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New Guy, about to purchase a Tundra

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by KornCobb, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Jan 23, 2016 at 12:11 PM
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    KornCobb

    KornCobb [OP] New Member

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    Hey folks,
    I'm from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and I'm currently in the market for a Toyota Tundra. I have found what seems to be a good truck, it's a 2012 Toyota Tundra 4x4 5.7L Crew max cab. The truck has 59k miles and overall the truck looks pretty clean. However, before I get to far into going through with the purchase I would like to get some of you guy's thoughts on what I should look out for on this truck. What are the habitual problems of the 2012 Tundra's?? Any advise is greatly appreciated. I am currently in a 2007 F-150 and miss my last Toyota I had before that (2002 Toyota Tacoma). This particular dealer does offer a Lifetime powertrain warranty that cover numerous parts of the motor. For example;
    Engine Cylinder block and head and all internal parts, intake manifold, timing gears and gaskets, timing chain/belt and cover, flywheel, valve covers, oil pan, oil pump, engine mounts, turbocharger housing and all internal parts, supercharger housing and all internal parts, engine control computers, water pump, seals and gaskets.
    Transmission Case and all internal parts, torque converter, clutch cover, transmission mounts, transfer case and all internal parts, engine control computer, seals and gaskets.
    Drive System Front wheel drive system
    • Final drive housing and all internal parts, axle shafts, drive shaft, constant velocity joints, front hub and bearings, seals and gaskets
    • Rear wheel drive system
    • Axle housing and all internal parts, propeller shaft, u-joints, drive shaft, bearings, supports, seals and gaskets.
     
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  2. Jan 23, 2016 at 12:54 PM
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    S-EF4

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    I've got nothing negative! I enjoyed my 2013 crew max 4x4 for 103,000 until a tornado took it away. Waiting on delivery of new crew max 4x4. I had zero issues.
     
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  3. Jan 23, 2016 at 1:24 PM
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    Sean266

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    Welcome! Don't think are any known issues for the these that I'm aware of.

    @csuviper has a 2012
     
  4. Jan 23, 2016 at 2:50 PM
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    mdavis

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    Welcome to the site!
     
  5. Jan 23, 2016 at 4:17 PM
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    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon Not too old to play

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    Deck rail system, Bed divider, door sill protectors, LED reverse light bars, Aries Bull Bar with 28" 180 watt LED light bar, LED step lights, LED bed lights, driver-side grab handle, TRD Rear Sway Bar, BedRug bed mat and tailgate mat, Morimoto Fog Lights, more to come.....
    I know, coming from an F150 myself to my new Tundra, it just doesn't compute that there are so few issues with the Tundra. I had all kinds of problems with my Ford and looking for many trouble-free years with the Tundra. With only 59K miles on the Tundra you should enjoy many more happy miles from it.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2016 at 4:58 PM
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    I do have a 2012 for 3 years now I think. No problems or issues.
    There are no specific problems with this year of tundra that I know of but there are typical things for the 2nd gen tundras 2007-2013.
    Water pump leak
    Secondary air injection pump failure
    Now I can't think of any more.
     
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  7. Jan 23, 2016 at 5:01 PM
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    MotoTundra

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    Good luck with your purchase!
     
  8. Jan 23, 2016 at 6:49 PM
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    Island woody

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    Just traded my 07 with 275k on it. No issues , standard brake replacement, one alternator and 2 batteries, good luck
     
  9. Jan 23, 2016 at 6:59 PM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    That cool. I should get another 221K at least since mine has only 64K at 9 yrs old. You get your money's worth for sure when you buy a Toyota truck. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  10. Jan 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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  11. Jan 24, 2016 at 10:59 AM
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    I would like to thank all of you for the reply's and advise. So far i have not been able to look at the truck due to an snow and ice storm in my area. When i went to look at the truck last Saturday the truck was incased in ice and the dealer could hardly get the doors open on it. I plan on looking at it more closely on Tuesday. I look forward to re-joining the Toyota clan. Buying an F-150 after a Toyota i found out quickly there is nothing better then a Toyota truck.
     
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  12. Jan 24, 2016 at 11:01 AM
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    Thank you!
     
  13. Jan 24, 2016 at 11:02 AM
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    Thank you! I visit there often, have a place in Colington.
     
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  14. Jan 24, 2016 at 11:04 AM
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    Thank you for the info
     
  15. Jan 24, 2016 at 1:57 PM
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    You can't go wrong with Toyota.........Ford on the other hand?
     
  16. Jan 24, 2016 at 2:57 PM
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    i agree, bought the f150 in 2010 and honestly can't remember a time when the truck didn't have something wrong with it. Had to buy something because i totaled my 02' tacoma and couldn't find another Toyota in my price range.
     
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