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qzs4vb, all Toyota trucks are made in the USA, while GMC has production lines in 3d world countries like Mexico. Ignorance is bliss, isn't it?
Tundra:California attorneys Kimmel and Silverman put it on their online lemon-list advertisement.
Draw your own conclusions, gentlemen...
Oh what a feeling!!
Silverado Sales for 2000 = 642,119 (does not include 188,907 GMC Sierras)http://www.autointell.com/nao_companies/general_motors/gmsales2.htm
Now wouldn't simple math tell you that if both companies had the EXACT same level of quality then you would have roughly 6.5 times more complaints on Silverados alone?
I could not find a site where I could find a total number of complaints for each vehicle but I did come across this while looking....
"Herb of Littleton NH writes (4/13/02): I changed the oil in my Toyota Tundra after driving 4000 miles since a garage had changed it. The filter gasket from the old filter stuck to the engine block, causing an insufficient seal, allowing the oil to drain out. Twenty miles down the road, the engine skipped and I noticed zero oil pressure on the guage. I immediately stopped, but the motor was already toast.My question is, how can Toyota make an aluminum engine without warning lights and buzzers for loss of oil? This is supposed to be Motor Trend's truck of the year and it doesn't warn you of low oil. Even my friend's old Ford Ranger does that."
That was found at http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/toyota_tundra.html
Tundra lemon websites:
Please note this website was not created by lemon Tundra owners. It is part of California lawyers Kimmel and Silverman's online advertisement campaign to attract customers.
Do a search on the page for Tundra. You will see some pretty interesting items worthy of current owners complaining.
From: erkme73Emailid: Category: ProductsComplaintResolution: ComplaintCompanyName: TopicName: Tundra vibrationsCompanyAddress: CompanyCity: CompanyState: CompanyZipcode: Country: CompanyDivision: CompanyDepartment: Date: 10/20/00Time: 6:50:29 PM
CommentsI have collected a database of Tundra owners who have chronic unsolved vibrations. If you have a shaking Tundra, please go to:
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In the meantime, check out this topic:
It's an excellent site on the Tundra...
I have a 2000 sierra 4x4, 4.8 engine with 3.73, short bed. I traded in a 1989 f-150 short bed 5.0 4x4 with 100,000 miles on it. Needless to say, the ford did not vibrate, the engine did not run rough, The transmission, didn't make noises, the ride was positive not jumpy. If I wanted a truck to do all these things, I would have disconnected a sparkplug wire, blew out the shocks, and loosen a few lug nuts and i would have saved $24,000. I wish I had my 11 year old ford back. Richard Leach
I own a 1999 Silverado 5.3l engine. I have notice since the engine has 5000 miles that the engine knocks. I am a mechanical engineer and have owned 350's previously and have never heard such a noise. The noise sounds like low end noise and after reading your posted article I am convinced that I hear the main bearings knock for 5-10 seconds daily. and I cringe For 2001, the main bearing tolerances of these engines have been tightened for quieter, cold-engine startup. What the hell are these guys doing I pay 25k for a vehicle and now they are changing the tolerance of the bearings. Isn't it common sense that using a tighter tolerance will enhance a components life. What if anything are they saying about the 1999 5300 engines? Is general motors doing anything? Any comments will be appreciated. ThanksBrian
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