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2001 Camaro Z28
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Well, first the engine was breaking camshafts.

Now the torque converters are failing, and tailgates are falling off... has brought forth some new information on the Tundra and its quality control. The first involves the Tundra's transmission, with at least ten owners at reporting that their trannies experience rough shifts that make the truck feel like it's riding over rumble strips. The 'rumble strip' transmission issue has been acknowledged by Toyota North America and traced back to the torque converter not disengaging properly. Owners report having their transmissions replaced with new or remanufactured ones, though Toyota told Levine that going forward the automaker would only replace the torque converter itself. Toyota did not say, however, how many trucks are affected, just that the transmission problem is not a safety or design issue.

The second quality issue sprouted up this past weekend, also on, and involves tailgates that have been failing or, in some cases, even falling off. The most common experience seems to be the tailgate itself forming cracks and the metal buckling when under load. One owner reported that his tailgate failed when loading an ATV into the bed for the very first time. The tailgate being such an integral part of owning a truck, members of TS have begun an online petition, which they hope will force Toyota to recognize the issue and do something about it. The petition has attracted 125 signatures so far. Levine from has also asked Toyota about these potentially failing tailgates and is waiting for a response.

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Bwahahahaha, so much for the "best truck ever" eh? :p

And that's lame, replacing NEW transmissions on NEW trucks with remanufactured ones? Laaaaaaaame.

As a offtopic(sorta) sidenote, I'm a bit saddened by what I have seen around here lately. A lot of companies are no longer using Rangers or Colorados for their fleet trucks..they're using Tacomas now. Like Insight (cable, broadband, and phone company around here)..they use Tacomas now..and I've seen a few other ones. It makes me go ":(".

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