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Old 01-19-2007, 06:33 PM
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Just traded my 03 f150 w/129,500 trouble free miles for a new tundra double cab on jan 2. Just found out today that my new toy with less than 1k miles has a recall.


Should I have kept my ford?????
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:35 PM
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Many vehicles have recalls.
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:52 PM
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Should I have kept my ford????? [/QUOTE]





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Old 01-19-2007, 07:01 PM
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Mr.Mike - 1/19/2007 6:35 PM

Many vehicles have recalls.

These involve the ball joints. Sorry if I dont want to harm anyone on the roadway due to a faulty very important part.



Does anyone have any good news regarding these issues? Was told today that this is not the first round of ball joint recalls on tundras. As much research as I did I am surpised I did not come across the earlier problems.

The part that I hate is waiting till mid feb. till the actual letter comes out and the dealers have the replacement parts on hand.
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BUILT FORD TOUGH!!!
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:53 PM
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I think the problem is similar to ones that occured on both Fords and GMC products previously, the ball joints were not designed to be greased and they wear out much to quickly. I don't think that your one month holding period until you get the recall notice will be a big problem. Enjoy the truck.
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Old 01-19-2007, 08:26 PM
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At least Toyota made the decision for the recall.

Ford and GM usually wait until SH*t hits the fan before they react.

Enjoy your new Tundra !
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Old 01-19-2007, 08:32 PM
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JALICHTY - 1/19/2007 7:53 PM

I think the problem is similar to ones that occured on both Fords and GMC products previously, the ball joints were not designed to be greased and they wear out much to quickly. I don't think that your one month holding period until you get the recall notice will be a big problem. Enjoy the truck.
If that is the issue than your right, a little wait is no big deal.

Still trying to get the details on the recall. Hopefully it is a greasing issue like you speak of.

How many others on here have a tundra affected by this? My local dealer seems in the dark. I might need to find a "better" dealer for future work.

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Old 01-20-2007, 09:26 AM
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02 Tundra, 105,000. Runs and drives like the day I bought it. No problems
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Good news is your truck is not the only model they will recall and the fix will be free.....

It's a safety recall 11 trucks/suv out of how many have this issue??? so do not lose a lot of sleep...

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No worries, I hope you got a good deal because the new 07 model is rolling onto the lots in a month and will get all the attention from buyers.
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Knowing about the 07 and the additional rebates on 06's was what prompted me to buy one. I tried back in august and we could not get our numbers to meet. I guess I am just shocked is all. If I would have waited a few more weeks to buy and came across the recall info while doing research my decision would have changed.

From what I found on the web the some of the first set of recalls are being included in this new recall. That sounds to me that they had a recall and replaced faulty parts with more faulty parts???? I realy like this truck, I just hope this will be resolved correctly.


Thanks for the words of encouragement everyone!
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how do things like that slip through the cracks? A non-greasable ball joint? Its not like it's these companies first rodeo (and not just Toyota).
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TunaBomber - 1/21/2007 8:22 AM

how do things like that slip through the cracks? A non-greasable ball joint? Its not like it's these companies first rodeo (and not just Toyota).
Who knows, my guess is the engineers... But this issue is very small and really could have been brushed under the rug. Not like when Chevy went and stuck the gas tank right along the edge of the truck just below the passenger compartment and claimed nothing was wrong - until years later when the evidence was overwhelming..

Sme with Ford and the Explorer.. Although Ford at least stepped up and fix the problem, but after how many deaths and lawsuits..

Unfortunately - and I hate to say it - I think that if this same issue was happening with an American made vehicle, there wouldn't be any recall unless lawsuits forced their hand.. Well, there might be a silent recall where unless you looked it up or had a very good repair fella behind the desk, you probably wouldn't even know and then if it was out of warranty you're paying for it anyway...

And that is the key - especially with American Companies.. LAWSUITS... Remember these companies usually will pay out and preferable keep it under cover than to actually have to pay millions and millions to fix a problem that should have never gone to market. i.e. If it's cheaper to pay 10 families, 20 million each for the deaths of their loved ones, that's exactly what they will do!
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how do things like that slip through the cracks? A non-greasable ball joint? Its not like it's these companies first rodeo (and not just Toyota).
Who knows, my guess is the engineers... But this issue is very small and really could have been brushed under the rug. Not like when Chevy went and stuck the gas tank right along the edge of the truck just below the passenger compartment..

Unfortunately - and I hate to say it - I think that if this same issue was happening with an American made vehicle, there wouldn't be any recall.. Well, there might be a silent recall where unless you looked it up, you probably wouldn't know and then if it was out of warranty you're paying for it anyway...
You are right about the silent recalls. I had a '95 Chevy 1500 that started having windshield wiper problems soon after the 36k warranty ended. I put up with it for a while thinking that there would be a recall. At about 50k I was in a dealer shop for some work and asked about a silent recall on the wipers. The service manager said ther wasn't one. The SM knew just what the problem was and said there were many more having the same problem. I had it fixed to the tune of $100. About 2 years later I received a notice of a recall. SOL!
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Old 01-21-2007, 11:02 AM
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TunaBomber - 1/21/2007 7:22 AM how do things like that slip through the cracks? A non-greasable ball joint?
They seem to all be"non-greasable" these days. Been that way for awhile now. They're factory sealed.

My '89 GMC 1500 had non-greasable ball joints. One went at around 50,000 miles. Even though only one was bad,they replaced them all at no charge to me. I think they knew there was a problem with their ball joints, they just didn't issue a recall. Same as with their head gaskets that model year. One of mine went, but they replaced both of them. Glad I bought the extended warranty for that truck. But aside from those two problems, it treated me well. Sold it at 115,000 miles. A valve guide seal was starting to go, but that's not a major issue.

Very corrosion resistant truck that GMC was. That's the one thing I've noticed about Fords. They seem to rust quickly. At least in this area. The '94F-150my neighbor had up until last year was ready for the scrap yard it wasrotted so bad. He had to giveit away to charity to get rid of it. My Buddy's '97 F-150 isn't doing too well either corrosion wise. My '94 corrolla has virtually no rust on it.With all of the salt used on the roads, rust is a big problem in this area. You start to realize what brands use the best steel and coating processes. I would say Chevy/GMC is the best in that regard. I think Toyota's come along way too. But I remember how badly the 80s era Toyota trucks used to rust, so I have to hold judgement on their trucks for now.
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I can't understand the domestic bashing. GM has treated me princely. Great vehicles and when something did happen, they were Johnny on the spot. They fixed a "silent recall" on my Allison (oh yeah, six speeds are a new thing right?) When it was parked for an extended period, the system leaked down and brought in a trouble code. It was a $1200 fix. I was 20,000 miles out of warranty. Done free of charge.

Our Denali was a tad noisy in the front end. Two days later, we had an entirely NEW front end. That vehicle has been stellar.

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Old 01-21-2007, 11:42 AM
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if it is indeed the grease free ball joints that are the problem, I have cursed these things ever since I saw the first set. Tie rod ends are the same way, they need a way to be lubricated. My 2001 Dakota sounds like crap from all the sweeking & whatnot that it does, almost sounds like a bad CV joint in the front end, but it is the ball joints. As soon as I get time a set of aftermarket greaseable units are going in. I love everything else about the truck, but these parts that have no other option than to wear out early just dont make any sense to me.
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Old 01-21-2007, 12:11 PM
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Is there any way to drill and tap these joints to be able to thread a zerk into them? Or do they make aftermarket greasable front end parts.

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My first Toyota had a recall, it was 4 years out of warranty and had 170k on it.......they put new head gaskets on it at no charge.....it was only 7 yeras old?

be glad your dealing with toyota
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