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#1467 of 1986 Only trying to help
Feb 21, 2002 (11:13 am)
I'm only trying to help potential buyers make an informed decision. I have no reason to lie, inasmuch as I've loved every Camry and Corolla I've owned! The transmission was replaced under (60,000 mile) warranty, and was done at the Toyota dealership in Jackson, TN where I bought the 2002 Camry. Everyone understands that such a problem may be a "fluke". In fact, from the lack of similar postings, this doesn't appear to be a pervasive problem. However, being the one this happened to, I simply don't feel I can rely on the Tundra now...as much as I'd love to own a Toyota full-sized pickup!
Feb 21, 2002 (11:42 am)
Assuming that what you've posted is true, to say you've lost faith in Toyota trucks because you've had one bad experience with them seems silly. Even after your own admission of having so many other good Toyota products. Yes i think it's unfortunate about your situation, but if you're saying you cant rely on Toyota now, then i think you're really in for a suprise should you decide to switch to a different manufacturer. I don't know of anyone else period who's had a trans. problem with their Tundra, not saying they don't exist. Definitely sounds like a fluke bad luck thing, but those kinna things happen with all trucks. I'd be very doubtful that you will find another truck maker that will offer you even the SAME reliability that your Tundra does, just my opinion. Nonetheless, we appreciate you sharing your experience, good or bad.
Feb 21, 2002 (4:19 pm)
You can read about Tundra transmission problems reported on the NHTSA website. Right now Tundra is generating complaints for 2000-2002 models at double the rate of G.M. or Ford.
Feb 21, 2002 (5:55 pm)
Quad - a lemon Chev owner posting to a Tundra Owner's website. Tundra envy?
I have been reading this website for two years - only one reported transmission failure. Now go to Chev's topics and look - a veritable bloodbath!
Edmund's claimed the GM truck they had for their long-term test was the most unreliable vehicle they have ever tested by a factor of two!
Cmon Quad - you are the only one gullible to believe the tripe you are posting.
#1471 of 1986 Tundra tranny
Feb 21, 2002 (6:16 pm)
The tranny in the Tundra has proven itself in the Tacoma. If it was weak hundreds of Tacoma truck owners would be reporting tranny problems. They are not so it must be a fluke.
Maybe you should not put a tranny designed for a compact in a mid size truck.
Feb 21, 2002 (6:46 pm)
You keep spreading misinformation. I looked at the complaint section of NHTSA for the 2000 Tundra and 2000 Rado. It was under "POWER TRAIN:TRANSMISSION:AUTOMATIC" for both trucks. I found 28 entries for the Rado and only 7 entries for the tundra. The Rado has 4 times as many tranny complanits as the Tundra. Once again you are proved WRONG.
Feb 21, 2002 (6:51 pm)
Better go back to studying your alphabet - the Tundra is light years more reliable. Heck - Yugo makes better quality vehicles than Chev.
Feb 21, 2002 (7:44 pm)
Yes, as much as I like my '00 Tundra I will never buy another Toyota because of krezabek's post. I have only owned one Toyota (which has been excellent so far) and even though all my friends, family and coworkers who have owned Toyota products and all raved about them, having driven over 200,000 miles on some of them with no major repairs, I will never buy another Toyota. Yes, because of this one post, I will never never never never own another Toyota. In fact, I'm going to go out right now, to the nearest chevy dealership and buy the first chevy I see.
Yep, that's what I'm gonna do. Because those chevy commercials got me believe'n that chevy trucks are built like a rock...or is built like a chunk...I can never get that straight...Oh hell, it doesn't matter. I believe, therefore it is fact!!!
Feb 21, 2002 (8:13 pm)
Maybe its my imagination or farmer Tex is under a different name stirring the stew. Now i dont make it a point to spend my time in GM / Chevy threads, but I do like to keep an open mind about all trucks. So it strikes me funny when I hear that Tundra tranny's are generating double the complaints as G.M. or Ford.
I personally haven't checked the site so I necessarily cant say its not true. Heres whats true though. I've seen one or two posts in here regarding Tundra trans problems, not a significant figure. I go into Silverado problems or See-Error probs. and theres a problem for each day of the week. So i guess whats happening is all those Toyota owners are reporting trans probs. to NHSTA and not to Edmunds. The GM / Ford owners are too busy posting all their lemon probs. and dont have time to get a hold of NHSTA. Only thing i can think of, otherwise someones math is fuzzy.
Feb 21, 2002 (8:23 pm)
I wasn't singling out tranny complaints from the others, but it doesn't matter, the rate is about the same as all other complaints, using your numbers of 28 for Silverado and 7 for Tundra.
Tundra IS generating complaints at twice the rate of G.M. or Ford.
Tundra complaints reported to NHTSA 2000-2002 are 148. Tundra sales over the same period are 237,000. That's a complaint ratio of 0.6 complaints per 1000 vehicles.
Silverado complaints reported to NHTSA 2000-2002 are 523. Silverado sales over the same period are 1,600,000. That's a complaint ratio of 0.3 complaints per 1000 vehicles.
It is YOU who made the mistake because you didn't account for the fact that Silverados over the same period of 2000-2002 outnumber Tundras 6.75 to 1.
Better stick to forged piston theories. Math is not your strong point!