New Tundra Common Issues

New Toyota Tundra’s most common issues are high fuel consumption, window seal gap, wind noise, creaking interior door panel, squeaky Limited suspension, narrow visibility, and oxygen sensor issues.

Tundra is one of the beasts on the USA roads. It has a great history in terms of performance, reliability, and longevity.

But new Tundra has some common issues that sometimes decline its reputation. Knowing about the issues is very important if you are a potential buyer or even the owner of this truck.

However, I am pretty disappointed with 2024 Toyota Tundra because it does not come in army green. I’m not sure why Toyota discontinued this color, despite its popularity.

By the way, when I say new Toyota Tundra, it means 3rd generation (2022-present) Tundra. The problem numbers and type vary depending on the model year.

I am going to talk about the most common issues and solutions with the new Tundra truck in this article.

1. High Fuel Consumption

High Fuel Consumption

Many new Tundra users complain about its high fuel consumption. I tested and found the latest Tundra TRD Pro gas mileage is lower than its competitors.

2023 Tundra TRD Pro gets 19 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. While its competitors such as Chevy Silverado, Ford F150, or Dodge RAM 1500 get slightly better fuel economy.

Their estimated fuel economy is:

Truck

City MPG

Highway MPG

Toyota Tundra

19 21
Silverado 1500 20

24

Ford F150

18

25

Dodge RAM 1500

20

25

3.4L twin-turbo V6 is the standard engine with 2023 Tundra.

The powerful engine produces very high power output and makes Tundra a heavy duty truck. Due to the powerful engine, Tundra’s fuel economy is slightly low.

2. Window Seal Gap

New Tundra has window seal gap issue. Therefore, the window produces unusual noises when driving at a high speed.

This issue frustrates many users and they are reporting about it. The problem is easy to fix and less expensive.

You can contact your dealership to fix the issue. As far as I know, Toyota has begun responding to the issue after receiving numerous reports.

So, if you are an owner of the latest Toyota Tundra and facing the same issue, contact the dealership.

3. Creaking Interior Door Panel

2023 Toyota Tundra has door panel issue. It is not a most widespread complaint but is mentioned in some owner forums and consumer reports.

This problem is mainly caused by foam gaps between the door panel and its frame. Sometimes DIY fixes can make the door panel silent.

But I suggest to take your vehicle to the dealership for fixing. This is the best way as far I know.

4. Wind Noise

Some 2022 Toyota Tundra users reported about wind noise issues. This issue occurs when the door seal is missing.

Open your Tundra door and see whether there is a seal.

issues with new tundra

The above photo shows (1) without the door seal and (2) with the door seal.

You can easily fix the wind noise problems by adding the door seal.

The door seal is available at dealerships and online.

Some drivers can install the door seal on their own.

But I recommend that you hire a professional mechanic for this procedure.

Because working on door connecting areas requires professional knowledge such as proper alignment and weight distribution.

5. Narrow Visibility

Narrow Visibility

Some users think the 2023 Toyota Tundra has narrow visibility.

This is because the 2022-2023 Tundra’s front and back side windows are narrower than its previous models.

That makes the visibility limited.

However, other users think the size of Tundra windows is okay.

6. Oxygen Sensor Issues

A few users reported that their 2023 Tundra has starting issue.

The issue mainly occurs due to the faulty oxygen sensor.

They face the oxygen sensor issue just after 30,000 miles of driving.

I think poor maintenance is the root cause of the issue.

Because it is unusual for an oxygen sensor to fail at such a low mileage.

7. Squeaky Limited Suspension

2023 Toyota Tundra Limited users reported this issue.

According to their description, the squeaking noise typically comes from the front suspension at low-speed maneuvering or bumpy roads.

Some owners also reported that the problem frequently occurred in cold weather.

The possible causes for squeaky suspension are:

  • Worn out ball joints or other components
  • Dry bushings
  • Improper installation
  • Environmental issues

Take your vehicle to an auto mechanic for proper lubrication and repair.

Is the New Tundra Reliable

The 2024 Toyota Tundra is a reliable pickup truck overall.

The truck comes with a powerful Turbo V6 engine that provides great power output.

For better comfort and control, Toyota adds coil-spring suspension in this model year.

Based on 2022-2023 model years performance the 2024 Tundra is considered as an average reliable truck.

As the model is brand new and the number of reviews is very low, it is hard to say that the 2024 Tundra is completely reliable.

Final Thoughts

2024 Toyota Tundra has some minor issues and they are cheap to repair. However, the problems are annoying for users.

The good news is that Toyota responding to the problems and trying to fix them.

If you are facing any of the mentioned problem, you contact with nearest dealership.

Using your vehicle VIN you can see your vehicle status on Toyota’s official website or NHTSA’s official website.

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