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May 04, 2002 (8:07 am)
I have most of those problems on my 2001 tundra and I am currentlyplanning on trading it in on an f250 diesel. I really thought that this truck could last 200-300k miles like the older ones but I am now questioning toyota's durability with the use on tacoma parts on the tundra. It is a good truck don't get me wrong but the paint is a mm thick, my tranny sometimes shifts up too early, engine knock on cold start, not a true full size, my rear suspension is now making weird noises like something is broken, dash squeeks. Not to mention the lack of low end torque, getit to 2500 rpm you a re good to go but under that you are lacking.If I have to keep this truck for financial reasons I wouldn't be mad but I know I have work to do to get it to where the perfromance should be.As for toy owners not posting problems is cause like any other brand loyalist they stick up for the one they own.
May 04, 2002 (8:14 am)
Aren't you just a little confused? Your profile says that you own a 2001 GMC Sierra 1500. Another GM boy joins the Tundra topic!
#1050 of 1322 You mean another imposter?
May 04, 2002 (9:34 am)
#1051 of 1322 What's the Diff Bam
May 04, 2002 (9:37 am)
Cold start knock,small 4.7 or 4.8 gas engine.If he want's a 3/4 ton diesel he bought the wrong truck.I've driven all the 1/2 tons and the differences are pretty small.
I have to admit though,I would like to hear the real story but then YOUR profile don't say anything at all.
May 04, 2002 (11:04 am)
>Is the closest I've come to crashing at really high speed on a bike while once taking a trip through AZ on the way to the Grand Canyon- on my then Honda V65 Sabre< On the long downhill out of Flagstaff? See! Speed trap! Your Zx-10 won't wobble. V65's did. (Course they had torque like nothing else.) I had an '83 GS1100E that gave me a tank slapper at 130...not something I'll forget. Your 5.0L LX could conceivably get into or near the high 12's without a blower, just gears, cold air intake, traction. BTW, no X-games for me either...
May 04, 2002 (11:59 am)
We'll I'm gonna give you the benefit of the doubt and just say that you do actually own a Tundra. I think the complaints you've listed are valid and acknowledged by many. No the truck isn't as big as the others. Yes there has been documentation of cold start knocks, but most of which dont last more than 10-15 seconds.
The paint seems to be a problem, not sure what the reason is. Sounds like Toyota may have cheaped out and skimped a little on the thickness, or quality of paint, but who knows. Since you have doubts about the truck making it past 200K+, how many miles are on truck now ??? I personally wouldn't count the truck out based on the few complaints you've listed. The cold knock will have little effect on the engine if it only occurs for a few seconds.
The paint, interior squeaks, and rattles to me are unacceptable, especially the paint problem. In this day and age, peeling paint should NOT be a concern of new vehicles, especially ones that are only a few years old. Interior noises seem apparent among even the best of cars. They're quite a pain to troubleshoot and pretty annoying.
As far as Toy owners not posting due to loyalness ... well I disagree. First off, the other threads like GMC/Chev/Ford have plenty of posts and I'm sure there are plenty of loyalists there. Honestly, I don't think enough people visit this Toyota Problems forum to even post if they DID have problems. Secondly, I just don't think people are having tons of problems with this truck. Its only been around a few years and many problems are yet to develop, and Toyota does a pretty decent job making quality, reliable autos. I don't believe that there's many people at all who come in here and bother not to post problems, because they love their truck too much.
Very easy for this topic to get off track, because the actual Tundra Problems are just so few, not much to say in here otherwise.
May 04, 2002 (12:35 pm)
I disagree - if the poster's profile says GM 1500 Lemonado and the poster is bashing Tundras, I would say that something is rotten in Denmark! ObywannaTundra owns a Lemon 1500 GM Sierra. Do you think that Oby changed over to Tundra bashing?
You would think that he would at least change his profile! Oh, well - the Chev boys are going to inhabit this topic regardless. You would think that they would be just a little bit smarter about it.
May 04, 2002 (12:44 pm)
Like I say, I'm giving the benefit of doubt that this person has even sat in a Tundra before. Am I necessarily convinced that something isn't rotten in Denmark ??? ummm no. Well shoot, I guess since there's so few actual problems with the truck, people might have to resort to fabricating complaints to keep this topic going, who knows.
I know sometimes people have other trucks than whats listed, but I'm not expecting a GM owner to come in here and give the Tundra a fair shake.
May 04, 2002 (12:50 pm)
I don't get it! A GM 1500 Lemonado owner (Check Mailboy's profile) posts claiming to own a lemon Tundra. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to conclude that Lemonado owners are posing as lemon Tundra owners in this topic. What am I missing?
May 04, 2002 (12:52 pm)
Maybe its truthteller in yet another disguise, or farminchev, rube, you name it lol.