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What Is The Most Irritating Thing About Your 3rd Gen?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by AlrightAlrightAlright, Feb 12, 2021.

  1. Apr 18, 2021 at 3:55 PM
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    Dwarven1

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    No worries. It's tough to read if someone is annoyed or not in text. But I've had to learn about engine braking since moving to the mountains nearly 8 years ago, and this really isn't it. I wish I could change the cruise control's programming on that, though. Annoying.
     
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  2. Apr 18, 2021 at 6:44 PM
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    The ABS self check knock
     
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  3. Apr 18, 2021 at 7:35 PM
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    Yes, I’ll try to add some notes. It all started with some very severe downshifts where it would jerk the whole truck and everyone felt it. Usually happened downshifting 3-2 and 2-1. This would happen cold or warm. I took it in the first time and the first tech said he definitely felt it and decided to keep it for a few days to test it.
    The master tech test drove it for forty minutes the next day and said it was fine. I arrived that afternoon, took it for a test drive with the master tech and the hard downshift happened twice on our drive.
    I left it again and they decided to reset the adaptive shift points.
    I picked it up and the issue is still there and I emailed my logs to the master tech/manager with no help from them except them saying that it’s normal and that Tundra transmissions don’t usually fail (which I believe, but these downshifts do not seem normal to me. I’ve owned a 2018 Tundra before this with none of these issues).
    Most recently, another issue cropped up with hard up shifts around 45-50mph, where you can definitely feel something is off.
    Since there’s no check engine lights they said all is good. I asked to have the fluid levels checked, they said levels and pressure were normal.
    They also couldn’t say why these issues started after 2 years of owning the truck with no issues whatsoever.
     
  4. Apr 18, 2021 at 8:09 PM
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    I completely understand your frustration since two techs confirmed your complaint on the test drives, and you still have the problem. As a former tech myself I can tell you that even master techs can only report what they found to the service adviser, after that its out of their hands on what direction the dealership decides is normal or not. I would consider trying another dealer if that's possible to see if you can get better service, and hopefully a better result. good luck.
     
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  5. Apr 18, 2021 at 8:34 PM
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    Thank you for the advice!
     
  6. Apr 19, 2021 at 6:19 AM
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    Try changing the tranny fluid. I just hit 60k and the manual recommends a fluid change if towing. I don’t tow far regularly but do tow a 7500lb boat a short distance regularly. Transmission was shifting hardish at low speed when not towing. I drained and filled with Toyota WS trans fluid and it’s like a whole new transmission. I didn’t flush and only drained 3.5qts which is what’s held in the pan of the 11+ in the system. It made such a difference I can’t believe it for only a quarter of what’s in there.
     
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  7. Apr 19, 2021 at 6:23 AM
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    At 24k miles though? I don't have a problem doing it, just surprised that this issue started, no towing at all.
     
  8. Apr 19, 2021 at 6:53 AM
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    The whistle was probably a little bit annoying, but I think all that you've stated, I have gotten used to it. It's nice to know my ABS is still working. Lol
     
  9. Apr 19, 2021 at 7:28 AM
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    These are my top two. Also interested to know if there are diy fixes for both.
     
  10. Apr 19, 2021 at 2:33 PM
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    2020 CM TRD Sport. Dash, then console, then around shifter, now A Pillar on the passenger side....
     
  11. Apr 19, 2021 at 3:08 PM
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    Have you checked the exterior windshield trim? This caused difficult-to-locate rattling in our Explorer right around the passenger A-pillar of that vehicle when going over 55 mph or when the headwind was just right. Quick diagnostic was a piece of duct tape down the passenger side of the windshield on the outside.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2021 at 3:16 PM
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    Gosh, I still roflmao at @eick ’s post even weeks later.
    :rofl:
     
  13. Apr 19, 2021 at 3:25 PM
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    I have to say coming from a 2007 to a 2014 with out the handle is really annoying, but the one thing that has been more annoying is the instrument cluster. In my '07 it was back lit even during the day, it would dim if you turned on the headlights. The '14 is not bad if you aren't wearing sunglasses, but during daylight, with sunglasses I can barely read the cluster. Is this just mine, or does anyone else have this issue?
     
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  14. Apr 19, 2021 at 3:29 PM
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    2014-lack of clarity in backup camera.
     
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  15. Apr 19, 2021 at 3:51 PM
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    I can adjust the brightness on my 2020. No issues so far.
     
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  16. Apr 19, 2021 at 7:27 PM
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    Same here. The backlight only comes on with the running lights or headlights on, it's annoying sometimes.
     
  17. Apr 19, 2021 at 8:02 PM
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    For real, that beep is longer than I expect it to be.

    Every.

    Time.

    :mad:
     
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  18. Apr 19, 2021 at 8:04 PM
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    How do you stop the beeping when you exit the truck with it running?
     
  19. Apr 19, 2021 at 8:05 PM
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    Terndrerrr it's good to get lost once in a while

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    I know, right? EIGHT TIMES. :annoyed:

    Goodness. It’s not like I can’t hear that sweet motor rumbling. Why you gotta beep at me like that???

    To answer your question, TechStream. It’s on my short list of to-dos.
     
  20. Apr 19, 2021 at 8:07 PM
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    It does not seem to do it in 4LO.
     
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  21. Apr 20, 2021 at 1:39 PM
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    @2018Tundra , @TILLY so a quick update about my Transmission issues. Had an appointment with the service manager at the local dealership and we took the truck for a test drive. He noted the issue and reset the shift points. It drove like a race car since last Thursday and today it seemed to have defaulted back to whatever shift pattern it had before with shift hesitation and sluggish on acceleration. It feels like the engine struggles moving the weight of the truck. Because it drove like it should for those days I am wondering if it’s not an issue with the transmission but rather the electric management or even the traction control limiting power to the wheels. On an upside though the service manager said that he doesn’t see an issue with me installing the transmission cooler from Nick when i showed him a list of the parts.
     
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  22. Apr 20, 2021 at 1:59 PM
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    How about when I start my crewmax up and the display shows a doublecab... small detail but it bugs me.
     
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  23. Apr 22, 2021 at 5:52 AM
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    Good to know, thank you! Hopefully if the computer goes out it will be within the warranty timeframe.
     
  24. Apr 22, 2021 at 6:28 PM
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    Since when is it we dont get a passenger side entry light, glove box light? Me thinks the bean counters have gone a little crazy.
     
  25. Apr 22, 2021 at 7:23 PM
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    That's because even the H/U knows the D/C looks much better. ;)
     
  26. Apr 22, 2021 at 7:29 PM
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    Thanks for the update, hopefully the dealership can fix the electrical gremlins, and you can be happy with your Tundra again.
     
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  27. Apr 22, 2021 at 7:43 PM
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    LIES!!!
     
  28. Apr 22, 2021 at 7:49 PM
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    Electronics never lie, they are programmed to sell the most Tundra's. :)
     
  29. Apr 22, 2021 at 8:04 PM
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    I won't believe it.
     
  30. Apr 22, 2021 at 8:13 PM
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    It’s just to make the D/C owners feel better.
     

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