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Toyota Tundra Owner Experiences



  • dreasdaddreasdad Posts: 276
    take your vin by to the local dealer and see if they will pull up the original specs of your truck. If it was sold in that area new it will still be in the computer system and they can pull it up and see. i can not rememebr but if it was a Limited it should have standaadr keyless remote but its been a while since that model year
  • My 2007 Tundra has the chrome peeling and flaking off the rear bumper. Has anyone else had a problem similiar to this? also, here in Wyoming, it can get down right cold, and there's an annoying squeak in the dash, but only when its cold. Just a couple problems I've experienced since I got my 07. I had an 05 and LOVED it, but this new 1, I'm not so sure about.
  • I just dumped this POS last week for a new 08 Honda; it had only 8K miles on it, and I could not stand the rough ride and noisy engine/transmission anymore. I have owned three Tundras, and 5 other Toyotas in the last few years, and this one was the worst. Bye bye Toyota forever.
  • Well, im not the only 1 feeling like that... i too am not impressed with my 07 TURDra. I had an 05 and every day i regret trading it in for this one. I leased it, so I cant wait for the lease to end, so i can get it off my hands. You say you got an 08 Honda, what was it, the Ridgeline? or what? how do you like your Honda so Far? L8Rs
  • What do you think? I have a V8 5.7L 1-ton double cab extended bed with tow package. I want to pull a 39' camper that weighs slightly less than 8200 lbs. dry. I read previously that a truck is meant to work, not just to look at. Well, the truck is under an extended warranty, just want to hear some thoughts.......
  • bdymentbdyment Posts: 549
    Wondering what make of truck you have and the year.
  • katzatkatzat Posts: 45
    I just picked up my new 2008 Tundra last night. Paint looks normal, but I will keep an eye out for this. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Of course, I hope your truck was an anomaly and i don't see any paint problems.
  • cheekyrickcheekyrick Posts: 1
    Unfortunately its not an anomoly... if you take a key and scrape the paint (in the bed of course!), then you'll find it's EXTREMELY easy to scratch.

    If you take a look on the other Tundra forums, like or you'll see that it's an endemic problem! :-(
  • katzatkatzat Posts: 45
    OK, So I just went out and took the new key to the bed of my truck. You are correct, It seems to scratch pretty easily. Just as a control test, I also took the same key to the BMW parked next to mine. Turns out that it scratched pretty easily as well.

    The brand new key seems pretty sharp.

    My wife has a 2004 Sequoia at home. That truck's paint still looks brand new. I will take the key to an inconspicuous place on it to determine if the Tundra is significantly different. I should report back by Monday.
  • bdymentbdyment Posts: 549
    Imagine the BMW owner was thrilled that you keyed his car.
  • katzatkatzat Posts: 45
    He has not mentioned it yet. Perhaps he didn't notice it. ;)
  • katzatkatzat Posts: 45
    I did the key test to my wife's 2004 Sequoia this weekend. It scratched, but was not as noticable. As I performed a cursory inspection of the Sequoia's paint, it does seem to have a better finish than the new Tundra's. They are different colors so the comparison is difficult.

    I really hope the paint difference is not as significant as cheekyrick indicates. I had a '89 F250 that had a factory paint problem that made most of the silver paint fall off the truck after a few years. Strangely, the truck never really rusted, but had the primer exposed over most of the horizontal surfaces after perhaps 8 years of service. I still have that truck and will be selling it now that I have the Tundra. I was really hoping to have a truck with more general use than the old Ford's with all the paint peeling all the time.

    I'll keep you posted.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Paint technology has changed dramatically since your 89 Ford. And I'll bet it was Silver - they had specific problems with the Sherwin-Williams paint on those trucks.
  • katzatkatzat Posts: 45
    You are correct sir. It was the silver. The truck is 2-toned, so all of the silver on the roof was gone after 8 years. I recieved several recall notices on it well after the paint was gone, but decided not to bother. The truck is now black, gray (primer where silver peeled off but didn't rust), and brown (where the silver peeled off and it rusted). The good (and surprising) news is that due to the galvinized steel used after the late 80s the truck still has not rusted through anywhere -- and it is 19 years old. And it still runs. Go Ford.

    NVBanker, I seem to recall that you used to frequent the Toyota Sequoia, Nissan Armada, and/or Lincoln Navigator forums back in 2003 when I was investigating the eventual purchase of a SUV. Your comments were very helpful. I eventually bought a 2004 Sequoia for my wife and we have been tickled pink with that truck for the past 4.5 years. Nearly 80,000 miles and not a single trip to the shop for other than scheduled maintenance. It is on its second set of tires and they still have quite a bit of wear left on them.

    So based on my experience with the 2004 Sequoia, I (after much laborious deliberation) finally purchased a Tundra. While some aspects seem to be improved over the Sequoia, most do not. I really hope the new Tundra is made from the same cloth as the previous truck was.

    This paint thing has me a bit worried. I wish I had seen some of these posts before I ordered the truck back in December.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    I recently owned an 04 Tundra. Though I didn't really "like" the truck for several design feature reasons, it was undeniably an excellent truck. I doubt you'll be unhappy with your Tundra, and the paint won't fade or peel. Though, it does scratch kind of easy. It's pretty thin, it seems.....
  • customer service agent ashley said that the tundra needs to be treated tenderly, just to let anyone know who is thinking about purchasing one of these powder puffs
  • mikefm58mikefm58 Posts: 2,882
    Oh let me guess, you're a Ford man?
  • 07 5.7l under warranty
    1.first the brakes grabbed now they are mushy
    2.the door stop on the regular cab extra long door broke and dealer says not under warranty toyota agrees says to treat tundra tenderly
    3. sun reflection off of the hood on the bend near the windshield and off of the plastic over the radio on the dashboard are extremely annoying

    two things work flawlessly on my powder puff; the tail gate and the cruise control
  • mike i have owed three toyota trucks and one dodge 3/4 ton w v10 but never a ford but may go with one now that you mention it, thanks
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