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#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.
#481 of 490 Re: Rear "Thump" in 2002 Toyota Tundra [musicangel99]
Nov 17, 2006 (10:47 am)
Had the same problem myself in a 2001 Tundra. Soon there after, the transmission failed totally. It had to be replaced. I NEVER towed or hauled heavy loads.
Toyota said I was on my own. Vehicle was out of warranty: over 60,000 miles. I had to cover the expense myself - $3500.00. Service manager indicated failure was not caused by lack of the transmission being maintained, but it wasn't covered after 60,000 miles.
Don't gamble on this major expense; the "thumb" is likely going to result in costly repairs. If you have over 60,000 miles, it's likely to be out of your pocket.
These transmission don't "age" well. For a vehicle that is advertised as a 100,000 - 200,000 mile vehicle; you'll find that it's going to be a 60,0000 vehicle if there is a major drivetrain component issue.
I've owned two Toyota trucks; there won't be a third because of the lack of drivetrain support after the "warranty."
#482 of 490 Re: clunking at red lights [midgetluver]
Nov 24, 2006 (10:01 am)
My '06 with 11,000mile has started the infamous intermittent 'clunk' when coming to a full stop and/or during initial acceleration from a full stop. I have read many posts indicating the slip yoke needs greased. I will take those posts to the dealer, as they seem to give me the 'blank look' when I take the truck in a complain. As is normal, the 'clunk' will not duplicate itself when at the dealer! What I would like to know is if anyone else has had the problem solved by some other means than having the slip yoke lubed.
#483 of 490 Starter engages while vehicle is running
Nov 25, 2006 (3:28 am)
I own a 2000 tundra and I have had this problem twice and can't get an answer. While driving my brake light will fade on then fade off, it will fade on again and stay lit. Then the truck stalls and tries to start, this all happens without me turning the key. When it does start the starter will engage while it is running. Any help will be grateful.
#484 of 490 Try something new
Nov 25, 2006 (6:58 am)
I Have a Silverado with 145000 and never have problems. I have had 3000lbs in a half ton truck and it handled it just fine. I also beat the hell out of it and it just asks for more. Gm also offers the 5 year 100000 mile warranty on powertrain. Go with a company that stands behind it product and its not toyota.
#485 of 490 Re: Try something new [bjs1997]
Nov 25, 2006 (11:32 am)
If this was directed to #483 if you can read the last line any help would be grateful. Your statement doesn't really help but since we're on the subject.......I have 162,000 on my Tundra and besides oil changes, tune ups, and one set of brakes it hasn't cost me a dime. So good luck with your "silverado" I hope it lasts as long as my Tundra if it doesn't perhaps I can suggest for you to move up to a quality truck and look into Tundra's.....have a good one