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Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by cashsmoney, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Aug 14, 2018 at 3:37 PM
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    This by a long shot. I have a 5 yr/125,000 mile warranty for LESS than $900.. And I wasnt limited to 5 yr. I could have chose up to 7, but I know my driving habits will have me at 125K at or just before 5 year.

    This is the best deal you will ever find.

    Read this thread:
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/toyota-extended-warranty-worth-it.21261/

    Jennifer will not steer you wrong!
     
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  2. Aug 14, 2018 at 3:55 PM
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    The title of the thread specifies “extended warranty”. My sincere apologies for not specifying that in my thread comment.
     
  3. Aug 14, 2018 at 4:17 PM
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    Again. What faith should one have past factory warranty with these well documented concerns constantly being posted on here? It simply goes back to the blanket statement. Toyotas have problems. In any case, enjoy your trouble free Tundra.
     
  4. Aug 14, 2018 at 4:42 PM
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    I will. Thank You
     
  5. Aug 14, 2018 at 6:16 PM
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    Yes people are stating issues they have had under warranty. So they are basically saying this could happen after your factory warranty. The precollision issue will cost you $3000 to fix if it goes bad after your factory warranty expires. To replace my sensor, harness, front camera and recalibrate was over $3000 with parts and labor if it was out of warranty. They have it again now for the 3rd and final time with Toyota corporate to see if they can fix it or buy it back from me.
     
  6. Aug 14, 2018 at 6:28 PM
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    I'm interested! ;)
     
  7. Aug 14, 2018 at 7:14 PM
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    I did some research before buying my 12 Tundra CM. I went CPO, and had the 5/100k mile warranty already added. Since my truck only had 4K miles on it, win win for me.

    Like some on here, I thought the extended warranty was going to be worthless.

    -Front differential was 2400.00

    -Front wheel bearing 1000.00 (to be fair, this wasn’t the problem and it cost me 75.00)

    -At the time of sale, the cam towers were leaking. I should have had it fixed before the sale, but it went so quick. That’s another $3k plus job.

    So in a rather short time between 60k miles to 89k miles, I could have been out $5400.00+.
     
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  8. Aug 22, 2018 at 8:18 AM
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    It is good piece of mind for many, even if over 80% of us will never use it, you just never know.

    Just as an FYI to people posting the actual contacts name, dealer and contact info.... might want to consider removing it from threads. The only reason I say this is because a dealer in the mid-west (Jerry) had very similar deals and it had been posted on several forums and Toyota got wind of it and shut him down. Not sure if that will happen again but I would think, just to be sure, I would only supply the EW info via PM. I wouldn't want to ruin a great thing and smokin deals to save our members some serious $.

    P.S.: no one supplying the info makes a dime so it's not like people passing on this great information benefits in any way, shape or form, just a good feeling that the dealers don't get to screw over our people :)
     
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  9. Aug 22, 2018 at 8:19 AM
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    You have a PM
     
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  10. Aug 22, 2018 at 11:13 AM
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    No he is right.

    The Tundra is running on a +10 year old platform, with a similarly aged engine. The styling and interior setup, while not crappy, is dated. The fuel economy is subpar. The tow and payload ratings are nothing extraordinary. And yet Toyota still reels in plenty of new and returning customers to buy this thing. Why?

    Because of Toyota's reputation:
    Reliability. Ruggedness.

    I've got a Toyota 4runner, well out of warranty. And I have absolutely no qualms about owning it for another 5-10 years. Yes, there is the chance stuff will break. But I have faith in Toyota's engineering and QDR procedures and I know from experience that their platforms are long-lasting with the appropriate maintenance.

    If you're not going to have faith in Toyota's reputation and insist on having an extended warranty, why even get a Toyota in the first place? If you're going to pay for a longterm warranty, you might as well get that warranty on a vehicle with more tech and better efficiency.
     
  11. Aug 22, 2018 at 11:30 AM
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    You can't argue with personal experience. In my experience, the 4Runner is a much better platform than the Tundra. I have had two of them with no problems. That is the reason I bought my Tundra.
    But my Tundra has not been perfect - as I have already stated previously in this thread. Actually, other people in this thread have eluded to other problems with their own Tundras - some fairly serious problems. So, I still say that the original statement of "no warranty needed" was wrong.

    I did have faith in Toyota's reputation - but it was misguided. The Tundra, while I believe still the best 1/2 ton available, just isn't on par with the 4Runner or other Toyota platforms when it comes to reliability. Not even close, IMO. I'll probably get flamed for saying it - but maybe it is because it is built here in the good 'ole USA. Again, based on my own personal experience.
     
  12. Aug 22, 2018 at 11:42 AM
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    What problems have you had with the Tundra? Please be specific?

    And just because you have had problems, doesn't mean those problems are applicable to all other vehicles of that design and model year.

    FWIW, I've had to replace an A/C condenser and front brakes (both rotors and pads) before hitting the 75k mile mark on my 4runner. The condenser was a flat-out failure and the rotors, while a wear item, needed replacement much sooner than what most other 4runners see for replacement intervals.

    I wasn't happy about having to shell out major $ for those issues. But that doesn't shake my confidence in my vehicle or the brand. You know why? Because stuff happens, especially when you use your 4x4 like a 4x4. No vehicle or brand is perfect. But out of all the brands out there, Toyota strives the hardest to ensure longevity and reliability for their vehicles.

    I see Ford put their "best-selling" pickups for evaluations on TFL's truck channel and have blatant and embarrassing failures. Toyota vehicles have the potential to fail as well, but it's very obvious from an engineering standpoint that they put much more effort into their vehicles compared to most other OEM's.
     
  13. Aug 22, 2018 at 11:54 AM
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    Sigh. Read through my posts and you will see the problems that I have had. But, I will go through them again for you.

    Cam tower leak at 14,000 miles (according to you this is just a "minor leak" - maybe I should have just ignored it). o_O
    Upper ball joints shot at 39,000 miles.
    Drivers side front shock failure at 39,000 miles.
    Lower ball joints started weeping at around 50,000 miles - will be replacing them at about 68,000 miles.

    Fairly small list - yes. The cam tower thing isn't a small thing like you claim it to be. The engine in my brand new truck had to be cracked open. Not a good thing.

    Let's compare it to my 4Runners:

    2005 4Runner V8 Sport 4WD. I had that for 10 years, 110,00 miles. What went wrong with it? Nothing. And, while I take excellent care of my vehicles from a maintenance standpoint, I do use them as 4X4s, as you state. Actually, I would venture to say that I beat on that '05 4Runner pretty damn hard - I wheeled with it quite a bit. Other than general maintenance, I did nothing to that vehicle.

    2016 4Runner 4WD. This is my wife's rig - has about 30,000 miles on it. What problems have I had with it? None.
     
  14. Aug 22, 2018 at 12:00 PM
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    Lol...I'm not saying your oil leak isn't real. And nor am I saying your other issues aren't legitimate concerns.

    I am saying that your experiences may not be indicative of the overall group. I've seen plenty of Tundra's getting into 100k mile territory, and well beyond, with basic maintenance.

    And btw, I'm fairly certain that most, if not all of my front and rear suspension components need replacement and extensive servicing at this point in my 4runner's life (80k miles of hard use). The shocks are there, but don't work very well. I haven't even gotten around to checking the ball joints.

    The 4runner and the LC are great designs, but they're not necessarily better-built or longer lasting compared to Tunra's and other 1/2 tons.
     
  15. Aug 22, 2018 at 12:11 PM
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    You can have your opinion.

    The 4Runner is just a better built unit than the Tundra IMO. From a reliability standpoint, and from an overall form/fit standpoint. The lines/fit/appearance/finish on both of my 4Runners were/are superior to my Tundra.

    You mention that you haven't checked the ball joints on your 4Runner. So maybe it isn't that your stuff on your Tundra hasn't failed - you just haven't noticed it yet. :boink:
     
  16. Aug 22, 2018 at 12:41 PM
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    Other than the c-channel frame, I'm not sure how the 4runner and LC are "better-built."

    The Tundra's design is very much indicative of Toyota's tendency to over-engineer their vehicles. Hefty driveline comonents, bigger brakes and bigger rear axle than what you'll find in most other 1/2 tons, certainly bigger than what you find in the 4runner or LC 200.

    The balljoints and shocks could be bad on the Tundra. They could be bad on the 4runner as well...and likely are. My point is the 4runner's suspension is not necessarily longer-lasting, especially if it's been carrying a load for a good portion of its life.
     
  17. Aug 22, 2018 at 12:49 PM
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    Just my experience. Looking at the lines and the fit of everything in my 4Runners compared to the Tundra - the 4Runner wins. I have places in the interior and exterior where things don't quite line up as nicely on the Tundra. Body panels slightly off, tailgate position a bit off, loose fabric in the interior. The 4Runners I have had aren't like that. Maybe it was a hot Friday afternoon in Texas when my Tundra was built....

    And, as I have said many times - my 4Runners have just outperformed my Tundra from a reliability standpoint by a long shot.
     
  18. Aug 22, 2018 at 12:54 PM
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    My daughters 2015 Camry's factory warranty runs out in September, she only has 26000 miles on it! Can I buy a Toyota extended warranty this late in the game! Is it even worth it, I do get after market warranty companies sending me final notice crap!

    I know I know,

    :threadjacked:
     
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    Naw - you will be fine, Just ask @UpSteer32 . No statistically significant problems exist for Toyota vehicles. That means that they really don't have problems. You'll be good.
     
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    :cheers:
     
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    Well you keep harping on reliability, but when I question you on how a 4runner is specifically "better-built" all you bring up are lines not matching and visual anomalies on the interior and exterior on the Tundra

    The 4runner and Tundra have the same build quality IMO. And quite frankly, even if the body panels and interior components were off a bit on the Tundra, I'd be more concerned about the quality of the mechanical underpinnings.

    So, talking about the mechanical underpinnings (frame, suspension, powertrain, axles, ect.) how is the 4runner "better-built?"
     
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    All I can add here is that I’ve not gotten an extended warranty on the last 3 new vehicles I’ve purchased, and I’ve had no repairs done that would have been covered by an extended warranty, so I’m at least $4500 ahead of the game at this point.

    When you buy an extended warranty you’re making a bet that something will break on your car between the time your factory warranty expires and your extended warranty expires, and that repair would cost more than your warranty cost. Until that scenario happens, it’s a losing bet. It’s as simple as that. If you want to make that bet, great! It’s not a bet I made on my Tundra.
     
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    Because that is why I initially brought up why I thought the 4Runner is better built. From my personal experience, it has performed better. And it just appears and feels as though it is built better.
    I didn't say anything about the inherent mechanical design intent for either vehicle.
     
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    I used THIS site to convince the dealer to lower the price! Said, "Look, I see people on Tundras.com who pay a lot less than $2,000!" Anyway, it all worked out to 7/100 at $1,200.

    One thing you have to watch....some dealers will sell you a "Toyota" warrantee which isn't. They had two different plans....looked nearly the same....but, I insisted on the Toyota one.

    I look at as cheap insurance. Honestly, it is VERY unlikely something will go wrong.
     
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    Well, I would think that if you're going to compare the build quality and reliability of two different vehicles, the mechanical design should be considered. Arguably, those mechanical areas should be the main focus for a comparison process (at least for 4x4's), no?
     
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    You are too late to get a Toyota Extended warranty since it's a 2015 unless it is still in that very small time frame left of the 3 years.
     
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    sarcasm/

    Come on, man. We will have none of that. Between the two, there are only about 140 reviews. That isn't even close to enough to being statistically significant, therefore we cannot acknowledge the existence of the polls. Plus, they are "consumer reviews", which really translates to a whole bunch of personal experience. That crap is complete nonsense. Give me real data. And I want real proof, not just people saying stuff. Photos, test results, live interview footage. And at least something that is representative of 50% of the actual population.

    /sarcasm
     
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    Get it from another Toyota dealership, separate from your vehicle purchase, in another month or two. That's what I did with mine. The finance guy tried to sell me some warranty for a Bentley.....I declined all add-ons at that point and just get the truck. Then approximately three months later, I went back to the same dealership and dealt with the same finance guy. But, this time, he ended up offering me a Toyota Extended Warranty for only $1500. I covers the most parts on my vehicle, no deductible, and 8 years, 120K miles.:spending:
     
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    Come on man, this supports your argument...140 plus reviews you didn't have before.:D

    I think this will be a hard pitch to compare.

    People use their vehicles differently, and when having two dissimilar vehicles made by the same manufacturer, very hard to compare IMHO. Does the 4Runner tow? Does the Tundra do soccer practice only?

    One person says "I take my xxx off-road and use it hard..." What is this persons idea of hard? My idea of hard might differ to other opinion's.

    I have owned two limited 4Runners. Both were problem free with a combined mileage of 250K miles. My Tundra....notsomuch. I used my Tundra differently though, and close to max capacity more often than not. I was asking it to do more than what it was designed. I still remember when my front end problems started and what led to a front differential replacement (I was in your home state of NM in the northern mountains towing).

    Does the Japan vs USA plant differ in quality? I would agree with that argument. I have competed with foreign steel markets in the past with only quality as a comparison (not price), and they would kick our asses 9 out of 10 times in quality control. I was in the tire bead/cord manufacturing in the late 90's when we finally got our ISO9000 certification to supply tire manufactures with the material to build tires. That was no small feat.
     
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