We’re a top rated local Toyota Tundra repair services shop in San Leandro, CA. Like Tacomas but want a Toyota truck that’s a little bigger? Then you probably have a Tundra. Toyota Tundras enjoy a lot of the same advantages that the smaller Tacoma offers, but on a larger, beefier frame. When you’re going bigger chance are you’re adding maintenance challenges and going for a vehicle that’s going to need a little more TLC if you want to keep it in top condition. While all Toyota vehicles are generally low maintenance and easy to take care of, you still need a top-quality mechanic that can anticipate and take care of your vehicle to keep it working. If you don’t have a mechanic for your Tundra, Precision Auto Care is happy to help. Precision Auto Care takes care of vehicles of all shapes and sizes in the San Leandro, Castro Valley, Hayward, Oakland, and San Lorenzo areas. Want to learn more about some of the maintenance challenges and non-routine services Tundras often need? You’re in the right place. We’ll talk about some of the most common and most important Tundra maintenance challenges in this article. Keep reading to learn more.
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While almost any vehicle can have airbag problems depending on the situation – Toyota Tundras have been known to have some faults with airbag deployment, and the 2018-2019 models have a recall out because of a possible airbag sensor fault. The fault, when present, may cause the airbags to fail in the case of an accident. Since airbag failure is a serious safety issue, the recall is pretty extensive. Speak to your mechanic or local Toyota dealership to see what options you have if your vehicle is included in the recall.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM PROBLEMS
The electrical systems in modern cars and trucks are complex and important systems that can impact a wide variety of different functions. Unfortunately, in the Tundra, the electrical system is known for intermittent failures and can have a wide range of symptoms, from AC failures, horns that don’t work, to warning lights signaling without there being a real problem with the related system. Because the range of problems is so varied, so are the potential repairs. If you suspect that your Tundra is having electrical issues, don’t wait for the problem to get worse. Consult with your mechanic to see what you can do to resolve the problem.
There are a few different engine problems that crop up in Tundras, but the most common is with turbocharged models. The primary issue is failing wastegates, which will cause the truck to warn drivers that they need to reduce power and go to a mechanic. The most common fix is swapping out the wastegate for a new one, but it’s important to get the job done quickly before a more serious issue either with the turbo or the engine itself is the result.
Most people have had a headlight bulb go out, and typically it’s no big deal, but there are two much more serious problems that a small number of Toyota Tundras can experience that both cause headlight failure. The less serious of the two is when the lens on the headlight cracks. This can happen for a variety of reasons from gravel and rocks on the road to temperature differences inside and outside of the headlight. But the more serious version of headlight failure in a Tundra is when the headlights actually catch fire. This can be a serious emergency and means you need to pull over and put out the fire, or get away from the vehicle, immediately. Repairs depend on the location and severity of the fire, as well as how long it burned. There is a recall for affected models because of this problem.
In addition to the mechanical failures in some Tundra models, another common customer complaint is uncomfortable seating and the seats showing signs of wear and tear early. Normally this would be an issue with the upholstery, leather, or cushioning in a truck’s seats, but in this case, the problems are a little more varied. Issues include control panels separating from the underlying wiring, seating frames wearing out and causing wobbles, and seat springs and cushions not working properly because they aren’t seated well on the frame. Some of these issues are fixable, but in the case of frame wear and tear and other more serious problems repairs can get expensive quickly. Want to get a once-over for your Toyota Tundra? Precision Auto Care is here for you. Call us to schedule an appointment, today.