Wierd sound

Discussion in '2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma' started by Jim MacMahon, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. Jim MacMahon

    Jim MacMahon Member

    Weird sound under DS dashboard at highway speed. Sounds like an alert, but is intermittent. Nothing on dash panel shows up. Sounds like light buzz. No other symptoms. What is it?
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum.
    Without being able to hear the sound it’s going to be hard to Dx. Can you get a video or recording of the sound and post it. That would help a lot.
    Thanks.
     
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  4. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum.
    Like OR17TRD said, it’ll be a lot easier to help ya if we know what this sounds like.
    The only intermittent warning light I’m aware of is a seat belt warning.
     
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  5. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    What year and submodel?
     
  6. OP
    Jim MacMahon

    Jim MacMahon Member

    It's a 2015 Tacoma Access (2 door) 4cyl with just under 23,000 miles. I've owned it for one month and haven't noticed the noise before taking the truck on a 200 mile run at about 80 mph using cruise control. When the noise happens, it's softer than, say, the seat belt alert, but it's a similar sound (tone) and beeps only a few seconds at a time. It's a random, intermittent sound not over three or four seconds long at the most and sometimes just a short beep. I can't make it happen nor does anything show up on the dashboard indicators or nav system. Thanks for responding to my post. Sorry I can't be more specific.
     
  7. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Hmm well. I would take it to Toyota. The truck should be under warranty. It may be something aftermarket that a previous owner had on the truck. Unless you bought it new... Then idk..
     
  8. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

  9. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    That’s a tough one man. Do you have any aftermarket products installed at all that could be causing it? Did someone leave a phone in there or something electronic that could have had a reminder alarm?
    Otherwise like @kp.taco said, it may be time for a trip to the dealership if it’s under warranty.
     
  10. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    We actually had a guy put these all around the building at work. It will drive you crazy until you figure it out. Lol
     
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  11. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Yup, i did that at work... set 1 to "meow" and placed it in the ac vent in a drop ceiling in the breakroom.
    Supervisor said to keep an eye out for a cat that may be stuck in a wall..

    I let it go for 3 days
     
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  12. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Haha
     
  13. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Nice! I like that.
     
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  14. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

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    Jim MacMahon

    Jim MacMahon Member

    Yesterday I took it to the dealer. A couple of guys expressed their opinions, but nothing found so far.
     
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  16. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    That sucks. Hopefully they figure it out.
     
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    Jim MacMahon

    Jim MacMahon Member

    Thanks. Yesterday they contacted a Toyota service manager with over 30 years experience and didn't get much help. Now they're following up on some online suggestions. Glad it's under warrantee.
     
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  18. Garrick

    Garrick Well-Known Member

    Is there anything plugged into the OBDII port?
    I have an “Automatic” car monitor plugged in mine which links to my phone and makes a soft beep whenever I brake too hard or accelerate too fast as a warning that I will not be getting optimal mileage as a result (I turned that **** off!). Maybe the previous owner had something like that plugged in?
     
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  19. Grumpy

    Grumpy New Member

    I have a similar problem with my 2015. I just bought it from a local dealership. I took it on a trip today at interstate speeds. That's when I discovered it. I googled "wind noise toyota tacoma". I found a thread on another site that included a video with sound and it was the exact same thing I had. One solution that was suggested was a service bulletin that replaced the windshield. I'm looking into that tomorrow. Another theory was the side mirrors. I'm not so sure about that.
     
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    Jim MacMahon

    Jim MacMahon Member

    That's interesting. Today the people I was dealing with gave up and suggested I take the Tacoma to a Toyota dealer owned by AutoNation. I wondered about using a tape recorder to see if the sound could tell them anything without having to take it on the highway. It's frustrating because it's so intermittent. I couldn't get it to make the noise this morning. Please let me know if you find out. Jim
     
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    Jim MacMahon

    Jim MacMahon Member

    Grumpy -- find out anything? I'm taking my Tacoma to another service place tomorrow and will mention the windshield incident.
     

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