Major Driveline Problems, won't buy another, Toyota offering arbitration
By 12tacoowner on
2012 Toyota Tacoma V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)
I have a 2012 double cab v6 TRD Off-Road, 100% stock. Lemon??
My first Toyota. Bought new from dealer out of state, arrived by transporter and immediately had major drive line vibration. Been to local dealer 3x; in contact with Toyota USA because the dealers can't fix.
Read up on this at TacomaWorld, there are many 2012's with this prob, sad.
If you must buy, test drive from a dead stop through 30mph, up hill if possible. Putting a load on it makes the prob especially noticeable if it's there at all.
Toyota modern day quality is sub-par, unfortunately they're the only mid-size truck with a v6, 4x4, double cab w/ manual trans option.
btw, manual trans is made by Aisin = not goo
Resolve the drive line / draftshaft shaking in the 2012's. This is a rampant problem!!!
-deliver the vehicles with the steering wheel centered
-use stain resistant fabrics on the sport seats
-ship with better tires
-source better trans from Getrag
-put heavier springs on with tow package
-make floor deeper / seat higher to allow better knee comfort
-make 4x4 modes usable without waiting for electronics, or having to repeat inputs. Basically go back to mechanical lever action for transfer case 4x4 and High / Low