehicle was unsafe to be driven. The contact stated the dealer provided him with a loaner vehicle. The contact mentioned that he received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v285000 (power train) several days after leaving the vehicle at the dealer however, the parts to do the recall repair were unavailable. The contact stated that manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact called the dealer several times and was informed that parts were not available for the recall remedy repairs. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that parts were available and the local dealer would need to order the parts. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 2
Failure Date: 07/13/2017

Toyota recall -- received notice of recall and took truck to local dealer June 22, 2017 I was advised the it failed the rear differential leak, and I was informed of a new recall for the crank shaft but neither could be fixed due to no parts. I was told I can drive it until the parts come in, but the seriousness of the NHTSA website leads me to believe that I could have crashed by continuing to drive it. I needed the truck, to drive to cincinnati, OH and back on July 11-13 so I had retrieved it back from the dealer based on the service manager's assurance that it was o. K. To drive. On the way back from the trip to cincinnati on July 13, 2017, I put it in drive and applied gas, but nothing happened, just as I went to put it back in park, it lunged forward and I almost hit a car. It "delayed" like that anytime I stopped to rest and started to continue back on the trip. I then had another trip to alabama I had to go on and there were no rental cars available, and again, I was told it was ok to drive. The delay got worse on that trip and I took it back to the dealer on July 22, 2017. It is still at the dealer and no relief in sight yet after 6 weeks so far.

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car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma 3
Failure Date: 07/11/2017

Noticed a weird rotational noise from the day I bought the truck. Took it into prestige Toyota dealer for it's first oil change and asked if they could check out the noise. Diagnosed as the rear differential even though it wasnt leaking. Two weeks later they are telling me it's going to take a month or more to get the part. I am in a loaner car and can't seem to get a solid answer on whats going on with these rear diffs. I don't even want the truck at this point since they can't even fix it.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 4
Failure Date: 07/05/2017

The contact owns a 2016 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v285000 (power train); however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer (cornhesker Toyota) stated that the remedy would not be available until late July of 2017. The dealer diagnosed that there was a leak in the differential. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and confirmed the dealer's diagnosis. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma 5
Failure Date: 07/03/2017

Rear differential leak. Received safety recall h0g from Toyota. Made appointment and took truck to Toyota of el cajon, mileage was 15,002. Was advised there was seepage and impounded truck and provided me a loaner vehicle. I have not been able to secure any firm answers on when the truck will be repaired other than the parts are not available. This is day 21 in the shop, reports of others over 60+ days. I have a loan on the vehicle that I have continue to pay though I do not have a truck to drive. This is very frustrating as I believe was sold me a vehicle in September 2016 knowing there was issues with the model year. My truck is not under op code h0g316, so my parts are under the normal ordering process. Toyota corporate customer service simply provides lip service only and no details on the potential release of repair kits.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 6
Failure Date: 07/01/2017

Rear differential gasket leaks. Couldnt fix it when I went in because they didnt have parts. Refused to give me a rental truck. Told me I needed to prove I owned a business. They also wanted to keep my vehicle but I have no other means to get to work. And they didnt know how long it was going to take to get the parts. Told me 8 plus weeks to get a gasket.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 7
Failure Date: 06/29/2017

Toyota recalled my 2016 Tacoma for rear differential leak safety recall. After dropping my truck off today they said they would be able to repair it if they get the parts from Toyota, which they said could take months. My question is, why should they inconvenience me for months to repair my vehicle. Toyota required me to leave my vehicle at the dealership because it is a safety recall. They did provide me with a rental car, which does me no good because I bought a truck and I need a truck. At the dealership at vineland NJ they already had 15 Tacoma's in the back lot. The manager told me they would be fixed on a first come first serve basis. He said he had a small dealership and he wasn't sure how fast he could get parts because there were 288,000 Tacoma's involved. I am out of a truck for god knows how long.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2012 Toyota Tacoma 8
Failure Date: 06/28/2017

I have 27,000 miles on my truck and the rear differential is defective. I am afraid it will lock up at high speeds, 55 mph + and cause an accident!! Toyota won't fix it.

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car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma 9
Failure Date: 06/28/2017

Received a safety recall involving leakage from the rear differential, NHTSA recall no. 17v-285. Took to peterson Toyota, boise, id, on 6/28/2017, and was told that I should turn the vehicle in. However, they offered to provide only a replacement car, not a truck, which would not be of any use to me. They also refused to tell me how long it would take to get parts, possibly months. I called the Toyota corp customer service number on that day (1-888-270-9371), and was told a dealer customer service rep would contact me nlt 6/30. No one called, and I called Toyota again on 7/1, and was told that both a peterson and a regional customer service rep would contact me nlt 7/3. No one called. I again called Toyota on 7/6, and was told that I would receive a call from customer service nlt 7/7. Again, no one called. Peterson Toyota of boise and Toyota corp are refusing to answer my questions concerning this safety recall. The customer service rep at the 888 number has apologized numerous times and says she can not understand why I have not been contacted by a peterson and a regional customer service manager.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 10
Failure Date: 06/27/2017

I took my Tacoma with 15619 miles on the odometer in for the leaking differential check on may 2, 2017 at a Toyota dealer. They performed the Toyota specified recall by checking for leaks and apparently found none and re tightened the fasteners. On June 27 I was checking the Tacoma prior to our leaving on vacation and noticed seepage on the rear differential in 3 locations. I emailed Toyota with my concern. I informed them I would be taking my Tacoma to the dealer on June 28, 2017 to have it looked at. I took the Tacoma on June 28, 2017 to 2ndtoyota dealer. I informed the service advisor of my concern with the differential. The master tech looked at it. I followed up with Toyota corporate by phone informed them of my concerns and was advised to speak with the service mgr. And I did. After the tech had a chance to look at the Tacoma I was advised that I would need to have the rear differential replaced. The service mgr. Told me that they would order the parts to repair my Tacoma and I could have use of a truck on loan from the dealership until my Tacoma could be repaired. I returned from vacation my truck was not repaired was told Toyota was having some type of issue because 1st dealer had all ready performed the recall. However, the Tacoma begin leaking and the differential was making a loud noise after the recall was performed initially. I am confused as it still should be a warranty covered issue even if another dealer had all ready did a recall. The service advisor agreed and they are still trying to get the truck repaired. It is my contention that the 1st dealer did the recall correctly and the differential failed because of substandard parts or design after the first recall was done. My concern is that my Tacoma is potentially a risk of crash as noted in the official Toyota recall. My vehicle has been at the dealer since June 28th 2017 or 15 days and counting.


 
car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 11
Failure Date: 06/25/2017

Received recall notice 17v285000 for rear differential leak. I took the truck to the dealership with less than 9k miles and the truck had the dreaded leak. Dealership grounded the vehicle. It has been over a month and 4 check ins with the dealer and no eta for fix. Called customer service and they cannot give a time for a fix. They have provided a rental vehicle, first a Dodge truck since I had obligations, they provided that for 2 weeks then requested I get a car. I agreed but now it is time for vacation and need a truck again. Called customer service to explain frustration with delay the gave me a case number 1707241363 and stated since I was requesting an immediate fix or for them to purchase a case manager would have to call me within 24 hours. Case manager did not call within 24 hours but did receive a call from the dealership that enterprise had no trucks at this time but as soon as one was available they would provide me with a truck. I called back to customer service and was connected to case manager joan who said, "did the dealership call you? " I explained yes but there must be some confusion. I want my truck back fixed or for them to purchase truck back. She got very loud and unprofessional and stated. " it is a recall and we are only providing loaners and no buybacks". This has made the situation worse and I explained that there are other issues that have been reported to the dealer as well such as transmission not going into gear and squeaky leaf springs. I let them know that I thought Toyota would have had a better plan in place to have the parts available and the length of wait time is unacceptable. Perhaps a class action law suit needs to start now. I had to ask 4 times for her managers name and she finally said she would call me within 1 business day and her name is melinda. This is my first new vehicle for me and not a good feeling.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 12
Failure Date: 06/21/2017

The contact owns a 2016 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 17v285000 (power train) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The dealer had possession of the vehicle for three weeks. The contact observed the recall notification in June of 2017, but did not receive the recall letter until July of 2017. The contact took the vehicle to the local dealer (balise Toyota 1399 riverdale st, west springfield, MA, 01089) for an oil change and was informed afterwards that there was a leak from the rear differential. The dealer stated that the parts were available. The next day, the contact was supposed to be notified by the dealer to pick up the vehicle. The contact was not notified and called the dealer, but no one answered. When the contact received a call back, he was informed that the parts were unavailable. The dealer stated that the parts should be available by July 20, 2017 although the vehicle had been there since June 21, 2017. There was no guarantee that the parts would be available on that specific date. The manufacturer was also contacted at 1-800-331-4331 and provided case number: 1706262451. The manufacturer confirmed that the parts were unavailable for the repair and suggested that the contact call around to other dealers and inquire on part availability. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 13
Failure Date: 06/16/2017

Took my Toyota for normal service and they indicate a recall for the rear differential. They said it would be repaired within a day. It has been 12 days and Toyota said they do not when they will get parts or when they will fix it. They said it could be a month or more. I asked for an update today and they said it could be months.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 14
Failure Date: 06/02/2017

Recall for rear differential leaking.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 15
Failure Date: 05/31/2017

Took my car to the dealer, marietta Toyota, for service and it was impounded on may 31, 2017 due to safety recall of rear differential leak. I was informed at that time that the parts to fix the issue would not be available for at least two months. It has now been a month and I would like some information on what action I can take.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 16
Failure Date: 05/24/2017

The contact owns a 2016 Toyota Tacoma. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v285000 (power train); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The vehicle was taken to Toyota vallejo (201 auto mall pkwy, CA 94591, (707) 552-4545) where a leak was identified between the rear differential and the rear axle. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer stated that no parts were available for the recall repair and could not provide an accurate date. The manufacturer was notified of the issue and the contact was provided case number: 1705250853. The approximate failure mileage was 16,000.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 17
Failure Date: 05/17/2017

I took my truck in on may 17, 2017 for 20,000 mile service. My truck was confiscated by the dealership for rear differential recall. I have been in 2 rentals since then and no parts are available to fix my truck. This is unacceptable.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 18
Failure Date: 05/11/2017

Took my truck to dealer for 15k routine service/oil change. They announced a recall regrading a "leaking rear differential" advised keeping the truck until repairs were completed,(provided rental) but no time frame for completion. This is causing a hardship on both my personal and work related travel (I go out of state a lot).

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma 19
Failure Date: 05/05/2017

The contact owns a 2017 Toyota Tacoma. Upon inspection of the vehicle, the contact noticed that the rear differential was leaking. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v285000 (power train); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The lynch Toyota dealer was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and was not able to confirm when the parts were to become available. The failure mileage was 1,800. Parts distribution disconnect.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 20
Failure Date: 05/05/2017

Brought my 2016 Toyota Tacoma in for 20,000 mile service to right Toyota on may 5th 2017. Was told by service manager my truck rear differential was leaking and was under recall. They would have to hold my vehicle. They were not sure when Toyota would come up with a repair. I called right Toyota on may 30th to see if my vehicle was any closer to being repaired. Was told Toyota still does not have a procedure for repair yet. Nor did they know when they would. My vehicle also had a hesitation when I took it in for service. So I still don't have my truck back that I use for my business. They say it is unsafe to drive. No time frame of how long for repair. Has been a month now.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 21
Failure Date: 05/04/2017

The contact owns a 2016 Toyota Tacoma. When the vehicle was taken to the dealer, a leak was found in the rear axle differential where the bolts and the carrier needed to be replaced. The dealer was not sure when the parts would be available. The sales manager stated that it would be approximately 1 to 2 months for the parts and to repair the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The manufacturer stated that the parts would be available at the end of the month. The contact called the manufacturer the second time and was informed that they were not sure when the parts would be available. Case number: 1705042710 was provided. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 13,200.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 22
Failure Date: 05/01/2017

Rear differential on my trd off road model 4x4 truck is showing seepage despite not being included in recall from Toyota.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma 23
Failure Date: 05/01/2017

H0g / 17v285 recall. Rear differential leak. 66 days waiting on remedy with no definite end in sight. Not one person in the world of Toyota can or will give an answer.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma 24
Failure Date: 05/01/2017

The current recall affecting 2016/2017 Toyota Tacoma rear end differentials does not include the off road models. My differential is leaking as well as many others as evidenced by Toyota Tacoma forums. Why is this? we are at the same risk of potential catastrophic failed as the non offroads models.

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 25
Failure Date: 04/29/2017

2016 Toyota Tacoma recalled for leaky rear differential. I bought it brand new 11 months ago and it has been in the shop a month and a half of that. I still have to make payments while my truck sits at the dealership. I called southeast Toyota and they lied to me telling me if I had financed through Toyota financial that I wouldn't have to make payments right now. I am still paying for the truck that's been sitting at the dealer for 6 weeks. Toyota says they have no idea when they will fix my truck. I also have taken it in for a noise coming from the passenger side dash that was never fixed. I took my truck in for the 15000 mile tire rotation and was informed it had a leaky rear differential and have never seen my truck that I am still paying for again,.

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