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Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Dawnpruett, Sep 1, 2016.

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I am spending 2500 to fix my 2012 tundra . AIP. This sucks so bad. 72000. Miles. Make me sick!!!!!

Poll closed Sep 8, 2016.
  1. Tundra

    88.9%
  2. Tundra. 2012 don't buy

    11.1%
  1. Sep 1, 2016 at 9:50 AM
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    Dawnpruett

    Dawnpruett [OP] New Member

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    2012 tundra 2500 bucks AIP. Don't buy a tundra
     
  2. Sep 1, 2016 at 9:53 AM
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    T-Rex266

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    Have you tried the bypass? Different dealer? calling Toyota directly?
     
  3. Sep 1, 2016 at 9:53 AM
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    ToyotaTundraMike

    ToyotaTundraMike Not A New Member

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    Why wouldn't you just spend 100 or so on the bypass module?

    Do your research before you fork over $2500 for something that can be fixed much cheaper!
     
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  4. Sep 1, 2016 at 9:57 AM
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    Nor7

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    I did a write up on replacing these on my 2011. You can do it yourself and it's not as difficult as you might think.
     
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  5. Sep 1, 2016 at 10:06 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Shit happens buddy. If you buy anything with an engine and other components, Murphy's law will eventually kick in.

    Follow the write up @Nor7 did and call it a day.
     
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  6. Sep 1, 2016 at 10:34 AM
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    650h1

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    your poll makes me wonder whether or not your eyes are crossed and if you refer to your father as uncledad?
     
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  7. Sep 1, 2016 at 10:43 AM
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    kurtwp

    kurtwp What

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    Yeah I can understand the frustration of a 2500 dollar bill but was that only thing that went wrong with your tundra. Other then the common ware items such as tires, brakes, hoses, belts etc. I know I spent well over 2500 dollars on my RAM over the years on mechanicals that broke such as radiators, brakes line, belly gaskets just to name a few.
     
  8. Sep 1, 2016 at 10:46 AM
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    chphilo

    chphilo Tundra addict

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    That poll makes no sense to me. Are you sure you own a Tundra? If you look at your truck, does it say F-O-R-D anywhere? :D
     
  9. Sep 1, 2016 at 10:48 AM
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    ToyotaTundraMike

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    Every vote counts! Couldn't help but smile when I read the poll as well. Think our new friend Dawn is having a little trouble getting used to the layout.
     
  10. Sep 1, 2016 at 11:18 AM
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    Nor7

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    Hey guys, lets go easy on the guy. I felt exactly the same when this happened to me. I was cursing the Toyota name. It took me a while to get over it. It is very frustrating to have something like this happen on a truck that has a reputation for lasting forever and to be left high and dry by the company.

    I'm well into 114k miles on mine and that's been my only problem. Can't say the same for other trucks I've owned.
     
  11. Sep 1, 2016 at 12:01 PM
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    x2, good luck but you'll probably get the same response I did. However its still good to call. If there is a recall that expands to our trucks they will have you on file and you'll be reimbursed for your expenses.
     
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  12. Sep 1, 2016 at 12:11 PM
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    joonbug

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    I'm still gonna vote.
     
  13. Sep 1, 2016 at 12:23 PM
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    SOCO Tundra

    SOCO Tundra When do you stop being the FNG?

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    2500 is pretty damn cheap for a mid mileage Toyota Tundra. That's why I don't mind sinking a few hundred into my beater Saturn, with a crappy air plenum, where I get heat or AC out of every orifice. But it's hard to beat a running 200 car.

    2500 for a good used Tundra? You wont find it for sale. Fix it and drive it.
     
  14. Sep 1, 2016 at 5:42 PM
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    Dawnpruett

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    Yes nothing
     
  15. Sep 1, 2016 at 5:43 PM
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    They will not cover it! So upset
     
  16. Sep 1, 2016 at 5:44 PM
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    Dawnpruett

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    Very disappointed in this truck. I bought for reliability. Now this. What next?
     
  17. Sep 1, 2016 at 6:23 PM
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    Mike

    Mike Tread lightly.

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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Do a bypass kit to it and be done...
     
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