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#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...
#1997 of 2007 Re: So you want to buy a Tundra? [kl67]
Jun 24, 2010 (12:05 pm)
I have the engine knock
1. 1st time Took it to dealer first t they said " yup its normal .
2. 2nd time when it got loader Yup its normal again
3. 3rd I called toyota customer car they said : " its up to the dealer to see if there is a problem and we cant do anything if the dealer says its normal
I went to the dealer ( its now summer and the knock is not as load when warm but you can still here it ) and they said" we could hear it "
WTF does toyota TCC and dealers just blackball their customers now
Now my trainy is shifting hard and slips a bit when letting off gas then coming onto it again .
KL67- can you give me some wording to use when I call toyota customer care so they wont give me the same BS run around
I am really fed up as I thought toyota would be a best built truck and worth the extra money than buying from the big 3 but this 5.7 L is looking like a lemon
#1998 of 2007 Re: Brake life? [nwalker1]
Sep 23, 2010 (8:50 am)
I'm disappointed in the brake life of my 2007 Tundra 5.7L 2WD. Only 68,000 km and they tell me it needs rotors and pads front and rear - over $1500 in repairs. The truck runs fine and there is no sign of brake problems, but I have wondered about the TRAC mechanism, which applies the brakes and maybe wears them out. I am gentle on brakes and half the mileage is on highways. I would have expected much better life on those massive rotors. Overall, after nearly 3 years of owning one, I would not buy another Tundra - too many hidden costs, too many weird recalls, too much interference by electronic traction controls, too expensive to maintain.
Sep 23, 2010 (11:06 am)
I picked up my truck from the dealership service without getting the brakes done, and see that they estimate 65% brake wear. Since they want to replace the rotors anyway, I'll service them when they are completely worn - another 30K km more, hopefully. I checked the Toyota web site and they claim 100K miles on the rotors (160K km). I will be lucky to get 50,000 miles on my brakes.
#2000 of 2007 tundra with a camper
Oct 13, 2010 (1:37 pm)
I have a Lance camper on my 2010 Tundra 4w 5.7 TRD Off Road. I added the usual air bag 'LoadLeveler'. Overall I am very pleased with camper (designed for the Tundra) combination. Does anyone have any knowledge off how to limit the somewhat rough ride on poor roads. aka most deteriating highways.