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#1987 of 2007 Re: CAN I get your dealers Name ... diesel sounding 5.7 [1972ck]
Mar 18, 2010 (12:32 pm)
I purchased a 2007 5.7 4x4 sr-5 from toyota of orlando(Fl.)it had 5 miles on it.I noticed the engine knock the first week took it to dealer 4 times they said they could not hear.when I took back for first oil change (2000)miles they checked again, same results.after changing oil they said they heard noise and needed to rebuild motor I asked why rebuild why not replace motor?being a brand new truck?they said everything would be fine and it would not affect my resell value they gave me a loaner and said my truck would take about a week to fix.after 30 days they called and said truck was ready(they supposedly test drove) I picked it up and drove 3 miles I barely made it back to dealer it was chugging so bad the service manager (Glen Brewer)said they probably crossed some wires and it should take 1/2 hour to fix.2days later they called and once again said truck was ready I picked it up.about a mile up the road I saw a friend crossing the street and tried to beep my horn but it didn't work i pulled to see why .mechanic never reinstalled I pulled back into dealer blocking both lanes of service locked truck and demanded to speak with owner of dealership(who was too much of a wimp and pawned me back off to service mgr.who said they must have been stolen I asked where was your security guard? and he said he likes to sleep in office (some kind of excuse right?)I finally picked up vehicle and drove to work trip in chey.Wyo.I noticed unusual wear and noise in right front wheel upon return to FL.I took back to dealer who could"nt find problem my 4 wheel drive will not disengage and they say I need to drive in reverse to relieve tensionI try to no avale I tried mediation but was working out of town and had to fax my paperwork and lost of course (they don;t tell you the panel is made up of toyota employees I was contacted by lemon law lawyers but once again was out of state working now i have too many miles to persue which is exactly what toyota planned I have owned 9 toyota vehicles over the years with 0 problems until now!!but i will never again. anyway the # is (407)298-4500 but I would not recommend my worst enemy to that place (toyota of orlando)P.S. I am new to computers and do not sit around playing on them all day .these are my real experiences and I'm taking time out of my day to help or prevent this from happening to anyone else
#1988 of 2007 toyota self made problems(GREED)
Mar 18, 2010 (12:37 pm)
#1989 of 2007 MY EXPERIENCE WITH 2007 5.7L 4X4
Mar 18, 2010 (1:39 pm)
I purchased a 2007 5.7L 4x4 from Toyota of Orlando with 5 miles. the first week I noticed a rod knock sound, I took back to dealer 5 times before they finally heard and said they needed to rebuild(short block) I asked why not just replace motor ?they said Toyota's policy is to rebuild. I unwillingly accepted.They told me it would take 5-7 days to repair. After 30 days,and my call to factory rep.I received a call that my truck was ready. I picked it up and drove approx.3mileswhen it started chugging and barely made it back to dealer.The service mgr. said they probably crossed some wires and it should take about 1/2 hour to fix .6 hours later the mech. called me back to show what he thought was wrong and was prying on cam shaft chain saying he thinks it may be off by a link.I went through hell trying to get another loaner until they could make right.2 days later i received a call that it was ready.I picked it up and saw an old friend crossing the road,I beeped my horn and it would not work.I pulled over and looked under hood and saw they never put the horns back on.The sevice mgr.(Glenn Brewer)said they must have been stolen.I asked about their security and he said the guard likes to nap in office(some answer eh?)I just wonder if Toyota even knows what kind of incompetent employees these dealerships are hiring to represent their company? they used to be a reliable company before they became americanized!!! I've owned 9 toyotas before this one,but I'm 100% certain this is the last until I see some major changes in the way they do business, and how they perceive the publics intelligence! I hope my story prevents anyone else from making the same mistake I did,If I can be conned into ever buying another toyota.I can guarantee it will not be from Toyota of Orlando
#1991 of 2007 Re: 3 liter V6 vs. 5.7 liter V8 [msalsbury]
May 12, 2010 (7:02 am)
I purchased a 2009 Tundra with 5.7L, and have had it back to the dealer three times regarding engine knocking. They say it is normal. Having built engines, I disagree, and think there is a serious problem here, which they are not acknowledging. I am about to invoke the "Lemon Law" if they don't step up and take care of this. I also have been experiencing transmission slip, especially after a tight right turn. Took it back again, they added 1/2 qt. of fluid, which they said was all they could find wrong. This morning it slipped for about 50', engine rev'd no engagement. Having owned six Toyota vehicles before this, I can tell you this isn't the company I remember, and not one I think I want to experience in the future.
#1992 of 2007 Re: 3 liter V6 vs. 5.7 liter V8 [mrfixit4]
May 12, 2010 (7:40 am)
Have you called Toyota Customer Care? This is your next step...they will then contact the customer relations manager at your dealer. He will contact you and start the process of fixing your vehicle.
I had to do this to get my entire engine changed...ended up being the #5 rod bearing was causing the knock.
This is what I recommend doing...good luck
#1993 of 2007 Re: 3 liter V6 vs. 5.7 liter V8 [kl67]
May 12, 2010 (6:55 pm)
Yes. Dealership is contacting regional Toyota rep and also their new quality team to investigate. Hope something can be done with both problems. I just can't buy that this is the way it is suppose to be. No one makes an engine that rattles this bad at start up, and expects people to buy into this. Also the tranny slip is unbelievable, and from other posts, people are accepting it. A friend of mine owns a tranny repair shop and he can't believe they are asking me to accept their position that nothing is wrong.
#1994 of 2007 So you want to buy a Tundra?
May 26, 2010 (9:13 am)
I have been the proud owner of 4 Toyotas prior to purchasing my 2007 Tundra Crew Max in August of 2007. This is my last Toyota. Quality is just not there anymore, nor are there any honest dealers to repair them. Here is my list of issues.
--truck runs like crap after recall to adjust computer . Dealer says "Normal"
--Gutless towing my 2700 pound Tent Trailer. Advertised to tow 10,000 with ease (my Tacoma does a better job)
--Poor paint quality. Paint comes off truck with every little bump. Nothing you can rub out or touch up. Repaint the truck or live with the white undercoating showing through
--Radio volume does not work and stations drift off of where set
--Dash vents will not stay in adjusted position, you have a choice of full up or full down. Dealer reluctant to fix due to need to pull the dash. Says Dash will start to rattle when they fix it. Dash already rattles. So Add;
--Excessive dash rattle
--Loud engine noise similar to valve tapping. Dealer Says "normal" even though I have never heard it before, sounds like a diesel from inside the cab
--Tranny shifts hard when cold, You guessed it, the dealer says "normal" Did not happen in the first year of driving the truck
One more thing I should mention, the truck has a whopping 17,000 miles on it. Oh joy, I wonder what happens when I reach 20,000.
#1995 of 2007 Re: So you want to buy a Tundra? [notlikintundra]
Jun 24, 2010 (10:22 am)
This is my sixth new Toyota, previously 2 - 4Runners, 2 - Camrys, 1 - Tercel. I can't believe how the quality has deteriorated. I still have engine rattling on my 2009 Tundra with the 5.7, sounds like a diesel when cold. Pulled my boat this last week, and rattle was quite noticeable when a load was applied. I tried numerous times to get the dealership to address, and even requested a Toyota representative through their help line. This was worthless. I agree, no more Toyota vehicles in my future if this is what they are building and how they are taking care of the customer.
#1996 of 2007 Re: So you want to buy a Tundra? [mrfixit4]
Jun 24, 2010 (10:35 am)
Folks stop beating your head against the wall going back to the dealer! Give Toyota customer care a call and let them know your concerns. I have had a number of problems with my 07 Tundra, the straw that broke the camels back was the so-called fix for the gas pedal...BS! I raised a little stir with TCC and in turn I have a new gas pedal and a Platinum Warranty 8yr/100K! Give it a try...