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Toyota's latest quality issues could lead to a recall of the brand-new Tundra pickup.

Some owners of V-8 Tundras have reported camshaft failures in their trucks. Toyota told the Detroit News that it had logged 20 such complaints. The problem could affect as many as 30,000 Tundras built at assembly plants in Indiana and Texas.

Toyota had planned to sell 200,000 Tundras in the truck's first year as a part of an aggressive expansion plan in the United States . The company has opened a new San Antonio plant to assemble the truck; has expanded an Alabama engine plant to supply to factory; and has also started construction on plants in Ontario and Mississippi as it tries to match demand for its vehicles.

The Texas plant had suffered cost overruns before it opened late last year. The News also reports the Tundra had failed to match Ford's F-150 and Dodge's Ram in frontal crash test scores.


Finally, it's in the news!

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As much as I would love to gloat, that would be beneath me to do. :rolleyes:

However, having said that, WELCOME TO THE BIG BOYS, TOYOTA.

It is easy to only built two or three models. Not so easy to juggle 15 or so, is it?

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The spin doctors at other boards have passed the initial speechless phase and are now in "they caught it early / it's only 20 engines / Toyota will not let its reputation get hurt / Toyota cares for its customers unlike the domestics / Toyota is still more reliable than the domestics / my 1991 domestic car sucked" mode.

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It is easy to only built two or three models. Not so easy to juggle 15 or so, is it?

Since when has Toyota only had 2 or 3 models? They have about 27 right now (not counting hybrid versions of regular models), and have had about that many for a number of years now.

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LEXUS has 9 or 10, depending on whether you consider the IS 250 and 350 to be separate:

IS250, IS350, ES330, GS430, LS430, SC430, RX330, RX400h, GX470, LX470

They don't sell Scion here, so don't know, don't care.

As to the 2 or 3 models remark, that is about how many models they had the last time I cared....Tercel, Corolla, Camry, plus - what, the 4Runner and some little truck they had 25 years ago. :P

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