In a previous post (Welcome to Tundra Solutions - new members), I wrote in about myself and a problem I encountered with my Sequoia. I had taken my Sequoia to Sears to do a an alignment because I had uneven wear on my front tires. The Sears technician said they couldn't do the alignment because there was too much movement of the steering rack because of bad bushings. He also told me this was a common problem with the Tundra and Sequoia and I should be able to get warranty work done since my Sequoia is less than three years old.
I took my Sequoia to a Toyota dealer service center and they replaced the whole rack under warranty because the bushings cannot be changed separately. No charge whatsoever - whew! On my receipt that outlines the work, it describes my initial problem and why they changed the rack and pinion - "The rack and pinion was replaced with a new unit because of excessive movement in the bushings which cannot be replaced seperately. The newly mounted rack installed still moves a little, but not as much, due to the way the bushings are mounted."
Is the small amount of movement in the bushings normal, or a design flaw. Will I need to be taking my truck back in later for more warranty work? The Sequoia drives fine with no pulling whatsoever and steering feels more precise than before. Should I be worried about anything? Anyone else had this problem with their Sequoia?