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Toyota Tundra


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Dear Scotty, Im looking to get into a 2014-2021 Toyota Tundra and most likely a used one. Most I find have just over 100,000 miles on them. Is it safe to say with adequate inspection and adequate maintenance once purchased these vehicles will last? Is there any major issues after this milestone in mileage for these vehicles that I am not aware of? I know these have the potential to be million mile vehicles.


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There's a Toyota master technician on YouTube, thecarecarenut, who reviews the pluses and minuses of the Tundras, with attention to issues that plague specific years. The video might be instructive. It covers these topics (a cut and paste from thecarcarenut's text on the video is below):


I break my common problems videos into sections as follows:

1- Engine Category: The Tundra came with many engine options including the 1GR-FE 4.0L V6 the 2UZ-FE 4.7L V8 and the 4.6 and 5.7 UR-FE engines. Most notable issue on the 5.7 is the broken valve springs and the leaking cam towers.

2- Transmission and 4WD : The transmission is relatively problem free however many have voiced their concerns over the lack of an external transmission cooler which is addressed in this video.

3- Chassis : I address common brake issues including the scraping noise from the rear brakes.

4- Electrical issues including radio issues and issues with aftermarket remote starters.

5- I cover common issues with the frame rusting on this model tundra.

6- I also go over the best year to buy recommendations. I hope this video helps potential buyers, future and current owners better take care of their tundras and understand them better.