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Toyota Tundra Problems

ratboy3ratboy3 Posts: 324
I will post a problem when I experience one. I'm sure it will happen but I hope not soon. Truck is only 6 mos old.


  • amoraamora Posts: 204
    If no problem by now, you will probably have a trouble free truck...
  • My Tundra turned 1 year old last December and so far I've had the following problems:

    Plastic piece that snaps onto the bottom of front seat came off.

    Twice, the truck didn't start the first time I cranked it. Those two times it started on the next crank.

    I had hoped the gas mileage would improve with age, but I am getting around 18 mpg or so.

    In other words, I have had no problems worth reporting. So far, I am very pleased with the truck. There aren't any rattles, hums, whistles, or other noises that weren't there the day I drove it off the lot.

    It performs great when hauling a load and is a real pleasure to drive.
  • eharri3eharri3 Posts: 645
    was that a problem in the winter? I seem to remember one magazine that did a long term test of a Tundra had the same problem... wouldn't start on the first crank. Of course, Toyota spin DR's said the truck is actually designed to start this way so the oil can circulate.
  • gportergporter Posts: 14
    After 13 months & 17,000 miles, I have had no problems. It starts the same, even at 20 below, which us Minnesotans had the misfortune of dealing with at Christmas. I have never been happier with a vehical, it makes the ride and brakes on my 97 Camry LE feel cheap. Only wish the gas mileage was better and it wasn't so fun to kick down!!
  • derrikderrik Posts: 1
    Hi all,

    I've read all your comments about the Tundra that you have bought. I am looking for some opinion on the Tundra. I am planning to buy the new 01 Tundra SR5 V8 4x4. Never had a truck. Hope to here from you. Thanks!

  • I have recently purchased a new 2001 SR5 Tundra with the V8 engine. I have owned a lot of vehicles in my 67 years but this is the best. Quiet, plenty of room, powerful engine, acceptable gas mileage, smooth ride ------ what else would anyone want?
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    what other trucks have you owned? Last model year?
  • ratboy3ratboy3 Posts: 324
    you're lucky you get 18mpg. I can almost do 16mpg on mine. but this one is a daily driver through residential area. I'm 5 miles from work.
  • I have been saving my money and would like to buy a 2000 SR5 Super Cab 2WD. Since Edmunds doesn't have the data on it, what is a reasonable price? And what about availability?
  • 2001 Tundra SR-5 Access Cab V-8 2WD

    I have experienced the following problems with only 1,803 on the odometer...

    -Roughness or vibration from drivetrain when leaving a stop

    -Front windows rattle when 1/2 way down

    -Drivers door doesn't close correctly

    -Center Console lid latch broken

    -Glove box latch color is poorly matched
  • The Tundra V-8 Access Cab is large, solid and well built. Here I my likes dislikes...

    -No 5 speed available, Automatic transmission only with the iForceV-8! WHY??

    -Tracks poorly in corners, can't take corners or windy roads. Sloppy in emergency handling.

    -Slow off the line (iForceV-8)

    -Clean but Boring interior, no toys even as options! Why no Sequoia parts bin sharing here?

    -I can't get comfortable in this truck for long trips. Captains chairs have NO LUMBAR SUPPORT!!!

    -Stereo is long distance from wheel, steering wheel volume control would be nice when hauling.

    -Stock Bridgestone Desert Dueler tires are WEAK and awful! Why does the cheaper Tacoma get better Goodyear Wrangler GS-A tires.

    -Steering wheel distance and driving position uncomfortable for a 6'3" person. Telescoping steering wheel would help.

    -Big Blindspot from seatbelt anchor


    -FINALLY, a serious full size truck from TOYOTA!

    -Toyota Quality, Lexus look derived parts and design ideas.

    -Once it gets'll beat almost anything at the stop light.

    -Clean, bold good looks.

    -Reasonable pricing

    -Large interior

    -Proves trucks can be built with better fit and finish...Must have Ford, Chevy and Dodge execs running scared or trying to build a better truck!

    My Tundra is a 2001 access cab SR-5 2WD V8.
  • I notice owners of other full size trucks like Ford, Chevy, and Dodge give dirty looks and attempt to cut of or race. SORRY GUYS I DROVE YOUR TRUCKS AND FIT AND FINSISH, THE PAINT, THE QUALITY OF MATERIALS IS EMBARASSING. I'd buy a Domestic truck tommarrow if it looked like the TUNDRA and lasted as long as Toyotas do without ANY problems.
  • went to a dealer today to purchase a tundra. i was stopped in my tracks when i found out that the tundra is not available with limited slip or locking rear axle. any advice on this? has anyone used this truck for off road muddy conditions? how does it compare to the other trucks in it's class?
  • bessbess Posts: 972
    See the big3 vs. Tundra discussion here. Although some folks in this discussion have had negative comments about the Ford/Dodge/Chevy, you'll see that all 4 of these trucks are very close.
  • rooster9rooster9 Posts: 239
    There is supposedly an available limited slip rear end available from TRD. If there's not, there will be shortly. There is also aftermarket lockers available.
  • I want a manual transmition,
    You can’t get that with the V8
    So I go for the V6, Fine
    I want an 8 foot bed
    You can’t get that with the Extend cab
    So I go for a Regular cab V6 fine
    You can’t get that with ABS “Special order” according to my 3 local dealers.
    Wake up Toyota, That is standard on every other truck.
    You can’t get that truck with Captain’s chairs
    You can’t get even get 60/40 split seat you have to use a solid bench
    There is no reason for this!!!
    I asked for a power package on this truck and was laughed at.
    I want a Toyota Tundra but unfortunately I will buy a Nissan Frontier
    It has everything I need as standard, It is not as nice but I can live with that.

    Brian, Boston MA
  • Not getting ABS is no loss. The same goes for power package. However, that 60/40 option would be nice. That way I can sit back from the windshield when the wife is in command.
  • I just got a new 2001 V8 4x2 Tundra...i love it but it makes a noise that sounds like a clunk everytime i start the truck after it has been parked...probably about three seconds after i put it in gear and start moving...any suggestions to what this could be?
  • eharri3eharri3 Posts: 645
    Every time people point out optiuosn they want that you can't get on a Tundra for one reason or another Tundra owners tell people it's not really necessary anyway. It obviously was to the guy shopping the Tundras, or else he wouldn't belooking to drive home in a Frontier. Face it, Toyota tells customers what they can have. ford, Dodge, and Chevy let customers decide what their needs are.
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