Differential recall

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by Chris Ciavola, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Took my truck in yesterday for the 4th time regarding the rear diff. The master tech from corporate looked at the truck. Just received a phone call that the rear diff is leaking and they are going to attempt to fix it again. They actually gave me a Tacoma for a loaner this time. 2013 DCLB sport. That’s right @Bogunn I've got a scoop.
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  3. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    you’ll never be the same.
     
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  4. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

     
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  5. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    #SKEWP4LIFE
     
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  6. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Going to get my truck back now. They’ve had it since Tuesday. 4 days. They replaced the rear diff gasket with the same gasket they used last time. We will see how long before it starts leaking.
    On a side note my wobbling drivers seat got a new frame so I’m hoping that is fixed.
     
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  7. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Hope they got er fixed for ya!
     
  8. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Nice buddy, hope it works out in your favor.
     
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  9. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Me too.
     
  10. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Hope it’s right.
     
  11. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Seat feels so much better. It’s not wobbling anymore. They replaced the frame. That was one of the biggest annoyances. 63FCAC4E-1094-4A28-BA25-BEA5FF9B3673.gif
     
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  12. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Haven’t had time to crawl under and give it a good inspection. Here is the latest handy work. RTV gasket??
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  13. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I don’t know if I want to... 8838A0BB-95B0-4516-8D67-BC47EF607249.gif

    OR

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  14. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

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  15. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Should I have to?
     
  16. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Nope. It’s crap. I hate you’ve had to go through all of it.
     
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  17. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Better me than someone else. Its going to be interesting to see how many OR owners unaware of the issue and at 61k to 70k miles take it in for service only to pay for a new rear diff gasket because they are out of factory warranty.
    You’ll pay for a RTV gasket fix it yourself.
     
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  18. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Exactly.
    It’ll be mass chaos if they start to get a lot of guys out of warranty with jacked up rearends from their leaking differentials.
    I think that’s what they were trying to avoid when they were holding them captive last summer.
    We all remember the frame recalls of practically all first gens. They don’t want a mass payout like that again.
    One thing they did do was make it right with the first gen owners though when they were recalling. I don’t think any other manufacturer would have been that generous. I don’t even think Toyota would be that generous again.
     
  19. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    When all else fails.... silicone the F&@% out of it!!!

    But on a serious note,... either your rear-end housing or the third member must have a blemish on the mating surface or they're using a paper-thin junk gasket. There's no excuse for that. But maybe they got it this time,...? I really hope so for your sake.
     
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  20. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Exactly right. It has to be one of the two. Junk gasket or a blemish/burred area.
     
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  21. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Black RTV and nylon string has sealed up many 9" rear-ends for me! If mine ever starts leaking, I'm only giving the dealership 1 shot to fix it. Lol
     
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