Toyota Tacoma owners have reported 15 problems related to radio/tape cd player (under the equipment category).
When heat control dial is turned from cold to hot, an inside door within the heating/cooling system closes off. This keeps any hot air from blowing into the cab and through the defroster. This decreased air volume from hvac vents will not heat the cab in cold weather and will not properly defrost the windshield in wintry conditions as no hot air will blow. Toyota service bulletin (t-sb-0072-09) covers this costly repair. The inability of the defroster to provide hot air to the windshield has caused me to pull over several times due to inability to see through it either from internal condensation or from ice buildup during times of precipitation and freezing conditions. Further, with the heater not able to provide hot air into the cab, occupant safety is at risk in times of extreme weather during both driving and/or times the vehicle might become stranded. This condition occurs in all modes of operation, both driving or idling in park. Air velocity tapers off as the heat control is increased (to the right) to the higher settings effectively cutting off hot air flow into the cab. This is both when the vents are open and when in recirculation mode. See attached file for reference. Primary safety concern is visibility through the windshield during inclimate weather and occupant safety in colder conditions. This is not a new problem with my vehicle- but has recently become a very significant safety concern due to recent weather conditions and temperatures. I cannot load the pdf file (t-sb-0072-09) as it is too large.
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First 3 weeks ago or so my radio shut itself off then on again, repeated that 3 time since then. Seatbelt chime went off like I just started driving again while I was driving. Dash transmission indicator light faded and re-lit. While parked and engine running trac control off light and auto lsd light came on. Today 6/3/14 the radio totally reset back to a different station when I turned truck on .
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Truck wont start, replace and purchase battery and warranty with non stock battery two times. Sent the truck to the dealer to replicate the situation, both instances gave the truck clean slate. On the second time, dealer replace the alternator due to lower than 14 amps and replace the battery the third time. After three weeks, the truck wont start again, and sent the truck to the dealer to replicate the situation. Again the truck was given a clean bill of health. The dealer keep showing me tape result of test on the battery, accepting the charge, the alternator and charging amps output. The dealer eliminated any parasitic device that eats more power or wakes up when a device are suppose to be sleeping. I need help.
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The radio/mp3 player on my 2008 Toyota Tacoma randomly shuts off. It would randomly come back on after a few minutes or sometime 20-30 minutes later.
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The radio acts erratically and unpredictably. It changes stations, turns itself off and on, etc. Sometimes the controls, such as the volume, are nonresponsive, so the radio cannot be turned down or off when needed. Since fiddling with the radio usually makes it eventually start working again, it is a distraction hazard. I have drifted over the yellow line trying to get it working again. The dealer has acknowledged the defect but refused to repair it. It is an ongoing problem. The dealer said it is a very common problem but Toyota will not provide replacement parts. I believe few people report it because the radio is not seen as a safety issue, but it is a serious distraction.
Radio in my 2009 Toyota has turned itself off three seperate times without explanation. Vehicle has 10k miles on it.
Like a great many other people, I am experiencing major problems with the radio in my 2009 Toyota Tacoma. The radio turns on and off randomly with no input from me. It also switches bands (fm1 to fm2, etc. ) of its own volition. Sometimes it refuses to turn on at all. Judging from the other complaints scattered around various forum sites on the internet, this problem seems particularly prevalent in the "access cab," which is the model I recently purchased. This bizarre behavior has been happening from the day I drove the car off the dealers lot: the radio--which I thought was off-- suddenly began blaring at high volume. After about one second, it. Turned itself off again. It was startling to say the least, and I'm glad it didn't happen in heavy traffic. The radio exhibits some kind of "poltergeist" manifestation almost every time I drive the vehicle. So far Toyota's response to my problem also seems typical of what others are reporting. The company (and the dealer) appear to be stonewalling and stalling. The internet is rife with complaints about the radio yet there is no service bulletin (presumably because there is only an indirect connection to safety issues and the lawsuits they can bring). The service writer at my dealership stoutly maintained that he had never heard of the problem. When I told him that I had found complaints all over the internet, he attempted to convince me that I was the victim of internet hysteria--as if I couldn't tell when my radio was turning on and off without human input. In spite of the fact that Toyota has known about the problem for the better part of a year, the service writer tells me that "a technician will have to examine the radio for defects and get part numbers and so forth before he can make repairs. " in other words, I have to make at least two trips to the dealer (25 miles away) to solve what should be a simple recall issue, and I have to hope an electrical gremlin appears on demand when the technician checks it.
My husband and I purchase a Toyota Tacoma double cab 4x4 2009, on Friday may 22, 2009, and we are having problems with the transmission and the radio. When we are slowing down to turn on a curve and when we depress the accelerator the transmission downshifts into what appears to be the 1st gear. The engine will race up to a higher rmp as the car suddenly slows down. This is definitely a safety hazard. This possess a possibility of an accident as our vehicle now slows down quickly as we are coming out of the curve, light intersection or entering into an intersection. This has been occurring since we purchased both vehicle. We took it to the dealer to be checked, but cannot see anything wrong with it. They told me they can't do anything to correct the issue. (Toyota of st. Croix,us virgin islands). Radio has been ordered because in both vehicles the radio doesn't work. It shuts off , and in the other one when you accelerate (gas pedal) the volume goes down and sometimes up. What can you do to assist us. Thank you.
Radio turns on and off erratically, has been replaced once and is now doing it again,needs to be replaced again unfortunately.
The radio on my 2009 Toyota Tacoma access cab 4 cyl pick up randomly turns off and back on. It also randomly changes channel frequency from set position, and the lcd display screen is filled with unreadable characters. I was told by the dealership that this has been a problem on all Toyota models and Toyota does not have any fix as of yet. I wanted them to install a new unit and the dealership refused, stating that all of the radios were defective and I would just be installing another defective unit. They advised me to call them back 4 weeks later to see if Toyota had a fix yet. It has been 3 months now and no fix.
Radio / cassette failed.
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Stereo failed. Yh.
Consumer stated the radio turner assembly was inoperative.
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Stereo failed and replaced.
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While driving, experiences erratic operation in front suspension, when hit pot holes or slight indentation in road, vehicle steering column and front end shakes and vibrates violently, dlr/mfr can't correct problem. Consumer states that manufacturer admitted problem and they were putting out heavier front springs and shocks, however this would be at consumer's cost, consumer states front and rear suspension needs balanced. Speaker had to be replaced. Radiator was replaced due to leaking coolant.
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