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2007 Toyota Tundra Engines

rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661
edited March 10 in Toyota
A very small percentage (.0006%) of the new 5.7L engines have experienced camshaft failures according to Automotive News.



  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661
    .067%. Even so, still a pretty tiny number.

  • anythngbutgmanythngbutgm Posts: 4,173
    New engine. Sounds like a supplier issue more than a Toyota issue.

    I doubt it'll blow up into some huge catastrophe like the GM piston-slappers or the self-ejecting sparkplug Triton motors but Toyota really needs to reel this one in.

    20 reported failures is peanuts, 20 thousand is a nightmare.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    what the final numbers are.
  • bakemonobakemono Posts: 3
    Give Toyota credit for fixing the issue before it grows into a mass recall.
    I can think of some other automakers who would have ignore this issue untill it affected a large number of engines. Kudos to Toyota for taking care of their customers.
  • trucktrickstrucktricks Posts: 45
    I wonder if it will be more or less of a catastrophe than the Toyota sludge fiasco.
  • bakemonobakemono Posts: 3
    I would say less, much less. 20 failures out of 30,000 engines is a very slight issue.
  • trucktrickstrucktricks Posts: 45
    Yeah, but.....

    The fact that Toyota is considering a recall suggests that they think the problem might not be so small. Could the 20 failures be the tip of an iceberg? What will happen when more of the 30,000 get additional miles on them?

    Only time will tell.
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    I agree. Considering the market (the last real American stronghold) and the fact that this is a launch vehicle instead of just a new engine, Toyota can't afford to fall on their face less than 6 months out of the chute. Fast action on all potential engines is the only way to avoid a PR nightmare.

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  • bakemonobakemono Posts: 3
    Toyota has said that the problem camshafts were a result of a bad batch on early engines.
    Just because they issue a recall, that doesnt mean that every '07 Tundra will be included. It could be a very small number of engines, maybe 1,000 or less.
    I say again, kudos to Toyota for seeing what is right now a small issue and addressing it before it becomes a major recall.
    Unlike some other automakers who like to sweep minor problems like this under the rug, Toyota is standing by their customers and making it right.
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661
    No recall has been issued yet.

  • anythngbutgmanythngbutgm Posts: 4,173
    Well that didn't have anything to do with Toyota trucks but whatever...

    And as far as that being "A fiasco" lol, if you change your oil at the recommended interval, then you shouldn't have an issue... Heck, any car is susceptible to oil gelling if you don't change it on a routine basis.

    Not so convenient a solution for the the GM or the Ford trucks... ;)
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    Yes, it is a very small percentage so far but it will likely get bigger. Toyota learned its lesson in trying to hide the fact that they have engine issues (sludge problems), and now quickly put the blame on others. The majority of auto manufactures buy their parts from different suppliers including engine parts, rear ends, axles, seats, tires, brakes, ignition, etc. So by coming out and saying that it was a contractors fault does little because ultimately Toyota is at fault just like if an Eaton rear end on a GMC Sierra went bad it would be considered a GM problem not an Eaton problem.

    With the sales struggle of the new Tundra this could only make it worse.
  • anythngbutgmanythngbutgm Posts: 4,173

    With the sales struggle of the new Tundra this could only make it worse

    That's a false statement. Dream on.
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    The truth hurts doesn't it.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    to buy a Tundra with perhaps a faulty cam....would you?
  • andy82471andy82471 Posts: 120
    If you guys check the May sales figure you will see that Tundra sales have nearly doubled. If you call that struggling I am sure Toyota doesn't mind to struggle. Right now Toyota is on top of the world and the Tundra incident is just a minor hiccup.
  • 12ozcurls12ozcurls Posts: 65
    hahaha...yeah toyota is doing rather well this month, but all the truck manufactures are up this month, except for Ford which can afford to sell a few less trucks. And well I do agree that this is a minor hiccup, based on the last tundra, this will not be the last. The last Tundra was complete garbage. I dont know why everyone thinks Toyota is such a superior brand. They have their problems just like any other auto maker does. Not only are they leading in car sales but they are also fast approaching leading in the number of recalls their vehicles are having, not just here but also in Japan. So before you tattoo a Toyota T on your chests, you might want to check out some facts.
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    "Right now Toyota is on top of the world and the Tundra incident is just a minor hiccup."

    I agree they have peaked as an automaker, but they have been slip sliding away in the last 2-3 years with reliability/product issues. The thing thats exciting about the truck is that its new with a new engine. The engine was said to be descent but only time will tell if it will hold up long term. Other than the trucks styling being a big eye sore, in reality it comes up short compared to the domestic offerings in almost every catagory. Take away the mediocre engine and you have an ugly truck with a weak frame, average ride, poor handling, questionable rear-end traction, below average interior, to name a few.
  • exploder750exploder750 Posts: 159
    "The majority of auto manufactures buy their parts from different suppliers including engine parts,"

    Many of Toyota's suppliers are wholly owned by Toyota, so it would be interesting to see just who this camshaft "supplier" REALLY is. ;)
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