Quality Woes Continue to Plauge the Toyota Tundra

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  1. TriShield

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    Toyota Tundra hit with two more quality issues

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    Posted Oct 22nd 2007 11:28AM by John Neff

    Last Tuesday the Toyota Tundra was kicked off the Consumer Reports "Recommended" list for achieving below average predicted reliability scores from its own owners. It appears, however, that the Tundra's week is about to get worse. With the help of Mike Levine from Pickuptruck.com, we're following two separate stories about Tundra quality issues that have surfaced recently. The first involves the Tundra's transmission, with at least ten owners at TundraSolutions.com reporting that their trannies experience rough shifts that make the truck feel like it's riding over rumble strips. The 'rumble strip' transmission issue has been acknowledged by Toyota North America and traced back to the torque converter not disengaging properly. Owners report having their transmissions replaced with new or remanufactured ones, though Toyota told Levine that going forward the automaker would only replace the torque converter itself. Toyota did not say, however, how many trucks are affected, just that the transmission problem is not a safety or design issue.

    The second quality issue sprouted up this past weekend, also on TundraSolutions.com, and involves tailgates that have been failing or, in some cases, even falling off. The most common experience seems to be the tailgate itself forming cracks and the metal buckling when under load. One owner reported that his tailgate failed when loading an ATV into the bed for the very first time. The tailgate being such an integral part of owning a truck, members of TS have begun an online petition, which they hope will force Toyota to recognize the issue and do something about it. The petition has attracted 125 signatures so far. Levine from Pickuptruck.com has also asked Toyota about these potentially failing tailgates and is waiting for a response.

    Yes, the Toyota Tundra has had a very rough week, but it's no more difficult than the time Tundra owners spend with trucks that don't work as advertised.

    http://www.autoblog.com/2007/10/22/toyota-tundra-hit-with-two-more-quality-issues/
     
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    Toyota quality, lol

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    wasn't it always a bad idea to stick the entire weight of an ATV on the tailgate? That's why you can remove them with no tools isn't it?
     
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    the ramps attach to the tailgate.
     
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    Hard to keep up with quality control when you're in such a rush to put Ford/Chevrolet out of business.
     
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    The fit and finish of Toyotas has gone down hill as of late also.
     
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    I always pulled the gate off and stuck the ramps on the edge of the bed or bumper. Didn't seem like a good idea to use a tailgate to hold a 400lb+ quad.
     
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    see user text.

    I had a 2007 Tundra Crewmax for the weekend and I fell in love with it. I will be waiting for 2008 model where they have the bugs worked out.

    The only downside is the quality of the interior materials are not as good as the 2007 Sierra I drove before.

    I have thought about getting a diesel but it would be a waste for me.
     
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    I've been telling people that Toyota's quality has been slipping for for the last few years now. It's not just the Tundra either, they've had issues with other products as well.
     
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    It is a shame because the Tundra is the best looking pickup on the market. Followed by the Sierra Denali, Silverado, regular Sierra, Titan, Ram, and then F150 and Fsuper.
     
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    Being the best and slipping doesn't mean you aren't still better than average.
     
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    A 5.7L Tundra regular cab can rape any pickup out there on acceleration (0-60 5.4s, 1/4 mile 14.0s) and braking, except for muscle pickups like the Lightning and SRT10.
     
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    scions are having a bunch. Cheap cars ftl. At least Toyota was smart enough to put them under another name



    bumpers on these new trucks have a real low tongue weight though. Hard points in the bed is the best option, like 5th wheels attach to.
     
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    is that real? :eek3:
     
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