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Dec 28, 2001 (5:30 pm)
Here is my take on the Toyota Tundra problems. I have the 2001 4X2 Limited, snugtop, sunroof, flowmasters, K&N filter, Westins, etc.
Too much sway in the truck. Feels really sloppy.
Armrest (on the right side) too short for an arm. Especially for a left hander like me. I drive with the left hand and tend to try to rest my other arm on that silly armrest.
Console is too low. Raise it up and it could be like an armrest on the bench seats.
The clock-kinda stupid location, but not a real deal breaker.
The "pump it up" lumbar support. Ineffective. I've had more support with an air mattress.
Back seat small- who cares? I ride in the front.
Steering column shifter. Does anybody else find it to be rather stiff? I feel like I am going to break it by forcing it.
Nowhere to sit the cell phone. It rattles around in the cupholders, and the top of the console won't remain propped open. It slams shut. Console also is a big rattle trap.
CD holders in the console are gimmicky as well as the coin holder. Amateur.
The garage opener/sunglass combo. Maybe okay, but my garage holder doesn't fit, and the door is too old to work with the programming. I'll try the sunglass option.
Windows really rattle when partially open.
Stuff in the back seat really goes flying across the leather when I turn. Between the sway and the leather, nothing stays on the seat.
These items are really minor, but I wanted to concur with what a guy said on a previous post.
Mostly the armrests. I can't get comfortable in the captain's seats.
Anybody experiencing any REAL problems though?
#305 of 1322 "Anybody experiencing any REAL problems though?"
Dec 28, 2001 (5:54 pm)
Nope, I would agree with you on most points. I do think that the captains chairs are mighty comfy though-even the cheap armrests.
My garage door opener does fit and it's real nice just touching that tab to open the door and not have the opener clipped to my visor.
I have a cell phone rattling around in my cup holder quite a bit. I don't know too many vehicles that come with a cell phone holder built in though.
Steering column shifter on mine is no stiffer than any other auto trans car I've driven.
I have a 2000 SR-5 4x2. 29,000 miles on it-only been to the dealership for oil changes and one vibration problem with the brakes (at around 10k miles).
#306 of 1322 Problems?
Dec 28, 2001 (6:47 pm)
Well let's see...when I drive with my window half open it rattles a little bit. When I'm going 80 on the interstate it only feels like I'm going 50! Otherwise no real problems
Dec 28, 2001 (10:38 pm)
I know what you mean. It's hard to keep the thing at 65. I can't imagine having any severe problems with my transportation. I wouldn't know when to cut bait with a truck that I owed a lot of money on. A chronic problem, but not a Lemon? I'd drive it over a cliff.
Dec 29, 2001 (9:00 am)
It's funny, I was looking at the chevy silverado problems forum and there are something like 1700+ posts in there but only 259 in here in the same time frame. Heck, there's a seperate discussion just for gm engine knock.
I don't understand why people defend a manufacturer of junk like that.
#309 of 1322 1700+ posts...
Dec 29, 2001 (9:22 am)
In the Chevy Problem forum isnt a Toyota Tundra Problem...
No problem with my Tundra.
#310 of 1322 let us stay focused
Dec 29, 2001 (11:05 am)
...on the Tundra please.
Dec 29, 2001 (11:29 am)
Just an observation from a problem free Tundra owner. That's all.
Dec 29, 2001 (2:35 pm)
My only Toyota Tundra problem is .... the fact that i dont have one ... yet = )
#313 of 1322 Cold Startup clatter...
Dec 31, 2001 (5:20 am)
When I got into work this morning, our outside weather station reported that it was a balmy 0.4 degrees outside... . I did not notice any clatter when I started my truck. It had been parked in my unheated garage at home and I definitely would have been able to here anything. I guess that maybe I'm one of the lucky ones.
I've had my 02 SR5 4WD TRD for just over 1 1/2 weeks and about 300 miles. Nothing to complain about yet, except that I didn't get the Red Ribbon that I was promised if it arrived before Xmas, or the cute Santa's helper that was going to help enjoy the new ride. Oh well, you can't have everything and if this is as good as it gets, I won't complain.
Everyone have a Safe and Happy New Years. Leave the roadways to the Rookies tonight.
Tony K. aka Controlgod