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Toyota Extends Warranty On Tundra Frames

According to a letter sent out to Toyota dealers, Toyota has extended the warranty on 2000-2003 Tundra frames, which allows dealers to replace rusted frames on 2000-20003 Toyota Tundras at no charge to the consumer. This is excellent news for any Toyota Tundra owners dealing with frame rust issues as well as a strong symbol of Toyota’s commitment to quality and customer service. While this move didn’t happen as quickly as we would have liked, we strongly applaud this action.

2000-2003 Tundra Frame Rust Replacement Program

Here are the specifics of the free frame replacement program:

Toyota Tundra 3D Model Concepts

I found a fairly wide collection of 3D Toyota Tundra models on Google’s Sketchup website. For those that don’t know (which included me up until a few days ago), Sketchup is a free 3D modeling program provided to the public by Google (is there anything they don’t do?).

3d models of Toyota Tundra concepts

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I stumbled upon these sketches completely by accident, and I think they’re pretty incredible. Check out 3D models of each sketch below:

Tundra and Sequoia $4000 Air Injection System Problem

UPDATE: As of November 2011 (nearly 18 months after this problem first came to our attention), Toyota has finally announced a special service campaign to cover this repair. You can learn more about Toyota’s Air Injection Pump Extended Warranty Campaign here.

It’s been brought to our attention that many 2007 or 2008 Tundra owners are being asked to replace their truck’s air induction pump assemblies and/or air injection switching valves at a substantial cost. The pumps and/or valves seem to be malfunctioning at about the same time that Toyota’s 3 year/36k mile warranty ends, sometimes at a total cost of more than $4,000. Obviously, this is a major concern for any 2007 and older Tundra owner.

Toyota Tundra air injection pump problem

Some Tundra owners face air injection pump repairs in excess of $4,000

Here’s the background on this problem, what’s happening, and what you can do if this problem effects your Tundra.

Tundra Targeted By Catalytic Converter Thieves

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that a ring of catalytic converter thieves who targeted new Toyota Tundras has been broken up. While this is good news for a number of Toyota dealerships in the Houston area, it underscores the seriousness of catalytic converter thefts. To many thieves, stealing a catalytic converter is “easy money,” yet for vehicle owners (and their insurance companies) it’s an incredibly expensive problem.

Toyota’s New Tundra Deconstructed Ad Campaign

Here’s the concept: Toyota gives a new Tundra to an East Texas cattle ranch and says “do your worst.” Two years later, Toyota takes the truck back and studies it. Then, Toyota interviews the guys who drove the truck every day and ask them for their impressions. The results are three videos on YouTube that seem completely genuine, not to mention compelling.

Check out these Tundra Deconstructed Videos – very entertaining:

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