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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hemihog, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:04 AM
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    Hemihog

    Hemihog [OP] New Member

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    Hi, new member here, thank you for having me.
    I'll get right to the point.
    I currently own a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500hd with Duramax, it's been a great truck, powerful, reliable, never left me stranded yada yada yada. Just don't need that much truck anymore and it's getting long in the tooth with little nickle and dime stuff I'm having to do on a monthly basis. I'm currently replacing all the cab seals, door, rear window, body vent drip seal due to dry rot. So I'm contemplating my next truck. I keep hearing all the great things about the Tundra, so I'm really leaning toward it, but I'm wondering what are the common problems. What are the things you wished Toyota did differently and what should I expect with 10 or even 15 years of ownership with a trundra?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:09 AM
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    Hammerhead

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    On my second tundra but sorry no help both trucks have been great. No problems or complaints here
     
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  3. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:10 AM
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    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 JUST A HOBO RIDIN' THEM RAILS TO ANYWHERE TTC#158

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    Welcome from Texas
     
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  4. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:10 AM
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    Atomic City Tundra

    Atomic City Tundra Old guy in training

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    Welcome.

    Cam Tower leaks seem to be the biggest problem I hear about (my truck had one as well).

    The payload on these trucks pretty much sucks.

    My truck went through a set of ball joints pretty quickly (although that doesn't seem to be too common).

    Even with those things, I think that they are the best 1/2 ton on the market.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:12 AM
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    TokerJoker

    TokerJoker If it's worth trying, try it!

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    Have not had any issues with our '14. I owned a T100 Many years ago and that truck was a work horse! T-Boned an old man when he ran a red light:(
     
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  6. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:19 AM
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    War Machine

    War Machine Premium Elite Member

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    Welcome. The only consistent issue I’ve heard of is a leaking cam tower seal. I’ve not had the problem on my two Tundras, but some have.
    The interiors aren’t as modern as the other guys are, but that’s not an issue for me.
    Gas mileage is poor. Again, not an issue for me, but it is for most.
    Stock stereo systems aren’t good. That one was a problem for me, so I went aftermarket.

    I was a lifelong Chevy guy myself, but switched to a Tundra in 2011. You say yours never left you stranded, but all of mine did on several occasions. I had a couple of Silverados and a couple of Tahoes over the years, and though I liked them, I definitely had issues.

    Since then, I’ve only had to set foot in a mechanic shop on one occasion.

    2012 Sequoia- going on 200k miles with zero mechanical failures. None.
    2011 Tundra- 115k miles so far. I did have to replace an alternator at around 100k, but I blame myself for that. I had a battery that needed replacing, and let it go too long. I don’t think it would’ve happened if I’d changed the battery. Other than that, zero failures.
    2017 Tundra- Not quite 30k miles, but no problems so far.

    All in all, it’s the reliability that the other manufacturers can’t get close to. Plenty of guys here with a ton of miles on their trucks, with zero repair work. We get to spend our money on mods instead of starters, engines, transmissions, etc.

    Search on the forum here. There aren’t many threads talking about breakdowns. Gives us more time to just shoot the shit with each other.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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    Stormtrooper81

    Stormtrooper81 New Member

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    I have zero complaints about my tundra almost at 180k. If I was going to buy a new truck it would be a tundra. I've beaten mine like a mule. And have only done minor maintenance on her. Welcome to the forum
     
  8. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:42 AM
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    PotentPotables

    PotentPotables New Member

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    Welcome from Washington State!

    I grew up in a GM family. I learned to drive on a Chevy Lumina van. My friends called it the Dust Buster.

    In terms of Tundras, I've owned two both with the 5.7 and have had no issues. There is a known issue with some experiencing a cam tower gasket leak. Our family also owns a 2013 Toyota Sienna AWD with no issues. We previously had a 2000 Corolla. In the 180K miles we owned it, we only had to replace the brake pads, fluids, filters, and tires. We sold it with the original clutch even. The thing didn't even have any rattles.

    Something I wish Toyota would change is their implementation of technology. Mostly, Toyota is a very conservative company. Yes, they mainstreamed the gas/electric hybrid but in general they are late adopters. Toyota doesn't typically completely change a vehicle between model years rather they introduce small "tweaks" each year. This makes the Tundra an aged truck as it's mechanically unchanged since 2007. While the adage "if it ain't broke don't fix it" applies, it would be nice to have a few "new" Tundra options. A more fuel efficient powerplant option, more modern transmission, and dear god is it too much to ask for auto-down windows all around?

    Still, I would recommend the Tundra or a Toyota in general to anyone. That's why my in-laws are on their third Prius, my parents have a 2010 Rav4, my sister and brother own a Corolla and Matrix and one of my kid's teachers now owns a Sienna. Heck, the radiologist who read the x-ray when one of my kids broker her leg now owns a Sequoia.

    Anyway, sorry for the rambling. Best of luck in your vehicle search. Know you're welcome here even if you end up keeping the Silverado or purchasing from another auto maker.
     
  9. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:42 AM
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    Grey Wolf

    Grey Wolf Howling Grey Wolf

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    Welcome from Colorado. 95K on the clock. My Tundra is almost 12 years old. No issues. Original starter, water pump, alternator, and even the hoses are still in great condition. No leaks anywhere. Can't go wrong with Toyota.
     
  10. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:45 AM
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    T-Rex266

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    Other then what’s been said, we lack in tech- but then again we have less issues all around

    Welcome
     
  11. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:46 AM
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    Tundra4Pinay

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    :wave: Hiya and welcome from SoCalif!!!
     
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  12. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:11 AM
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    831Tun

    831Tun IMA BasTRD

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    Welcome. Biggest problems with my Tundra are this forum and the friends I wheel with. Those 2 things have me spending tons of money and enjoying the $h1t out of this truck.;)
     
  13. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:20 AM
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    Fishman57

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    Welcome from SE PA!

    I was a longtime Chevy Silverado devotee. Swore I'd never own anything but a Chevy truck. My 2007 Silverado Classic 2WD that I bought new in '06 only had 124K miles on it but expensive things started breaking on it and it got too costly to fix. In Sept. 2018, I started shopping around. Didn't like the looks of the new Silverado, so I expanded my search. Get a Ram? You gotta be kidding. Nissan? Ha-ha-ha. Got a lot of great recommendations about the Tundra, so I checked it out. It only took a little research to determine a Tundra was probably the truck for me. Reliability reports were tops. Re-sale value is great (although I never plan to get rid of vehicles while they're worth anything.) I test drove a 2019 1794 CM and the decision was obvious, so I bought it. Absolutely no regrets. I love this truck! Comfy to ride. Tons-o-power.

    Some notes:
    • It doesn't have some of the bells and whistles that the others have, but I don't need most of that.
    • The MPG isn't good, but that's not an issue for me because I only put about 1K miles/month on it.
    • Tundras don't offer factory remote starters, so I added one for $350, which is cheaper than factory installed versions for other vehicles. It was plug-n-play and only took about an hour to install. Super simple.
    • Tundras don't offer factory power tailgate locks, so I'm adding one. Only costs a little over $100.
    • Head unit isn't great. Not a real big deal for me, but I'll end up replacing it because it would be nice to have Apple Play, Waze, etc.
    Another great thing about buying a Tundra is this forum. I've learned a ton of stuff about my Tundra here. And a lot of fun things go on here.

    Good luck in your search for whatever truck you end up getting!!
     
  14. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:25 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ Professional Cat Herding Expert Staff Member

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    Welcome.

    Looking used or brand new?
     
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  15. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:30 AM
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    Metro14536

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    Get the Tundra.....
     
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  16. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:31 AM
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 WHITE is the SLOWEST color!!!

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    Welcome from Ohio!
     
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  17. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:36 AM
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    ryanwgregg

    ryanwgregg New Member

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    Yes they do. I believe this factory/port installed accessory is specific to region. I know that in Texas (Gulf States), that you can have this added as a $279 option. It is option code GST-TTL for the GST Region.
     
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  18. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:48 AM
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    yamabob

    yamabob New Member

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    I had an older Dodge that I really liked, but it was starting to rust. I thought about a new truck for years, even though I didn't "need" one. After 2 years of looking at Tundras, I finally broke down and bought a 2018 Limited. So glad I did it. Nothing like new technology too. I searched different forums before I decided, (Ford, Toyota, etc..) Read what the common problems are for each brand. The one common thing I found was that the Tundra people love their trucks and it's more about modding than repairing. My last 2 cars have been Honda and all I do is regular maintenance. I feel that the quality is better with the Japanese brands. I drove my friend's new F-150 and it was really nice, but I don't feel Ford will take care of their customers when the turbo goes boom. I purchased a proven platform with the biggest issue being gas mileage. That I can live with.
     
  19. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:56 AM
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    Fishman57

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    I did not know that. That's a dumb-ass policy. That's one option that would be popular everywhere and I would think would be be standard on the higher level models.
     
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  20. Jan 9, 2019 at 8:58 AM
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    100% agree. It should be standard on all trim levels.
     
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  21. Jan 9, 2019 at 10:52 AM
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    Steve89gt

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    I legitimately missed the “T” in “T-Boned” when I first read this...LMAO
     
  22. Jan 9, 2019 at 10:53 AM
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    Alloutdrs1

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    I second this, payload is pretty weak. Other then that cam tower leaks, my truck had this as well. Overall I have been happy with my Tundra, it tows really well. Its very stable while towing, I had a 2014 Silverado before this truck and it was no where near as stable towing loads. The front end would bob up and down on that truck.
     
  23. Jan 9, 2019 at 11:41 AM
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  24. Jan 9, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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    Steve89gt

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    The payload capacity isn't what it should be, for sure; this was my only hesitation in buying a Tundra when I was doing my research. That having been said, the Tundra's payload and towing capacities are within spitting distance of other "Big 3" Crew Cab/Crew Max pickups. The extra <ahem> capability of those trucks (when they are functioning properly, that is) wasn't enough to sway me to a different manufacturer.
     
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  25. Jan 9, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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    Larmand

    Larmand Im 100% correct, part of the time! TTC #145

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    Welcome to the party!!
     
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  26. Jan 9, 2019 at 12:02 PM
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    g6t9ed

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    Not much I could add but my own experience with trucks. I've had 3 Toyotas: '95 T100, '08 Tundra, and now a '17 Tundra. Between the '95 and '08 was an '06 F-150. That F-150 was my first new vehicle and was right after college. Under 10,000 miles, I already had to have the A/C compressor replaced and (even though it was cosmetic still shows the testament to their QC) I had to have the back Ford logo replaced due to some weird paint warping/coloring issue.

    I digress, but the only issues I've found with the Tundras, albeit minor, was the bed bounce and the lower quality speakers. I expected it out of my '08 since it was just an SR5 model but with the '17 being the 1794, I expected more. Since you got me thinking about it going from my '08 to the '17, another thing I noticed changing from a Double Cab to the Crew Max was the bed size decreased about a foot due to the Crew Max and there is less storage in the '17. My '08 had bundles of hidden storage locations i.e. side door, double the ceiling compartments, a closed center section compartment (that is now open and not as deep in the '17), double glove boxes and more room underneath the rear seats. Even though, it seems like complaining, I would rather complain about little issues over major ones.
     
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  27. Jan 9, 2019 at 12:46 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover

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    Ditto! :spending:

    Welcome from NY.
     
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  28. Jan 9, 2019 at 12:58 PM
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    CMB New Member

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    Not nearly enough room here!
    You're no fun:D
     
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  29. Jan 9, 2019 at 1:21 PM
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    shawn.roe24

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    Welcome. Also coming from a Silverado and I have no complaints. But, like other said, they people on this forum and their ideas will make you spend money on the truck. They just keep sucking you in and I wouldn't want it any other way!
     
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  30. Jan 9, 2019 at 2:16 PM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan Now you know something

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    Welcome from Colorado
     
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