Last post on Nov 26, 2006 at 9:21 PM
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#471 of 490 Re: 01' tundra 4.7 transmission problems [apbstyle]
Sep 12, 2006 (11:26 am)
No, your transmission is a 4 speed automatic with the 4th gear being an overdrive. Toyota did not come out with a 5 speed automatic until 2005 model year. I have a 4 speed automatic in my 04 tundra double cab. If you are experiencing a loud clunk you are probably having some sort of problem. Do you change your fluid and filter every 25k to 30K miles? I would have your transmission looked at by a reputable transmission shop. Hope this helps. Gary
#472 of 490 2005 Tundra Crew-Cab 4x4 Problems
Sep 15, 2006 (10:53 am)
Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts! I have an 05' with about 61k on it. (I drive alot!) At about 57k a rear axle seal went out. Had it repaired under warranty, no big deal! This morning while leaving for work the left front ball joint apparently snapped and almost lost the entire front tire. I was only going about 30 mph. but had I made it to the highway and been doing 70 or so I am afraid I might no be here to write this post. It is now out of warranty but my feelings are that this is pretty major and am wondering what toyota will do for me?
Sep 28, 2006 (3:08 pm)
Toyota just bought back my 2002 Tundra. They had to pay back $35,000 plus pay attorneys fees, and the truck can only be sold at auction. It didn't cost me a dime, and It is officially now a Check my earlier posts to see what I went through. I now have a Ford F150 and I really like it a lot. I will never own a Toyota again...It was my 5th and last Toyota. I feel better supporting our U.S. car makers. Good luck with the imports!!!
#474 of 490 Re: Buy Back [aedwards1]
Sep 29, 2006 (6:48 am)
Regardless of problems, I'm flat amazed you got this thing bought back after four years. That's several years outside the legal lemon laws of any state. I've seen folks with representation unable to get a vehicle bought back after 15 months.....How'd you pull that off?
#475 of 490 Re: recall lower ball joint [rvboy]
Sep 29, 2006 (9:50 pm)
We've had a ball joint separation too. Our 17 year old was driving the vehicle to school, when the wheel separated from the upper/lower ball joint causing loss of steering and control of the vehicle. He was traveling on a city street traveling approx 30 mph, and luckily was able to grind to a stop without hitting anyone or anything. We were lucky he was not injured but, he was very shook up being put in this emergency situation without any prior indication of vehicle problems. We thank God this did not occur when traveling at highway speeds or while pulling our 4000 lb stock trailer. We have not received any notice from Toyota regarding this recall. In fact, we called two local dealers after having the vehicle(2004 Tundra Double Cab SR5 4WD)towed from the acc scene. Both indicated there was no warranty coverage since the vehicle had 52,000(warranty is 3yrs/36,000) and neither one mentioned anything about a ball joint recall or even offered to come and look at the damage. We've had a number of Toyota vehicles and are quite shocked at Toyota's response to this knowing there is some kind of problem with ball joints.
#476 of 490 Re: Warning! Tundra Transmission Failure [bigtoybucks]
Oct 31, 2006 (6:38 pm)
Good luck. My 2001 transmission also failed. Had to be towed about 80 miles.
My service manager contacted Toyota, they said I am on my own. Like yours never towed; second Toyota truck I have owned. It's likely to be my last.
I called Toyota national after the regional rep said they would cover NOTHING. The national rep also said they would cover NOTHING.
I had to cover the entire cost, and my truck had 87000 miles. Rep said I was beyond the warranty.
These vehicles are now reaching the point where the weaknesses are surfacing - it's the transmission and Toyota will is not willing to cover this major powertrain component beyond 60000 miles, yet advertise 100000+ owners.
As you said, a company is as good as its warranty. Wish I knew their response before I bought my second truck. Get rid of the truck as quickly as possible after 60000 miles; it's not worth "rolling the dice."
#477 of 490 Re: 01' tundra 4.7 transmission problems [apbstyle]
Oct 31, 2006 (6:58 pm)
I had the same problem this week. The noise one day and the next day, the transmission failed - no forward gears; no reverse. Towed to dealer. I asked him to call the regional rep to see if they would cover any of the cost. The regional rep said out of warranty: truck has 87000. I called the Toyota 800 national number - same answer they would cover nothing. COST: $3500.00. Hopefully, you don't get the same "bums' rush."
BE CAREFUL and don't take a chance; GET RID OF THE TRUCK NOW. Toyota appears unwilling to stand behind this major component of the powertrain.
My transmission was maintained according to the Toyota mait schedule, and I never towed or carried heavy loads. Major components such as the transmission should not fail under these circumstances; and more importantly, Toyota should support in some fashion. I WAS going to purchase my third Toyota truck next year - I doubt it.
#478 of 490 Trailer Wiring Harness
Nov 09, 2006 (8:04 am)
Found a weak link in a other wise tough truck, the cheesy metal bracket that holds the wiring harness to the frame. I backed up onto a steep slope and the bracket bent like a piece of tin foil which cause the the plastic connector to break in half. Checked the price today at the deal, $180.00 to replace the the piece. The parts guy suggested trying to glue the two pieces back together. I had already tried that with super glue , didn't work. Does anyone have another suggestion for a good bonding?
#479 of 490 Re: Trailer Wiring Harness [1buckxj]
Nov 09, 2006 (8:23 am)
That's what happens when they mount these plugs on the bottom of the hitch. My Dodge is mounted in the bumper where it should be. It's just a matter of time before I'm in the same boat as you with my Tundra.
I doubt you'll ever get this to glue together well enough to not cause problems. And there's no way it should cost $180!! Shop around, check Ebay, or try some of the online parts stores. They're usually a lot less. You can probably find an aftermarket that will work as well, check at the trailer shops. You might have to splice the wires, but that's not a big deal.
#480 of 490 Re: 2005 Tundra Transmission Problems [higdonc]
Nov 17, 2006 (10:31 am)
Same problem that I had. Be careful what the dealer tells you - my transmission quickly failed with the same problem, and Toyota didn't want to hear it. Had to replace it at a cost of $3500.00. EVERYONE (dealer, regional rep., and national) in Toyota said I owned the issue since I was over the 60,0000 mile warranty.
So much for all the advertising about going 100,000 - 200,000. After 60,000 you're on your own
Be sure to stay on top of the issue BEFORE you reach 60,0000 miles.