2007 Toyota Tundra Engines
A very small percentage (.0006%) of the new 5.7L engines have experienced camshaft failures according to Automotive News.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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...
With the sales struggle of the new Tundra this could only make it worse.
With the sales struggle of the new Tundra this could only make it worse
That's a false statement. Dream on.
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.
Many of Toyota's suppliers are wholly owned by Toyota, so it would be interesting to see just who this camshaft "supplier" REALLY is.
I agree, they are butt-ugly, but fortunately I never see them on the road. I think I have seen one, maybe 2. If they were as prominent as the F150 or the GM twins, I would gouge my eyeballs out. :shades:
Think of it this way, if the Tundra really was a "Flop" as some of the 14yo's on this forum claim it to be, why waste the time littering the Tundra forums with trash talking and needless anti-Toyota babbling? Why not let the market speak the truth. Sure, in this case the market IS showing favorable results towards the Tundra, but does anybody REALLY believe that a few negative posts on an internet forum will change things? lol.
Hey, my buddy is a service manager for a GM dealer in NH. Got stuck with not 1, but 2 GMC Sierra's that turned out to be trash. Problems got so bad that he strayed to the "Dark side" and bought a Tundra. Really, if your own employees don't stand by your product (GM) then what does that say?
Like it or not, the Tundra is a success. No amount of internet bullying is going to change that.
The all-new Tundra
full-size pickup reported all-time best-ever sales of 17,727, an increase
of 113.8 percent over the year-ago month.
Again, dream on.
"Tundra sales were 17,727, up 122 percent."
I pity the poor early buyers that are finding out that they paid too much for their beloved Toyota. Not a good way to treat your customers.
Try shopping for a Z06, dealers are gouging as much as 10 grand more on those. Yet, there are not similar criticisms.
They'll get that back when they go to trade it.
Until additional information is known ( Yes, it is a very small percentage so far but it will likely get bigger. ) neither you nor anyone else knows what the extent of the problem is. I know that you'd hope it's in all 30,000 engines and since hope springs eternal just keep the faith. Your fondest wishes might come true.
It will be whatever it is. As long as monthly volumes stay in the 15-20K range then this meets their expectation.