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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,800 miles

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2012 Toyota Tundra drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2012 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 252014

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driveing 30 miles East of dickinsen noth dakata front drivers tire blew cruise set at 76 mph speed limit 75mph bought new tires in duluth minnisota Michelin tires to replace toyo open country bought from les schwab tires battle ground wa.. the whole side wall seperated completely from the tire looking at the other three they determained there was still 60% tread life at time of incident. They credited us for 2- tires thx [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Brush Prairie, WA, USA

problem #4

Mar 032014

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
I took my wife and daughter on a couple of runs threw the mud in our 2012 Toyota Tundra crewmax 4X4 trd. The runs were no longer than 2-3 minutes of fun with zero problems. I did not have time to run our truck threw a car wash. I planned on getting it washed the next day after work. On my to work the following day our truck showed no signs of problems until I entered the freeway and continued to accelerate. At that point of time I could "feel" the transmission was not shifting correctly. I called avondale Toyota immediately informing them there was something wrong with my transmission. They set an appointment up for Friday the 7th of March. I informed Toyota that I would prefer to drop the vehicle off when I finished work because I felt like driving it would only cause more issues if any. Today I received a phone call from avondale Toyota informing the transmission "burned up" and is not under warranty even though our vehicle is under warranty. Their warranty rep based his opinion on pictures, still dirty from going threw mud, and concluded the transmission was "abused" and Toyota is not responsible for "abuse." I immediately went to avondale Toyota and spke with[xxx] and the mechanic who looked at the transmission. The mechanic informed me that all fluid levels were normal, temperature levels are normal and no transmission codes were tripped. Zero!!! a gear broke in the transmission and telling customers the transmission "burned" up is an easier way to inform customers.it is their assumption that I got stuck in mud and "attempted to rock the vehicle by moving the shifter back and forth from drive and reverse while I was on the accelerator." I informed the avondale that was not the case. I could of simply took our vehicle to the car wash, had it cleaned and contacted Toyota and told them my transmission is acting up. Lying seems the way to go these days. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Goodyear , AZ, USA

problem #3

Jan 122013

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
Flex fuel models sold by gulf states Toyota have an issue where the engine's computer thinks there is E85 fuel (or an alcohol concentration that is much higher than actual) in the system when there is normal 10% or less gasoline actually present. This can cause rough cold starts/idle, power loss, sudden RPM/power dropout, missing, and lessened fuel economy, etc. (different symptoms for different trucks). At this time there is no final fix and no available service bulletin. The only guidance at this time is to have your dealer see what alcohol concentration your truck is running and re-flash the computer if the readout is incorrect. Dealer also states to not accelerate aggressively. I have service schedule on 3/9/13 to address the problem for the third time. I purchased the vehicle new on 11/23/12.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012013

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
Flex fuel models sold by gulf states Toyota have an issue where the engine's computer thinks there is E85 fuel (or an alcohol concentration that is much higher than actual) in the system when there is normal 10% or less gasoline actualy present. This can cause rough cold starts/idle, power loss, sudden RPM/power dropout, missing, and lessened fuel economy, etc. (different symptoms for different trucks). At this time there is no final fix and no available service bulletin. The only guidance at this time (3/5/13) is to have your dealer see what alcohol concentration your truck is running and re-flash the computer if the readout is incorrect. The issue occasionally returns for some users.

- Batesville, AR, USA

problem #1

Dec 082012

Tundra

  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph and towing a trailer, the vehicle started to vibrate as the front passenger side tire exhibited an abnormal grinding noise. The contact mentioned that the traction control warning light was illuminated, causing the tires to seize. As a result of the tire failure, the vehicle began spinning and crashed into a ditch. The contact was not injured. The police were contacted and arrived to the scene to file a police report of the incident. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician stated that they were not allowed to touch the vehicle until the engineer had first inspected it. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised that they would send an engineer to inspect the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 6,000.

- Jonesboro, LA, USA

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