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#43 of 490 Tundra breaks suck, Toyota doesn't care
Sep 29, 2004 (9:29 am)
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#1 of 2 Tundra breaks suck, Toyota doesn't care by anamouse Sep 27, 2004 (10:36 am)
Toyota refuses to upgrade the brakes on my Tundra even though they have a recall for them. They say I missed my chance to have this safety upgrade done for free.
I bought the truck new because I needed something that could hold 3 infant seats. When Toyota sent me a letter offering to upgrade my breaks IF I WAS HAVING PROBLEMS, I did not respond because I wasn’t having problems at that time. Kids were young and the car rarely went further than the market, I had very little mileage on it. AT THAT TIME I did not have recognizable brake problems.
Now that the kids are older we are venturing further from home and the breaks do have obvious problems. They shake and shudder badly. I contacted Toyota and they are not surprised. According to them the brakes on my truck are not adequate for a truck that size and were destined to have these problems the day they were installed.
Toyota doesn’t care if my truck is unsafe they just want my money. The upgrade will cost me thousands of dollars if I get it done. I no longer think the truck is safe with a load in the back or at freeway speeds.
If anyone knows a way for me to force Toyota to give me the upgrade I would like to know about it.
#44 of 490 Re: Tundra breaks suck, Toyota doesn't care [anamouse]
Sep 29, 2004 (3:08 pm)
"Toyota doesn’t care if my truck is unsafe."
Apparently neither did you when they brought it to you attention, Bad parent!
#45 of 490 Re: Squeaking from Tundra [js2004]
Sep 29, 2004 (4:59 pm)
I have been addressing a squeaking problem with my 03 Tundra access cab (v8 4wd w/o TRD Off road package).
Others have also been addressing this problem.
See post #189, 190, 193,194,211 in the "Toyota Truck Owners:Problems & Solutions" discussion.
I hope this helps you.
If you resolve your issues, please post it.
#46 of 490 Re: Timing Belt on 2003 TUndra with V8 [ageyling]
Sep 29, 2004 (5:58 pm)
My 04 tundra has a belt......should be good for 100,000
#47 of 490 Re: recent problems with 2000 Tundra [jbeezer]
Oct 28, 2004 (2:57 pm)
On your Rear end slipping look inside the transmission pan, there are four magnets inside if they are coated with metal bits, You have a transmission problem not rear end. Good Luck!
#48 of 490 Re: Windows making noise on 03 Tundra [jennifernmike]
Dec 05, 2004 (6:02 am)
Mine does the same thing....just one of them things...still better than GM
#49 of 490 excessive engine noise
Dec 06, 2004 (1:06 pm)
I recntly bought a 04 Tundra sr5 access cab. There seems to be more engine noise than usuall during idling and sometimes the vehicle gets a push forward. Has anyone experienced this before
i havent; taken the the dealer yet, less than 3000 miles on it now.
Other than this i love the truck, it rides and hadles great!!!
#50 of 490 Re: Tundra breaks suck, Toyota doesn't care [anamouse]
Dec 11, 2004 (2:00 am)
I'm sorry to hear about your brakes, but this is good info because I am looking for a used Tundra. What year and model do you own?
#51 of 490 Cracking noises in Tundra Dash
Dec 19, 2004 (10:27 am)
Recently I bought a 2002 Tundra V8 4x4 SR5 from a private party. It was in excellent shape, 20k miles. One owner. Test drive was solid.
It still has time left on the original warranty.
Problem is cracking noises in the center of the dash that occurr when the road gets a little uneven or you hit rough spots.... I took it to Old Mill Toyota in Omaha and of course they said there was nothing wrong but said they put some soundpadding in the dash to see if that would take care of it.
Well, that was friday. Didn't hear any cracking rest of friday, but yesterday, I went to use the 3 temp control dials and they would hardly move. Finally I got the dials to slowly turn... Guess what? The cracking noises in the dash have returned. I plan on taking it back in Monday if I can get away from work. But I have a feeling I'm gonna get the run-around since they said they couldn't find any problems. Why didn't they bother explaining to me what they did do? and didn't they know whatever they did was going to effect the temp controls? I thought buying a Toyota would be a different experience than the nightmares i've had with other cars and trucks but it appears not... If anyone has any constructive suggestions on how to resolve this, I would appreciate the input. I'm at the end of my rope and you would understand that if you knew my past experiences.
#52 of 490 Re: Cabin Air Filter 03 Tundra [ageyling]
Dec 21, 2004 (5:31 pm)
I have been looking for the same thing for my 02 without any luck. Just wanted to know if you have a lead on the cabin filters thanks!!!