2009 Toyota 4Runner Consumer Review: annoying transmission bump

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annoying transmission bump
By kj23 on


2009 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Bought late in season and have had it for 2 years now. Truck drives and handles well. Fuel mileage better than expected. Only complaints are for an upscale truck many little things left off, ex:no vanity lights, no power seats silly heat/ac controls. But the most annoying is a bump you feel after you stop and let your foot off the brake. It feels as if you are bumped from behind. It has been to the dealer many times hoping they will come up with a fix but no luck yet. The dealer is aware of problem, they call it differential backlash and it is a design defect. In the long run it cannot be good for transmission or my sanity. I am trading truck for another make any day now. Stay away.

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Fuel mileage, performance and looks.

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fix differential backlash before serious damage occurs off warranty
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By goforce
on 09/02/12 13:21 PM (PDT)

This is an electrical problem, not just a transmission one. 2009's are known for electrical issues.

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