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Toyota Tundra Problems



  • bamatundrabamatundra Posts: 1,583
    I have an assignment for you:

    1. Count the number of car ads in the next Car and Driver.

    2. Count the number of car ads in CR.

    Report the result and then tell me again which magazine you think is likely to be less biased.
  • plutoniousplutonious Posts: 799
    "it has a ways to go to match the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra when it comes to the quality of the materials and assembly. Brand loyalty drives plenty of sales in this segment..."

    Hmmm, sounds like like obyone could relate to that...quality of materials and assembly of his truck (bonafide lemon) and brand loyalty.

    obyone, since you are a chevy fanatic, are you trying to tell me with all your ramblings about side-impact ratings that in 1998 I should have bought a Chevy S-10? I don't think you want to go there...
  • quadrunner500quadrunner500 Posts: 2,728
    No joy unless a magazine tells you how good you've got it!

    The excitement wore off quickly, because Tundra is basically boring, as would be anything mistakenly marketed in the full size class that prides on being compact and car like.

    You wouldn't be debating yourselves if they had written what you wanted to read.
  • Toyta Tundra Does not offer Limited slip or a locking rea axle. How can Consumer Reports rate this truck High? 90% of the time you will get out of trouble with a limited rear end .Consumer says the Tundra is currently our top-ranked full sized pick .Not in my book 4 wheel is all 4 wheels working
  • john111john111 Posts: 17
    I bought my 2000 ext cab 2/w drive in 7/21/99 soon after they were shown. I tried one out at one of the local dealers. That was the quietest truck I had ever ridden in, and I tried to buy one from
    one of the local dealers. While I couldn't in any ways talk up a deall or get a price, I located one
    on the internet close to $30,000 about 200 miles from my hometown. (Prices suggested at that
    time were $30,000 to in some cases $35000. I drove out of the dealership a little after closing
    time, and beleive it or not started having problems before I got out of town. - - a bumping noise
    as if you had run over something in the road, then 'open door' light came on and the doors would unlock, and interior lights came on. Back and forth to dealers adjusting door latches,
    brought on wind and road noises, so the radio was of no use over 40MPH. Finally the open
    door light problem was solved, (as with the security system), but not the road noises. Finally
    after arbitration, the Toyota rep decided that the road noise was normal, and said he couldn't
    hear any, however every one that rode in it could hear it. Of course every one knows how you
    come out in arbitration . Now recently we have noticed exhaust fumes that we assume comes
    in under the two right hand doors where all the road noise comes in. I am well pleased with the
    performance, and gas mileage, and all round handling of this vehicle, and I want either a new
    Lexus, or Toyota Avalon with luxury equipment, but at this point since Toyota cannot fix this
    vehicle, and fix it so it will stay fixed, I am afraid to invest any thing else in Toyota. Has any one
    else had problems with their Tundras similar to this? This is my first Toyota after owning 45
    other makes.
  • I could BARELY read the test from Truck Trend throught the link you provided. HOWEVER take note! As I mentioned in my previous post regarding the numbers from C&D, ALL ENGINES EXCEPT FOR THE F150 WERE THE BASE V8. Truck trend compares the Chevy 5.3 to Tundra's 4.7

    And you're right. It does depend on who does the test - and with what! {:=]
  • "Did you know that CR had a high recommendation for Packard Bell computers?"

    LOL. That was a POS computer, wasn't it. Glad I didn't get one. I actually remember reading that article. Like I said, CR's not perfect but more hits than misses. And your right, there are sources of information out there other than CR for auto purchases such as Edmunds, KBB, Tundrasolutions, etc. (all of which I reviewed plus some, thank you very much). But you know what? CR provides objective, unbiased (as unbiased as you can get) information for products they evaluate. Happens they recommend the Tundra and not the Silverado cause of reliability records. But they think the Silverado performs well, just not reliably.

    And yeah, I've used CR's recommendation to purchase my washer and dryer about 6 years ago. They haven't broken yet. Maybe Chevy should learn some manufacturing tricks from Kenmore's supplier.
  • "Toyta Tundra Does not offer Limited slip or a locking rea axle"

    Dude, What are you smoking??? Must be pretty good one-hit stuff! You might want to check elsewhere on this site under NEW and TOYOTA TUNDRA and OPTIONS. If you did that you might just discover that limited slip IS offered on the tundra...or maybe you won't discover it.

    "TOM, take me out with a bong hit"
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    Kenmore over Maytag? What is this world coming too?
  • f1julesf1jules Posts: 288
    You might try on for an answer to your questions. Only people in here are a bunch of chevy owners who can't seem to think of anything better to do while their trucks are in the shop for repairs.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    What was meant to be said is that there are no knowledgeable Tundra owners here so the link may help:

    Good luck!!

  • Oby Secret thoughts: 'I just keep getting burned by buying all the wrong things. First the POS Packard Bell computer, next the Chev-Lem or is it Lem-Chev? I don't know and I don't care, all I want is my truck back from the shop so I can sell it as soon as possible to buy a "Tundramendous". Those guys that bought the Tundra - they're sooo smart, I look up to them. But until i rid myself of this black-marked, hunk of rejected, low quality iron, I will continue to argue the point that my Lemonado er, I mean Silverado, is the best because I can't lose face'
  • dch0300dch0300 Posts: 472
    When you go to that Truck Trend link that I posted earlier, there are two places on that page (one for each table) that say "Click to enlarge photo". Click on them and a larger more readable table will appear.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    Obviously your intent is not to help Tundra owners is it? Too obvious dude.
  • bamatundrabamatundra Posts: 1,583
    I have been posting to this group for over two years. When I have a helpful suggestion, I post it. I am a Tundra owner.

    You and Quad are unfortunate lemon Chev owners. You obviously know nothing about Tundras. I am wondering why Lemon Chev owners would post to a Tundra topic - maybe sour grapes?
  • The Hatfields and McCoys are back lol, missed you guys.

    Hey Twowheeler ... " are ya ready, ok here ya go ( chirp chirp chirp .... bubble bubble bubble ) "
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    Looking over your last 10 posts, you don't have any suggestions or solutions now do you?

    That goes back to what I originally said about knowledgeable Tundra owners.
  • I had to think about your post for a second before I figured out what you were referring to. You forgot the part were the dude coughs out the billow of smoke he just toked. LANKIS 101 RULES!

    Have you gotten your ride yet?
  • Hey the day I went down to sign papers on truck, work called and told me not to worry about coming back lol. I was out sick for a week and they decided that made me AWOL and therefore they resigned me. Its in the hands of the Teamsters for the last few months. I happen to work for a very crooked ambulance company, and I'm far from a crooked person.

    See even the ambulance companies in L.A. are screwed up. Not really worth going back, after all its a 7-8 dollar/hour job. I might be back on fire engine soon, so will get truck then. Still chompin at the bit to get rid of this Ford.
  • quadrunner500quadrunner500 Posts: 2,728
    I agree it's not just the ambulance companies. Your whole state is whacked-out, can't/won't produce it's own electricity, banned off shore drilling, fixed the energy prices, signed long term contracts, cried foul to the Repulicans you voted against, for an energy bailout because you don't have electricity! Your socialist politicians Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein, Gray Davis, or corrupt Gary Condit helped get you banned from you're own federal lands. The gun grabbers have made ownership by citizens impossible for lawful uses, but not the movie props in Hollywood, polluting the minds of our children with graphic gun violence and indulgent pornography. California is supposed to be a role model for the rest of the country? ROFLMAO!!

    I really hope your state gets its act together, so Colorado doesn't get another influx of refugees from your utopia like we had in the '80s.
  • tomh12tomh12 Posts: 240
    You nailed it! 'course, I'm sure you just started the mother of all flame wars. LOL
    You weren't kidding when you said you got your angst from listening to right wing talk radio, were you?!!!!!!
    I'm sure this is all caused by problems with Tundra brake rotors, right?
  • Funny you mention Colorado cause thats where im headed lol. Hey what can I say, Southern Cal. is out of control and the majority of people are selfish, superficial, and usually not honest. Theres a few good people left, so they say. Not much else I can say that you haven't already nailed on head. Hope the folks in Colorado are a little more well rounded.

    Lol Tom ... so I guess Quad won't be interested in my house when I leave.
  • relocating from So Cal to Colorado too! Man, but I'll have to sell my Tundra and get a Chev so I can blend in. That's important you know, blending in, that is. Because if I drive around in the Tundra, they may find out that I'm a liberalistic/Socialistic, porn-loving, gun grabbing, pro-Enron, off shore drilling banning, fix the energy pricing, foul cryin, save the whales campaining, left wing wacko.

    All kidding aside in my opinion, LA does suck the big one and had it not been for that attractive high-dollar job offer right out of college, I'd probably be livin somewhere else...and driving a Chevy. Well, maybe not that.
  • Hey I'd drive this Ranger to Colorado if it would make it, but i think i'd be pressin my luck. Figured if i bought a new truck I'd be able to pull a few L.A. to Co. round trips to visit fire stations. Gee maybe i should get a Chev so as to not be laughed at ... nahhh wouldnt solve anything.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 7,744
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  • f1julesf1jules Posts: 288
    Oh boy, I can see this topic moving on to the top ten list very soon.

    I'm a republican gun tottin' Boxer/SiFi hatin' San Diegan myself but unless you get some decent surf in Colorado I don't see myself moving there anytime soon.

    Who are you really? Quad Limbaugh? ROTFLMAO!!!
  • quadrunner500quadrunner500 Posts: 2,728
    Thanks to everyone for a good sense of humor! I'm Sean Hannity on the right....Alan Combs on the left. Good night!
  • xman1035xman1035 Posts: 52
    My brother owns a 2000 Tundra V8 SR5/XCAB with about 53,000 thousand miles when the transmission went out on him. It was repaired under warranty and the mechanic had told him that there was a defect in the trannies for that year of vehicle.

    They fixed his Tundra without any problems. His Tundra is now fine but he is thinking of selling it and getting the new Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab.

    I have read some posts here with other owners having transmission problems too. Prior to the Tundra he owned a 1986 Toyota pickup with a manual transmission that never gave him any problems even with 287,000 miles on it. That pickup was sold to a cousin and it is still going strong.

    Have you guys heard of a defect with the transmission in the Tundras? I do see some posts complaining about transmission problems.

    I am thinking of buying a Tundra or a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab. The Tundra did great in the offset crash test and are considered reliable. The new Dodge looks good, lots of interior room, nice ride, decent speed and comes with a 7 year/100,000 mile warranty on engine/transmission plus a $1500 rebate if you buy on or before March 31,2002.

    I like both pickups but the problems with my brother's Tundra makes me think twice.

  • ndahi12ndahi12 Posts: 235
    You are only the second person I heard from complain about a tranny failure. There was another post that complained about losing overdrive and the tranny was replaced under warranty. I have looked at all the complaint posts on the NHTSA board and found one tranny failure mentioned on a 2000. Nothing was mentioned on the 2001 and 2002.

    There is the half shaft binding thump that seems to happen in the Tundra as well as other trucks when you come to na abrupt stop. Otherwise, I have not heard of tranny failures. yours is only the second one I have read about.

    I would not buy a first year production model of any truck. The 2002 ram is getting good reviews, but it is a first year model. I waited until 2002 and thn got my Tundra and I was rewarded. No brake problems, an LSD and I am very satisfied with it.
  • This is also only 2nd trans. complaint I've heard of as well. This includes internet threads as well as countless people I work with and in the town. What I do see is a few Tundra/Tacoma owners who have a relatively minor problem or so, lose all faith in truck and then decide the answer lies in Ford, GM, or Dodge. Then when they get to the other side of fence, most are astounded to find out the problems are even worse and more abundant. I can't say this is true in every case, cause it's not. From what I've seen, its more often than not.

    I dont wanna put down the new Ram, but I tend to agree with Ndahi. I'd be a little leary to dive into a first year model. I give a thumbs up to Dodge for stepping to plate with a great standard warranty. I personally dont think you will find a more reliable make than Toyota, regardless of competitors warranties etc. .

    Also if you look at a lot of the Tundra complaints, they mainly stem from the 2000 models. This was first year of production and it was to be somewhat expected that there were going to be glitches to work out. The 01/02s seem to have faired a little better. Perhaps this is due to fact that they have less mileage, and/or fact of Toyota ironing out a few wrinkles. Either truck should be a winner when compared to whats out there.
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