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Tundra Platinum reliability?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Toondra, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. Feb 19, 2021 at 8:24 PM
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    t4r2tundra

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    Actually my 2019 has 2 USB in the back below the AC vents.
     
  2. Feb 22, 2021 at 8:29 AM
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    mundra

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    315/70/17 Ridge Grapplers on Rock Warrior Wheels, Tinted windows,remote start,tech12volts audio upgrade w/2-10" subs, console charger, more to come soon.
    Mines a 2019 with 27,000 miles on it. Very reliable and durable. Seats are comfy. We choose driving it over our Audi SQ5. Seats could cool better but the heat cycle is perfect. Good power, great rear sliding window and sunroof. JBL upgrade radio is horrible so I changed everything except the head unit for about $1500. Stock tires are very thin so those have been upgrade to 315/70/17 ridge grapplers on trd rock warrior wheels. Next up is a 3" lift for the perfect stance. No, you will not go wrong with a Platinum and I like the all body color grill and bumpers over the 1794 chrome.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2021 at 4:23 PM
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    TMARB47

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    No issues; love it many compliments!!
     
  4. Feb 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM
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    Bakershack

    Bakershack Critical of Noncritical Thinkers

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    I just got my 2020 last May. I had similar thoughts. I'm in my 50's and I fully expect this to be my last truck. Depending on your tastes, check out the 1794 as well as the Platinum. They are the same truck with different interior and exterior trim. All the same standard equipment and options though.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2021 at 10:25 PM
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    ohreary

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    The heated steering wheel doesn’t work at all
     
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  6. Feb 23, 2021 at 3:41 AM
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    Motor71

    Motor71 teufel hunden

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    2016, no problems, "knock on wood." However, she is a pavement princess with 15k miles.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2021 at 8:09 AM
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    2018 plat

    1. rear passenger seat back squeaks on bumps (heard of others having this same issue)
    2. killed 2 oem batteries (feb-2019, then feb-2021) replaced with interstate 30m full replacement)
    3. tilt function mirrors acting weird since last battery replacement
    4. seat heaters are too much compared to the 2014 4runner
    5. seat fans are worse than the 4runner
    6. jbl sucks to no end compared to my 2014 4runner with jbl or the 2016 tacoma with jbl. you cant get any bass out of it unless i crank the bass setting in the head unit and in the spotify app
    7. fog lights bounce in the housing to the point is really annoys the crap out of the wife, never had this issue before in any toyota with fogs
    8. cant park it in the garage like the 2016 tacoma (wife hates this the most during our extreme cold snaps (-20F for 3 weeks we just had in ND)
    9. space is glorious with a crew cab compared to the tacoma for the 2 gsp dogs
    10. wish it had steering wheel heater back in 2018, otherwise when the 3rd gen comes out may switch to it if it has steering wheel heater.
    11. could use a better gear ratio than the 4.3 currently in the 2nd gen and maybe a 8spd transmission. but trade off of bullet proof transmission.
    12. hopefully they still have the v8 in 3rd gen as the wife has short commutes to work <5 miles 1 way, this wont work if the 3rd gen has turbo's with that short of a drive.

    forgot to add, only 25k miles from pickup on dec-2017.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2021 at 8:15 AM
  8. Feb 23, 2021 at 8:21 AM
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    sethcphoto

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    Lots of people complaining about the "seat coolers". There's no cooling properties on the seats. It's just a fan under the seat that blows whatever the temperature of the cab is. It'll help cool the seat down faster if the sun has been beating down on it for 8 hours while you're at work but there's no AC evaporator for your butt in the seat lol. It works as intended, just poorly marketed.
     
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  9. Feb 23, 2021 at 9:05 AM
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    And I, for one, am glad it works the way it does. I have felt air conditioned seats and find them uncomfortable. The venting helps to keep sweating down without that uncomfortable, sitting-on-a-vent feeling.
     
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  10. Feb 23, 2021 at 12:57 PM
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    BWinter

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    2018 1794, 4x4, TRD Off Road, Sun Roof, 19,000 miles. Only issue was original battery died. Replaced under warranty.

    I like the JBL once I adjusted it to my liking.

    I like the cooled seats when it is above 100 degrees here.

    No other issues.
     
  11. Feb 23, 2021 at 7:14 PM
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    So wish it did.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2021 at 5:24 AM
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    well technically the brochure (or anywhere else in documentation) doesnt say seat coolers, just ventilated. only the lexus LS series actually say cooled since they run a a/c duct to under the seat.
     
  13. Feb 24, 2021 at 5:32 AM
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    War Machine

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    I have a 2011 SR5, a 2017 SR5, and a 2021 Platinum. Only real advantages the Platinum has are the seats and remote tailgate lock. Both of those can be done easily aftermarket. The vented seats are barely noticeable, and I have no use whatsoever for heated seats, even during the winter storm last week.

    I also contend that the Platinum JBL audio is worse than the stock SR5 system, other than having CarPlay on the headunit.
     
  14. Feb 24, 2021 at 5:49 AM
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    TRD Sway bar, Lomax Tonnueau cover, Bed rug, Havoc HS2 Steps, Tech 12 Volts stereo upgrade, Yakima bed extender, misc trim and bling,
    Nothing to worry about here, most of the tech is old and proven and wouldn't really call it tech. It is almost the same as what I had on a 2013 Lexus RX, nothing fancy.
     

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