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Old 09-30-2017, 08:28 PM #1
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Transmission Delayed Engagement

My wife has a 2013 4Runner, 2WD Limited that's been experiencing a delayed engagement when shifting from Park or Reverse to Drive.

We bought the 4Runner as a CPO in Feb 16. A few months later we took it back to the dealer we bought it at (we'll call them Dealer #1) due to a noise coming from the engine (sounded like a pulley was grinding). Dealer #1 replaced the pulley's, as well as the entire transmission (due to a "noise" they heard from the front of the trans). The vehicle had ~25K miles on it.

A few months later I took it back in for service to Dealer #1 as the transmission was delayed when shifting from Park or Reverse into drive. Upon shifting into drive the vehicle would stall for a few seconds, then slam forward after it eventually caught the drive gear. Dealer #1 couldn't repeat the issue.

About 6 months goes by and in May of this year I take it to a different dealer (we'll call them Dealer #2). They test drive it with me and experience the delay. They checked the auto trans fluid and discovered it was low by 2 quarts. They added more fluid and said that should fix it.

This past month the problem surfaced again. I took it to Dealer #2 yesterday and they couldn't repeat the problem. They did find a P0504 code when scanning the vehicle and said that the brake light switch (under the brake pedal) needed to be replaced. Additionally, they said they believed the brake light switch was possibly causing the transmission issue. They wanted $200 to replace it, but I bought the part from their parts counter for less than $20 and replaced it myself in under a minute earlier today.

My question is as follows: Has anyone experienced this issue? I'm highly concerned since it's my wife's vehicle and has a reman transmission in it. The vehicle is still covered under warranty and quite honestly I want them to put a new transmission in the vehicle, as I feel like the one they put in last time is a faulty unit. Thoughts? Thanks!
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My wife has a 2013 4Runner, 2WD Limited that's been experiencing a delayed engagement when shifting from Park or Reverse to Drive.

We bought the 4Runner as a CPO in Feb 16. A few months later we took it back to the dealer we bought it at (we'll call them Dealer #1) due to a noise coming from the engine (sounded like a pulley was grinding). Dealer #1 replaced the pulley's, as well as the entire transmission (due to a "noise" they heard from the front of the trans). The vehicle had ~25K miles on it.

A few months later I took it back in for service to Dealer #1 as the transmission was delayed when shifting from Park or Reverse into drive. Upon shifting into drive the vehicle would stall for a few seconds, then slam forward after it eventually caught the drive gear. Dealer #1 couldn't repeat the issue.

About 6 months goes by and in May of this year I take it to a different dealer (we'll call them Dealer #2). They test drive it with me and experience the delay. They checked the auto trans fluid and discovered it was low by 2 quarts. They added more fluid and said that should fix it.

This past month the problem surfaced again. I took it to Dealer #2 yesterday and they couldn't repeat the problem. They did find a P0504 code when scanning the vehicle and said that the brake light switch (under the brake pedal) needed to be replaced. Additionally, they said they believed the brake light switch was possibly causing the transmission issue. They wanted $200 to replace it, but I bought the part from their parts counter for less than $20 and replaced it myself in under a minute earlier today.

My question is as follows: Has anyone experienced this issue? I'm highly concerned since it's my wife's vehicle and has a reman transmission in it. The vehicle is still covered under warranty and quite honestly I want them to put a new transmission in the vehicle, as I feel like the one they put in last time is a faulty unit. Thoughts? Thanks!

I am experiencing almost the same exact scenario and am being told the same thing by the dealership aside from finding a P0504 code. They said they topped off the transmission fluid and we will need to see if I experience the delay again. Have you found a fix for the delay? Did they replace your transmission?
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