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Starting to think my truck is possessed.....warranty issue yet again

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Matthew1794, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. Oct 24, 2014 at 5:32 PM
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    Matthew1794

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    So I was under my truck yesterday and noticed a small amount of oil building up on the base of my transmission bell housing. I suspected a rear main seal, and sure enough after taking it into the dealership today they agreed and said that it was the rear main seal. I have to take it back Monday and drop it off for them to remove the transmission and replace the seal. I wanted to post this not to complain because I love my truck and wouldn't trade it for anything, but instead wanted to see if this is a common issue or if anyone else has had this problem and if so how it has been since repaired. My truck is a 2014 1794 Edition with 6,400 miles on it, so obviously this isn't a normal wear and tear issue. Thank you in advance for the feedback!
     
  2. Oct 24, 2014 at 7:27 PM
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    Jeeze..... not the normal for sure!
     
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  3. Oct 24, 2014 at 11:24 PM
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    Wow yea for a 2014 I would be pushing toward lemon law if this isn't the first major thing to happen.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2014 at 7:29 PM
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    Warranty....go get it reapaired and drive it for a few hundred thousand miles. :)
    These issues should not come up, but they do, machines are not perfect, at least your under warranty. I am sure Toyota will make it right.
    Best of luck!
     
  5. Oct 27, 2014 at 10:14 AM
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    Stuff fails...it's built by a human, and there's bound to be a bad part at some point
     
  6. Oct 28, 2014 at 6:53 AM
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    Yeah the dealer has been awesome handling this for me and has kept me informed. The only thing that is laughable is I went from a crewmax tundra to a crew can Tacoma. I feel like I'm in a power wheels.
     
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    Just imagine what we would be reading if this was a Dodge forum....
    just kidding Dodge fans..
     
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  8. Oct 29, 2014 at 8:02 PM
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    Well the short story version is the rear main deal was not the problem. They then looked to the crankcase sensor, replaced it, and it is still leaking. Today a field engineer checked it and found that apparently an oil galley is leaking and if that is the case I will be getting a new short block for my truck with all new internals. So still sucks to not have my truck but they are definitely diligent at getting it figured out.
     
  9. Oct 29, 2014 at 9:52 PM
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    Oh wow worse than you thought. I would push for a new truck rather than a new engine swap.
     
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  10. Oct 29, 2014 at 10:40 PM
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    Man... If you don't get a different truck, you sure better get a platinum warranty for free. Seriously, they will give you this if you push for it. I think I'd be pushing for an unmolested truck... Or at least a supercharger and non flex equipment... Damn you've been thru the ringer
     
  11. Oct 30, 2014 at 3:58 AM
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    Well I love my truck and for now I am having faith in the dealerships ability to handle the problem. My theory is basically if I get the truck back and it starts having issues again then the discussion needs to happen about possibly swapping the truck out. Only time will tell, I'm suppose to find out a definitive "what's going to happen" today.
     
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  12. Oct 30, 2014 at 2:24 PM
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    Push for a free plat warranty or rig.
    This is a $45k+ truck that is BRAND new. They need to make it right somehow.
     
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  13. Oct 30, 2014 at 4:14 PM
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    OK so verdict is in and truck is repaired. Turns out oil pan was damaged at assembly and because of that wasn't sealed properly so they replaced that and also replaced the rear main seal and crankshaft seal because they had been removed during diagnosis.
     
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  14. Oct 30, 2014 at 7:01 PM
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    So.... New motor?
     
  15. Oct 31, 2014 at 5:19 PM
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    Verdict in thread closed?
     
  16. Oct 31, 2014 at 7:22 PM
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    That's better than expected. Oil pan leaks aren't bad, unless you run the engine with little to no oil because of the leak Sucks they had to open it all up for just an oil pan leak though. Really should have been the first thing they looked at.
     
  17. Nov 3, 2014 at 6:58 PM
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    Yeah you would have thought that would have stuck out a little, but I would rather it be fixed than go unnoticed. Hopefully that's it and the issues are over. Definitely happy to have my truck back.
     
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