Mustang started a thread on brake issues the other day: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...ues-53116.html
I have had no brake problems with our 2007 and we now have more 24,000 miles. I looked on Tundra Solutions to see if there were a lot of posts about brake problems and found very little about it.
As a general statement, and I am not
pointing at anyone
, it seems that because Toyotas have such a good reputation for reliability there's a few American truck fans that are eager to slam Tundras at any instance. Yet when you compare them, the Toyotas come out ahead over the years in reliability. There will always be a some people who had problems with Toyotas and some people who have had no problems with American trucks. These testimonials are interesting, but not conclusive. We have had hardly any problems with six Toyotas—all of which were either pickups or truck based SUV's. That's interesting, but maybe we're lucky. But overall, Toyotas rate very highly. Toyota gained market share over the last 20 years based not on looks, sexiness or price, but on reliability.
It's also true that Toyota has been slipping in relative ratings
the last few years and even Hyundai rates ahead of them in the latest JD Power ratings. Hyundai some years ago adopted the Toyota QC system and seems to be doing a little better than Toyota at it. But all manufacturers are doing better and the ratings don't mean a significant difference in Toyota, but do show enough improvement among other brands (Cadillac included) to be just ahead of Toyota. The differences between all the top manufacturers is so small as to be unimportant.
If Toyota sticks it to us in the future, I'll be the first to complain. I have complained about 2 things—lousy gas mileage and how difficult it is to change the oil filter. Massive torque means lots of gas, but I think they could have done better. They have a filter and not a cartridge (containing the filter). They claim this is for environmental reasons. It is difficult to get to the filter, difficult to remove it (special tool required which I refuse to buy), difficult to drain it—oil tends to go everywhere. I was told the '08's are even worse for access to the filter. Every time I change the filter I decide to buy a different brand next time, but later I come to my senses. We don't want a vehicle that breaks down on a trip. Airstreams have enough problems to fix when traveling—who needs more that can go wrong?