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#5 of 44 Kudos to Toyota
May 30, 2007 (8:31 pm)
Give Toyota credit for fixing the issue before it grows into a mass recall.
I can think of some other automakers who would have ignore this issue untill it affected a large number of engines. Kudos to Toyota for taking care of their customers.
#7 of 44 Re: Meh. [anythngbutgm]
May 31, 2007 (1:17 pm)
I wonder if it will be more or less of a catastrophe than the Toyota sludge fiasco.
May 31, 2007 (1:31 pm)
I would say less, much less. 20 failures out of 30,000 engines is a very slight issue.
#9 of 44 Re: Less [bakemono]
May 31, 2007 (2:11 pm)
The fact that Toyota is considering a recall suggests that they think the problem might not be so small. Could the 20 failures be the tip of an iceberg? What will happen when more of the 30,000 get additional miles on them?
Only time will tell.
#10 of 44 Re: Less [trucktricks]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
May 31, 2007 (5:18 pm)
I agree. Considering the market (the last real American stronghold) and the fact that this is a launch vehicle instead of just a new engine, Toyota can't afford to fall on their face less than 6 months out of the chute. Fast action on all potential engines is the only way to avoid a PR nightmare.
kcram - Pickups Host
#11 of 44 Dont jump to conclusions
May 31, 2007 (5:54 pm)
Toyota has said that the problem camshafts were a result of a bad batch on early engines.
Just because they issue a recall, that doesnt mean that every '07 Tundra will be included. It could be a very small number of engines, maybe 1,000 or less.
I say again, kudos to Toyota for seeing what is right now a small issue and addressing it before it becomes a major recall.
Unlike some other automakers who like to sweep minor problems like this under the rug, Toyota is standing by their customers and making it right.
#12 of 44 Re: Dont jump to conclusions [bakemono]
May 31, 2007 (6:36 pm)
No recall has been issued yet.
#13 of 44 Re: Meh. [trucktricks]
Jun 01, 2007 (5:23 am)
Well that didn't have anything to do with Toyota trucks but whatever...
And as far as that being "A fiasco" lol, if you change your oil at the recommended interval, then you shouldn't have an issue... Heck, any car is susceptible to oil gelling if you don't change it on a routine basis.
Not so convenient a solution for the the GM or the Ford trucks...
#14 of 44 Re: Toyota Tundra engines [rsholland]
Jun 01, 2007 (5:39 am)
Yes, it is a very small percentage so far but it will likely get bigger. Toyota learned its lesson in trying to hide the fact that they have engine issues (sludge problems), and now quickly put the blame on others. The majority of auto manufactures buy their parts from different suppliers including engine parts, rear ends, axles, seats, tires, brakes, ignition, etc. So by coming out and saying that it was a contractors fault does little because ultimately Toyota is at fault just like if an Eaton rear end on a GMC Sierra went bad it would be considered a GM problem not an Eaton problem.
With the sales struggle of the new Tundra this could only make it worse.