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You are in the Toyota Tundra
What is this discussion about?
Nov 04, 2007 (6:53 am)
Not that the tundra is perfect but alot of these people complaining are GM paid personel,2 of the 3 tundras on my job has had the tailgate problem and are now fixed,if people thinks consumers are going to stop buying the truck because of internet propaganda think again,look at the camry ,every body and their mama had a camry with problems and now no other car can sell like it,look at the F150 dispite all the fire problems it sells like crazy,atleast Toyota is not doing like GM..........When you make as many cars as GM, you're bound to make some clunkers, as this ever-growing collection shows. Hoping to improve its image, GM has extended the warranty on its 2007 models,Like other manufacturers, GM is often reluctant to publicly admit problems. Instead, it describes such things as banging engines in brand-new trucks as "perfectly normal," while secretly buying back vehicles from consumers who are assertive to retain a lawyer. It's been playing this little game lately with its full-sized pickups and SUVs.
Then there's DexCool, the standard coolant on many new GM vehicles. The owner's manual states that this stuff lasts up to 100,000 miles. In fact, in all too many cases, the coolant turns to gunk long before then, causing serious problems that include overheating and subsequent engine failure. GM knows about the problem but so far has refused to take responsibility.
#1711 of 2007 GM Won't Change Ongoing Problems
Nov 04, 2007 (4:34 pm)
I had a 2004 Chevy Z71 that I bought new. The transmission would make a clunking noise when shifting from 2nd to 3rd and from 3rd to 2nd I complained several times to GM finally got a bulletin from dealer stating the noise and it said do not attempt to repair it. It also said it had been ongoing from early 2000 thru 2007 that means they put the same transmissions with problem in 2007 models and may continue to put them in newer models.Also the truck made a clunking noise inside the steering column they had to pull it up and grease it this has been going on for several year models when warranty goes out the proud owner will have to pay to have it fixed. Some people own GM forum has talked about the problems maybe some day the auto manufacturers will start fixing problems when they first occur and not let their consumers have to worry with them.
Nov 04, 2007 (4:39 pm)
Let's not get into bashing other brands, please.
kcram - Pickups Host
#1713 of 2007 Re: GM Won't Change Ongoing Problems [mule2]
Nov 05, 2007 (5:04 am)
Also the truck made a clunking noise inside the steering column they had to pull it up and grease it this has been going on for several year models when warranty goes out the proud owner will have to pay to have it fixed.
A buddy of mine had his Int. Steering shaft replaced on multiple occasions with his Sierra's, a common problem apparently... His wife's Suburban just had one as well. Probably could've driven it a little longer, but that thing is on it's way out due to it's aweful mileage which is not something you want in the days of $3+ gas. So rather than get knocked on tradein, he got it fixed.
Saw him over the weekend, he's got 13k on his 5.7l SR5 DC without any issues. I looked at the tailgate and it didn't have any cracks or kinks, but I don't really know how much weight it sees. We were stepping up and out loading brush and crap from fall cleanup and it seemed solid Anyways, it is a very nice driving rig. Heck, I'd buy one for myself if I could justify it over a much more practical Tacoma or nissan Frontier.
#1714 of 2007 Apology to host Kcran for bashing Gm.
Nov 05, 2007 (6:20 am)
I seem to get rowled up when i think about the gm. rep saying i was going to have to live with a problem with the rear end , forcing me to go for the lemon law before they would fix it.I'm retired with limted funds so i have to buy something that will last.I bought a new tundra hoping to get quality but time will tell. I do believe the toyota will do what's right with any problem i have.
Nov 05, 2007 (1:07 pm)
HELP would you purchase my 2007 Toyota Tundra at Full Blue Book Value. Please Respond my new truck has 4000 miles needs a new motor, Toyota will replace my long block no charge DID MY RESALE VALUE GO DOWN i am fighting for a new truck Please respond PLEASE PLEASE
#1716 of 2007 Re: toyota tundra [svaughnsrus]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Nov 05, 2007 (4:28 pm)
A truck needs an engine to be worth anything. Toyota is willing to replace your engine for free, which is what they are responsible for under the terms of the warranty. In order to justify a new truck, this would have to have been a repetitive issue that resulted in the engine failure, or a failure that had a significant effect to other components. Since they're only looking to replace the engine, Toyota has determined everything else is functional (transmission, driveline). At 4000 miles, the engine replacement will likely not do much to the resale value - in 5 years, the new engine will also be 5 years old.
kcram - Pickups Host
Nov 07, 2007 (9:00 pm)
I had been looking at buying a truck for year or so. I finally got my finances ready to buy a new truck, decided after a long search on the Tundra, and on Aug. 24th ORDERED a 2007 SR5 w/a bench seat (6 in my family), NAV system w/ JBL sound system (a few more extra's). Over 2 months went by and I finally got the news my truck was being built. I asked for the specs on it and saw it was a 2008 w/BUCKET seats, some options I didn't ask for and some of the options I wanted missing (besides the bench seat). I was told Toyota had changed the RULES for the 08's (no bench seat on SR5's) and my truck was not able to be built as I had ordered it. I went off on the sales guys, saying we had a written order and they broke the contract. After 7 days of waiting to hear from their regional manager I was told again 'we can't build it'. Needless to say I am pissed at Toyota for not building my truck simply because I was a few days after their rule changes. The truck didn't change, just someone's idea of what 'all truck buyers' want.
#1718 of 2007 Re: No Sale [netruckman]
Nov 08, 2007 (6:09 am)
hey ,,don't be peed off maybe the 08 won't "bounce"!!!!
#1719 of 2007 Re: 2007 Pro and Con [yota4truk]
Nov 09, 2007 (8:04 am)
Since I grew up bouncing around inside 1950 - 1960 log trucks pulling loads through the woods, across bayous, and rows of cotton, I never paid much attention to any bounce. A bounce that causes me to have grab my surgeon's back pills would get mey attention. But I'm feeling a different sort of lingering vibration when I hit deep potholes and abrubt speed bumps as opposed to what I feel in other trucks. Does this sound like anything close to what's going on with your bouncing ?
SR5 DC 5.7L 2WD 2007 Tundra (no TRD).