New Toyota Tundra’s Recalled for Spun Crank Bearing

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I thought we were discussing Toyota Motor Company
 
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Nothing wrong, just what did you add to the original thread? We were discussing one of the top auto manufactures.
 
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I have a 2023 Tundra that has about 6k miles on it.. its been at the dealer for 3 weeks trying to figure out what is causing a vibration that's felt in the steering wheel and gas pedal when speed is held constant in the 70s.. my suspicion is that's its some rotational out of balance issue in the motor or transmission.
 
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No matter which way they go with the repairs I feel comfortable in saying that Toyota will make it right.
Depends on what you call "making it right". If this is like the V6 engine sludging, the flimsy truck frames or the unintended acceleration issue their response will probably be: (1) deny there's a problem (2) when that fails, blame the customer for doing something wrong (3) when it becomes apparent it's a manufacturing/design problem drag feet working on a solution...never hurts to say the info they need is in Japan and they're searching for it as we speak (4) Putting the PR machine into overdrive to make it look like they're really concerned about their customers (5) once the problem is found, throw a supplier under the bus for providing components that didn't meet their "rigorous" standards. All this accompanied by much kicking and screaming. :poop:
 
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Depends on what you call "making it right". If this is like the V6 engine sludging, the flimsy truck frames or the unintended acceleration issue their response will probably be: (1) deny there's a problem (2) when that fails, blame the customer for doing something wrong (3) when it becomes apparent it's a manufacturing/design problem drag feet working on a solution...never hurts to say the info they need is in Japan and they're searching for it as we speak (4) Putting the PR machine into overdrive to make it look like they're really concerned about their customers (5) once the problem is found, throw a supplier under the bus for providing components that didn't meet their "rigorous" standards. All this accompanied by much kicking and screaming. :poop:
I've owned Toyotas for nearly 40 years and don't want to believe any of the above even though I see signs of it. Toss in planned obsolescence, certain parts designed to fail, difficult to service formerly user serviced things like oil changes and I'm getting concerned.
 
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I've been trying to tell people for decades that Toyota superiority is a myth. For every Toyota with 500k on the clock there are ten Fords with 500k on the clock. There is nothing special about a Japanese truck.

We went from bodies that were rusted by 25k miles in the 1980s to frames that folded like a lawn chair in the 1990s to engines that lost crank shafts and head gaskets in the 2000s to the modern era with plastic beds that crack under load, engines that fail, turbos that blow, and electrical nightmares galore. How in the world did Toyota ever get the reputation they have? The PR team must have been brilliant.
 
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Nothing wrong, just what did you add to the original thread? We were discussing one of the top auto manufactures.
Just stop.. I added the same thing everyone else added. Context. When we talk about our favorite or not so favorite, whatever, the logical thing to do is compare it to it's competitors. I bought my first Toyo in 1976, my first Datsun in 1979. There have been few years that I haven't owned at least one of them. I could only wish that my newest Ram truck is as good as my 2008 Tundra has been.
 
 
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