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Cracked Seat Panel

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by Idontrespectu66, Sep 19, 2022.

  1. Sep 19, 2022 at 3:14 AM
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    Idontrespectu66

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    ive had my truck since April 22. Overall happy, since then I've had some issues but they have been addressed. Latest one is finding out these seat panels are not durable. tried to look online for replacement parts but came up short. didn't know this was a common thing.

    is anyone here having the same issue???

    Im about to bring it back to the dealership for a recall and ask the parts department for a quote.



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  2. Sep 19, 2022 at 5:39 AM
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    I didn’t check out Tim’s video so don’t know what he said/did.

    However, You probably should be asking them to fix it under your warranty as it’s not a part that’s excluded (wearables) that should break/crack like that.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
  3. Sep 21, 2022 at 8:57 PM
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    Had the same issue with mine. Not sure if it is a recall or not, however, my dealership said mine was the fourth one in the past couple of months. They replaced it free of charge; the panel only took a couple of days to arrive.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2022 at 12:55 AM
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    How the mighty have fallen...looks like Toyota interior plastic quality is now equivalent or worse than that of domestics. I remember having to cross over my console lid at -40 after someone parked 2 inches from my driver’s door...and it held my weight...now Toyota plastic cracks from new in a matter of months. Really really sad to see...:(
     
  5. Sep 22, 2022 at 1:02 AM
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    Mine busted this week. I called a dealer asking about warranty coverage for that part, they will have to get back to me about it LOL.

    I may just order one and install myself.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2022 at 5:56 AM
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    I know a lot of people up here say, "don't slide out of it, just use the handle and pull yourself up," and "it's probably because you're too big." Both not true. I am 190 pounds, have always pulled myself out, etc. Mine is about to split as I can see it pressurized on the side. Any day now, it will bust like so many others have.
    I say all this to say, Toyota simply dropped the ball in this aspect. Love pretty much everything about this truck. But this seat situation is clearly not good.
     
  7. Sep 22, 2022 at 6:24 AM
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    I was denied coverage on that part from my local dealership. I was told they tried to cover it but was advised to call Toyota directly. Toyota didn't understand why they didn't want to do a warranty claim as it is covered. Rep from Toyota called my local dealership and told them to cover it, at which time my service advisor ordered the part. Just waiting for the part to come in. Should be today.


    FYI: My dealership told me if they didn't cover it, it would be $140.58 for the part and 0.5 in labor hours totaling a cost of $288.68 after tax and service charges...
     
  8. Sep 22, 2022 at 6:44 AM
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    Go to a different dealer and get a second opinion.
     
  9. Sep 22, 2022 at 10:14 AM
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    In case anyone is looking for a part number:

    front driver side
    #71812-0C240-C0
     
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    I notice when I get in the truck my a$$ definitely rests on it, seems it should be a bit more robust to handle the big American butts...
     
  11. Sep 22, 2022 at 1:42 PM
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    is that the one for the power seat or manual seat?
     
  12. Sep 22, 2022 at 2:29 PM
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  13. Sep 22, 2022 at 2:29 PM
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    AMERICA!!!!
     
  14. Sep 22, 2022 at 7:23 PM
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    My 2015 didn’t have a grab handle and I slide my arse out on the seat for 5 years…no issues whatsoever.

    Just poorer quality I must say (I am very disappointed in Toyota).
     
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  15. Sep 22, 2022 at 8:47 PM
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    It's all about trust. I wouldn't trust them to do anything else to my vehicle after that. I would tell that dealer to pound sand and go to another dealer.
     
  16. Sep 23, 2022 at 5:56 PM
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    I had the same problem, but both the driver and passenger side front panels cracked and popped off. The dealership replaced both today free of charge. I don't think new panels is the fix though. I think the seat padding material is the issue. The outer edge of the seat doesn't have much support. Its almost like a sponge material and you can compress it with your hand and see how it effects the panel. My fiance has a newer Highlander and she has similar leather seats. Her seats have better support therefore they don't compress as much and don't come in to contact with the panels. Will be interesting to see how Toyota addresses this.
     
  17. Sep 23, 2022 at 6:01 PM
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    After having a couple apart… the 3rd gen tundra interior plastic quality has seriously taken a hit over previous Toyotas.. everything is thin.
     
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  18. Sep 23, 2022 at 8:48 PM
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    is this happening to only power seats? anyone with manual seats run into this issue? i'm wondering if having that panel of switches causes the area to be a bit weaker compared to manual seats having the blank slate.
     
  19. Sep 23, 2022 at 9:19 PM
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    I think I saw on FB that someone also cracked their manual seat trim
     
  20. Sep 23, 2022 at 9:36 PM
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    And that's just interior plastic quality. I wonder what other corners have been cut throughout the vehicle...electrical connector quality, wire quality, actuators, hose and rubber quality, cooling system plastic quality, the list of possible areas is endless. No way of knowing I guess unless greater numbers of failures in certain areas begin making themselves obvious in the months and years to come like this seat plastic issue has. The seat plastic area is an area of higher stress, so perhaps the issues are becoming apparent in this area first for that reason. The first full winter of widespread availibility may expose some weak areas as well. Time will tell...;)
     
  21. Sep 23, 2022 at 9:41 PM
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  22. Sep 23, 2022 at 9:46 PM
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    to be fair seat plastics have been an issue since the 90s on some toyotas. look at 1st gen tacomas.
    almost all the cars and smaller SUVs suffer from it 10+.


    but having door panels off these? yea.. everything feels cheap. and tint shops have been breaking door panels too.. never had this issue before with a toyota. and i've seen 3 now at work.
     
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    Manuel seats here, mine has fallen victim. Going in for the electric parking brake recall next week, will have this replaced as well.
     
  24. Sep 26, 2022 at 2:10 PM
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    Toyota says no to a warranty claim on the trim panel

    this is a quote
    If it was not broken then yes it would be covered

    I replied if it was not broken then there would be no need for a warranty claim huh

    lol

    oh well
     
  25. Sep 26, 2022 at 3:43 PM
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    Curious, Did they give you an estimate to replace on your own dime?

    Also, that wouldn’t fly with me. Sounds like material defect in its purest definition, not “normal wear or abuse.” I’d contact Toyota Brand Engagement and see what they have to say. Especially on a new model, with multiple reports of the same defect.
     
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    Parts around $100, plus labor.

    I am going to let it be, let it stand as a testimony to the cheap crappy plastic. LOL.
     
  27. Sep 26, 2022 at 9:19 PM
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    Yeah this wouldn’t fly with me either…not a one off situation and not a wearable part.

    Tim (from Pickup Trick and SUV talk) and what’s his name from Toyota (Mike Sweers) spent much time talking about the condition of the million mile Tundra seats then they deliver this crap to us…that’s just not cool
     
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  29. Sep 27, 2022 at 10:08 AM
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    I had mine replaced under warranty with no griping from the dealer whatsoever.

    The replacement has already popped off again, but nothing broke, so I just popped it back in.

    I think the plastic is actually taking load from sitting on it, so I'm trying to make sure my ass is centered in the seat.
     
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  30. Sep 29, 2022 at 3:08 PM
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    Found this today. Not sure when it happened. I don’t remember seeing it last week when I dropped it off for the recall. :(
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