Transmission update for 2017

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by James L Speagle, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. James L Speagle

    James L Speagle New Member

    Has anyone got any information weather or not Toyota has an up date on the 2017 transmission surging and searching for gears?
     
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  3. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum! There is a transmission TSB......had it done on my '17........not perfect but did help.
     
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    James L Speagle

    James L Speagle New Member

    Do you know what the update number is, and thanks for the response
     
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  5. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    I think my service sheet said TSB0017-62.
     
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    James L Speagle

    James L Speagle New Member

    Thanks for the info
     
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  7. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    You're welcome!
     
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  8. polaris202

    polaris202 New Member

    I have a 2017 TRD OR AC V6 Auto and have experienced very erratic, unintuitive, extremely annoying shifting and pedal response and the surging on cold start up. I know there was a TSB 0077-16 'ECM Calibrations, Shift Feeling Enhancements' that was for the erratic shifting and TSB 0125-18 'Engine Idle Surge With Steering Input' that was for the surging on start up/cold start up and TSB 0058-18 'Vehicle Surge Between 40-50 MPH. My truck was a late build in 2017 and already had the update for the Shift Enhancements and just recently the dealer flashed the ECU with the Surge TSB 0058-18. The truck still shifts horribly and still surges. I'm coming to the realization that I'm just going to have to live with both.
     
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  9. VBTacoma

    VBTacoma Well-Known Member

    I had the same experience with both my 16 and 17. The dealer kept saying it was normal. I guess just grin and bear it. Haha
     
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  10. jdr3366

    jdr3366 Well-Known Member

    I complained about a year ago about constantly hunting for gears, surging, and generally not working smoothly. There are certain descriptors you need to use. I got lucky and used one or two. The service agent smiled and said, "OK." The truck works better now, IMO.

    I think your words are good to trigger the service.

    Good luck.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2019
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  11. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Do you live in a hilly region? My 2017 Tacoma drove me crazy going up over hills and mountains. I finally just kept the ECT button on and floored it everywhere. Not as much surging that way. MPG sucked. Haha
     
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  12. Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    My 2018 V6 did the same thing. Used the ECT button, mileage sucked (15-16), revs topped @ 4600. Guess the engine is broken in now....Next trip to WV I'll use the S mode and no ECT and see what happens. Just using drive it was constantly upshifting and downshifting with the hills and mountains.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019
  13. AKBoreal

    AKBoreal Member

    Has anyone here tried the OV Tune? Lots of love for it on other forums, but I don’t know anyone who’s running it.
     
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  14. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    I is... since... eh... August 18? I think... I have no complaints... I started out on the 1.04 87 which was a huge improvement, then tried 91 for a while then came the 1.05 with options so I went for the 87 for mpgs and ran 87 eth-free around the house. Tried to drive easy, it's still spunky. Did great across the country, 19.5 or so on 285's. Going back to AZ this week and want to try the 91 fob, whatever the heck that is... Matt just revamped everything, supposed to be much more user friendly, I have it all downloaded, does seem much easier but I haven't actually flashed the truck yet... I left my cable at home... but it runs so smooth and quiet on the 1.05B with 91 in the tank... I filled it up before I realized that it wasn't in my backpack... lol
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2019
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  15. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Here's some more info if anyone is curious...

    https://www.ovtuned.com/blogs/news/...ently-tested-amazing-results-upcoming-updates
     
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  16. Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    Nice article. I just wish that they had tested a Tacoma with stock tires. Not everyone rolls on 33's.
     
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  17. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    More people who are looking to increase power due to lack of power from larger tires?
     
  18. Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    I wonder why they didn't do a test on a stock tired truck with the mod, then change the tires to whatever larger size and test the truck again. My suspicious nature makes me wonder of this WAS done and the results were less than stellar.
     
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  19. Tacomatic

    Tacomatic Active Member

    All of you guys that are having shifting problems, check your transmission fluid level. They all come underfilled and the dealers do not check them during PDI. My 19 was underfilled by a 1/4 of a quart. Once I filled it to proper level it now shifts as smooth as butter.
     
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    James L Speagle

    James L Speagle New Member

    How d ok you check the fluid level, my 2017 has a cap over the dip stick tube, its sealed off?
     
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    Tacomatic Active Member

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