2018 Tacoma transmission issues

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by eagleguy, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. eagleguy

    eagleguy Well-Known Member

    I was wondering if the 2018 Tacoma's have the same transmission issues as the 2016-2017 models.
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Toyota is in the habit of never changing anything so yeah I bet they will.
  4. msouthall

    msouthall Active Member

    I have a 2017 and my transmission is running great. Between the truck being broke in and me getting used to the truck in general, I’ve been more than happy with mine.
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  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Which issue. The TSB solved the delay and clunk from reverse to drive. It changed the shifting points to hold higher RPMs instead of shifting, which is still annoying to me going over a mountain at 4500rpms watching my MPG plummet. There are still people who complain of a surging sensation when reversing slowly like backing up to a trailer. There is also a hard down shift sensation while slowing down that happens between 15mph and 5mph it almost feels like the brakes give out for a split second.
    That was in the 2016 and 2017’s I haven’t heard anyone complaining about the 2018’s doing these things. I also know not everyone with the 2016 and 2017 experienced those issues.
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  6. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    My 17 runs great now since it’s got a few miles on it. The transmission has to “learn” your driving style. If you ever reset the ECM it’ll be back to lunging and surging.
    The shift points are still too low but you either get used to that or can get around it with a Shift Sense Pro or by using ECT.
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  7. pismo61

    pismo61 Active Member

    Mine runs great,built 6/17.Bought 8/17.
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  8. tylerinman77

    tylerinman77 Member

    My 17 does great sucks on hills and mountains on the interstate but it's also a pretty big truck IMG_0075.jpg
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  9. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Re gear it with 4:56 or 4:88’s
  10. Bighaeb

    Bighaeb Member

    So many people made this problem seem like such a huge deal, so after a few weeks of reading that, I just opted for the manual to avoid it. Glad I did. So fun to drive and it’s a very good manual to boot.
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