Bye Bye RAM!! Welcome Toyota Tundra!

pacofortacos

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1. The truck acts like it has a clutch when cold. Goes into gear but slips/flairs till up to speed.
2. The truck shutters when trying to downshift.
3. When towing a trailer and trying to back up an incline (my driveway) it slips and takes a lot of RPMs
4. When towing trailer on highway at 60mph truck will run 4K to 5K on RPMS, can not get it to select higher gear. This happens in tow/haul and normal mode. 6x10 utility trailer empty.
5. All most every stop sign there is a clunk when taking off.
6. Start truck, by the time you put seat belt on truck dies.
7. Start truck and it stays at 2K at idle until you hit the throttle.
8. Base radio with CD player freezes up. Has very bad lag.

I've taken this truck in to be looked at and all I got was the "we can not duplicate the issues" line.
If you have the 8 speed, you might want to check your transmission fluid level - 8 speed problems are almost unheard of though.
The clunk might just need the correct lube put on the spines at the front of the driveshaft to transmission slip joint.
Start issues - are you touching the gas or anything at all? Should be able to just start and let alone and it be ok - it will rev a bit higher when cold, how long do you wait for it to come down?

Radio, I rec. you upgrade to the 8.4 radio :)
 

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The guy wanted to vent and he accomplished it. The thing is, he vented at us RAM owners, like we can something about it? Why target us I don't understand. We are not RAM-Stellantis, we are just everyday Joes who bought and enjoys our trucks. Trying to make us feel bad about our RAMS is futile and totally misses his intended target.
 

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After 4 Years.... Bye Bye!! Quality was bad and the RAM service was HORRIBLE!! Truck parts failing in the first year and then after leaks and the Uconnect and climate controls completely failing at 19.5K miles... fighting with the dealership again for over 2 months... I was DONE!! I ordered the Tundra and here it is. The best day after buying my RAM was the day I got rid of it!! I was warned that my RAM electronics and truck would fall apart around the Cummins engine and they were right!! Love the engine but that doesn't matter if the rest of the truck doesn't work. No AC all summer in Las Vegas NV!! Really at 19.5K miles I had to get rid of it??!! RAM... Never Again!!
Here are some words from a fellow Toyota owner that he posted recently.


So fast forward 6 months - Toyota has COMPLETELY lost me as a customer. Started as a bad experience at delivery of the truck (100% dealer - nothing on the brand) - more recently walk out after a cold snap of weather (3 days below freezing) and try to start truck - battery is dead. Charge it and go through test - battery will not charge beyond 11 volts - so call dealer and tell them battery is shot.

They make me have truck brought in (won’t just swap a battery - I get that in a way) - and while there prove their complete ignorance in service department (seriously called me saying needed permission to call a locksmith to open truck as doors locked and couldn’t open as fob wouldn’t work - spent 5 minutes arguing with them that the KEY will open the cylinder on the driver door until I had to show up and SHOW them) - anyway, they test it - yep bad battery - but claim an aftermarket amp replacement on the radio was causing it.


I hope you enjoy that great Toyota service. Good luck.
 

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No Rice ever, I know our trucks aren't all manufactured here in the states, Twin turbo V-6 gas guzzler to boot and typical Japanese metal in a heavily salt environment and the looks that would stop an uncle ben clock, No Thanks!!!
 

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Naaaah.. just some good ole fashioned ribbing amongst truck owners. Most guys here have owned different make pickups for one reason or another .. :cool:
 

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If you have the 8 speed, you might want to check your transmission fluid level - 8 speed problems are almost unheard of though.
The clunk might just need the correct lube put on the spines at the front of the driveshaft to transmission slip joint.
Start issues - are you touching the gas or anything at all? Should be able to just start and let alone and it be ok - it will rev a bit higher when cold, how long do you wait for it to come down?

Radio, I rec. you upgrade to the 8.4 radio :)
Just quick answers, I'm not writing a novel.
No dip stick for trans, its a "lifetime trans" - Of the (4) 8 speed trans I've had this is the only one giving issues. Would think dealer would have checked fluid level.
Gas peddle not touched when starting truck, yes motor revs up at cold start then returns to normal 700ish RPM after a few secs. Most of the time.
The CD player will not work with the 8.4 radio and cant be ordered together - The CD player was the number one reason for ordering new truck.

Of the 6 Hemi trucks/SUVs I've had since 2011 this one is a dog and I hope it wakes up soon. And before you ask - it is a 3.23 rear end and I've had other Hemi/3.23 rear trucks before.

Love the platform - worried about the quality. I understand the OP frustration with both the quality and the service.
 

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Sorry. No Toyota anything for me EVEN IF It WAS GIVEN TO ME FOR FREE!!!!!! No Honda, Nissan Kia Hyundai either. Wouldn't even consider it.
Had a great experience with my old Civic, but can't stand Nissan. Love their engine, but everything else sucks.
 

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No Rice ever, I know our trucks aren't all manufactured here in the states, Twin turbo V-6 gas guzzler to boot and typical Japanese metal in a heavily salt environment and the looks that would stop an uncle ben clock, No Thanks!!!
You know the tundra is built and manufactured in Texas, right? And the motor is built in Alabama.
 
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