Tundra Quality Problems Tarnish Toyota Image

2007 Toyota Tundra

Toy­ota finds itself in an unusu­al posi­tion: defend­ing its qual­i­ty. The lat­est prob­lem con­cerns the Tun­dra six-speed trans­mis­sion. Some cus­tomers are com­plain­ing that the torque con­vert­er has prob­lems dis­en­gag­ing dur­ing gearshifts. After ear­ly qual­i­ty prob­lems with the US-built truck, Toy­ota thought qual­i­ty issues were behind them. In a fur­ther blow, Con­sumer Reports rat­ed it “below aver­age” in pro­ject­ed reli­a­bil­i­ty. Detroit Automak­ers are glee­ful.