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#1781 of 2007 I have a 2007 tundra truck with a lot of issues
Dec 03, 2007 (9:36 am)
I bought my Tundra double cab, 5.7 liter engine 6 months ago. At 12,000 miles I heard a roaring in the front end and thought it was a wheel bearing. I took it to the dealer and he said it was the tires. At 20,000 miles at the checkup they found a left front wheel bearing bad.. They replaced it and at the time of replacement they found that the differential and the AV axle are going to have to be replaced. They are now replaceing the AV axle and differential right at this moment. I have a issue with the anti slip lights (codes) coming on and Toyota dealer said they could not replace the sensors unless the code lights were on at the time the vehicle was in for service. The codes were on when I took it in this morning. Lastly, When I crank my engine in the AM it sounds like a Diesel engine with a distinct lifter knock. The dealership says it is a good sound as it cannot be adjusted out of the engine. Now What to do. When I get my New 2007 Tundra back tomorrow from the repairs I am going to pursue the lemon law. Is there anyone with these problems or is my Tundra just a lemon.
#1782 of 2007 Re: I have a 2007 tundra truck with a lot of issues [bobbywsr]
Dec 03, 2007 (6:17 pm)
I just dropped my Tundra, 5.7 eng, off at the dealer today. The service writer said he has never heard of anyone complaining about a noise in the morning. I told him to look on the internet and there was more than just myself with that complaint. I guess I can consider myself lucky, I leased for 3 years. My 2004 Chevy was broke down having a camshaft put in at 37,000 miles and I swore I would never buy a domestic again. I like the Toyota truck but I am disappointed with the noise and the transmission does not shift correctly sometimes (mainly if I take my foot off the gas when it is about to shift). I had a 2000 S-10 that GM bought back after 3 months due to the ac not working when I put on the defrost. I called the arbitration number in the back of the owners manual and then sent them the receipts from my times at the dealer. The Lemon law is a bit different. From what I understand you need to have a safety issue that has re-occurred 3 times before the Lemon law can be used. As soon as the dealer calls me I will post their great findings. I will say I m happy that they put me in a rental for free because the vehicle has to be started in the am to hear the noise. I choose Toyota because of their great ratings and I can only hope they will stand behind their product
#1783 of 2007 Toyota first time buyer
Dec 04, 2007 (8:25 am)
Got a new 2007 Tundra with the 5.7 motor. The next day it had to go back to the dealer for a low tire pressure light ,they changed a tire senor they claimed was bad,2 days later back to the dealer again for the tire sensor light ,was advised that all sensor would have to be replaced .Dealership gave me another truck to drive so as not to cause any inconvenience to me ,picked my truck up and a couple days later the light was back on.Called the dealer to advise them of the problem and was asked to bring the truck back in at my earliest convenience .A vehicle was given to me to drive while they change the tire pressure receiver and antenna .Picked up my truck and a couple days go by and on comes the light again .Placed a call to the dealer, upon arrival everyone from service manager ,assistant mgr.,service writer and sales mgr.were apologizing for the problem with my truck,again I was given a vehicle to drive .Was advise the ecm would have to be replaced that there must be a communication problem between ecm and the tire pressure receiver .Truck was left at the dealership .Picked up my truck and a few days pass and once again the light comes.A call was made and the truck was taken back to the dealer and this time I was given the manager`s Demo truck to drive until the problem could be located ,a couple of weeks passed and i was advised that calls were made to Toyota`s Tech line and it was determined there were three bad sensor on my truck,the sensors were replaced and all was fine. Team Toyota of Pa. made every effort to satisfy their customer and even tried to get the truck replaced.Ive had a few other problems ,CD player went into a error code 3 mode which Toyota knew about so the radio was replaced.My motor is also noisy when started and a service case was opened with Toyota and was advised due to the design of motor this was a normal thing.Now after reading this you must be asking my thought about my Tundra I would not trade it or get rid of it.I`ve had Chevy,Fords,and Dodge trucks with both gas and diesel motors ,all manufactures have some type of problems with their vehicles it is how the problems are handled that make the difference.All auto makers and die hard customers spend a lot of time bashing each other as a way to sway buyers or hide their own problems. Just look at one of the big 3 who for years has sold 3.1 ,3.4,3.8 and 4.3 litre motors with head and intake gasket problems.(leaks)
#1784 of 2007 Re: Toyota first time buyer [lobag]
Dec 04, 2007 (7:21 pm)
Toyota called me today to pick up my truck from the service department. Upon arrival I was informed 1st that I had a transmission leak and I now have a driveshaft and seal on order-(very odd as I never saw or complained about a leak). The morning noise was heard and the service writer changed his story today to say that " Yes, I have heard many Tundra's make noise and mine was not as bad as others." Just yesterday he told me he had never heard of any complaints with the 5.7 engine. He also told me that the Toyota rep has been called and I now have a case. He told me to expect a call in the next couple of days and he expects the rep will give permission to tear down the engine.
I Will get another Toyota when this lease is up. I think there is something to the old addage, Never buy the new model for the 1st year it comes out, they are still working out the bugs. I think when all is said and done it will be a great truck.
#1785 of 2007 Re: Toyota first time buyer [asetech]
Dec 04, 2007 (7:40 pm)
I'm not sure I would want my engine torn down for this noise nor would I trust someone who has changed his story. So many have been told this is a normal noise and while I don't like it I am willing to live with it provided they all have this trait and it doesn't effect longevity. On the other hand if they fix the noise in your engine it is an admission of a lot of bad engines. Keep us posted
#1786 of 2007 Re: Toyota first time buyer [gobblerman]
Dec 04, 2007 (8:49 pm)
I agree with what you have said gobblerrman but would like to add that as asetech said not to buy first model year I did buy a 1995 tacoma first model year and only the head gaskets replaced under warrenty.Now that being said asetech also mentioned the next truck he/she would buy after the problems with this tundra would be a toyota and I support he/she on this decision since I have owned four toyota trucks and have been happy with all of them.Its nice to discuss problems without slamming on other manufactures or being sarcastic and rude. Thanks H20
#1787 of 2007 Re: 5.7 liter engine knock [asetech]
Dec 04, 2007 (8:55 pm)
I have a 2007 5.7 engine no knocks any time engine great 7200 miles on it. Only problem had a torck converter put in it . this is a good truck .
#1788 of 2007 Re: 5.7 liter engine knock [asetech]
Dec 05, 2007 (12:11 am)
Hi Guys, Im a chick and know this...I bought the 07 5.7 double cab because I tow boats for a living. The thing tows like nothing is back there.That noise is all those 32 valves doing their job with the double overhead cam, These valves move twice as much as a chevy dog,and to the tranny shifting problem guy when letting off the gas. Its a 6 speed trans and does a lot of shifting. Very touchy. Just drive it like you stole it and it wont let you down.Im wondering if these have a governer cause when Im going down hill and let off the gas it seems to brake for a quick moment. Im sure of it. Comon' its a Toyota. Mine is leased,still under warranty, no worries....Thats my story and im stickin to it....I hope my engine is really OK.....LOL
#1789 of 2007 2007 Crew Max 5.7 6speed transmission Problem
Dec 05, 2007 (9:23 am)
My Tundra(1300miles) was shifting funny going up my driveway at about a 45 degree angle.
Dealer put in a new torque converter. This seemed to fix the problem except now after I get to the top of the driveway (only about 30 feet) I feel a slipping then it goes into gear. After I drive another 100 feet it starts to "bounce" like "popping the clutch" in manual transmissions for a few times. Then all is normal!! Dealer has been great and came to my home because they could not replicate the driveway angle at the dealership. I feel like a real dummy as (wouldn't you know it) it didn't do it for him!!! Toyota (California) has been extremely nice and are willing to even give me a new tranny if there is a problem, BUT I guess now they think I am a wacko? Believe it or not it has done this everytime but only in the morning when everything is cold. I am sure some of you will say I am a wacko also since it didn't do it for the service manager. I would appreciate all comments from the few people who might believe me as I am starting to NOT believe myself!!!!! Thanks.
Dec 05, 2007 (9:49 am)
I have never had any problem with the transmission, except temporary slight difficulty in getting it into 4 wheel drive(low). But even that is trivial..due more to my failure to pay attention to the owners' manual.
I have no doubt many people who post here actually own new Tundras. I also have no doubt that many don't, and either are paid by Toyota competitors, or thru envy, are compelled to criticize the vehicle.
I have personally owned Ford and Dodge pick-up trucks. NEVER have I owned or driven a truck that is as exciting, dependable, exhilarating, and fun to drive, as my 2007 Toyota Tundra Limited doublecab, 4 wheel drive, 5.7 liter engine.
On a grade scale, my previous trucks were "C-", or "D". My Tundra is an "A'.